Middle East and African urban transport news – Page 3

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    Metro Report International

    Keolis-MHI takes over Dubai metro and tram operations

    2021-09-08T15:16:00Z

    UAE: ‘This is an exciting day for us’, Keolis Group’s International CEO Bernard Tabary told Metro Report International when a Keolis-MHI joint venture took over the operation and maintenance of Dubai’s driverless metro and tram networks on September 8.

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    Mersin awards contract for construction of first metro line

    2021-08-27T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Mersin municipality has formally awarded the contract for construction of the city’s first underground metro line. The winner was a consortium of US company Dillingham Construction International and Turkey’s Kıska-Kom, which submitted the lowest bid of TL3·379bn. Bids had also been submitted by a consortium ...

  • Izmir clock tower (Photo: Ben Kerckx/Pixabay)
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    İzmir invites tenders for Otogar – Kemalpaşa metro line

    2021-08-19T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Seven companies or consortia have applied to prequalify for the contract to build İzmir’s planned Otogar – Kemalpaşa metro line. The 27·5 km line with 19 stations will link the inter-city coach station with the future Ankara – İzmir high speed rail line and the ...

  • Jerusalem Mayor light rail Red Line rails
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    Jerusalem light rail expansion tracklaying begins

    2021-08-13T13:41:00Z

    ISRAEL: Ceremonial first rails for the expansion of Jerusalem’s light rail Red Line were laid in the presence of Mayor Moshe Lion on August 11. The line is being extended north to Neve Ya’akov and south from Mount Hertzel to the Hadassah hospital, adding 11 stops. Opening ...

  • Hyundai Rotem tram in Izmir.
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    Bozankaya lowest bidder for Izmir tram contract

    2021-07-30T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Bozankaya submitted the lowest bid of TL749·75m for a contract to supply 26 trams to İzmir Metro for use on the Konak and Karşıyaka lines and the future Çiğli line which is currently under construction.

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    Metro Report International

    EBRD approves Izmir metro loan

    2021-07-29T10:41:00Z

    TURKEY: The European Bank for Reconstruction Development is to provide Izmir municipality with a €125m loan to support construction of the first phase of the Üçyol – Buca driverless metro line. The 13·5 km line will be entirely underground, with an end to ...

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    Cairo monorail train rolled out in Derby

    2021-06-29T13:59:00Z

    EGYPT: The first of 70 four-car Innovia 300 driverless monorail trainsets for two lines which are under construction in Cairo has been rolled out at Alstom’s Derby plant in the UK. In August 2019, Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels and a consortium ...

  • Gebze metro TBM
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    Gebze metro tunnelling begins

    2021-06-15T13:33:00Z

    TURKEY: Tunnelling for the 14·6 km Gebze metro was officially launched by Minister of Transport Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu on June 14. The first section of the line is scheduled to open by the end of 2023. The line in Kocaeli province to the ...

  • Dubai Route 2020 metro station (Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai)
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    Dubai Red Line metro reaches Expo 2020

    2021-06-08T09:13:00Z

    UAE: The 9 km extension of Dubai’s automated metro network from Al Furjan to the Expo 2020 fairground was opened for revenue service on June 1, in preparation for the delayed start of the world fair being hosted by the emirate. The ...

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    Metro Report International

    Test running starts on Tel Aviv Red Line

    2021-06-07T16:03:00Z

    ISRAEL: Tel Aviv light rail project promoter NTA has started test running with its Chinese-built LRVs on the first section of the Red Line, which is now under construction between Petakh-Tikva and Bat Yam.

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    Istanbul opens metro Line M9

    2021-06-01T15:20:00Z

    TURKEY: Line M9 on the European side of Istanbul opened on May 29. M9 combines a newly-built metro route between Ikitelli Sanayi and Bahariye, which has been under construction since 2016, with the İkitelli Sanayi – Olimpiyat line which opened in November 2013 as branch ...

  • Tehran metro station (Photo: Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Co)
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    Iranian metro train rolled out

    2021-05-27T05:00:00Z

    IRAN: A domestically-designed metro train with 85% local content has been unveiled by President Hassan Rouhani. Development began in June 2019, when a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Vice-Presidency for Science Technology, Tehran Urban Suburban Railway Co and the ...

  • CAF Jerusalem tram
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    Tram tracking and depot management contract awarded

    2021-04-22T05:00:00Z

    ISRAEL: CAF has awarded GMV a contract to supply an automatic vehicle location and depot management system for Jerusalem’s expanding light rail network. Based on GMV’s SAE-R software platform, the system will provide standard functions such as tram fleet tracking, driver communications and passenger information, ...

  • Jerusalem tram in Cfir livery
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    Cfir takes over Jerusalem light rail operations

    2021-04-20T13:49:00Z

    ISRAEL: The Cfir grouping of CAF and local company Shapir Engineering Ltd took over as operating concessionaire for the Jerusalem light rail network on April 16, succeeding CityPass which had held the contract to operate the Red Line for the past 10 years. Under the ...

  • Construction of the long-planned Red Line in Lagos was launched on April 15 with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Ikeja station attended by the Governor of Lagos state Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Transport Minister Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi.
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    Lagos Governor launches Red Line works

    2021-04-16T09:44:00Z

    NIGERIA: Construction of the long-planned Red Line in Lagos was launched on April 15 with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Ikeja station attended by the Governor of Lagos state Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Transport Minister Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi. The north-south mass transit ...

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    Metro Report International

    Dubai RTA picks Keolis-led joint venture to operate metro and tram networks

    2021-03-22T15:41:00Z

    UAE: Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority has selected a Keolis-led consortium to operate and maintain its metro and light rail networks for nine years with options for up to a further six.

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    Tehran adds more metro stations

    2021-03-17T10:25:00Z

    IRAN: Two stations at the northwestern end of Tehran metro Line 6 were opened for revenue service on March 13, along with an isolated section of the route. The short section of Line 6 serving Yadegar-e-Emam and Shahid Sattari is being operated as a separate ...

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    RATP to operate Cairo rail line

    2021-03-03T17:58:00Z

    EGYPT: National Authority for Tunnels has selected RATP Dev Mobility Cairo to operate and maintain the ‘light rail’ line linking Cairo with 10th Ramadan City and the New Administrative Capital.

  • tr-Mersin metro 1
    Metro Report International

    Mersin metro electromechanical tender result

    2021-02-25T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Mersin municipality has announced the results of a tender for the supply, installation and commissioning of electromechanical systems for the Mezitli – Üçocak metro line. Four of the 13 groups which had initially expressed interest in the contract prequalified to tender, and of those ...

  • Casablanca Alstom Citadis tram
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    Casablanca tramway construction contracts awarded

    2021-02-24T12:05:00Z

    MOROCCO: Casablanca transport authority Casa Transports has awarded Colas Rail two contracts for the construction of tram routes T3 and T4 The first contract is worth €24m and covers the design, construction and commissioning of 25 km of overhead electrification for the two routes, along ...