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  • Karlsruhe_02
    Metro Report International

    Karlsruhe Kombilösung tram tunnels inaugurated


    GERMANY: The cross-city tram tunnels in Karlsruhe were opened for revenue service on December 11, with Verkehrsbetriebe Karlsruhe operating its first trams through the link from 14:30 and its regional partner Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft starting the following day. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, there was ...

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    Metro Report International

    Rostov-na-Donu tramway expansion plan


    RUSSIA: Plans are being developed for a major modernisation of the Rostrov-na-Donu tram network and the construction of extensions to new residential districts as part of a transport strategy for 2035 which has been adopted by the city council. The programme would ...

  • Nizhny Novgorod metro Gorkovskaya station (Photo: Vladimir Waldin)
    Metro Report International

    Nizhny Novgorod metro extension contract


    RUSSIA: Sole bidder Mosproekt-3 has been awarded a contract to extend the Nizhny Novgorod metro’s Avtozavodskaya Line 3 km underground from Gorkovskaya station to Sennaya. This will be the first urban rail extension funded via a government infrastructure loan, with an initial 8·3bn roubles allocated. The ...

  • Moscow Metro Line 11 (1)
    Metro Report International

    Moscow Metro opens its longest extension


    RUSSIA: The 21 km Mnevniki – Kakhovskaya southwestern section of Moscow Metro’s Bolshaya Koltsevaya ‘Big Circle’ Line 11 was opened on December 7, with President Putin joining via video link. Mostransproekt director Vladimir Titov said this was the longest section of the Moscow metro network to ...

  • Tel Aviv from the air (Photo: mfvgml/Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Tel Aviv Metro network management contract awarded


    ISRAEL: Tel Aviv metro project promoter NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit Systems has awarded its network management contract to the METAV consortium of Egis and local partner Gadish Group. METAV will act as chief consultant to NTA during the development of the proposed €40bn three-line network totalling ...

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    Metro Report International

    Szeged tram-train service inaugurated


    HUNGARY: The country’s first public tram-train service between Szeged and Hódmezővásárhely has started revenue service ahead of the introduction of a full timetable in January.

  • Firenze tram
    Metro Report International

    Urban rail grants allocated to Italian cities


    ITALY: Urban rail investments in various cities have been allocated funding from national or European sources.

  • Chicago bypass line from the air
    Metro Report International

    Grade separated junction opens in Chicago


    USA: Chicago Transit Authority has opened a grade-separated junction north of Belmont station, the first major improvement to be completed as part of its $2·1bn Red and Purple Modernisation Phase One project. Designed and built by a joint venture of Fluor Corp and Walsh Construction Co, ...

  • Uppsala proposed tramway impression
    Metro Report International

    Uppsala council approves tram plan


    SWEDEN: Uppsala municipal council has voted in favour of plans to build a tramway to link Uppsala C station and the city centre with the southern suburbs of Gottsunda and Ultuna and a planned new station at Bergsbrunna. The proposed network would total 17 route-km, with ...

  • NGE will build on the experience accumulated by TSO on the EOLE project in Paris
    Metro Report International

    TSO-Eiffage consortium wins Paris track and electrification contract


    FRANCE: Project promoter Société du Grand Paris has awarded the main rail infrastructure contract for Grand Paris Express automated metro Line 16 to a consortium of TSO, TSO Caténaires and Eiffage Rail. Running entirely underground, the 27·5 km Line 16 is due to be completed by ...

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    Metro Report International

    Dhaka metro Line 1 ODA loan signed


    BANGLADESH: The government and Japan International Co-operation Agency have signed a ¥115·237bn official development assistance loan to finance work on Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Line 1. JICA has provided number of ODA loans in recent years to support the Revised Dhaka Strategic ...

  • Beograd metro start of work November 2021
    Metro Report International

    Beograd metro preliminary works begin as rail plan approved


    SERBIA: The Beograd city assembly has approved a general plan for development of the proposed metro as well as expansion of the suburban rail and tram networks, and preliminary site clearance works for the future metro depot have begun. The plan adopted ...

  • London Crossrail Elizabeth Line train door
    Rail Business UK

    Trial operation begins on London’s Crossrail


    UK: Trial operations have finally begun on the central section of London’s Crossrail project, ahead of the launch of Elizabeth Line services between Paddington and Abbey Wood in ‘the first half of 2022’. Trial running started on November 20, and will include more than 150 operating ...

  • us-San-Diego-Mid-Coast-05
    Metro Report International

    San Diego opens Mid-Coast light rail extension


    USA: The Mid-Coast Extension of San Diego’s light rail network was opened for revenue service on November 21, when the San Diego Association of Governments hosted celebrations at the University of California San Diego Central Campus in La Jolla. The 17·7 km ...

  • it-Torino tram-Bacic
    Metro Report International

    Juventus tram link approved


    ITALY: Torino municipality has given the final go-ahead for tram Line 12, which will link Juventus’ Allianz football stadium in the northwest of the city with Corso Lepanto in the south.

  • Kaohsiung Red Line Hyudai Rotem train impression
    Metro Report International

    Kaohsiung Red Line extension E&M contract awarded


    TAIWAN: Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit Bureau has awarded a consortium of South Korea’s Hyundai Rotem and Singapore’s ST Engineering a 207·8bn won seven-year contract to provide metro trains and electrical systems for a 9·3 km northern extension of the Red Line with six elevated stations. The ...

  • Istanbul M11 testing running begins (2)
    Metro Report International

    Testing begins on Istanbul airport metro line


    TURKEY: Testing running has begun on the first phase of Istanbul’s express metro line M11. This is being built to serve the city’s new main airport, which opened in 2019. Announcing the start of dynamic testing at the Gayrettepe terminus on November 8, Minister of Transport ...

  • Maryland Purple Line construction (1)
    Metro Report International

    Replacement contractor selected for Maryland’s Purple Line light rail project


    USA: Maryland Department of Transportation and PPP concessionaire Purple Line Transit Partners have selected a replacement contractor to complete the stalled project to build a 26 km east–west orbital light rail line between New Carrollton and Bethesda in the suburbs of Washington DC. Maryland Transit Solutions ...

  • Western Sydney Airport terminal station impression
    Metro Report International

    Western Sydney Airport metro line shortlist announced


    AUSTRALIA: Three consortia have been shortlisted for the Stations, Systems, Trains, Operations & Maintenance contract package for the Western Sydney Airport automated metro project. This is the third major contract for the project, and includes the construction of the six stations and their surroundings, the stabling ...

  • Praha tram (Photo: Vladimir Waldin)
    Metro Report International

    Praha tramway extension contract awarded


    CZECH REPUBLIC Praha transport agency DPP has awarded the TT Modřany consortium of Ohla ŽS and Strabag Rail a contract to build a tramway extension in the south of the city for opening in spring 2023. The 1·7 km extension with four stops will start at ...