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  • in Jaipur metro extension opening (3)
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    Jaipur metro Pink Line completed

    2020-09-25T07:00:00Z

    INDIA: A two-station extension of the Jaipur metro Pink Line was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot via video link on September 23, the day that the metro reopened after a five-month suspension of services because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Built under Phase ...

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    Kunming opens metro Line 4

    2020-09-23T11:32:00Z

    CHINA: The 43·4 km Kunming metro Line 4 opened on September 23, along with a 7·3 km extension of the existing Line 6. Line 4 is the first in the Yunnan provincial capital to be built under a PPP agreement, with construction ...

  • us Denver N Line opening (7)
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    Denver opens North Metro Rail

    2020-09-22T14:22:00Z

    USA: Denver’s Regional Transportation District formally inaugurated the first phase of its North Metro Rail commuter service to Thornton on September 21, with a ceremony attended by RTD General Manager CEO Paul Ballard, Chair Angie Rivera-Malpiede and local authority representatives. ...

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    Keolis Downer to run Adelaide suburban network

    2020-09-21T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Keolis Downer has been awarded an A$2·1bn contract to operate the 122 km Adelaide Metro suburban rail network for eight years from the end of January 2021, with an optional four-year extension.

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    Bucuresti opens fifth metro line

    2020-09-16T15:26:00Z

    ROMANIA: The first section of București metro Line M5 was formally inaugurated on September 15, with a ceremony at Eroilor station attended by President Klaus Iohannis, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, and Minister of Transport Lucian Bode.

  • The Suin and Bundang lines in Seoul have been connected with the opening of an 18·8 km link between Hanyang University at Ansan and Suwon.
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    Seoul inaugurates Suin line connection

    2020-09-15T11:46:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The Suin and Bundang lines in Seoul have been connected with the opening of an 18·8 km link between Hanyang University at Ansan and Suwon. Suwon Mayor Yeom Tae-young, Minister of Land, Infrastructure Transport Kim Hyun-mi and Gyeonggi ...

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    Transport for London closes Twitter accounts

    2020-09-14T11:05:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has started to consolidate its Twitter communications at its main account, and close the separate accounts it operates for London’s various transport modes and individual lines.

  • Cairo Metro Line 3 is currently 22·9 km long with 19 stations (Photo: Alstom).
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    RATP Dev aims to make Cairo Line 3 ‘a world reference’

    2020-09-03T13:17:00Z

    EGYPT: The government’s National Authority for Tunnels has awarded RATP Dev a €1·1bn contract to operate and maintain Cairo metro Line 3 for 15 years and commission future extensions. Opened in phases from 2012, the east–west Line 3 is currently 22·9 km long with 19 stations. ...

  • The first section of the Halqa Line runs for 11 km on an elevated alignment from Dostlik-2 to Qoylik.
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    First phase of Toshkent’s circular metro line opens

    2020-09-01T13:04:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: The first stage of a planned orbital metro line and an extension to an existing route have opened in Toshkent. On August 29, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev inaugurated the 2·9 km, two-station northern extension of the Yunusobod Line from Shahriston to Yunusobod ...

  • bg Sofia Metro Line M3 (7)
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    ‘Most beautiful and cheapest’ metro line opens in Sofia

    2020-08-26T13:48:00Z

    BULGARIA: The first phase of Sofia Metro Line M3 opened on August 26, running 7·8 km east–west from Hadzhi Dimitar on Bulevard Vladimir Vazov to Krasno Selo with eight stations. ‘Our metro is the most beautiful and cheapest in Europe’, said Prime ...

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    Shijiazhuang Metro Line 2 opens

    2020-08-26T10:03:00Z

    CHINA: Shijiazhuang Metro Line 2 opened on August 26, the last of three lines to be built under the city’s metro development plan for 2012-20. Line 2 runs 15·5 km from Xigucheng in the north to Jiahua in the south with 15 stations including interchanges with ...

  • Moscow trolleybus (Photo: Vladimir Waldin)
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    Moscow ends trolleybus operation

    2020-08-25T14:47:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow’s last six trolleybus services have ended, with five routes switching to diesel operation on August 25 and one route to battery buses. The city’s first trolleybus ran in November 1933, with the system reaching 80 routes totalling 1 300 km operated by 1 700 ...

  • cn Shenzhen metro
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    Shenzhen opens two metro lines in one day

    2020-08-18T13:27:00Z

    CHINA: A further two metro lines in Shenzhen opened on August 18, expanding the network by 78 km to 373 km and adding 51 stations. The 49 km Line 6, also known as the Guangming Line, is a partly underground 100 km/h commuter line. Running from ...

  • Berlin S-Bahn (Photo: DB AG/Hans-Joachim Krumnow).
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    Berlin S-Bahn tenders invited

    2020-08-13T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg has launched the competitive tendering process for the remaining two portions of the 331 route-km Berlin S-Bahn network, covering the North-South and east-west Stadtbahn service groups.

  • kr Seoul metro Line 5 extension opening
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    Seoul Metro Line 5 extension opens

    2020-08-10T11:15:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: An eastern extension of Seoul Metro Line 5 was opened for revenue service on August 8, following an inauguration ceremony the previous day.

  • cz Praha PID visual identity - tram
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    Praha transport to get Tatra tram inspired unified visual identity

    2020-08-04T10:52:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: A jury of specialists assembled by the Czechdesign association has selected the Superlative.works agency as the winner of a competition to develop a unified brand identity for use across all modes of transport in Praha and neighbouring areas. The capital’s ...

  • cn Shenzhen Metro Line 13 map
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    Shenzhen metro Line 13 PPP contract awarded

    2020-08-03T10:52:00Z

    CHINA: The Shenzhen Municipal Government has award a joint venture of MTR Consulting (Shenzhen) Co (83%) and China Railway Electrification Bureau (Group) Co (15%) a public-private partnership contract to supply rolling stock and railway systems for the future metro Line 13 and operate the line for ...

  • MotivePower diesel-electric locomotive for MTA New York City Transit works trains.
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    NYCT orders Wabtec battery hybrid loco fleet to haul Subway works trains

    2020-07-23T13:17:00Z

    In 2012-13, MotivePower Inc supplied a batch of 28 diesel locos to New York City Transit for use on works trains. USA: The board of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted on July 22 to procure a fleet of diesel-battery hybrid locomotives to modernise the ...

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    Pays de la Loire launches regional rail and tram-train tenders

    2020-07-21T10:59:00Z

    FRANCE: Operation of the Nantes – Châteaubriant tram-train route and regional rail services in western France is to be competitively tendered, the Pays de la Loire regional government confirmed on July 17.

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    Dubai Route 2020 metro extension inaugurated

    2020-07-09T16:23:00Z

    UAE: Dubai’s 15 km Route 2020 metro line was formally inaugurated by the emirate’s Ruler and UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum on July 8, although revenue services are not expected to begin until September. Built at a cost of 11bn dirhams, ...