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  • Wiener Linien Siemens Mobility Series X train at InnoTrans 2022 (1)
    Metro Report International

    Series X train marks the spot for innovative passenger information

    2022-09-20T10:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: A detailed and location specific passenger information system is one of the highlights of the Series X metro trains which Siemens Mobility is supplying to the Austrian capital’s transport operator Wiener Linien. In September 2017 Siemens Mobility beat Bombardier Transportation to win a contract to ...

  • METROLINX
    Metro Report International

    Toronto metro project preferred bidders selected

    2022-09-16T10:00:00Z

    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have announced the preferred proponents for the Toronto Ontario Line metro project’s Civil, Stations & Tunnel (South) and Rolling Stock, Systems, Operations & Maintenance PPP contracts. Ontario Transit Group and Connect 6ix each ranked first after the evaluation of the requests ...

  • Paris metro Line 4 automation (Photo Jeremie Anne) (5)
    Metro Report International

    Driverless trains introduced on Paris metro Line 4

    2022-09-13T14:10:00Z

    FRANCE: Grade of Automation 4 unattended driverless operation on Paris metro Line 4 was launched on September 12. There are initially four trainsets running automatically alongside trains with drivers, and more are to be gradually introduced to achieve full automation by the end of 2023. Catherine ...

  • Busan Metro Line 4 (Photo Benjamin Zelki)
    Metro Report International

    Rubber-tyred metro trains with automatically-darkening windows ordered

    2022-09-05T11:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Busan Transportation Corp has awarded Woojin Industrial Systems a 34·2bn won contract to supply nine two-car rubber-tyred automated guideway transit vehicles for the Yangsan Line. The Yangsan Line will run 12·5 km from Nopo to Bukjeong in the north of the city, with seven ...

  • Kaohsiung Yellow Line map
    Metro Report International

    Kaohsiung Yellow Line rolling stock and railway systems contract awarded

    2022-09-01T15:16:00Z

    TAIWAN: Kaohsiung City Mass Rapid Transit Bureau has awarded a turnkey contract to provide rolling stock and railway systems for the MRT Yellow Line to a consortium of ST Engineering, Stadler and Siemens Mobility. The 22·91 km, Y-shaped Yellow Line will have one elevated and 22 ...

  • Grand Paris Express Line 18 works
    Metro Report International

    Grand Paris Line 18 power supply contract

    2022-09-01T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: A 50:50 consortium of Colas Rail and Eiffage Énergie Systèmes has been awarded a €26m contract to provide traction power supply equipment for the 35 km Grand Paris Express automated metro Line 18 between Orly Airport and Versailles-Chantiers station. This will include 15 rectification substations, ...

  • Tyne & Wear Metro new Stadler train (1)
    Metro Report International

    Tyne & Wear Metro trains rolled out

    2022-08-31T08:00:00Z

    UK: The first two of the 46 trainsets ordered for the Tyne & Wear Metro have been rolled out by Stadler in Switzerland. Following initial static and dynamic testing, they are to be sent to the Velim test track in the Czech ...

  • London Underground roundel and Palace of Westminster clock tower (Photo: xxolaxx/Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Transport for London funding agreed to 2024

    2022-08-30T17:07:00Z

    UK: The government and Transport for London have reached agreement on a funding settlement running until March 31 2024. This includes just under £1·2bn of base funding and a revenue support mechanism, although there is still a funding gap and TfL is required to consider pension ...

  • First phase of Fuzhou metro Line 6 opens
    Metro Report International

    First phase of Fuzhou metro Line 6 opens

    2022-08-30T12:46:00Z

    CHINA: The first phase of Fuzhou metro Line 6 opened on August 28, running 31·3 km from Pandun to Wanshou with 16 stations. This includes the 6·8 km Doqingzhou Bridge over the River Min, which has metro tracks on the lower deck and a six-lane road ...

  • TMH St Petersburg metro train agreement
    Metro Report International

    St Petersburg to replace almost half its metro fleet

    2022-08-30T12:42:00Z

    RUSSIA: St Petersburg metro operator Petersburg Metropoliten has signed a 25-year agreement for the lease of 950 metro cars from the Transholdleasing subsidiary of rolling stock manufacturer TMH. The agreement signed on August 26 is valued at 242·6bn roubles. The six and eight-car sets comprising Type ...

  • Genova metro extension map
    Metro Report International

    Genova metro expansion

    2022-08-29T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: Genova municipality has approved plans for a 3 km western branch of the metro with four stations. This is to branch off the existing line at Dinegro and run west to Fiumara with three intermediate stations, including an interchange with the rail network at Sampierdarena. The ...

  • Bank station
    Metro Report International

    London Underground fits customised cable hangers

    2022-08-23T05:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has installed Ellis Patents’ Pegasus cable hangers as part of the Bank station capacity enhancement project. Specified through UK distributor ETS Cable Components, the hangers were chosen because their modular design meant they could be manufactured to the project’s specific requirements. ...

  • MTR Corp HKSTP
    Metro Report International

    ‘Living lab’ to help develop transport technology

    2022-08-18T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: MTR Corp and Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corp have agreed a three-year collaboration framework which aims to enhance the transport operator’s services and customer experience and promote an open innovation and technology ecosystem by making use of innovative technologies and data and through ...

  • New York Subway CBTC roll-out-G Grice (7)
    Metro Report International

    New York revises CBTC programme to prioritise reliability over peak-hour capacity

    2022-08-17T08:47:00Z

    USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority is to revise its programme to roll out communications-based train control across the Subway network under proposed amendments to its 2020-24 Capital Plan.

  • New York subway passengers using mobiles at Broadway (Photo: Robert Pastryk/Pixabay
    Metro Report International

    PPP agreement to fund universal wireless connectivity on New York Subway

    2022-08-11T08:34:00Z

    USA: Wi-fi and mobile phone connectivity is to be rolled out across the entire New York Subway network over the next 10 years, following the signing of a public-private partnership agreement offering benefits valued at more than $1bn. Metropolitan Transportation Authority has selected BAI Communications subsidiary ...

  • Moscow Metro Line 11 (5)
    Metro Report International

    Moscow rolling stock loans

    2022-08-10T11:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The government has approved a second loan for the purchase of rolling stock for urban and suburban rail services around Moscow. The two 15-year, 3% loans approved in October and July have a total value of 106·7bn roubles. The city government intends to use 49·7bn ...

  • Alstom metro train for Agra
    Metro Report International

    Agra metro train design revealed

    2022-08-09T14:57:00Z

    INDIA: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has unveiled the design of the trainsets which Alstom is to supply for Agra metro Line 1. In July 2020 state operator Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp awarded Bombardier Transportation — now Alstom — a €245m combined contract to ...

  • Manila South Commuter Railway impression
    News

    President Marcos commits to rail investment

    2022-08-08T07:49:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: President Ferdinand Marcos Jr underlined his commitment to continuing and expanding the previous administration’s investment in rail during his first state of the nation address. ‘The infrastructure programme of the Duterte administration must not only continue but, wherever possible, be expanded’, he said. ‘We must ...

  • São Paulo Line 6 construction works aerial view (Photo: Concessionária Linha Universidade)
    Metro Report International

    São Paulo metro Line 6 financing secured

    2022-08-05T09:26:00Z

    BRAZIL: São Paulo metro Line 6 PPP consortium Concessionária Linha Universidade has closed a R$6·9bn financing deal with development bank BNDES. The consortium of Acciona (47%), Societe Generale (39·7%), Stoa (12·3%) and Transdev (1%) said the R$18bn public-private infrastructure project to build the 15·3 km line ...

  • Singapore refurbished escalator (Photo: SMRT)
    Metro Report International

    Metro escalator refurbishment matches speed to the time of day

    2022-08-05T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Otis has completed a six-year project to refurbish 231 escalators at 42 stations on the North-South and East-West metro lines, installing additional safety features, improving efficiency and enabling operation at different speeds depending on the time of day. The escalators are programmed to move at ...