CTA Blue Line

Chicago Transit Authority has introduced new signage at O’Hare International Airport to guide people to the metro Blue Line station. ‘Travellers now have clearer, more-defined directions to and from the Blue Line, which is the most affordable — and typically the fastest — way to travel between O’Hare and downtown’, said CTA President Dorval R Carter Jr.

fr Grand Paris Express train impression (Alstom)

Paris transport authority Ile-de-France-Mobilités has called tenders for the construction of the €9m Orly Airport station on Grand Paris Express Line 18. Completion is planned for 2027.

At the G20 event in Bali on November 14, the government of Indonesia signed a memorandum of co-operation for Japan to support the MRT Jakarta east-west corridor’s first phase from Kali Deres to Ujung Menteng. It also signed an MoU with South Korea covering Phase 4 from Fatmawati to Kampung Rambutan, and a letter of intent with the UK government covering co-operation including potential UK Export Finance support for the raising of US$1·25bn.


Construction firm Keltbray has awarded Socotec a contract to monitor the effects of the Elephant & Castle redevelopment programme on London Underground’s Bakerloo and Northern lines and Network Rail assets. Socotec has worked with Osprey Measurement, Geosense, Sick Sensors and Topcon to design the monitoring system. ‘The logistics of installing the monitoring system are challenging’, said Senior Project Manager Dave Jones.

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Reconstruction of Okruzhnaya station in Moscow was completed on November 3, providing ‘dry feet’ transfers between Central Diameter 1, Central Circle, metro Line 10, Sheremetyevo Aeroexpress and bus services. Deputy Mayor for Transport Maksim Liksutov said passengers did not previously perceive the stations as a single node and preferred to change elsewhere, but it is now ‘a modern, convenient megahub that allows passengers to make a large number of interchanges’.

Genève transport operator TPG launched an open data portal on November 21, showing the ridership and distance travelled. ‘We wish to share our data to enable our partners to take advantage of big data,’ said General Manager Denis Berdoz.


Sepura and local partner Selectric Nachrichten-Systeme are to supply München transport operator MVG with more than 1 800 SC20 Tetra radios and accessories for the U-Bahn network.


BART has completed a modernisation of San Francisco’s Powell Street station, including LED lighting, glass fare gates, an external canopy, an illuminated ceiling artwork by local artist Stephen Galloway and reopened toilets.

Chicago Transit Authority’s $1·8bn operating budget for 2023 keeps fares at current levels, and features ‘aggressive recruitment and hiring efforts to address an industry-wide shortage of transit workers’ including the creation of 40 train and station cleaning jobs.


Claudia Wiest is to become Commercial Director of Bremen tram operator BSAG on December 1, succeeding Hajo Müller who is retiring at the beginning of next year.