All Metro articles – Page 10

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    Toshkent metro train loan agreement signed

    2019-06-11T09:01:41Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Russian development bank VEB.RF and the National Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Foreign Economic Activity have signed a €28m loan agreement for the purchase of rolling stock for a metro line being built in Toshkent. In October national railway UTY signed a contract with Transmashholding subsidiary ...

  • Nanning metro Line 3 uses six-car Type B trainsets.
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    Third metro line opens in Nanning

    2019-06-06T11:09:02Z

    CHINA: The third metro line in Nanning opened on June 6, with the first passenger service running at 09.28. The first phase of Line 3 runs on a 27·9 km north-south underground alignment from Keyuan Dadao to Pingliang Overpass. There are 22 stations, including interchanges with the city’s two ...

  • Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich and Buenos Aires Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta opened an extension of metro Line E on June 3.
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    Buenos Aires Line E reaches Retiro

    2019-06-05T11:03:58Z

    ARGENTINA: Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich and Buenos Aires Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta opened an extension of metro Line E on June 3. The 2·4 km extension north from Bolívar to Retiro adds three stations, taking Line E to 12 km with 18 stations. Interchange is provided at Retiro with ...

  • Bombardier has so far supplied 776 Movia metro cars to Delhi Metro Rail Corp.
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    Bombardier to supply more metro trains to Delhi

    2019-06-05T09:58:50Z

    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply 40 Movia metro cars for use on three of its 1 676 mm gauge lines. Bombardier will supply the rolling stock from its Savli and Maneja sites in Gujarat. The trains will be equipped with Mitrac ...

  • OMNY is initially available at 16 Subway stations and bus services on Staten Island.
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    Account-based contactless ticketing arrives in New York

    2019-06-03T15:23:40Z

    USA: An event at Bowling Green station on May 31 marked the start of the public pilot of closed-loop account-based contactless ticketing in New York. OMNY readers accept contactless bank cards, as well as Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay and Fitbit. Cubic Transportation Systems has supplied the technology, ...

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    Mayor opens Moscow metro Line 15

    2019-06-03T13:11:21Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin opened the first section of metro Line 15 on June 3. Also known as the Nekrasovskaya Line, the 5·3 km route runs west from Nekrasovka to Kosino, where interchange is provided with Line 7. There are two intermediate stations, at Lukhmanovskaya and Ulitsa Dmitriyevskogo. ...

  • Shenzhen Metro and Huawei are testing the use of 5G for the rapid transfer of large volumes of data between trains and the control room.
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    Shenzhen tests 5G for smart metro applications

    2019-06-03T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: As part of a ‘smart metro’ development programme, Shenzhen Metro and Huawei are testing the use of 5G for the rapid transfer of large volumes of data between trains on Line 11 and the control room. The tests aim to transfer the 25 GB of data generated by a ...

  • The 29 km Shenyang metro Line 9 opened to passengers on May 25.
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    Shenyang metro Line 9 opens

    2019-05-31T11:35:38Z

    CHINA: The 29 km Shenyang metro Line 9 opened to passengers on May 25. The L-shaped line runs from Nujiang Park to Shenyang Jianzhu University, where there is an interchange with lines 1 and 2. There are 22 underground stations, with one more still to open. In conjunction with Line ...

  • The 33·5 km Changsha metro Line 4 opened on May 26.
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    Changsha metro Line 4 opens

    2019-05-31T11:24:21Z

    CHINA: The 33·5 km Changsha metro Line 4 opened on May 26, with 180 000 passenger-journeys made on the first day. Construction of Line 4 began in December 2014, and cost a total of 29·5bn yuan. The route starts at Guanziling in the northwest and runs south to ...

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    Nagpur Metro tests east-west line

    2019-05-30T15:11:38Z

    INDIA: Nagpur Metro began test running on the westernmost section of its east-west line on May 30, with a trial run attended by Maharashtra Metro Rail Corp Managing Director Brijesh Dixit. The 5·5 km section from Subhash Nagar to the terminus at Lokmanya Nagar, where the depot is located, will ...

  • Bombardier Transportation is preferred bidder for a contract to design a build two monorail lines in Cairo. The rolling stock would be built at its Derby plant.
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    Bombardier Transportation selected for Cairo monorail contract

    2019-05-28T11:43:23Z

    EGYPT: Bombardier Transportation has been named preferred bidder for a contract to design a build two monorail lines in Cairo. A 54 km line would connect east Cairo with the New Administrative City, and a 42 km line would link October 6 City with Giza. The contract announced on ...

  • The first phase of the Sydney metro opened on May 26.
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    Driverless metro line opens in Sydney

    2019-05-28T10:48:15Z

    AUSTRALIA: The first heavy metro line in Australia officially opened on May 26 with a day of free travel. The driverless Metro North West Line in Sydney runs from Chatswood to Epping over a converted heavy rail line, then continues through a new twin-bore tunnel to emerge onto an ...

  • TransLink's oldest Mark I SkyTrain vehicles are currently being refurbished under a programme to extend their life to 2026. (Photo: wikipedia/Wakasui)
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    Vancouver metro fleet renewal approved

    2019-05-24T11:08:57Z

    CANADA: The oldest SkyTrain cars on Vancouver’s automated metro network are to be replaced under a C$1·47bn upgrading and enhancement package unveiled on May 23. Announced by British Columbia’s Minister of Transportation & Infrastructure Claire Trevena and federal Minister of National Defence Harjit Singh Sajjan, on behalf of Minister of ...

  • Transport for London is to begin collecting depersonalised wi-fi data from passengers’ mobile devices to obtain a better understanding of how people travel around the London Underground network.
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    Transport for London to use wi-fi data to understand passenger flows

    2019-05-23T08:40:00Z

    UK: Transport for London is to begin collecting depersonalised wi-fi data from passengers’ mobile devices to obtain a better understanding of how people travel around the London Underground network. A four-week pilot scheme in 2016 collected more than 509 million depersonalised items of data from 5·6 million mobile devices making ...

  • The project to build an international metro connecting Singapore with Johor Bahru across the Straits of Johor in Malaysia has been put on hold until September 30, the two countries announced on May 21.
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    Singapore – Malaysia metro project on hold

    2019-05-21T11:04:09Z

    ASIA: The project to build an international metro connecting Singapore with Johor Bahru across the Straits of Johor in Malaysia has been put on hold until September 30, the two countries announced on May 21. Singapore said it had agreed to suspend the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System ...

  • The 40·7 km circular Zhengzhou metro Line 5 opened on May 20.
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    Zhengzhou metro’s circular Line 5 opens

    2019-05-21T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The 40·7 km circular Zhengzhou metro Line 5 opened on May 20. Construction of the entirely underground line had been launched in December 2014. Testing began in September last year, with trials running on the complete route from December. The line has 32 stations, with one more expected ...

  • FS owns a stake in Milano metro Line 5 concessionaire Metro 5 SpA.
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    Urban mobility a feature of FS Group’s investment plan

    2019-05-14T12:57:24Z

    ITALY: State railway holding FS Group Chief Executive Gianfranco Battisti unveiled an ‘unprecedented’ spending programme on May 10, with €58bn to be invested across various modes in 2019-23. A total of €28bn is to be spent on rail infrastructure and €14bn on the strategic road network through FS Group’s ...

  • Scomi has supplied monorail vehicles to cities including Kuala Lumpur.
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    Scomi Rail ordered to wind up

    2019-05-10T09:01:18Z

    MALAYSIA: The High Court ordered the winding-up of monorail manufacturer Scomi Rail on May 6. The order follows Scomi Rail defaulting on debts to Maybank and Voyage Logistics International (Malaysia). The property of the Scomi Engineering subsidiary, which had a net book value of just under 507m ringgit on ...

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    Passenger service begins on Doha metro Red Line

    2019-05-08T13:00:18Z

    QATAR: A soft launch for the driverless Doha metro took place on May 8 with the start of passenger services on the Red Line. Services are operating between 08.00 and 23.00 on the section between Al Qassar in the north and Al Wakra in the south, with 13 stations. ...

  • Siemens is supplying 34 Type G1 trains to Nürnberg transport operator VAG.
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    First G1 metro train arrives in Nürnberg

    2019-05-07T13:59:04Z

    GERMANY: The first of 34 Type G1 metro trainsets that Siemens is supplying to Nürnberg transport operator VAG arrived at VAG’s Langwasser depot on May 3. The four-car trainset was delivered by rail from Siemens’ Wien factory. It is expected to enter passenger service on Line U1 at the ...