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  • lk Colombo busy street (Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Colombo light rail MoU signed

    2021-09-16T11:28:00Z

    SRI LANKA: KCI Metro Link Korea Co and the GBK Consortium of more than 15 South Korean companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to undertake a feasibility study for a light rail line running north from Colombo to Bandaranaike International Airport and Negombo, along with ...

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    Crown Bridges tramway construction approved

    2021-09-14T13:30:00Z

    FINLAND: Construction of the Crown Bridges tramway in Helsinki is expected to get underway shortly, after the city council formally approved a revised budget setting the estimated cost at €326m. The 10 km light rail line will connect Laajasalo in the southeast to the city centre ...

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    Warszawa tram network extended to Winnica

    2021-09-13T15:41:00Z

    POLAND: Tramwaje Warszawskie has started revenue operation on a 1·3 km extension of tram routes 2 and 17 from Nowodwory to Winnica in the north of the city.

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    Consortium appointed to design Bogotá metro Line 2

    2021-09-13T05:00:00Z

    COLOMBIA: The UT Movilidad Urbana Sostenible consortium has been awarded a contract to undertake the detailed design of Bogotá metro Line 2. Led by Systra, the consortium includes Garrigues Colombia, Brigard & Urrutia Abogados, KPMG Advisory Tax & Legal, BONUS Banca de Inversión and Ingetec Ingeniería ...

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    Paris awards T3b tram extension contracts

    2021-09-10T12:55:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP has selected Colas to build a 3·2 km western extension of orbital tram route T3b from Porte d’Asnières to Porte Dauphine. Being funded as part of the Grand Paris project, the extension will broadly parallel RER Line C, serving seven stop ...

  • Istanbul M7 metro extension map
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    Ship canal poses challenge as Istanbul extends metro line

    2021-09-10T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Excavation work is underway on a long-planned 18 km underground extension of Istanbul’s M7 metro line, with the €220m cost to be financed from a Eurobond issued by Istanbul municipality late last year. The extension is to be built in two stages. The first will ...

  • ch-Lausanne_tram_impression
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    Lausanne breaks ground for western tram line

    2021-09-09T10:56:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Work has started on the construction of a tram route to serve the western suburbs of Lausanne, following a groundbreaking ceremony in Renens and public celebrations at both ends of the route.

  • Charlotte Gold Line streetcar (Photo Siemens)
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    Charlotte’s modernised and extended Gold Line reopens

    2021-08-31T12:00:00Z

    USA: Charlotte’s CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar reopened on August 30, following a project to modernise the line and extend it at each end to connect the historic West End to the Elizabeth neighbourhood via Uptown. Trams run every every 20 min from 05.00 to 02.00 seven ...

  • Four tram lines are planned to be built in Bologna.
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    Bologna tram plan approved

    2021-08-31T09:59:00Z

    ITALY: The city of Bologna has begun the process of calling tenders for the design and construction of the 15 km Red Line tramway, which is planned as the first route of a proposed four-line network totalling 57 km. The municipality approved the Red Line project ...

  • Brest tram Line B impression
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    Brest awards contract for tram and electric bus projects

    2021-08-30T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Brest Métropole has selected the Mobi-Brest consortium to develop a second tram line and an electric bus rapid transit route. The consortium is led by Systra and includes SCE, B3I, LA/BA, Forma-6 and Ferrand-Sigal as joint contractors, with Copenhagenize, Toolz, AUAS and Artgéo as subcontractors. ...

  • tr-Mersin metro 1
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    Mersin awards contract for construction of first metro line

    2021-08-27T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Mersin municipality has formally awarded the contract for construction of the city’s first underground metro line. The winner was a consortium of US company Dillingham Construction International and Turkey’s Kıska-Kom, which submitted the lowest bid of TL3·379bn. Bids had also been submitted by a consortium ...

  • Taizicheng tram exterior
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    Winter Olympics tram rolled out

    2021-08-23T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive has rolled out the first of three light rail vehicles for a tramway which is being built at the Taizicheng winter sports resort which will host skiing events during 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The LRV is 27 m long ...

  • Izmir clock tower (Photo: Ben Kerckx/Pixabay)
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    İzmir invites tenders for Otogar – Kemalpaşa metro line

    2021-08-19T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Seven companies or consortia have applied to prequalify for the contract to build İzmir’s planned Otogar – Kemalpaşa metro line. The 27·5 km line with 19 stations will link the inter-city coach station with the future Ankara – İzmir high speed rail line and the ...

  • FLP Stadler Tramlink (Photo FLP)
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    Lugano tram-train cut-off tunnel approved

    2021-08-17T14:03:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Plans for a 2·2 km cut-off tunnel which would provide metre-gauge operator Ferrovie Luganesi with a more direct route into Lugano were approved by the Federal Council on August 11. Construction of the tunnel along with a 1·9 km surface branch to Manno are key ...

  • Berlin M10 groundbreaking August 11 2021 (Photo: BVG)
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    Groundbreaking for Berlin tramway extension

    2021-08-17T13:44:00Z

    GERMANY: Construction of the 2·2 km five-stop extension of Berlin tram line M10 westwards from Hauptbahnhof to Turmstraße U-Bahn station in the city’s Moabit district was officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony on August 11. The €33m project is being funded by the Berlin Sustainable Development ...

  • tn_us-losangeles-foothillgoldline-lrv.jpg
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    Foothill Gold Line design works completed

    2021-08-16T05:00:00Z

    USA: The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority has announced the substantial completion of design work for the $1·5bn, 15 km four-stop extension of the Los Angeles light rail network from Glendora to Pomona. The design-build contract was awarded to the Kiewit-Parsons Joint Venture in October ...

  • Jerusalem Mayor light rail Red Line rails
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    Jerusalem light rail expansion tracklaying begins

    2021-08-13T13:41:00Z

    ISRAEL: Ceremonial first rails for the expansion of Jerusalem’s light rail Red Line were laid in the presence of Mayor Moshe Lion on August 11. The line is being extended north to Neve Ya’akov and south from Mount Hertzel to the Hadassah hospital, adding 11 stops. ...

  • tn_fr-marseille-tram-flexity_02.jpg
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    Work begins on Marseille tram extensions

    2021-08-06T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Preparatory works for northern and southern extensions of the Marseille tram network got underway at the end of July, with openings scheduled for 2025. A 1·8 km long northern extension will run from Arenc to Capitaine Gèze with three stops. The southern extension will ...

  • tn_fr-tours_tram_at_stop.jpg
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    Tours tramway Line B design work gets underway

    2021-08-05T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: A consortium of Systra, Suez Group’s consulting business Safège and architectural firms Urbanica and L’Heudé have been awarded the project management contract for Tours tram Line B, covering design studies and supervision of construction works and subsequent testing. Preliminary studies for the proposed line ...

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    EBRD approves Izmir metro loan

    2021-07-29T10:41:00Z

    TURKEY: The European Bank for Reconstruction Development is to provide Izmir municipality with a €125m loan to support construction of the first phase of the Üçyol – Buca driverless metro line. The 13·5 km line will be entirely underground, with an end to ...