Operations & services – Page 5

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    Oslo to run metro CBTC over public mobile network

    2020-06-23T14:43:00Z

    NORWAY: Oslo transport operator Sporveien has decided to use a public mobile telecoms network to support its new metro signalling and train control system, entering into an agreement for Telia to provide the wireless communications backbone.

  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Fiscal & Management Control Board has approved an extension of Keolis’ contract to operate commuter rail services
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    MBTA seeks cost certainty with Keolis commuter rail contract extension

    2020-06-16T15:26:00Z

    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Fiscal Management Control Board has approved an extension of Keolis’ contract to operate commuter rail services. The eight-year contract began on July 1 2014, with two two-year options for extension, both of which will now be exercised to take ...

  • Keolis operates Virginia Railway Express services
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    North American Transit Alliance formed

    2020-06-15T14:24:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Six public transport operating groups have formed the North American Transit Alliance, which aims to promote ‘innovative transportation solutions that ensure transit is safe, clean, and prepared for the challenges that lie ahead’. First Transit, Keolis, MV Transportation, National Express, RATP Dev USA and ...

  • Orange County Transportation Authority has selcted Herzog Transit Services for a $45m contract to operate and maintain the 6·7 km OC Streetcar
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    Orange County Streetcar operating contract awarded

    2020-06-02T11:00:00Z

    USA: California’s Orange County Transportation Authority has selcted Herzog Transit Services for a $45m contract to operate and maintain the 6·7 km OC Streetcar which is under construction in Santa Ana and Garden Grove for opening in 2022. Herzog Transit Services beat two other bidders for ...

  • Stadler is to supply custom-designed electric multiple-units for the 891 mm gauge Roslagbanan.
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    Transdev wins Roslagsbanan operating contract

    2020-05-14T10:29:00Z

    SWEDEN: Transdev Sverige AB has been selected as the next operator of the capital’s 891 mm gauge Roslagsbanan suburban network, the Stockholm region’s Transport Commission announced on May 12. Six groups had bid for the 12-year contract with regional transport authority Storstockholms Lokaltrafik, including incumbent Arriva ...

  • Map of the future 25 km Raide-Jokeri orbital light rail line in Helsinki.
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    Helsinki regional transport authority to award Raide-Jokeri light rail operating contract

    2020-05-14T05:00:00Z

    FINLAND: The board of Helsinki Regional Transport Authority HSL has approved plans for the future operation of the Raide-Jokeri 25 km inter-urban light rail line which is currenty under construction. HSL is to directly award the capital’s transport operator HKL a contract ...

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    Berlin to resume S-Bahn tendering

    2020-05-07T12:13:00Z

    GERMANY: Tenders are to be invited this month for contracts to operate the north-south and east-west service groups on the Berlin S-Bahn from the end of December 2027, ending a five-year hiatus in putting the routes out to competitive bidding.

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    New York to halt overnight Subway service under Covid-19 measures

    2020-05-01T13:04:00Z

    Photos: J M Calisi Subway ridership has collapsed since the onset of the coronavirus crisis in New York. USA: As part of its Covid-19 measures, New York MTA is to end overnight operation of the New York Subway with effect from May 6. This will ...

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    Hangzhou metro expands

    2020-04-24T08:27:00Z

    CHINA: More than 70 km of new metro line was put into operation in Hangzhou on April 23, taking the total length of the city’s network to 209 km and 133 stations. Both eastern and western extensions have been added to Line 5, more than ...

  • Ensuring the continuity of public transport services during the coronavirus pandemic is essential to ensure that ‘the health crisis does not turn into a social one’, according to four industry associations.
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    Public transport continuity needed to ensure ‘the health crisis does not turn into a social one’

    2020-04-14T15:46:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Ensuring the continuity of public transport services during the coronavirus pandemic is essential to ensure that ‘the health crisis does not turn into a social one’, according to the International Association of Public Transport, United Cities Local Governments, the International Transport Workers’ Federation and ...

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    Special measures in place as Wuhan metro reopens

    2020-04-08T07:15:00Z

    CHINA: Revenue services have resumed on the Wuhan metro network following the coronavirus outbreak, with special precautions put in place to protect travellers. Work has also restarted on a number of expansion projects that had been put on hold.

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    Low-key opening for København metro Line M4

    2020-03-30T13:46:00Z

    DENMARK: ‘It was different to what we had imagined,’ said Henrik Plougmann Olsen, CEO of København metro operator Metroselskabet after planned celebrations to mark the opening of Line M4 on March 28 were cancelled because of the coronavirus. ‘The trains just started running over the new section, ...

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    London Underground, rail and bus services cut by coronavirus

    2020-03-19T16:27:00Z

    UK: Major cuts to metro, rail and bus services were announced by Transport for London on March 18, with the operator explaining that Mayor of London Sadiq Khan had asked it to focus on enabling ‘critical workers to make essential journeys’ during the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

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    UGL and John Holland to operate Adelaide trams

    2020-03-12T10:33:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Torrens Connect joint venture of local bus operator Torrens Transit, UGL Rail Services and John Holland has been selected to operate light rail services in Adelaide, under a contract announced by the South Australian Public Transport Authority on March 10. The deal forms part ...

  • Transtech tram for Helsinki.
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    Helsinki contactless fare payment contract awarded

    2020-03-09T12:03:00Z

    A Transtech tram for Helsinki. FINLAND: The LMJ ticketing and technology services company owned jointly by Helsinki regional transport authority HSL and 21 municipalities has awarded Littlepay a three-year contract to roll-out its contactless EMV payment platform. Deployment is to begin with a flat-fare pilot ...

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    Lucknow Metro introduces Braille ticketing

    2020-03-09T10:47:00Z

    INDIA: Lucknow Metro has introduced Braille versions of its GoSmart cards as part of the first-year anniversary of its 23 km North-South corridor on March 8. According to operator Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation, Lucknow Metro is the first public transport system in India to use ...

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    Cubic awarded Aachen ticketing contract

    2020-03-05T11:11:00Z

    GERMANY: Aachen transport association AVV has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a contract worth more than US$3m to supply and maintain a multimodal ticketing system in the regions of Aachen, Düren, and Heinsberg. Mobile ticketing, an internet shop, and customer service portal are to be implemented by ...

  • OMNY is initially available at 16 Subway stations and bus services on Staten Island.
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    New York MTA extends OMNY smart ticketing coverage

    2020-03-04T16:31:00Z

    USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority expects to expand its OMNY account-based contactless fare payment system to all bus routes in Manhattan, as well as Subway stations across four city boroughs, by the end of February. The system would be installed at stations served by the ...

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    Dublin automated metro operations consultant appointed

    2020-02-25T06:00:00Z

    IRELAND: SNC-Lavalin has been selected to act as Transport Infrastructure Ireland’s operations adviser for the MetroLink project to build an automated metro line running north–south across Dublin. The contract scope includes the development of an operational vision and strategy, reviewing and critiquing the design of the ...

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    Detroit People Mover runs counter-clockwise for first time in 11 years

    2020-02-04T16:05:00Z

    USA: The Detroit People Mover is operating counter-clockwise for the first time since 2008. According to the Detroit Transportation Corp, a major rail replacement on the circular line led to a reverse direction operational testing in December 2019. The testing ‘determined that there is an advantage ...