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  • Los Angeles West Santa Ana light rail line map
    Metro Report International

    LA Metro approves West Santa Ana light rail line


    USA: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has approved the construction of a light rail line to serve the southeastern part of the county.

  • Jerusalem light rail map
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    Jerusalem Purple Line tram route approved


    ISRAEL: The Regional Planning Committee has approved the proposed route for the Purple Line tramway in Jerusalem. The 14 km line with 19 stops is intended to form an east-west corridor across the southern part of the city. The first stage would start from an interchange ...

  • Tel Aviv from the air (Photo mfvgml, Pixabay)
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    Preliminary approval given to Tel Aviv Metro bill


    ISRAEL: Draft legislation paving the way for construction of the three proposed metro lines in Tel Aviv was approved by the Knesset’s National Infrastructure Projects Committee on February 15, clearing the way for the bill to go forward for its second and third readings in parliament. ...

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    In depth

    Israel: Light rail is not the only fruit


    Due to open later this year, Tel Aviv’s light rail Red Line is the first route in a planned six-line network to serve the rapidly expanding conurbation.

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    In depth

    Turkey: Currency crunch dents metro expansion


    An array of urban and suburban rail projects is underway across Turkey, but political squabbles between central government and city administrations and major currency fluctuations could yet hinder delivery of the investment, as David O’Byrne explains.

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    Work to begin on Barcelona tram extension


    SPAIN: Work on the long-planned link between the isolated Trambesòs and Trambaix light rail networks in Barcelona is expected to begin in the second week of March, following the award of construction contracts for the first half of the route. Following a series of feasibility studies, ...

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    Three shortlisted for Sydney Metro West eastern tunnels


    AUSTRALIA: Sydney Metro has shortlisted three consortia for the third of three main construction contracts for the 24 km Sydney Metro West line linking the city centre with Paramatta and Westmead. The Eastern Tunnelling package covers 3·5 km of twin-bore tunnels from the intermediate station site ...

  • Northeast transport strategy 2035 plan
    Rail Business UK

    Local ambitions in 2035 rail strategy for northeast England


    UK: Further devolution of powers to manage rail services, better transport integration and long-term funding streams are at the core of the North East Rail & Metro Strategy, which sets out the North of Tyne and North East combined authorities’ ambitions for rail and Tyne & ...

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    JICA agrees ¥253bn Metro Manila Subway loan


    PHILIPPINES: The Japan International Cooperation Agency has granted a ¥253·3bn loan to the national government to fund further construction of the initial phase of the MRT9 Metro Manila Subway, the first fully underground heavy metro line in the Philippines.

  • Tokyo metro extensions map
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    Tokyo Metro extensions approved


    JAPAN: The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism has given Tokyo Metro the go-ahead to develop two proposed extensions to the capital’s metro network. The first would be an extension of the Yurakucho Line to serve areas at the northern end of Tokyo Bay that ...

  • Athens metro construction (Photo: EIB)
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    EIB releases biggest ever loan for transport in Greece


    GREECE: The European Investment Bank and Attiko Metro have signed a €580m loan to finance construction of the first section of Athens metro Line 4. EIB said the 30-year loan is the biggest ever granted for a Greek transport project, and its biggest loan for a ...

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    Pro Football Hall of Fame light rail line study


    USA: Stark Area Regional Transit Authority has awarded consultancy WSP USA a contract to undertake studies for a light rail service connecting the centre of Canton, Ohio, with the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and potentially with Belden Village and Akron-Canton Airport. Any future service would ...

  • Haifa Nazareth tram-train stop impression
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    Six prequalify for Haifa – Nazareth tram-train concession


    ISRAEL: Project promoter Trans Israel has prequalified six consortia for the Infra 2 PPP concession to finance, design and procure the railway systems and rolling stock for the future Haifa – Nazareth inter-urban light rail line, and to operate the completed route. The six are: ...

  • Madrid Metro sign (Pixabay)
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    Tenders called to extend Madrid Line 11 into the city centre


    SPAIN: Madrid municipality has called tenders for construction of a 7 km extension of Metro de Madrid’s Line 11 from Plaza Elíptica, where it has an interchange with Line 6, to Conde de Casal, where it would again meet Line 6. There would be four intermediate ...

  • Tel Aviv from the air (Photo mfvgml, Pixabay)
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    Tel Aviv light rail Green Line preferred bidder selected


    ISRAEL: Tel Aviv urban transport project promoter NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit Systems has selected the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Tramway consortium of Alstom, bus operator Dan Transportation and infrastructure contractor Electra to finance, design, built, operate and maintain the light rail Green Line. ...

  • Auckland light rail village centre impression
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    Auckland selects underground light rail to support city’s growth


    NEW ZEALAND: The government has selected a partially underground light rail line as its preferred option for a public transport corridor between Auckland’s central business district, Māngere and the airport. Announcing the decision on January 28, Minister of Transport Michael Wood said the proposed line would ...

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    Bremen tram extensions cleared to proceed


    GERMANY: With funding and planning permission already in place, the Administrative Appeals Court of Lüneburg has removed any remaining obstacles and objections to the extension of Line 8 of the Bremen tram network. A late challenge to the ruling was dismissed. Construction will take place in ...

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    Hamburg to study second S-Bahn tunnel


    GERMANY: After years of discussions, Deutsche Bahn, the federal government and the Hamburg municipality signed an agreement on January 21 to conduct a €1·5m feasibility study into building a second cross-city S-Bahn tunnel linking Hamburg Hbf, Dammtor and Altona. The stations are currently linked by the ...

  • Tyne & Wear Metro start of work on Metro Flow project (3)
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    Metro Flow work begins to eliminate South Tyneside bottlenecks


    UK: Preliminary work on the £103m Metro Flow double-tracking project in South Tyneside has begun. Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd, which last year won a £55m contract for the construction stage of the scheme, will now begin upgrading and electrifying at 1∙5 kV DC an infrequently used ...

  • Bilbao (Photo: SnapwireSnaps/Pixabay)
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    Bilbao tramway extension agreement


    SPAIN: Bilbao municipality and the Basque region’s transport department have signed an agreement to extend the city’s tram network by 2.4 km and five stops through Olabeaga to Zorrozaurre, northwest of the centre. The estimated cost of construction, not including new trams, is €40m, and the ...