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    Atlanta consults on draft Regional Transit Plan


    USA: Commuter rail, metro and light rail projects form the centrepiece of proposals to improve public transport in the 13-county greater Atlanta metropolitan region. Established last year, the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority has been mandated to develop a ‘seamless’ regional transport network, bringing together and augmenting ...

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    Beijing Daxing airport opens with high speed rail and metro links


    CHINA: Two rail links to Beijing’s second international airport were opened for revenue services on September 26, the same day that commercial passenger flights began using Beijing Daxing Airport. This followed official inauguration of the airport by President Xi Jinping the previous day. ...

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    Istanbul metro financing packages agreed


    TURKEY: Financial packages have been agreed to support the ongoing construction of the Ümraniye – Ataşehir – Göztepe metro line M12 on the Asian side of Istanbul. The 13 km line will run underground from 60 Yıl Parkı to Kazık Karabekir, with 11 stations. The European ...

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    Wuhan metro extension opens


    CHINA: A 16·3 km western extension of Wuhan metro Line 4 from Huangjinkou to Bolin opened on September 25, taking the line to 48·6 km and 37 stations. Also known as the Caidian Line, the extension runs underground for 13 km with seven stations and is ...

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    Air rights deal included in Sydney Metro station contract


    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has awarded a consortium of Oxford Properties, CPB Contractors and Grocon a A$463m contract to design and build the landmark Pitt Street station on the City Southwest extension of the Sydney Metro. The 250 m long underground station ...

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    Ceremonies mark start of Dallas Silver Line construction


    Dallas Silver Line USA: Dallas Area Rapid Transit held a series of ground-breaking ceremonies along the route of the future Silver Line on September 19 to officially launch construction of the $1·1bn commuter railway in the northern suburbs of Dallas. Previously known as the ...

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    Minneapolis Southwest LRT systems contract awarded


    USA: Railway systems for the Southwest LRT extension of the Green Line light rail route in Minneapolis are to be supplied by a joint venture of Aldridge and Parsons under a $194·4m contract awarded by the Metropolitan Council on September 18. The deal covers the supply ...

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    Zhengzhou welcomes its next metro line


    CHINA: Zhengzhou metro Line 14 partly opened on September 19. Services operate between 06.00 and 22.00, serving three of the six stations. Services currently operate on a 3·2 km section between Olympic Sports Centre and Tielu, where interchange is provided with Line 1. One intermediate station ...

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    Confederation Line opens in Ottawa


    CANADA: The Confederation Line was inaugurated in Ottawa on September 14. Also known as O-Train Line 1, the 12·5 km light rail line links Tunney’s Pasture in the west with Blair in the east. Three of the 13 stops are in a 2·5 km tunnel under ...

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    Warszawa metro extension inaugurated


    POLAND: An eastern extension of Warszawa metro Line 2 was inaugurated on September 15, with a day of free travel on the entire line. The 3·1 km extension from Dworzec Wileński to Trocka serves intermediate stations at Szwedzka and Targówek Mieszkaniowy. The stations were built using ...

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    Seoul’s Shinansan Line breaks ground


    SOUTH KOREA: A groundbreaking ceremony for the Shinansan suburban railway was held on September 9 at Ansan City Hall, southwest of Seoul. The 44·7 km route with 15 stations will link Hanyang University in Ansan to Yeouido in central Seoul, where interchange will be provided with ...

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    Chengdu metro Phase 4 approved


    CHINA: The National Development Reform Commission has approved the fourth phase of the Chengdu metro. The plan includes eight projects to be completed by 2024, by which time the network would total 692 route-km. The second phase of Line 8 would extend the route ...

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    Jurong Region Line station contracts awarded


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded two design-build contracts for civil works on five stations on the future Jurong Region Line, it announced on September 10. Work is due to begin next year and be completed in time for the opening of the first phase of ...

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    Kochi metro expands again


    INDIA: A further 5·6 km section of the Kochi metro opened for revenue services on September 4, following a formal inauguration the previous day by the Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan and Minister of State for Housing Urban Development Hardeep Singh Puri. Running ...

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    Preferred bidder selected for Hurontario LRT project


    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have selected the Mobilinx consortium as preferred bidder for the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project to the west of Toronto. The contract is expected to the be awarded later this year. Mobilinx ...

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    Phoenix voters reject plan to block light rail funding


    USA: Residents of the city of Phoenix have voted overwhelmingly to reject a local legislative measure that would have halted funding for expansion of the city’s Valley Metro light rail network. Mayor Kate Gallego confirmed on August 28 that voters had rejected the Proposition 105 and ...

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    St Petersburg’s Chizhik tram route completed


    Source: Photo: Vladimir Waldin RUSSIA: The Chizhik fast tram route in St Petersburg has been completed, with revenue services on the third section commencing on September 1. The final section includes 4·6 km of modernised and 1·8 km of new double-track alignment, as well as ...

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    Melbourne Suburban Rail Loop delivery body created


    AUSTRALIA: The government of Victoria has established an authority to deliver the Suburban Rail Loop, and has selected a preferred alignment for the first phase. The 90 km orbital suburban rail line would link existing stations at Cheltenham in the southeastern suburbs and Werribee in ...

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    ​First phase of Limmattalbahn opens in Zürich


    SWITZERLAND: The first section of the Limmattalbahn light rail line serving Zürich opened to passengers on September 2. The initial 2·9 km section serves seven stops between Farbhof and Geissweid in western Zürich, and is operated by VBZ as an extension of tram route 2. ...

  • Metro de Bogotá has shortlisted five bidders for the DFBOMT concession covering the initial phase of the city’s first metro line.
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    Five shortlisted for Bogotá metro concession


    COLOMBIA: Metro de Bogotá has shortlisted five bidders for the design-finance-build-operate-maintain-transfer concession covering the initial phase of the city’s first metro line. It expects to award the concession on October 21. The shortlisted consortia are: APCA Transmimetro: China Harbor Engineering Co, Xi’an Metro Co, CRRC Changchun, Bombardier ...