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  • TramCentenarySq
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    Catenary-free tram extension inaugurated in Birmingham

    2019-12-11T11:03:00Z

    UK: The first phase of the Westside tram extension in Birmingham opened to passengers on December 11. The extension runs from Grand Central, which serves New Street railway station, to Library stop in Centenary Square, with an intermediate stop at Town Hall in Victoria Square. ...

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    First phase of Doha metro completed

    2019-12-11T09:55:00Z

    QATAR: The first phase of the driverless metro network in Doha has been completed, with the opening of the third line and two extensions of the first route on December 10. The 22 km Green Line runs from Al Riffa in the west to Al Mansoura ...

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    Macau metro opens

    2019-12-11T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: The first light metro line in Macau was inaugurated by Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On on December 10. Travel is free until the end of the month. The elevated Taipa Line serves 11 stations on a 9·3 km U-shaped route from Oceano to ...

  • in-Pune metro start of tunnelling
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    Tunnelling begins on Pune metro

    2019-12-10T12:32:00Z

    INDIA: Tunnelling has started on Line 1 of the Pune metro, with the flagging off of a tunnel boring machine from Agriculture College. The 85 m long Terratec TBM is to bore a tunnel 20 to 30 m below ground on the 8·2 km Shivajinagar – ...

  • cn-Shenzhen metro line 9 extension
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    Shenzhen metro network exceeds 300 km following latest opening

    2019-12-09T10:58:00Z

    CHINA: The second phase of Shenzhen metro Line 9 officially opened at 11.00 on December 8. The latest opening brings the network to 303·4 km. The western extension from Hongshuwan South to Qianwan adds 10·8 km and 10 stations, bringing Line 9 to 36·2 km with ...

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    Moscow metro expansion funding announced

    2019-12-04T10:25:00Z

    The funding covers several projects, including Line 11. RUSSIA: The Moscow city authorities have announced plans to invest around 700bn roubles in metro projects in 2020-22, with majority of this funding to go towards network expansion. The funding package includes completion of the 69 km ...

  • cn-foshan hydrogen tram
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    Foshan welcomes hydrogen fuel cell tram

    2019-12-02T15:29:00Z

    CHINA: A hydrogen fuel cell tram has started test running on the Gaoming Line in Foshan, ahead of opening of the city’s first tram route later this month. The 17·4 km Gaoming Line on the west bank of the Xijiang River is intended to serve 20 ...

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    Funding agreed for Hamburg S-Bahn extension

    2019-12-02T13:58:00Z

    GERMANY: A financing agreement for the Line S4 Ost extension of the Hamburg S-Bahn network to Bad Oldesloe was completed on November 29. The total project cost is put at around €1·85bn, of which €1·56bn is coming from the federal government. A further €290m is to ...

  • Yanchep Rail Extension
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    Work starts on Perth suburban rail extension

    2019-11-28T13:49:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The NEWest Alliance of CPB Contractors and Downer has been named preferred bidder to undertake the Yanchep Rail Extension and the Thornlie–Cockburn Link projects in Perth. The announcement was made on November 25, when a sod-turning ceremony marked the start ...

  • tn_au-brisbane metro brt impression
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    Brisbane Metro BRT vehicle supplier selected

    2019-11-27T11:15:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Brisbane City Council has selected Hess, Volgren and ABB to supply 60 electric buses and charging infrastructure for the Brisbane Metro bus rapid transit project. A prototype is due to be delivered next year, ahead testing and series production. Final assembly will take place at ...

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    Tram route T6 opens in Lyon

    2019-11-25T14:05:00Z

    FRANCE: Lyon tram route T6 was inaugurated on November 22. The 6·7 km route has been built as an end-on eastern extension of route T1. Running from Debourg, where interchange is provided with metro Line B, to Hôpitaux Est-Pinel, T6 serves 14 stops and offers an ...

  • The first of 22 trams that Alstom is supplying to operate route T9 in Paris has arrived in Orly.
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    First tram arrives for Paris T9

    2019-11-25T12:41:00Z

    FRANCE: The first of 22 trams that Alstom is supplying to operate route T9 in Paris arrived in Orly on November 22, four days after leaving Alstom’s La Rochelle factory. Ile-de-France regional transport authority STIF awarded Alstom a contract in 2016 that includes options for up to 68 additional ...

  • qa-doha metro station
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    Doha metro Gold Line opens

    2019-11-25T09:36:00Z

    QATAR: The Doha metro Gold Line opened to passengers on November 21, a little over six months after the Red Line became the first operational metro line in the city. The 14 km Gold Line serves 11 stations between Ras Bu Abboud in the east and ...

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    Putin inaugurates Moscow Central Diameters

    2019-11-22T12:07:00Z

    RUSSIA: The first RER-style routes linking existing radial rail routes into Moscow were inaugurated on November 21. The opening ceremony for the first two so-called Moscow Central Diameters was attended by President Vladimir Putin, Minister of Transport Yevgeny Dietrich, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, Governor of Moscow Oblast ...

  • au-Sydney Metro train at Rouse Hill
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    Sydney metro second phase E&M contract awarded

    2019-11-22T11:37:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Sydney Metro has exercised an option on the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium’s Operations, Trains Systems concession to cover the line’s second phase. In 2014 the consortium of MTR Corp, John Holland, CPB Contractors, UGL Rail and Plenary Group was awarded a PPP concession ...

  • tn_pa-panama city metro line 3 impression
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    South Korean consortium to build third Panamá City metro line

    2019-11-21T10:35:00Z

    PANAMA: Metro de Panamá has selected a South Korean consortium as preferred bidder to carry out civil works on the capital’s third metro line. The HPH joint venture of Hyundai Engineering Construction Co, POSCO and Hyundai Engineering Co has been chosen for the 54-month ...

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    Egis selected to study third Warszawa metro line

    2019-11-21T10:06:00Z

    POLAND: Metro Warszawskie has selected a preferred bidder to undertake technical studies for a planned third metro line in the capital, the metro authority announced on November 19. Initial results are due to be published three months after contract signature, which is itself expected after the statutory ...

  • br-sao paulo metro Line 4 Zelki
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    Work to resume on São Paulo metro Line 6 as Acciona comes on board

    2019-11-14T16:42:00Z

    Photo: Benjámin Zelki BRAZIL: São Paulo State Transport Secretary Alexandre Baldy has confirmed that Acciona intends to buy a majority stake in the Move São Paulo consortium, so that construction of São Paulo metro Line 6 can resume. Construction of the 15·3 km north-south route ...

  • Plans for a two-line metro network in Konya have been finalised.
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    Sino-Turkish consortium to build Konya metro

    2019-11-14T14:36:00Z

    TURKEY: A consortium of China National Machinery, Taşyapı and AYGM has been awarded a €1·2bn contract to build the first metro line in Konya. Due to be completed by the end of 2023, the 21·1 km route would serve 22 stations between Necmettin Erbakan University in ...

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    Toronto backs Ontario Line

    2019-11-14T13:52:00Z

    CANADA: Four metro projects in the greater Toronto area with a combined budget of C$28·5bn are set to move ahead, after the city council voted to support an expansion package put forward by the Ontario provincial government rather than progressing its own projects. Described by Toronto ...