All Metro articles – Page 7

  • Dhaka metro staff training in Delhi
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    Dhaka metro staff trained in Delhi


    BANGLADESH: Operations and maintenance staff for the future Dhaka Metro are being trained at the Delhi Metro Rail Academy in the Indian capital, which is providing interactive classroom sessions, demonstrations, simulators, practical and on-job training. The training is being provided under an agreement between DMRC and ...

  • Istanbul M11 testing running begins (2)
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    Testing begins on Istanbul airport metro line


    TURKEY: Testing running has begun on the first phase of Istanbul’s express metro line M11. This is being built to serve the city’s new main airport, which opened in 2019. Announcing the start of dynamic testing at the Gayrettepe terminus on November 8, Minister of Transport ...

  • Transport for London staff assist blind passenger
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    London Underground consults on accessibility priorities


    UK: Transport for London has begun a public consultation to help it prioritise works to make London Underground stations more accessible. It is seeking feedback on whether to focus on upgrading a single, complex central London station, or divide the available resources between small and medium-sized ...

  • Hanoi metro Line 2A
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    First metro line opened in Hanoi


    VIETNAM: Hanoi’s first metro line was opened by Deputy Prime Minister for Industry & Economy Lê Văn Thành and Minister of Transport Nguyễn Văn Thể with a ceremony at Cát Linh on November 6. The elevated Line 2A runs 13·1 km from Cát Linh southwest to ...

  • Western Sydney Airport terminal station impression
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    Western Sydney Airport metro line shortlist announced


    AUSTRALIA: Three consortia have been shortlisted for the Stations, Systems, Trains, Operations & Maintenance contract package for the Western Sydney Airport automated metro project. This is the third major contract for the project, and includes the construction of the six stations and their surroundings, the stabling ...

  • Shanghai Line 5 CBTC testing
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    Metro turnback time cut during testing


    CHINA: The average time taken to turn back trains on Shanghai’s automated metro Line 5 has been cut by 26 sec to 86 sec during testing, paving the way for the operation of more frequent services. The line is equipped for attended driverless operation to Grade ...

  • Grand Paris Express Line 18 Alstom train impression
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    Grand Paris Express Line 18 track contract awarded


    FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has awarded Alstom a €133m contract to supply and commission 46 km of track, third rail power supplies and associated equipment for the CEA/Saint-Aubin – Orly airport eastern section of the future driverless metro Line 18. The contract announced on October ...

  • tw Taipei metro Wanda Line Alstom Metropolis train impression
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    Taipei metro verification & validation contract awarded


    TAIWAN: The city of Taipei has appointed Ricardo to provide independent verification & validation services for Phase 2 of the Line 7/Light Green driverless medium-capacity metro project. Rolling stock and railway systems for the line are being supplied by consortium of Alstom and CTCI under contracts ...

  • Sofia metro car refurbished2
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    Sofia metro cars refurbished


    BULGARIA: TMH’s Metrowagonmash subsidiary has returned 12 Type 81-717.4/714.4 metro cars to Sofia Metro following their refurbishment. Sofia Metro has 168 cars which were built at the Mytishchi plant in Russia. A pilot batch of eight vehicles was modernised under a contract signed in December 2018, ...

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    Tyne & Wear Metro deploys monitoring drone


    UK: Transport authority Nexus has begun using a Matrice 300 RTK drone to monitor the 77 km Tyne & Wear Metro network. The unmanned aerial vehicle is currently equipped with a L1 sensor for lidar surveys, P1 sensor for photogrammetry and imaging and H20T for thermal ...

  • br-Belo-Horizonte-CAF-trainset-CBTU
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    Concession envisaged to develop Belo Horizonte metro network


    BRAZIL: President Jair Bolsonaro has announced that operation and development of the urban rail network in Belo Horizonte is to be taken forward under a concession model.

  • ca Vancouver SkyTrain new Bombardier Transportation trainset impression
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    TransLink recommends quadrupling Vancouver’s rapid transit network over next 30 years


    CANADA: Vancouver region transport authority TransLink has published the full draft of Transport 2050, a report outlining a 30-year vision for the development of transport in area. The document contains more than 100 recommendations. These include: quadrupling the rapid transit network by building 300 km ...

  • Hong Kong MTR Corp
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    Local and cross-boundary rail projects in Hong Kong strategic plan


    CHINA: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s firth annual policy address on October 6 included a number of initiatives for the development of local and cross-boundary railway projects, as well as long-term land development. These include five projects to be explored under ...

  • Malta metro proposal map
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    Malta metro study proposes three-line network


    MALTA: Transport Malta has published a feasibility study and a strategic business case for the development of a 35 km underground driverless light metro network serving the principal urban area around Valetta. The studies for a mass rapid transit network were undertaken by Arup under a ...

  • Dubai Metro (Photo: Dubai Roads & Transport Authority)
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    Thales awarded Dubai metro signalling contract


    UAE: Dubai metro operating contractor Keolis-MHI JV has appointed Thales to provide corrective maintenance, on-demand enhancements, repairs and spare parts for the signalling and communication systems. Thales’ management system is intended to optimise energy consumption and improve the overall connectivity, efficiency and performance of the metro ...

  • Muenchen U-Bahn Robel track maintenance vehicle order
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    U-Bahn maintenance fleet ordered


    GERMANY: München municipal utility company SWM has awarded Robel Bahnbaumaschinen a contract to supply six multifunctional maintenance vehicles for the U-Bahn network by mid-2024. Ingo Wortmann, Chairman of operator MVG, said increased service frequencies and new lines are needed to support modal shift in the city, ...

  • Grand Paris Express Line 18 Alstom train impression
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    Alstom awarded Grand Paris Express Line 18 rolling stock and automation contract


    FRANCE: Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply rolling stock and automation systems for the future Grand Paris Express driverless metro Line 18. The €230m contract announced on October 11 includes automation, data transmission and supervisory equipment and systems integration, with a firm order for ...

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    Lisboa metro and tram extensions funded


    PORTUGAL: The national government, municipality and operator Metropolitano de Lisboa have signed the contracts to fund the southwestern extension of the metro Red Line from São Sebastião to Alcântara, as well as the planned Odivelas/Loures light rail corridor.

  • Istanbul metro logos
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    ‘War of signs’ breaks out on metro network


    TURKEY: Ever since the first sections of the Istanbul Metro opened for revenue service almost three decades ago, station entrances across the municipally-operated network have been marked clearly by an easily-identifiably logo — a capital letter M, merged with an arrow pointing downwards to the station ...

  • Hamburg U5 impression
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    Hamburg’s U5 Ost metro plans approved


    GERMANY: Hamburg’s municipal economic development authority BWI has approved plans for the first section of the future automated metro line U5. Approval enables contracts to be awarded for preparatory works, starting with tree felling and checking the route for unexploded ordnance. ‘We are very pleased with ...