All Metro articles – Page 9

  • 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 ...

  • The first phase of Ningbo Rail Transit metro Line 3 opened on June 30.
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    Ningbo metro Line 3 opens

    2019-07-01T11:07:41Z

    CHINA: The first phase of Ningbo Rail Transit metro Line 3 opened on June 30. The north – south line runs 16·7km from Datong Bridge to Gaotang Bridge, with 15 underground stations, serving business districts and science and technology centres. CRRC Zhuzhou has supplied a fleet of 17 six-car Type ...

  • Hamburger Hochbahn has exercised options to purchase a further 32 three-car DT5 metro trainsets from a consortium of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation.
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    Hamburger Hochbahn orders more DT5 metro trains

    2019-07-01T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Hamburger Hochbahn has exercised options to purchase a further 32 three-car DT5 metro trainsets from a consortium of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation. Alstom’s share of the €186m contract is €100m and includes mechanical systems; Bombardier Transportation will supply electrical and traction equipment. The trains will be assembled at ...

  • São Paulo currently has one monorail line (photo: Benjámin Zelki).
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    São Paulo airport monorail work to start in September

    2019-06-28T14:26:36Z

    BRAZIL: Work is due to begin this year on a monorail connecting the three terminals of São Paulo’s Guarulhos Airport with the city’s commuter rail network. The R$175m project is to be funded by the airport concessionaire and will be built on land owned by the airport. Work is ...

  • The second phase of Shijiazhuang metro Line 1 opened on June 26.
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    Shijiazhuang metro opens Line 1 extension

    2019-06-28T11:03:00Z

    CHINA: The second phase of Shijiazhuang metro Line 1 opened to passengers at 06.30 on June 26. The 13·5 km extension runs northwards from the former eastern terminus at Xiaohedadao under the Hutuo River to serve the city’s northeast suburbs, adding eight stations. However, only the first 10·4 km ...

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    Systra selected for Santiago Line 7

    2019-06-27T14:39:19Z

    CHILE: Metro de Santiago has selected Systra to provide consultancy services for construction of driverless metro Line 7, including the design of railway systems, workshops and rolling stock, the company announced on June 25. Line 7 is one of three new routes and four extensions announced by President Sebastián Piñera ...

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    First phase of Hangzhou metro Line 5 opens

    2019-06-27T08:38:00Z

    CHINA: The first phase of Hangzhou metro Line 5 was inaugurated on June 24. The 17·8 km underground route in the northwest of the city links Liangmu Lu with Shanxian, serving 12 stations, including an interchange with Line 2 at Sanba. The rest of Line 5 ...

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    Transmashholding reveals new metro car design

    2019-06-26T09:06:04Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding presented a mock-up of its latest metro car design at the SmartTransport trade show that took place in St Petersburg on June 19-21. The ‘Metro 2020’ bodyshell features ‘innovative and super-technological’ aerodynamic characteristics as well as wider doors and an improved cab configuration. TMH subsidiary OEVRZ ...

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    Lanzhou metro inaugurated

    2019-06-24T09:16:21Z

    CHINA: The first metro line in Lanzhou opened on June 23. The 26 km Line 1 runs from Donggang in the east to Chenguanying in the west. Construction started in 2014 and test running began at the end of December 2018. Services are operated with a fleet of 26 ...

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    Five-year Boston transport investment plan approved

    2019-06-21T15:07:00Z

    USA: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority voted on June 18 to approve the 2020-24 capital investment plan. This includes a contribution of $753·7m towards the Red and Orange metro line fleet replacement. CRRC is supplying 252 cars for the Red Line ...

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    PATH Improvement Plan revealed

    2019-06-21T13:23:00Z

    USA: The Port Authority of New York New Jersey unveiled the PATH Improvement Plan on June 20. The proposals envisage capacity increases as well as measures to improve reliability and passenger experience on the metro network linking New York with New Jersey. Capacity increases ...

  • Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated a southern extension of metro Line 1 on June 20.
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    Moscow metro Line 1 reaches Kommunarka

    2019-06-21T10:30:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated a southern extension of metro Line 1 on June 20. The 11·6 km extension from Salaryevo to Kommunarka brings Line 1 to 44·1 km. Construction started in February 2018 and was undertaken by Mosinzhproyekt. Testing on the extension started on January 14 2019. ...

  • The second phase of the Sydney metro is included in the budget.
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    Sydney and Parramatta projects in New South Wales budget

    2019-06-20T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Rail projects in Sydney and Parramatta are included in the 2019-20 New South Wales budget, which was presented on June 18. The City Southwest metro extension from Chatswood to Bankstown via central Sydney, which is expected to open in 2024, is to receive ...

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    Funds sought to build next stage of Lausanne metro

    2019-06-19T07:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Plans to increase capacity on the Line m2 automated metro and to build the 4 km Line m3 took a step forward on June 13 when the government of Vaud canton sought approval from the cantonal parliament for credits worth SFr153∙7m to cover the next stage of work and ...

  • CAF, Hitachi Rail and Stadler have been shortlisted for the contract to design, supply and maintain a replacement fleet of 42 EMUs for the Tyne & Wear Metro.
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    Three on Tyne & Wear Metro fleet replacement shortlist

    2019-06-18T15:00:00Z

    UK: CAF, Hitachi Rail and Stadler have been shortlisted for the contract to design, supply and maintain a replacement fleet of 42 EMUs for the Tyne Wear Metro, transport authority Nexus announced on June 18. Best and final offers are to be submitted this summer, with the ...

  • Bombardier Transportation announced on June 14 that it is opening an assembly plant in Pittsburg, California.
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    Bombardier to open assembly plant in California

    2019-06-17T14:00:00Z

    USA: Bombardier Transportation announced on June 14 that it is opening an assembly plant in Pittsburg, California. The first vehicles to be assembled at the new factory will be the Fleet of the Future metro cars that Bombardier is supplying for the BART network serving San Francisco. Intended to ...