All Metro articles – Page 6

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    Rail Business UK

    Longer peaks increase Victoria Line capacity

    2019-11-04T14:09:00Z

    UK: Transport for London introduced a new timetable for London Underground’s Victoria Line on November 4 that doubles the length of time during which services run at 100 sec headways. Following the completion of a signalling upgrade in 2017, Victoria Line services have been running every ...

  • Transport for London has selected CAF to supply 43 five-car driverless light metro trains for the Docklands Light Railway.
    Urban news

    Thales wins Docklands Light Railway signalling contracts

    2019-10-31T11:12:00Z

    UK: Thales has been awarded two contracts for signalling and train control equipment on the Docklands Light Railway light metro in east London, the supplier announced on October 31. Transport for London has awarded Thales a contract to supply upgrades to the signalling software subsystems on ...

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    Urban news

    Jabodebek train delivered to Jakarta

    2019-10-23T09:05:00Z

    INDONESIA: PT Inka delivered the first of 31 six-car trainsets that it is supplying to operate on Jakarta’s Jabodebek LRT network on October 13. The 1 435 mm gauge trainset has capacity for 1 308 passengers including 174 seated and a maximum speed of 100 km/h. ...

  • Metro de Bogotá has shortlisted five bidders for the DFBOMT concession covering the initial phase of the city’s first metro line.
    Urban news

    Bogotá metro concessionaire selected

    2019-10-21T15:43:00Z

    COLOMBIA: The APCA Transmimetro consortium was announced as preferred bidder to build and operate the first phase of the Bogotá metro on October 17. The contract is expected to be signed within 45 days. APCA Transmimetro comprises China Harbor Engineering Co, Xi’an Metro Co, ...

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    Urban news

    Bangalore Metro electrification design contract

    2019-10-16T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Bangalore Metro Rail Corp has awarded Ardanuy Ingeniería a contract to design 750 V DC third rail power supply and SCADA systems for two lines to be developed under its network expansion programme. The 17 km Outer Ring Road Line being developed under Phase ...

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    Urban news

    Siemens Mobility to supply Singapore metro signalling digital twin

    2019-10-15T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to design and supply a ‘digital twin’ replicating the signalling system which the company has supplied for the 42 km Downtown Line. Located in the operations control centre at Gali Batu depot, the facility is intended ...

  • Map of the proposed London Underground Bakerloo Line extension.
    Urban news

    Transport for London consults on latest Bakerloo Line extension plans

    2019-10-14T10:31:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has begun public consultation on ‘the most detailed proposals yet’ for a southeastern extension of London Underground’s Bakerloo Line from Elephant Castle to Lewisham via Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate. Previous consultations focused on route options and station ...

  • Hiroshima Rapid Transit Co has taken delivery of the first of 11 series 7000 Automated Guideway Transit trainsets.
    Urban news

    Hiroshima rubber-tyred light metro train delivered

    2019-10-11T14:44:00Z

    JAPAN: Hiroshima Rapid Transit Co has taken delivery of the first of 11 six-car rubber-tyred Automated Guideway Transit light metro trainsets which Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering is supplying to replace the existing vehicles on New Transit Line 1, known as the Astram Line. Testing and commissioning ...

  • Alstom is to supply 42 five-car Metropolis trainsets to Barcelona (Image: Alstom Design & Styling).
    Urban news

    More sustainable metro trains to ‘reflect the identity of Barcelona’

    2019-10-07T13:38:00Z

    Barcelona metro car order SPAIN: Contracts for the replacement of the Barcelona metro’s oldest trains were finalised on October 7, with financing put in place and Alstom formally awarded a €268m contract to supply 42 five-car Metropolis trainsets. The renewal programme is being ...

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    Urban news

    Delhi Metro opens Grey Line 9

    2019-10-07T09:10:00Z

    INDIA: Line 9 of the Delhi Metro network opened for revenue service on October 4, following a formal inauguration by Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and national Minister of State for Housing Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri. Designated the Grey ...

  • A southern extension of St Petersburg metro Line 5 was inaugurated on October 3, adding three stations to the line.
    Urban news

    St Petersburg metro Line 5 extended south

    2019-10-04T10:37:00Z

    RUSSIA: A southern extension of St Petersburg metro Line 5 was inaugurated on October 3, adding three stations to the line. The 6·4 km extension from Mezhdunarodnaya to Shushary has been built at a cost of 34bn roubles. Most of the extension runs in double-track cut-and-cover tunnels, with twin ...

  • jp-naha okinawa monorail extension first train Kazumiki Miura
    Urban news

    Okinawa Urban Monorail extended

    2019-10-03T09:18:00Z

    Photo: Kazumiki Miura JAPAN: An extension of the Okinawa Urban Monorail serving Naha was inaugurated on September 29, with regular passenger services beginning on October 1. The 4·2 km northeastern extension from Shuri to Tedako-Uranishi adds four stations and brings the line, also known as ...

  • The 2018 edition of the Singapore International Transport Congress & Exhibition took place in early July.
    Urban news

    ​Further delay to Singapore – Johor Bahru metro

    2019-10-01T09:30:00Z

    ASIA: The RTS Link international metro scheme that would link Singapore with Malaysia has been put on hold for a further month. In May the two countries announced that development work had been put on hold until September 30 at Malaysia’s request, and Malaysia has now ...

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    Urban news

    More Chinese metros expand

    2019-10-01T09:04:00Z

    CHINA: Several cities expanded their metro networks on September 28 as multiple extensions were inaugurated across the country. Ningbo Line 3 was extended south by 5·6 km from Gaotang Bridge to Minghui Road, adding three stations. Most of the route is elevated, with 780 m ...

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    Urban news

    Rotterdam metro reaches Hoek van Holland

    2019-09-30T14:55:00Z

    Photo: Kees Torn RET has purchased 22 HSG3 trainsets to operate the extended metro lines. NETHERLANDS: September 30 saw the start of revenue services on the Schiedam Niewland – Hoek van Holland line following conversion of the former railway line to metro operation. The line ...

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    Urban news

    Xi’an urban rail network expands

    2019-09-30T14:26:00Z

    CHINA: The Xi’an Airport Intercity Line opened to passengers at 12.30 on September 29. The 29·3 km route connects Beikezhan with Airport West, which serves terminals 1, 2 and 3. Most of the route is elevated, with a total of 8·5 km at both ends of ...

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    Urban news

    København inaugurates Cityringen M3

    2019-09-30T12:41:00Z

    DENMARK: The capital’s third automated metro line M3 was formally inaugurated by Queen Margrethe on September 29, with a formal ceremony at Radhusetplads and public celebrations at Kongens Nytorv, followed by free rides for the rest of the day. Branded as Cityringen, the 15·5 km orbital ...

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    Urban news

    Xuzhou metro inaugurated

    2019-09-30T10:41:00Z

    CHINA: The first metro line in Xuzhou opened on September 28. This gives Jiangsu province five metro networks, surpassing Guangdong’s four, to make it the province with the most. The east-west Line 1 links Xuzhou Dong Railway Station with Luwo, serving 18 stations. Most of the ...

  • kr-Gimpo Gold Line trains
    Urban news

    Driverless metro to Gimpo airport inaugurated

    2019-09-30T09:26:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The Gimpo Gold Line in northwestern Seoul opened on September 28. The 23·7 km driverless metro line runs north-south from the Yangchon district to Gimpo International Airport. There are 10 stations, including an interchange at the airport with metro lines 5 and 9, as ...

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    Urban news

    Warszawa metro loan agreement signed

    2019-09-27T12:42:00Z

    POLAND: The city of Warszawa signed a loan agreement with the European Investment Bank on September 26 covering extensions of metro Line 2. The 1·5bn złoty loan is to be put towards extensions at both ends of the east-west line. A 9·3 km western extension is ...