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    Santiago tenders Line 7 construction

    2020-05-28T15:36:00Z

    CHILE: Metro de Santiago has called tenders for construction of the first section of its new east - west Line 7. Bids are due to be submitted by August 26, with the winning bidder expected to be announced in February 2021.

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    Kazan metro train delivered

    2020-05-25T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Kazan metro operator Metroelektrotrans has taken delivery of an additional four-car metro trainset which it ordered from Transmashholding subsidiary Metrovagonmash in October 2019 to augment its fleet. The Type 81-765.4K/766.4K trainset is formed of two motored driving cars and unpowered intermediate ...

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    Driverless metro train delivered to Taiyuan

    2020-05-22T13:20:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Dalian has delivered the of 24 six-car Type A trainsets equipped for GoA4 unattended automatic operation on the future Taiyuan metro Line 2, which is nearing completion for opening this year. The 23·6 km Line 2 will cross the city from north to south ...

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    Moscow Metro fights the coronavirus

    2020-05-22T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow Metro has shared some of the steps it has taken to fight against the spread of the coronavirus. The operator said it had continued its record of running every say since the first section opened in May 1935, with the ...

  • Gülermak has awarded Edilon Sedra a contract to supply 20 track-km of its Corkelast Embedded Block System ballastless track for the eastern and western extensions of Warszawa metro Line 2.
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    Warszawa metro ballastless track contract

    2020-05-21T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Contractor Gülermak has awarded Edilon Sedra a contract to supply 20 track-km of its Corkelast Embedded Block System ballastless track for the eastern and western extensions of Warszawa metro Line M2. Warszawa Metro has set strict requirements for durability and vibration control, as the tunnels ...

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    Frankfurt metro and tramway works train ordered

    2020-05-20T09:30:00Z

    GERMANY: Frankfurt municipal transport company VGF has awarded Windhoff Bahn- und Anlagentechnik a contract to supply a three-vehicle works train for use across the city’s U-Bahn and tram networks. This forms part of a programme to modernise the current VGF works fleet, some of which ...

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    Paris Line 14 extension trackwork contract awarded

    2020-05-20T09:00:00Z

    FRANCE: A consortium of ETF and Colas Rail has been awarded a contract for the design and installation of trackwork on the southern extension of Paris metro Line 14. Being built in conjunction with the Grand Paris Express project, the 14 km extension from the current ...

  • The metro Line 6 rolling stock was signed by  Dhaka Mass Transit Co, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi.
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    Dhaka metro construction continues

    2020-05-19T08:08:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Dhaka Mass Transit Co has given the go-ahead for production of three more trainsets for the capital’s first metro line, although the planned delivery of the first set in June has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The 24 six-car trainsets for 1·5 kV DC ...

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    Société Générale joins Izmir metro financing

    2020-05-19T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Société Générale is to provide part of the financing for the construction of a 7·2 km western extension of Izmir’s 19 km Evka 3 – Fahrettin Altay metro line. The French lender is providing €25m as a B-loan under the European Bank for Reconstruction ...

  • : ‘Coronavirus poses monumental challenges to our city’s complex public transport network’, said Mayor of London Sadiq Khan
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    Social distancing measures in place as Transport for London increases services

    2020-05-18T16:18:00Z

    UK: ‘Coronavirus poses monumental challenges to our city’s complex public transport network’, said Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on May 18, when Transport for London began increasing its services to accommodate growing ridership as coronavirus lock-down measures are eased. The increase in ...

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    Transport for London to receive emergency funding

    2020-05-15T15:58:00Z

    UK: The government has agreed to provide a grant of £1·095bn and a loan of £505m from the Public Works Loan Board to support continuity of operations at Transport for London. In return for the package of support running to October 17 which was agreed on ...

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    Stockholm metro tunnelling contract awarded

    2020-05-12T07:02:00Z

    SWEDEN: The Subterra subsidiary of Czech company Metrostav Group has been awarded a KC5bn contract to undertake drill and blast tunneling for a 4·1 km western extension of the Stockholm metro Blue Line from the northern terminus at Akalla to the Järfälla housing development near Barkaby, adding ...

  • SMRT Trains and Alstom have signed a long-term services support agreement covering the Urbalis CBTC which provides driverless operation on the Circle Line.
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    Singapore CBTC services contract signed

    2020-05-06T14:09:00Z

    Source: A Fevrier/Alstom SINGAPORE: Operator SMRT Trains and supplier Alstom have signed a long-term services support agreement covering the Urbalis CBTC which provides driverless operation on the Circle Line. Alstom will provide spare parts, repairs, obsolescence management and technical support until 2035 under the deal, ...

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    Urban transport news round-up

    2020-05-06T06:00:00Z

    EBRD is to provide Georgia with a €75m sovereign loan to finance Tbilisi metro tunnel and depot modernisation works, the procurement of 40 metro cars to encourage model shift from cars, and on-the-job training opportunities to promote the employment of women. This is the first project ...

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    New York to halt overnight Subway service under Covid-19 measures

    2020-05-01T13:04:00Z

    Photos: J M Calisi Subway ridership has collapsed since the onset of the coronavirus crisis in New York. USA: As part of its Covid-19 measures, New York MTA is to end overnight operation of the New York Subway with effect from May 6. This will ...

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    Transport for London furloughs 25% of employees as fares income drops 90%

    2020-04-30T07:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London placed 7 000 staff or around 25% of its employees on furlough for an initial period of three weeks from April 27, reporting that its main source of income ‘has almost disappeared’ in the light of government advice not to travel because of ...

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    Cluj-Napoca studies metro options

    2020-04-29T10:30:00Z

    ROMANIA: Cluj-Napoca city council has commissioned prefeasibility and feasibility studies for the development of a metro and suburban rail network in the country’s fourth-largest city, augmenting its existing tram route.

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    Line 10 completes Shenyang’s metro ring

    2020-04-29T08:40:00Z

    CHINA: Shenyang’s fourth metro line opened at 9.18 on April 29. The 27·2 km fully-underground Line 10 runs from Dingxianghu in the northwest to Zhangshabu in the southeast around the northeast of the city centre. Four of its 21 stations are interchanges: two of these, Huaihejieshenyieryuan ...

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    Istanbul airport metro train contract awarded

    2020-04-28T15:56:00Z

    TURKEY: The Ministry of Transport Infrastructure has awarded CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co a contract to supply 176 metro cars for Istanbul Line M11, which will serve the city’s new airport. CRRC Zhuzhou was the sole qualified bidder for the tender which was opened on ...

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    Kazan launches TBM on second metro line

    2020-04-27T13:00:00Z

    RUSSIA. Construction of the second metro line in Kazan took a step forward on April 23, when the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov marked the launch of the first tunnel boring machine from the future Sakharova station site.