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  • North-South Commuter Railway Project

    Manila commuter rail civil works contracts signed


    PHILIPPINES: The first two civil works contracts for the 53·1 km second phase of the 163 km North-South Commuter Railway Project which will cross the Manila region were signed on August 1. Phase 2 will run northwest from Manila’s northern suburb of Malolos to the Clark ...

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    Luas extension consultation as Dublin’s trams get longer


    IRELAND: Public consultation has begun on the Luas Finglas proposal to extend Dublin’s Green light rail line by 3·9 km from the current terminus at Broombridge. This would add four stops at St Helena’s, Finglas Village, Mellowes Park and a 600-space park-and-ride site beside the junction of ...

  • A ceremony on the causeway linking Singapore and Malaysia on July 30 marked the official resumption of work on the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System Link Project
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    Malaysia – Singapore Rapid Transit System project back on


    ASIA: A ceremony on the causeway linking Singapore and Malaysia on July 30 marked the official resumption of work on the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System Link Project to develop a high capacity urban rail corridor between the countries. Officials remained on their own sides ...

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    Turpan tramway under construction


    CHINA: Construction of a tramway in the city of Turpan in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region was launched on July 22, following approval of the plans by the National Development Reform Commission. The 1·87bn yuan first phase comprises two lines which are intended to link ...

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    Phoenix light rail extension contract approved


    USA: The award of a contract for a joint venture of Kiewit and McCarthy to build Phase II of the northwest light rail extension in Phoenix was approved by the Valley Metro Rail board on July 16. Utility relocation is expected to begin in August, with ...

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    Beograd metro feasibility study commissioned


    SERBIA: A contract has been signed for Egis Group to undertake a feasibility study for the proposed metro network in Beograd. The 18-month study will be funded by the French government. ‘The metro is one of the most ambitious projects we are ...

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    Acciona consortium to build Vancouver SkyTrain extension


    CANADA: British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure has selected an Acciona-led consortium as preferred bidder for a contract to design, build and partially finance the Broadway Subway Project in Vancouver.

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    Singapore CBTC, screen-door, telecom and construction contracts awarded


    SINGAPORE: The award of a further four contracts for construction of the Jurong Region Line automated metro was announced by Land Transport Authority on July 17. A S$320·4m contract covering the design and construction of Toh Guan, Jurong Town Hall and Pandan ...

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    Colombo light rail project goes ahead


    SRI LANKA: The Japanese-backed light rail project in Colombo is still going ahead and has not been suspended as has been reported locally, the Japanese embassy has confirmed to Metro Report International . The embassy’s rebuttal followed local reports that the project had been halted, with ...

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    €600m settlement ends legal action over Köln tunnel collapse


    GERMANY: The city of Köln, transport operator KVB and construction consortium Nord-Süd-Stadtbahn Köln Los Süd have reached an out-of-court agreement to settle legal claims arising from the collapse of the city archive building during construction of the north-south Stadtbahn tunnel. Two people in neighbouring buildings were ...

  • tw Taipei metro Wanda Line Alstom Metropolis train impression
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    Taipei Metro Line 7 extension railway systems contract signed


    TAIWAN: A consortium of Alstom and local engineering company CTCI has reached contractual close on the contract to supply rolling stock and railway systems for the second phase of Taipei’s Wanda Zhonghe Shulin Line. The medium-capacity automated light metro project is also know as the Light ...

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    Madrid metro Line 8 to be extended to Valdebebas


    SPAIN: An extension of Madrid metro Line 8 is to be included in the future transport plan for the northeastern suburbs of the capital, Comunidad de Madrid Vice-President Ignacio Aguado announced on July 7. Valdebebas is currently served by RENFE suburban services C-1 and C-10 running ...

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    Dubai Route 2020 metro extension inaugurated


    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, ...

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    Trams return to Gorzów Wielkopolski


    POLAND: Tram operations in Gorzów Wielkopolski have resumed following a three-year suspension while a major renewal programme was undertaken. Services restarted on July 2, as part of a celebrations marking the city’s 763th anniversary. Trams are running again on the full length of the 9·5 km ...

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    Agra and Kanpur combined metro train and CBTC contract awarded


    The two-line Agra metro will serve one of the largest cities in Uttar Pradesh, including tourist highlights such as the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. INDIA: State project promoter Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp has awarded Bombardier Transport India a €245m contract to supply 67 three-car ...

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    EU funds allocated to Lisboa orbital metro scheme


    PORTUGAL: The European Commission has approved an €83m allocation from the EU Cohesion Fund to support expansion of the Lisboa metro network. Creation of a circular route around the city is envisaged under the plans, which would see a short connection built between the Yellow Line ...

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    Gdańsk tram extension opens


    POLAND: A 2·6 km extension of Gdańsk tram Route 12 from Migowo to Lawendowe Wzgórze in the southwest of the city opened on June 30. The six stops include a tram and bus interchange at Ujeścisko which features a park-and-ride site with ...

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    Changsha opens two more lines


    CHINA: Two new metro lines totalling 58·9 km were opened for revenue service in Changsha on June 28, being inaugurated simultaneously at 11.28.

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    Seattle light rail project management contract awarded


    USA: Seattle’s Sound Transit has selected the South County Transit Partners joint venture of Mott MacDonald and SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business to provide project management services for the design and construction of the Federal Way Link Extension light rail project. South County Transit Partners provided project oversight ...

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    Stockholm orders 10 more A35 trams


    SWEDEN: Storstockholms Lokaltrafik has awarded CAF a contract to supply a further 10 Type A35 trams for the capital’s expanding light rail network.