All Metro articles – Page 8

  • Improving reliability of the New York Subway is a core aim of the restructuring. Other objectives include reducing major project costs and delivering on investment programmes including rolling stock renewal.
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    ‘Historic’ restructuring of New York MTA approved

    2019-07-26T14:42:47Z

    USA: A landmark restructuring of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority was approved at a board meeting on July 24. The ‘historic reorganisation’ is the first such effort since MTA was established in 1968. Developed internally with input from consultancy firm Alix Partners, the plans focus on centralising ...

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    São Paulo Line 18 project cancelled

    2019-07-25T12:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: São Paulo State Governor João Doria has announced that the São Paulo metro Line 18 project has been cancelled. A PPP concession to build, operate and maintain the monorail line was signed in 2014. The planned alignment from Tamanduateí to Estrada dos Alvarengas in the south will ...

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    More trains ordered as tunnelling begins on Singapore Circle Line extension

    2019-07-25T08:47:02Z

    SINGAPORE: Tunnelling started on the Circle Line Stage 6 extension on July 25 with the launch of the tunnel boring machine at Keppel station. The TBM will bore a tunnel to HarbourFront, and will be followed by two more, expected to be launched in September and October. The ...

  • TfL is to install 4G connectivity on a trail section of the Jubilee Line next year.
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    Bidders shortlisted for London Underground 4G network contract

    2019-07-23T14:06:37Z

    UK: Transport for London has shortlisted four bidders for a contract to roll out 4G mobile connectivity across the underground sections of the London Underground network. The shortlisted bidders are BAI Communications, Cellnex UK Ltd, Wireless Infrastructure Group, and a consortium of Axia and SC. TfL aims to ...

  • ADM Aéroports de Montréal held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 19 for the REM station at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport.
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    Work begins on Montréal airport metro station

    2019-07-22T12:36:07Z

    CANADA: Greater Montréal airport authority ADM Aéroports de Montréal held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 19 for the Réseau Électrique Métropolitain station at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport. Due to open in 2023, the C$250m station is being funded by ADM. It forms part of a larger C$2·5bn project that ...

  • Hitachi Rail Italy is supplying 47 four-car driverless trainsets to operate on Milano metro Line M4.
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    Driverless train delivered for Milano’s Linate Airport metro line

    2019-07-22T11:15:36Z

    ITALY: Hitachi Rail Italy has delivered the first driverless trainset for the future metro Line M4 in Milano to the site of Linate Airport station. HRI is supplying 47 four-car trainsets from its Reggio Calabria factory. The 50 m long sets have capacity for 600 passengers. They will ...

  • Andy Lord is to become Managing Director of London Underground and TfL Engineering effective from November 4.
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    New London Underground Managing Director appointed

    2019-07-17T06:00:00Z

    UK: Andy Lord is to become Managing Director of London Underground and TfL Engineering effective from November 4, Transport for London announced on July 15. Lord was previously Executive Vice President for Menzies Aviation, and is also a Non-Executive Director for Defence Equipment & Support at the Ministry ...

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    Roma Line C extension brought forward

    2019-07-16T07:00:00Z

    ITALY: Roma Mayor Virginia Raggi has confirmed that the phase of metro Line C currently under construction will reach Piazza Venezia, making it one station longer than previously envisaged. A tunnel boring machine has been excavating a tunnel westwards from San Giovanni, and is expected to reach Colosseo ...

  • Test running on Xiamen metro Line 2 started on July 12.
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    Tests begin on Xiamen metro Line 2

    2019-07-15T10:22:33Z

    CHINA: Test running on Xiamen metro Line 2 started on July 12 using 30 trainsets. The 41·6 km route serves 32 stations between Xiamen Island in the east and Tianzhushan in the west. Interchange with the north-south Line 1 is provided at Lücuo. Construction started in July 2015. ...

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    Further Xi’an metro network development approved

    2019-07-12T06:30:00Z

    CHINA: The National Development Reform Commission has approved the third phase of the Xi’an metro plan. The planned projects would add 150 km to the network, taking the total to 423 km and 12 lines. The third phase of Line 1 would extend the ...

  • One of the two lines to be built in the first phase would serve Bahrain International Airport.
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    Bahrain metro consultancy shortlist

    2019-07-11T09:21:00Z

    BAHRAIN: The Ministry of Transportation Telecommunication has shortlisted three bidders to provide consultancy services for the first phase of the country’s planned metro network. Al Zayani Engineering, KPMG and PwC have been shortlisted for the transaction advisory contract. Bids were also submitted by Deloitte ...

  • Catania metro operator Ferrovie Circumetnea has presented the design of its new metro trains at Giovanni XXIII station.
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    Catania metro train design unveiled

    2019-07-11T09:13:00Z

    ITALY: Catania metro operator Ferrovie Circumetnea has presented the design of its new metro trains at Giovanni XXIII station. In February Ferrovie Circumetnea signed a framework contract with Titagarh Firema, the Italian subsidiary of Titagarh Wagons, for the supply of up to 54 two-car trainsets. A ...

  • Eflare Corp is supplying the New York subway with 22 000 compact handheld LED hazard warning beacons for use by track workers.
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    LED beacons certified for the New York subway

    2019-07-09T05:00:00Z

    USA: Eflare Corp is supplying the New York subway with 22 000 compact handheld LED hazard warning beacons for use by track workers. New York City Transit Authority worked with Eflare for more than three years to ensure the Australian company’s beacons meet its demanding requirements, and testing was undertaken ...

  • Zonegreen has installed its Depot Personnel Protection System at three maintenance and stabling sites on the Doha Metro.
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    Doha Metro depot protection systems rolled-out

    2019-07-08T05:00:00Z

    QATAR: Zonegreen has installed its Depot Personnel Protection System at three maintenance and stabling sites on the Doha Metro. The first installation was completed at the main Al Wakra heavy maintenance depot ready for the opening of the first phase of the north–south Red Line in ...

  • Thales has selected Eurotech to supply embedded hardware and internet of things software for the automatic passenger counting systems to be installed on trains for the future Grand Paris Express metro lines 15, 16 and 17.
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    Grand Paris Express passenger counters ordered

    2019-07-05T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Thales has selected Eurotech to supply embedded hardware and internet of things software for the automatic passenger counting systems to be installed on trains for the future Grand Paris Express metro lines 15, 16 and 17. The project will require at least 1 400 passenger counters, and potentially up ...

  • The first two trainsets for Mass Rapid Transit Corp’s Klang Valley metro Line 2 have been delivered to the Sungai Buloh depot (Photo: MRT Corp).
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    First Klang Valley SSP Line metro trains delivered

    2019-07-04T13:17:01Z

    MALAYSIA: The first two completed trainsets for Mass Rapid Transit Corp’s Klang Valley metro Line 2 project, known as the SSP Line, have been delivered to the Sungai Buloh depot ready for dynamic testing. The 52·2 km line will link Sungai Buloh, Serdang and Putrajaya, with 26 above-ground and ...

  • An 11·9 km extension of Nanchang metro Line 2 from Metro Central to Xinjiaan has opened.
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    Nanchang metro Line 2 extension opens

    2019-07-03T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: An 11·9 km extension of Nanchang metro Line 2 from Metro Central to Xinjiaan via the city centre and main railway station opened on June 30, taking the line to 31·5 km with 28 stations. The initial 19·6 km southern section of Line 2 between Nanlu and Metro Central ...

  • A prototype ‘next-generation’ metro car developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang using materials including carbon fibre has been tested in Qingdao.
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    CRRC tests carbon fibre metro car

    2019-07-02T12:55:42Z

    CHINA: A prototype ‘next-generation’ metro car developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang using materials including carbon fibre has been tested in Qingdao, and plans are being developed for testing in other cities. CRRC unveiled a Cetrovo metro vehicle at InnoTrans 2018, saying it was the first metro car with a carbon ...

  • Bombardier Transportation is to operate and maintain the SFO AirTrain automated peoplemover at San Francisco International Airport.
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    SFO AirTrain operating contract awarded

    2019-07-02T12:26:00Z

    USA: The City & County of San Francisco has awarded Bombardier Transportation a new contract to operate and maintain the SFO AirTrain automated peoplemover at San Francisco International Airport. The contract is worth $220m over 10 years, and has an option for an additional five years. Bombardier supplied the SFO ...

  • The 10·7 km extension of the Urumqi metro line runs from Balou to Santunbei.
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    Urumqi metro line extended

    2019-07-02T09:00:00Z

    CHINA: A 10·7 km extension of the single metro line in Urumqi opened on June 28, running south from Balou to Santunbei and adding nine stations. Beijing Railway Construction & Management Company began construction of Line 1 in March 2014, and the 16·5 km underground first phase from the international ...