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  • Hitachi Rail Italy is supplying 47 four-car driverless trainsets to operate on Milano metro Line M4.
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    Driverless train delivered for Milano’s Linate Airport metro line

    2019-07-22T11:15:36Z

    ITALY: Hitachi Rail Italy has delivered the first driverless trainset for the future metro Line M4 in Milano to the site of Linate Airport station. HRI is supplying 47 four-car trainsets from its Reggio Calabria factory. The 50 m long sets have capacity for 600 passengers. They will ...

  • Attending the signing ceremony were Auckland Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore, Transport Minister Phil Twyford, CRL Ltd Chair Sir Brian Roche and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.
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    Auckland City Rail Link contract signed

    2019-07-19T16:35:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The main contract for construction of the tunnels and stations on the Auckland City Rail Link was formally signed on July 19, at an event attended by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. Project promoter City Rail Link had selected the Link Alliance ...

  • Federal Way Link Extension will extend the light rail line south from Angle Lake to Federal Way.
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    Seattle light rail extension designer selected

    2019-07-18T14:00:00Z

    USA: Seattle-Tacoma transport authority Sound Transit has selected Parsons as lead designer for the Federal Way Link Extension project, the company announced on July 11. Parsons will work as part of a team led by Kiewit Infrastructure West Company, which was awarded a design-build contract earlier this year. ...

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    Roma Line C extension brought forward

    2019-07-16T07:00:00Z

    ITALY: Roma Mayor Virginia Raggi has confirmed that the phase of metro Line C currently under construction will reach Piazza Venezia, making it one station longer than previously envisaged. A tunnel boring machine has been excavating a tunnel westwards from San Giovanni, and is expected to reach Colosseo ...

  • Test running on Xiamen metro Line 2 started on July 12.
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    Tests begin on Xiamen metro Line 2

    2019-07-15T10:22:33Z

    CHINA: Test running on Xiamen metro Line 2 started on July 12 using 30 trainsets. The 41·6 km route serves 32 stations between Xiamen Island in the east and Tianzhushan in the west. Interchange with the north-south Line 1 is provided at Lücuo. Construction started in July 2015. ...

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    Keolis to operate Paris tram route T9

    2019-07-12T11:00:00Z

    FRANCE: On July 2 Île-de-France Mobilités selected Keolis to operate tram Route T9 for 5½ years. Due to open next year, the 10 km route between Porte de Choisy on Paris metro Line 7 and the centre of Orly will serve 19 stops and provide interchange ...

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    Further Xi’an metro network development approved

    2019-07-12T06:30:00Z

    CHINA: The National Development Reform Commission has approved the third phase of the Xi’an metro plan. The planned projects would add 150 km to the network, taking the total to 423 km and 12 lines. The third phase of Line 1 would extend the ...

  • One of the two lines to be built in the first phase would serve Bahrain International Airport.
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    Bahrain metro consultancy shortlist

    2019-07-11T09:21:00Z

    BAHRAIN: The Ministry of Transportation Telecommunication has shortlisted three bidders to provide consultancy services for the first phase of the country’s planned metro network. Al Zayani Engineering, KPMG and PwC have been shortlisted for the transaction advisory contract. Bids were also submitted by Deloitte ...

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    Budapest tram Route 1 reaches Kelenföld

    2019-07-10T09:07:00Z

    HUNGARY: Budapest Mayor István Tarlós inaugurated an extension of Budapest tram Route 1 to Kelenföld railway station on July 9. The 1·7 km western extension from Etele út/Fehérvári út adds intermediate stops at Bikás Park and Bártfai út. Interchange is provided with metro Line M4 at Bikás Park and ...

  • Four tram lines are to be built in Ulsan.
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    Ulsan tram plans announced

    2019-07-09T08:20:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Ulsan Mayor Song Cheol-ho has announced plans for the construction of a four-line tram network in the city. Due to be built in two phases, the total cost is estimated at 1·3tr won. The first phase is due to be completed by 2027 and ...

  • The first of 18 light rail vehicles which CAF is supplying for the Metro Express project was delivered on July 4.
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    Mauritius Metro Express light rail vehicle arrives

    2019-07-05T13:04:33Z

    MAURITIUS: The first of 18 light rail vehicles which CAF is supplying for the Metro Express project was delivered on July 4, with five more expected to follow by the end of the year. The initial 13 km Port Louis – Rose Hill section of the Metro Express line is ...

  • Metrostav is to build a 900 m long and partly underground extension of Brno tram Route 8 to serve the Bohunice university campus and hospital.
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    Brno university tram extension contract awarded

    2019-07-04T07:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: The City of Brno has awarded Metrostav a KC1·4bn contract to build a 900 m long and partly underground extension of tram Route 8 to serve the Bohunice university campus and hospital, which are accessed by around 40 000 people every day. The project is being supported with ...

  • São Paulo currently has one monorail line (photo: Benjámin Zelki).
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    São Paulo airport monorail work to start in September

    2019-06-28T14:26:36Z

    BRAZIL: Work is due to begin this year on a monorail connecting the three terminals of São Paulo’s Guarulhos Airport with the city’s commuter rail network. The R$175m project is to be funded by the airport concessionaire and will be built on land owned by the airport. Work is ...

  • The second phase of Shijiazhuang metro Line 1 opened on June 26.
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    Shijiazhuang metro opens Line 1 extension

    2019-06-28T11:03:00Z

    CHINA: The second phase of Shijiazhuang metro Line 1 opened to passengers at 06.30 on June 26. The 13·5 km extension runs northwards from the former eastern terminus at Xiaohedadao under the Hutuo River to serve the city’s northeast suburbs, adding eight stations. However, only the first 10·4 km ...

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    Systra selected for Santiago Line 7

    2019-06-27T14:39:19Z

    CHILE: Metro de Santiago has selected Systra to provide consultancy services for construction of driverless metro Line 7, including the design of railway systems, workshops and rolling stock, the company announced on June 25. Line 7 is one of three new routes and four extensions announced by President Sebastián Piñera ...

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    First phase of Hangzhou metro Line 5 opens

    2019-06-27T08:38:00Z

    CHINA: The first phase of Hangzhou metro Line 5 was inaugurated on June 24. The 17·8 km underground route in the northwest of the city links Liangmu Lu with Shanxian, serving 12 stations, including an interchange with Line 2 at Sanba. The rest of Line 5 ...

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    Lanzhou metro inaugurated

    2019-06-24T09:16:21Z

    CHINA: The first metro line in Lanzhou opened on June 23. The 26 km Line 1 runs from Donggang in the east to Chenguanying in the west. Construction started in 2014 and test running began at the end of December 2018. Services are operated with a fleet of 26 ...

  • The first section of the ION light rail line in the Region of Waterloo was inaugurated on June 21.
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    Waterloo ION light rail inaugurated

    2019-06-21T16:00:34Z

    CANADA: The first section of the ION light rail line in the Region of Waterloo was inaugurated on June 21 at a ceremony at Fairway stop in Kitchener. Travel is free until July 1. The 16 km line serves 19 stops on a mostly segregated alignment between Congestoga in ...

  • Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated a southern extension of metro Line 1 on June 20.
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    Moscow metro Line 1 reaches Kommunarka

    2019-06-21T10:30:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated a southern extension of metro Line 1 on June 20. The 11·6 km extension from Salaryevo to Kommunarka brings Line 1 to 44·1 km. Construction started in February 2018 and was undertaken by Mosinzhproyekt. Testing on the extension started on January 14 2019. ...

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    Erzurum tramway project receives government approval

    2019-06-20T15:05:00Z

    TURKEY: The Ministry of Transport Infrastructure has approved the construction of a tram line in Erzurum. Planning has been underway since 2015, and the government has allocated TL890m for the project. Due to be built in five years, the 15·5 km first phase would ...