Peoplemover & monorail

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    Marconi Express monorail opens in Bologna

    2020-11-24T05:58:00Z

    ITALY: A 5∙1 km monorail linking Bologna’s Marconi Airport with the city’s main line station opened for revenue service on November 18.

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    Faster monorail on trial

    2020-11-20T09:07:00Z

    CHINA: Test running has started with a prototype 100 km/h monorail train being developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang. The elevated straddle monorail concept is aimed at suburban applications in large conurbations, with a projected cost of around a third of the price of a conventional metro ...

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    First REM light metro trainset unveiled in Montréal

    2020-11-17T06:07:00Z

    CANADA: The first cars to be supplied by Alstom for the Réseau Express Métropolitain automated metro network in Montréal were formally unveiled by Groupe PMM on November 16.

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    Skytrain monorail on test

    2020-11-16T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: A driverless suspended monorail vehicle with a design speed of 80 km/h is being tested on an 800 m elevated track in Wuhan. The Skytrain has two cars, each 11 m long and 2 400 mm wide, and could be extended to a maximum of ...

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    Light metro cars bring a fresh breeze to Tokyo’s waterfront

    2020-11-13T11:57:00Z

    JAPAN: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering has completed delivery of eight six-car Series 7500 rubber-tyred light metro trainsets which were ordered in September 2016 to replace Series 7200 sets on Tokyo’s Yurikamome Line. Formerly known as the Tokyo New Transit Waterfront Line, the 14·7 km automated ...

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    Ulaanbaatar’s yurt settlements to be served by cable car

    2020-11-09T06:24:00Z

    MONGOLIA: A consortium of French aerial transport specialist Poma and rail consultancy Egis is to build an urban cable car route in Ulaanbaatar.

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    Panamá City monorail rolling stock and rail systems contract signed

    2020-11-05T05:00:00Z

    PANAMA: The HPH joint venture which is prime contractor for the Panamá City metro Line 3 monorail has signed a US$883m contract for Hitachi Ltd, Hitachi Rail STS and Mitsubishi Corp to supply rolling stock and railway systems. Hitachi and Hitachi Rail will provide 28 six-car ...

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    Salvador monorail design contract awarded

    2020-10-29T05:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: Salvador monorail PPP concessionaire leader BYD has awarded SENER a contract to prepare detailed designs for the railway systems. The 23·6 km straddle monorail with 25 stations will run from São João Island to an interchange with the existing metro lines ...

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    Bangkok monorail trains arrive

    2020-10-02T13:09:00Z

    THAILAND: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha joined a ceremony at the port of Laem Chabang on October 1 to mark the arrival of the first monorail trainsets for the Bangkok’s future Pink and Yellow lines. He was joined at the celebrations by BTS ...

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    Hiroshima Rapid Transit Co orders more rubber-tyre light metro trainsets

    2020-09-11T09:42:00Z

    JAPAN: Hiroshima Rapid Transit Co has awarded Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering a contract to supply a further 13 six-car Series 7000 Automated Guideway Transit rubber-tyre trainsets to replace existing vehicles on the 18·4 km New Transit Line 1, known as the Astram Line. The ...

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    Wuppertal Schwebebahn services suspended amid tyre trouble

    2020-07-07T13:45:00Z

    GERMANY: Weekday services on the Wuppertal Schwebebahn suspended monorail are to be withdrawn for up to a year to enable urgent guideway repairs, the operator has confirmed. Following an emergency meeting of its supervisory board on July 2, municipal transport and utility company Wuppertaler Stadtwerke ...

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    Bangkok Gold Line peoplemover car delivered

    2020-06-19T14:55:00Z

    THAILAND: Bangkok Mass Transit System has taken delivery of the first of three two-car Bombardier Transportation Innovia 300 automated peoplemover sets for the future Gold Line The 2·7 km first phase of the Gold Line will connect the existing BTS Green (Silom) ...

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    High-capacity vehicles ordered for Nippori-Toneri Liner

    2020-06-18T07:21:00Z

    Source: Annakaharuna/CC BY-SA JAPAN: Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation awarded Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering a contract on June 16 covering the supply of a further 12 five-car Series 330 trainsets for the Nippori-Tonerei Liner rubber-tyred automated guideway transit line, which runs 9·7 km from Nippori ...

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    California awards grants to drive modal shift

    2020-04-24T07:51:00Z

    USA: The California State Transportation Agency has awarded $500m in capital grants for 17 ‘transformative’ rail and public transport projects under its Transit Intercity Rail Capital Program. The grants announced on April 21 are intended to support design and construction works, and will be ...

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    Frankfurt Airport peoplemover operations and upgrading contract signed

    2020-04-16T08:54:00Z

    GERMANY: Frankfurt Airport operator Fraport has awarded Bombardier Transportation a €103m contract to continue operating and maintaining the SkyLine peoplemover for a further 10-years, and to modernise the signalling system with the deployment of its Cityflo 650 communications-based train control. Cityflo 650 is in operation ...

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    Cairo Monorail site characterisation contract awarded

    2020-04-14T11:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Arab Contractors has awarded Fugro a contract to undertake geophysical and geotechnical investigations for the second phase of the Cairo Monorail project. Fugro is to deploy up to 15 geotechnical drilling rigs along the 43 km route of the planned Giza to October 6 City ...

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    Mexico City expands urban cable car network

    2020-03-13T10:51:00Z

    Cablebus 2 MEXICO: Italian manufacturer Leitner ropeways announced on March 2 that a further two Cablebús 2 urban cable car lines are expected to open in Mexico City by mid-2021. The two routes totalling 10·6 km are under construction in the southeastern district of Iztapalapa ...

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    Salvador monorail construction starts

    2020-03-04T10:38:00Z

    Skyrail Bahia BRAZIL: The Skyrail Bahia consortium led by Chinese conglomerate BYD and Metrogreen began construction of the 19·2 km Orange monorail line in Salvador, on February 12. The R$2bn project includes two lines to be constructed in the state capital under a ...

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    Metro de Panamá awards Line 3 contract

    2020-02-05T11:22:00Z

    PANAMA: Metro de Panamá awarded the HPH joint venture of South Korean companies a US$2·5bn,54-month contract for the construction of Line 3 on February 4. The joint venture of Hyundai Engineering Construction Co, POSCO and Hyundai Engineering Co beat bids from China Railway Group, ...

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    Beijing Capital International Airport peoplemover to be upgraded

    2020-01-07T06:00:00Z

    CHINA: A consortium of CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems and Bombardier NUG Signalling Solutions Co has been awarded a 215m yuan contract to upgrade the automated peoplemover at Beijing Capital International Airport. This includes upgrading 18 existing Bombardier Innovia APM 100 cars and supplying an additional ...