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  • METROLINX
    Metro Report International

    Toronto metro project preferred bidders selected

    2022-09-16T10:00:00Z

    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have announced the preferred proponents for the Toronto Ontario Line metro project’s Civil, Stations & Tunnel (South) and Rolling Stock, Systems, Operations & Maintenance PPP contracts. Ontario Transit Group and Connect 6ix each ranked first after the evaluation of the requests ...

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    Metro Report International

    Luxtram extends southeast

    2022-09-12T10:42:00Z

    LUXEMBOURG: Luxtram light rail route T1 has been extended southeast to Lycée Bouneweg, following a formal inauguration by Minister of Mobility François Bausch and the city’s mayor Lydie Polfer on September 11

  • Digbeth track
    Metro Report International

    West Midlands Metro extension track installed in Digbeth

    2022-09-12T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Midland Metro Alliance has installed the first section of track in Digbeth as part of the Eastside light rail extension. Running from Bull Street in Birmingham’s city centre via the future High Speed 2 terminus at Curzon Street to Digbeth, the 1·7 km extension ...

  • Ottawa O-Train DMU
    Metro Report International

    O-Train extension systems integration support contract awarded

    2022-09-09T08:00:00Z

    CANADA: Ricardo has been appointed to provide systems integration verification services for the southern extension of Ottowa’s DMU-operated O-Train Line 2. Services on the 6 km line from Bayview to Greenboro were suspended in May 2020 to enable engineering work for the extension south to Limebank, ...

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    News

    Three consortia shortlisted to build Melbourne’s Suburban Rail Loop

    2022-09-08T09:25:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Victoria’s Suburban Rail Loop Authority has shortlisted three international consortia for tunnelling work on the eastern section of Melbourne’s orbital rail project. The SRL East package covers 26 km of twin bore tunnels between Cheltenham and Box Hill serving six underground ...

  • Lagiewniki_01
    Metro Report International

    Kraków tram extension connects southern routes

    2022-09-02T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: A 1·7 km extension of the Kraków tram network from Łagiewniki SKA to Kurdwanów has opened to connect two existing lines in the south of the city. The tramway extension has been built as part of the Trasa Łagiewnicka ring road scheme, which also involved ...

  • Grand Paris Express Line 18 works
    Metro Report International

    Grand Paris Line 18 power supply contract

    2022-09-01T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: A 50:50 consortium of Colas Rail and Eiffage Énergie Systèmes has been awarded a €26m contract to provide traction power supply equipment for the 35 km Grand Paris Express automated metro Line 18 between Orly Airport and Versailles-Chantiers station. This will include 15 rectification substations, ...

  • Lightline Niigata Transys HU300 light rail vehicle (Photo: Kosei Asakawa)
    Metro Report International

    Utsunomiya light rail expansion planned as opening rescheduled

    2022-08-30T05:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Plans are being drawn up to extend the future Utsunomiya light rail line through the urban area on the west side of the JR East station and Tohoku Main Line.

  • Genova metro extension map
    Metro Report International

    Genova metro expansion

    2022-08-29T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: Genova municipality has approved plans for a 3 km western branch of the metro with four stations. This is to branch off the existing line at Dinegro and run west to Fiumara with three intermediate stations, including an interchange with the rail network at Sampierdarena. The ...

  • The UK’s Department for Transport and Israel’s Ministry of Transport & Road Safety have signed a memorandum of understanding to share expertise on large scale rail projects
    News

    UK and Israel sign MoU to share transport expertise

    2022-08-24T10:49:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The UK’s Department for Transport and Israel’s Ministry of Transport & Road Safety have signed a memorandum of understanding to share expertise on large scale rail projects, which DfT said could lead to ‘fresh business opportunities and potential new jobs’.

  • Heraklion (Photo Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Heraklion tram plan

    2022-08-23T11:02:00Z

    GREECE: Technical specifications for a proposed tram network in Heraklion, the largest city on the island of Crete, have been agreed by Deputy Mayor for Infrastructure Yiannis Anastasakis and Nikolaos Kouretas, Managing Director of Athens’ Attiko Metro. Funding will now be sought for feasibility and viability ...

  • St Petersburg tram Slavyanka
    Metro Report International

    Construction of St Petersburg light rail line launched

    2022-08-23T10:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: St Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov has ceremonially launched construction of the 21 km Kupchino – Shushary – Slavyanka fast light rail line, which will be separate from the city’s existing tram network. The line is to be built under a 30-year PPP concession agreement signed ...

  • Tallinn tramway extension contract
    Metro Report International

    Tallinn tram extension contract signed

    2022-08-16T09:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: A contract has been awarded for the design and construction of the Vanasadama tramway extension which will connect Tallinn’s Old Harbour with the future Rail Baltica station at Ülemiste. Valued at €36·5m +VAT, the contract was signed on August 9 by the city’s public works ...

  • Krakow tram track construction
    Metro Report International

    Kraków fast tram tracklaying underway

    2022-08-12T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Tracklaying has begun on a 5 km ‘fast tram’ extension of the Kraków tram network to Górka Narodowa in the north of the city. The extension is intended to serve park and ride facilities and provide a 20 min journey time to the city centre. ...

  • Light rail line in Canberra.
    Metro Report International

    Canberra battery tram order

    2022-08-11T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: CAF has been awarded a contract supply five battery-equipped light rail vehicles to Canberra from 2024. It will also retrofit the city’s 14 existing five-section Urbos 100 vehicles with batteries, so that the entire fleet will be able to operate on the catenary-free extension to ...

  • Calgary Green Line underground station design concept
    Metro Report International

    Two shortlisted for Calgary Green Line project

    2022-08-09T14:56:00Z

    CANADA: Two consortia have been shortlisted for a contract to design and build the first phase of Calgary’s Green Line light rail project, covering the 18 km from Shepard to Eau Claire with 13 stops. They are: Bow Transit Connectors: Barnard Constructors of Canada, LP, ...

  • 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 ...

  • São Paulo Line 6 construction works aerial view (Photo: Concessionária Linha Universidade)
    Metro Report International

    São Paulo metro Line 6 financing secured

    2022-08-05T09:26:00Z

    BRAZIL: São Paulo metro Line 6 PPP consortium Concessionária Linha Universidade has closed a R$6·9bn financing deal with development bank BNDES. The consortium of Acciona (47%), Societe Generale (39·7%), Stoa (12·3%) and Transdev (1%) said the R$18bn public-private infrastructure project to build the 15·3 km line ...

  • Girona (Photo: Ron van der Steeg/Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Catalunya studies tram-train networks

    2022-07-29T11:00:00Z

    SPAIN: The government of Catalunya and railway operator Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya have called tenders to undertake studies for four tram-train networks which would have a combined length of around 280 km. The four planned schemes are: Terres de l’Ebre, a 41 km, two-line ...

  • Macau light metro
    Metro Report International

    Macau – Hengqin metro tunnelling begins

    2022-07-29T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Tunnelling has begun for a light metro line connecting the Macau Special Administrative Region with Zhuhai’s Hengqin Port across the Shizimen canal. Being built at an overall cost of US$437m, Macao Light Rail Transit’s Hengqin Line will run for 2·2 km from an interchange with ...