Peoplemover & monorail

  • 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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    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.
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    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 ...

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    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
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    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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    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)
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    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 ...

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    Cairo monorail train rolled out in Derby

    2021-06-29T13:59:00Z

    EGYPT: The first of 70 four-car Innovia 300 driverless monorail trainsets for two lines which are under construction in Cairo has been rolled out at Alstom’s Derby plant in the UK. In August 2019, Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels and a ...

  • Barcelona Tibidabo funicular (Photo: Leitner)
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    Barcelona’s Tibidabo funicular becomes Firefly

    2021-06-24T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: The funicular which has linked Barcelona’s Plaça del Doctor Andreu with the amusement park on Monte Tibidabo since 1901 has reopened following a €18·3m modernisation. It is hoped that the project will help to reduce private car movements on the roads to Monte Tibidabo by ...

  • Wuhu Monorail (Photo: CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Ltd)
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    Wuhu monorail maintenance contract awarded

    2021-06-04T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems joint venture has been awarded a 27-year contract to maintain the guideways and trainsets for the monorail network which is under construction at Wuhu in Anhui province. Opening is planned by the end of this year. In 2017 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Peoplemover to serve Firenze Belfiore high speed station approved

    2021-05-31T06:15:00Z

    ITALY: Approval has been granted for construction of a peoplemover to link Firenze’s Santa Maria Novella terminus with the Belfiore high speed station now under construction to the north of the city centre.

  • Newark Liberty airport (David Mark, Pixabay)
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    Four shortlisted for contract to replace Newark airport monorail

    2021-05-20T05:00:00Z

    USA: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has issued four shortlisted groups with a request for proposals for a contract to design, build, operate and maintain a 4 km elevated peoplemover to replace the ‘outmoded and unreliable’ AirTrain monorail at Newark Liberty International Airport. ...

  • Akiem has signed a letter of intent paving the way for a financial and industrial partnership to develop the Taxirail concept for an autonomous ‘railpod’ ultra light rail shuttle vehicle.
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    Akiem joins autonomous railpod project

    2021-05-06T13:51:00Z

    FRANCE: Rolling stock leasing company Akiem has signed a letter of intent paving the way for a financial and industrial partnership to develop the Taxirail concept for an autonomous ‘railpod’ ultra light rail shuttle vehicle. The Taxirail concept has been developed in Bretagne by EXID Concept ...

  • LA SkyRail Express monorail impression
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    Metro and monorail proposed to serve western Los Angeles

    2021-03-29T10:23:00Z

    USA: The Los Angeles Metro board has selected two consortia to develop detailed concepts for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor, a proposed metro or monorail line to provide a high speed and high capacity connection between San Fernando Valley, the Westside and eventually Los Angeles International Airport ...

  • CAM concept (Image: Mott MacDonald)
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    ‘Bold, pioneering’ design concepts for Cambridgeshire metro unveiled

    2021-03-17T06:00:00Z

    Source: Mott MacDonald UK: ‘Thought-provoking’ design concepts have been published to show the ‘radical, innovative thinking’ behind Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority’s ambitious Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro proposal for a network of automated services connecting housing and employment across the region. The concepts developed by three groups ...

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    Bangkok monorail extension approved

    2021-03-04T05:00:00Z

    THAILAND: Approval has been granted for an extension of Bangkok’s future Pink Line monorail. The 34·5 km Pink Line from Khrae Rai to Min Buri with 30 stations is now 72% complete, with the first section expected to open this year and the full route in ...