de Koeln tram stabling facility

Köln transport operator KVB has opened the first phase of a €67·5m tram stabling facility at Weidenpesch. It has a capacity of 64 LRVs, with 16 tracks, covered buildings a washing plant, sander refilling equipment and staff facilities.

An extension of the tramway in the German city of Görlitz across the border to Zgorzelec in Poland is not expected in the next 10 years, the local media has reported. Studies have identified the potential to improve the bus services, but a tramway would face legal and financial complications.

ST Engineering has won a contract to supply 96 sets of platform screen doors for the four underground stations on Brisbane’s Cross River Rail project. ‘Australia is a new market for our metro business, and we are confident that this win will serve as a springboard to future opportunities’, said Head of Smart Mobility Chew Men Leong.

Local authorities and agencies in Montréal have formed an action group to further develop proposals for an eastern extension of the metro’s Blue Line.

A Xiaomi charging point for electric scooters and 11 parking spaces with power points have been provided at Cavaleri station on Metro de Sevilla’s Line 1, prompted by the ‘exponential increase’ in the use of electric vehicles for short urban trips, prompted in part by the Covid-19 epidemic.

Screens providing train occupancy information derived from CCTV have been installed in the entrance vestibules at some of the busiest stations on the València metro network, operated by FGV.

The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded Los Angeles commuter operator Metrolink a $59 000 grant to address the issue of suicides on the network through outreach and training with key staff, first responders and community members. A campaign developed with the University of Denver Transportation Research Center will target four hot spots.