Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s Hidden Ridge station opened to passengers on April 12. Developed in partnership with the City of Irving and Verizon Communications and originally to be known as Carpenter Ranch, the Orange Line stop was built by Archer Western Construction with Jacobs as design consultant. It has a 136-space car park, six bus bays and five kiss-and-ride spaces.

Dubai peoplemover

Alstom has signed a five-year extension to its contract to operate and maintain the 1·5 km Innovia APM 300 automated peoplemover at Dubai International airport.

Tramwaje Śląskie

Tramwaje Śląskie has awarded Tor-Krak a 28m złoty contract to modernise the 3 km double-track segregated tram line along ulica Generala Andersa and ulica 1 Maja in Sosnowiec by February 2023

Nexans cables in factory

Paris transport operator RATP has awarded Nexans a two-year contract to supply 4 800 km of cables for the metro and tram networks. This includes control, medium voltage and signalling cables, as well as a range of K20 safety cables.

sg- jurong line train artist exterior

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority has awarded a joint venture of China Civil Engineering Construction Corp and SCB Building Construction a AS$263m contract to design and build Jurong Region Line stations JS11 and JS12 and 1·1 km of viaduct between them. Hwa Seng Builder has been awarded a S$263m contract for stations JW3 and JW4 and 1·4 km of viaduct. Works are expected to start in Q2 2021 and be completed by 2029.

MPK Poznań has awarded SAATZ a 53·4m złoty four-year contract to refurbish 14 Siemens Combino trams which have been in use since 2003.

Troika card

The city of Perm has begin testing the Troika smart card developed by the SberTroika joint venture of Sber and the city and regional authorities in Moscow. Deployment is planned in both the city and the wider Region, covering 2·5 million people. ‘Where the Troika card is already working, positive effects are visible’, said Maxim Liksutov, Moscow’s Deputy Mayor for Transport. ‘For passengers it is a convenient way to pay for travel, and for the region the development of non-cash payment increases in the transparency of the system’.

Metrolinx Ontario Line depot map

Following assessment of nine locations, Toronto transport agency Metrolinx has selected a site in the southeast of the Leaside Business Park in East York for the Ontario Line depot where an estimated 200 metro cars will be stabled and maintained.