Singapore’s Land Transport Authority has awarded a joint venture of Taisei Corp and China State Construction Engineering Corp a S$1·1bn design and build contract covering civil works for Riviera station on the Cross Island Line-Punggol Extension. Construction is to start in Q1 2023 for opening in 2032.
Jeddah Airports Co has awarded Alstom a €55m five-year contract to continue to operate and maintain the Innovia automated peoplemover at King Abdulaziz International Airport’s Terminal 1.
Sole bidder Uraltransmash has been awarded a 1·72bn rouble contract to supply 28 single-section partly low-floor trams to Vladikavkaz by June 30 2023.
A joint venture of South Korea’s Lotte Engineering & Construction, Turkey’s Gülermak and local company EEI Corp has been awarded a contract to build the depot and 0·5 km of road for Manila’s s South Commuter Railway project.
Marseille has selected several transport projects to share €200m of government funding, including tram lines to the Castellane and La Belle de Mai districts and a new Saint-André station.
MZK Toruń has awarded Balzola Polska a 23·4m złoty contract to build 0·75 km of double track tramway with a loop at Heweliusza as the second stage of the project to connect the city centre with the Jar residential area. The contractor is currently building the 5·5 km first phase in a consortium with Intop. The works are backed with EU funding.
New York MTA has awarded a joint venture of Skanska and Railroad Construction Co a contract for station improvements on the Flushing Line, including repairs at 61st Street-Woodside, escalator replacement there and at 74th Street Broadway, and additional repairs between 48th Street and 72nd Street in Queens. Skanska’s share is worth $150m, and completion is scheduled for May 2025.
Anna Marešová Designers has won an international competition to develop the styling of new vehicles for Praha’s Petřín funicular. Tenders are to be called this year for operation by the end of 2024. Anna Marešová said ‘we wanted to avoid a sporty or ostentatious appearance and chose the path of sustainable and functional design. We maximised the view and created an exposed and airy form. We believe that it will serve people well and entertain them for at least the next 30 years’.
Cecile Tuil has been appointed Executive Director Customers & Engagement and Florence Yvan Human Resources director at RATP Dev, with both joining the executive board.