Peoplemover & monorail

  • Busan Metro Line 4 (Photo Benjamin Zelki)
    Metro Report International

    Rubber-tyred metro trains with automatically-darkening windows ordered

    2022-09-05T11:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Busan Transportation Corp has awarded Woojin Industrial Systems a 34·2bn won contract to supply nine two-car rubber-tyred automated guideway transit vehicles for the Yangsan Line. The Yangsan Line will run 12·5 km from Nopo to Bukjeong in the north of the city, with seven ...

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    Metro Report International

    Suspended maglev on test in Jiangxi

    2022-08-22T13:29:00Z

     CHINA: Test running has started on an experimental suspended maglev in southern China, following the formal completion of an 800 m test track on August 9.

  • Bangkok monorail contract signing
    Metro Report International

    Bangkok Pink Line monorail branch agreed

    2022-08-09T05:00:00Z

    THAILAND: Agreements have been signed for the construction of a branch off the Bangkok MRT Pink Line monorail to serve exhibition, hotel and retail destinations to the north of the city. Expected to cost 4bn baht to complete, the 3 km branch will run from Si ...

  • Kuching
    Metro Report International

    Kuching Automated Rapid Transit contract awarded

    2022-06-30T05:00:00Z

    MALAYSIA: Sarawak Economic Development Corp subsidiary Sarawak Metro has selected a joint venture of EPR (Kuching), Global Rail and Mobilus for the Kuching Urban Transportation System Package 1 contract, which covers the supply of rubber-tyred hydrogen-powered Autonomous Rapid Transit vehicles, depot equipment, maintenance vehicles, platform gates ...

  • Indra ticketing mobile access
    Metro Report International

    Cairo monorail ticketing contract awarded

    2022-06-02T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Indra is to supply the ticketing system for the 22 stations on the future 54 km New Administrative City – East Cairo and 42 km October 6 City – Giza monorail lines. The contract includes the design, development and supply of contactless cards, QR code ...

  • Sao Paulo Line 17 BYD monorail (2)
    Metro Report International

    São Paulo Line 17 monorail cars unveiled

    2022-04-19T08:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: Chinese manufacture BYD has unveiled the first monorail trainset for São Paulo Line 17 at its factory in Shenzhen. In April 2020, BYD SkyRail São Paulo and Metro do São Paulo signed a contract for the supply of 14 five-car trainsets, along with track components, ...

  • São Paulo Monorail Line 15 was to reach Jardim Colonial in December @Benjámin Zelki
    Metro Report International

    São Paulo monorail extension contract signed

    2022-03-08T16:01:00Z

    BRAZIL: Metrô São Paulo has signed a contract with Consórcio Expresso Boa Esperança for the construction of a two-station extension of monorail Line 15 from Jardim Colonial to Jacu Pêssego, after challenges by four rival consortia which had submitted lower or similar bids were dismissed by ...

  • Mechan is supplying 10 bespoke mobile jacks that will operate in conjunction with an existing wheel change unit.
    Metro Report International

    Extra Heathrow peoplemover cars to be delivered from September

    2022-02-25T05:00:00Z

    UK: Alstom has told Metro Report International that the 20 Innovia APM 200 automated peoplemover vehicles ordered for use on the Terminal 5 Transit at London’s Heathrow Airport are expected to be delivered from September. The bodies are being produced in Scotland by Alexander Dennis then ...

  • Sengkang-Punggol Light Rapid Transit vehicles
    Metro Report International

    Peoplemover expansion contracts awarded

    2022-02-17T12:11:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded contracts for the supply of vehicles and depot expansion works to support an increase in capacity on the Sengkang-Punggol Light Rapid Transit. The rubber-tyred peoplemover links metro stations on the North East Line with growing residential areas. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries ...

  • São Paulo Monorail Line 15 (Photo: Benjámin Zelki)
    Metro Report International

    São Paulo orders 19 monorail trainsets

    2022-01-24T16:20:00Z

    BRAZIL: São Paulo’s Metrô has approved an order for 19 Innovia 300 monorail trains to be supplied by CRRC Puzhen Alstom Transportation Systems. This will expand the Line 15 fleet to 46 sets to enable a reduction in headways and handle the increase in ridership which ...

  • one-stop extension of São Paulo monorail Line 15 from São Mateus to Jardim Colonial was inaugurated on December 29
    Metro Report International

    Monorail extended in São Paulo

    2022-01-06T05:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: A one-stop extension of São Paulo monorail Line 15 from São Mateus to Jardim Colonial was inaugurated on December 29, taking the operational length of the line to 13∙4 km. Initially the station is only open between 10.00 and 15.00 each day, and passengers have ...

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    Metro Report International

    Peoplemover opens at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport

    2021-12-28T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: A 2·6 km automated peoplemover has been opened to serve a new airside satellite hall at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport. The Innovia 300 APM was supplied by the CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems joint venture under a 453m yuan contract awarded ...

  • Wuhu’s first driverless straddle-beam monorail line opened on November 3, running 30·5 km north–south from Baoshun Road via Jiuziguangchang to Baimashan with 25 stations.
    Metro Report International

    Wuhu driverless monorail line opens

    2021-11-04T11:27:00Z

    CHINA: Wuhu’s first driverless straddle-beam monorail line opened on November 3, running 30·5 km north–south from Baoshun Road via Jiuziguangchang to Baimashan with 25 stations. The National Development & Reform Commission approved the Wuhu Urban Rail Transit Phase 1 construction plan for 2016-20 in ...

  • Hong Kong MTR Corp
    Metro Report International

    Local and cross-boundary rail projects in Hong Kong strategic plan

    2021-10-19T14:55:00Z

    CHINA: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s firth annual policy address on October 6 included a number of initiatives for the development of local and cross-boundary railway projects, as well as long-term land development. These include five projects to be explored under ...

  • UrbanMass has announced plans for a demonstration installation of its Floc concept for driverless electric pods
    Metro Report International

    Driverless pod technology planned for Shildon and Kampala

    2021-10-14T00:02:00Z

    UK: UrbanMass has announced plans for a demonstration installation of its Floc concept for driverless electric pods which would use existing roads to collect passengers on-demand, and then ‘flock’ together as trains on dedicated elevated tracks. A demonstration system is planned to open at the National ...

  • KM Tools Alstom Derby Cairo monorail jigs
    Rail Business UK

    Jigs supplied to Derby for Cairo monorail project

    2021-09-13T13:00:00Z

    UK: KM Tools has designed and manufactured multiple SmartLine Jigs which Alstom’s Derby plant is using to assemble Innovia 300 monorail trains for export to Cairo. The Staffordshire-based company is also providing 24/7 on-site maintenance support for the jigs. ‘We are thrilled to be part of ...

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    Metro Report International

    First Cairo monorail trainsets delivered

    2021-09-09T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: The first two of 70 four-car Alstom Innovia 300 trains for the Cairo monorail project have been delivered to the Egyptian capital. The vehicles are being manufactured at Alstom’s Derby plant in the UK, with work on the Mitrac traction systems led by the company’s ...

  • CAM concept (Image: Mott-MacDonald)
    Rail Business UK

    Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro learning to feed into updated transport strategy

    2021-08-04T11:21:00Z

    UK: Research into zero-carbon transport and modal shift strategies gained through the development of the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro concept is to be incorporated into an updated Local Transport Plan for the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough region, according to recently-elected Mayor Dr Nik Johnson.

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    Metro Report International

    FAA approves $2∙1bn peoplemover link to New York LaGuardia airport

    2021-07-21T11:35:00Z

    USA: The Federal Aviation Administration issued a Record of Decision on July 20 approving plans by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to build a 2∙4 km automated peoplemover to link New York’s LaGuardia Airport with Mets-Willets Point railway and metro station.

  • Miami-Dade Metromover (Photo: Alstom)
    Metro Report International

    Miami-Dade Metromover modernisation contract

    2021-07-01T05:00:00Z

    USA: Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation & Public Works has awarded Alstom a $140m contract to modernise railway systems on the Metromover peoplemover. This will include the supply of Cityflo 650 communications-based train control, and replacing or refurbishing the power distribution and SCADA systems and guideway ...