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  • cn Wuxi metro Line 3 (1)
    Urban news

    Third metro line opened in Wuxi

    2020-10-29T12:23:00Z

    CHINA: The first phase of Wuxi’s third metro line opened on October 28, running 28·5 km from Sumiao in the west of the city to Sunan Shuofang International Airport in the southeast. Under construction since March 2016, Line 3 has 21 stations, including two interchanges with ...

  • tr Istanbul metro M7 opening (2)
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    Istanbul driverless metro line M7 opens

    2020-10-28T15:50:00Z

    TURKEY: Metro Istanbul launched passenger services on the first stage of line M7 on October 28. This is the first driverless metro line to open on the European side of the city . Running from Mecidiyeköy to Mahmutbey, the first phase of ...

  • gb London Underground escalators UV light (2)
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    London Underground deploys UV light escalator sanitisers

    2020-10-28T09:00:00Z

    UK: As part of bespoke cleaning measures during the coronavirus pandemic, Transport for London is installing more than 200 UV light devices to sanitise the handrails on 110 London Underground escalators. This follows a six-week trial launched in May which found ...

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    Lahore joins the metro club

    2020-10-26T09:43:00Z

    PAKISTAN: The country’s first modern metro was opened on October 25, when the Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar inaugurated Lahore’s Orange Line.

  • iq Prime Minister visits Paris signing
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    Baghdad elevated metro letter of intent signed

    2020-10-26T05:00:00Z

    IRAQ: A letter of intent to define the steps needed to go ahead with the long-planned Baghdad metro has been signed by the Ministry of Transport and a consortium of Alstom and Hyundai Engineering Construction. The letter of intent was signed when Iraqi Prime ...

  • cn Hangzhou – Shaoxing line trains (1)
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    Hangzhou – Shaoxing line trains unveiled

    2020-10-23T14:24:00Z

    CHINA: The first of 18 trainsets for the Hangzhou – Shaoxing inter-urban link has been unveiled by the CRRC Puzhen. The six-car Type B2 trainsets have four powered and two unpowered cars, and will operate at up to 100 km/h. The ...

  • in Lucknow metro cycle taxi
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    Cycle taxis for the last mile from metro stations

    2020-10-23T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: The Lucknow metro operator is working with cycle taxi company Rapido Bike to offer last-mile connectivity from its stations. Passengers can book a bike from any station, with 15 to 20 riders available exclusively for metro passengers within 4 min of the expected time of ...

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    Nürnberg metro extension opens

    2020-10-22T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: ‘The southwestern area of the city is now a little closer to the centre’, said Mayor Marcus König during the opening of a 1·1 km extension of Nürnberg metro line U3 from Gustav-Adolf-Straße to Großreuth bei Schweinau on October 15. Construction of the underground extension ...

  • in-chennai-metro-station
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    Three bids for Chennai metro Phase 2 works

    2020-10-21T13:36:00Z

    INDIA: Three consortia have submitted bids to build the first section of Chennai metro’s 119 km second phase, which would add a further three lines and 128 stations. Phase 2 comprises the north-south Line 3 from Madhavaram to St Joseph’s College in Kamaraj Nagar, the ...

  • tr-Mersin metro 1
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    Bidders compete to build first metro in Mersin

    2020-10-21T09:00:00Z

    TURKEY: The southeastern coastal city of Mersin is poised to build its first metro line, announcing on October 9 that 13 companies had submitted bids in response to a call for tenders.

  • gb London TfL coronavirus posters Northwick Park
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    Transport for London funding package extended

    2020-10-20T14:45:00Z

    UK: The government has agreed to extend Transport for London’s emergency funding package for a further two weeks, ensuring public transport services can continue to run until October 31. Under normal circumstances TfL revives no direct government funding for its day-to-day operating costs, unlike most of ...

  • au Sydney Metro artist's impression of Crows Nest station
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    A$370m Sydney Metro station contract awarded

    2020-10-20T14:42:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has awarded construction company AW Edwards a $370m contract to build and fit out Crows Nest station on the Sydney Metro City Southwest project. The site has already been excavated to a depth of 25 m by Sydney ...

  • ru Moscow metro-front image1
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    Batteries to keep Moscow Metro trains moving

    2020-10-16T08:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The Moskva-2020 trainsets which Transmashholding company Metrowagonmash is supplying for the Moscow Metro are being fitted with underfloor emergency battery traction systems from Saft which enable them to run for up to 6∙5 km without external power. This is intended to enable the trains to ...

  • vn Ho Chin Minh City metro Line 1 Hitachi train delivery (5)
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    Ho Chi Minh City metro train delivered

    2020-10-15T09:26:00Z

    VIETNAM: Delivery of the first of 17 Hitachi trainsets for the metro line under construction in Ho Chi Minh City was marked with a ceremony on October 13. Line 1 will run for 19·7 km between Ben Thanh Market in the central ...

  • Paris metro Alstom MP14 trainset
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    First MP14 train enters service on the Paris metro

    2020-10-13T13:21:00Z

    FRANCE: The first MP14 rubber-tyred automated metro trainset entered service on Paris Line 14 on October 12. One MP14 trainset will be in service until the opening of the extension from Saint-Lazare to Mairie de Saint-Ouen in December 2020, with 20 to enter service during 2021. ...

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    Moskva-2020 metro trains enter service

    2020-10-12T11:27:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated the metro’s next generation of rolling stock on October 6, when the first eight-car Moskva-2020 trainset was unveiled on Line 5.

  • sg Bombardier Movia metro train exterior impression
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    Singapore metro train styling ‘inspired by the pulse of the city’

    2020-10-09T09:06:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Bombardier Transportation has unveiled the styling of the 106 six-car Movia metro trainsets which Land Transport Authority has ordered for entry into service on the North-South and East-West lines from 2022. ‘Inspired by the city’s vibrant charm, the red and green pulse lines running along ...

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    KRRI tests 5G-based autonomous train control

    2020-10-08T09:56:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Korea Railroad Research Institute has announced the successful testing of 5G-based autonomous train control technology at its dedicated test track in Osong. In January this year KRRI signed a technical co-operation agreement with SK Telecom to work on what it described as the world’s ...

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    Kolkata extends east-west metro

    2020-10-08T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: The first underground station on Kolkata’s East-West metro line was opened for revenue service on October 5, following a virtual inauguration by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal the previous day.

  • Barcelona metro CAF Series 5000 second generation train (Photo: TMB)
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    Improved accessibility as Barcelona metro fleet grows

    2020-10-08T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Barcelona operator TMB put the first of two second-generation CAF Series 5000 metro trainsets ordered for Line 3 into passenger service on October 5. TMB placed a €75m order in March 2018 for CAF to supply four Series 6000 trains for Line 1, and second-generation ...