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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 ...

  • The planned 23 km light rail route would run along Queen Street and Dominion Road in Auckland city centre, before passing through Mount Roskill, Onehunga and Māngere to reach Auckland Airport.
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    Two shortlisted for Auckland light rail project


    NEW ZEALAND: The government has shortlisted two organisations to develop the City Centre – Māngere light rail project in Auckland, it announced on August 22. It expects to select a preferred bidder early next year. The shortlisted bidders are the NZ Transport Agency, a government body, and the ...

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    Québec City transport funding announced


    CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Québec’s Minister of Transport François Bonnardel announced joint funding to establish tram and bus rapid transit routes in Québec City on August 19. The Québec provincial government will provide C$1·8bn, with a further C$1·2bn coming from the federal government’s Investing in Canada ...

  • Photo: Toma Bačić
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    Moscow Sheremetyevo airport rail link expansion underway


    RUSSIA: Russian Railways has begun construction of a rail link to serve terminals B and C at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport’s northern terminal complex. The first stage, to be completed in 2022, includes a 3 km mostly double-track line from the existing Sheremetyevo-2 station at the southern terminal complex to ...

  • Glendora is one of four planned stops on the first phase.
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    Kiewit and Parsons awarded Los Angeles Gold Line extension contract


    USA: The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority awarded the main design-build contract for the Foothill Gold Line light rail extension to a joint venture of Kiewit and Parsons, the authority announced on August 14. The $805·6m contact covers the first phase of the eastern extension from APU/Citrus College ...

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    Titagarh Firema wins Pune metro train contract


    INDIA: Titagarh Firema has won a contract to supply 51 two-car trainsets for the Pune metro project, Housing & Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra announced on August 14. The aluminium-bodied trainsets will be assembled in India and will run on the two lines being developed in Pune. ...

  • Antalya light rail line T3 opened on August 11.
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    Antalya adds light rail line


    TURKEY: Antalya light rail line T3 opened on August 11, adding 12 km and 19 stops to the city’s Antray network. T3 runs from Varsak Mezarlığı in the north to Atatürk Lisesi in the west. A three-stop extension from Atatürk Lisesi to Otogar is still under construction. Once ...

  • The Songjiang tramway in Shanghai was extended on August 10.
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    Shanghai Songjiang tramway extended


    CHINA: The Songjiang tramway in Shanghai was extended on August 10, taking the route to 26·8 km with 40 stops. Route T2 has been extended from Zhongchen Road to North Sanxin Road, so it now forms a circular route. Route T1 has also been extended from Jinxi Road ...

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    Jerusalem Green Line concession awarded


    ISRAEL: The TransJerusalem J-Net consortium of CAF and Shapir has been awarded a PPP concession to build and operate the Green Line tram project in Jerusalem. TransJerusalem J-Net beat a bid from a consortium of Shikun & Binui, Egged, CRRC, Comsa, Efatec and MPK. As well ...

  • Bombardier is to supply Innovia 300 monorail trainsets for the two lines being developed in Cairo.
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    Cairo monorail contract signed


    EGYPT: A design, build and operate contract for two driverless monorail lines serving Cairo was signed by the National Authority for Tunnels and a consortium of Bombardier Transportation, Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors on August 5. The consortium was named preferred bidder in May for the contract, which ...

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    Trial operations begin on Bangkok Blue Line extension


    THAILAND: An extension of the Bangkok metro Blue Line started trial operation on July 29. Services are free, and revenue operations are scheduled to commence on September 29. The 5·4 km partly underground southwestern extension from Hua Lamphong to Tha Phra adds five stations to the metro line. ...

  • The Glenridge Operations & Maintenance Facility will contain the operations control centre and the maintenance depot for the fleet of 26 five-section light rail vehicles being supplied by CAF.
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    Maryland Purple Line depot topped out


    USA: The Maryland Transit Administration held a ceremony on July 30 to mark the topping out of the Glenridge Operations & Maintenance Facility being built for the future Purple Line light rail route. Planned to accommodate 200 staff when fully operational, the 15 800 m 2 site ...

  • The Line 7 extension will provide interchange with the AREX airport rail link (photo: Benjámin Zelki).
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    Seoul metro Line 7 extension approved


    SOUTH KOREA: The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport has approved a project to extend Seoul metro Line 7 to Cheongna International City in Incheon. Line 7 currently connects Jangam in the north of Seoul with Bupyeong-gu, where interchange is provided with Line 1 of the Incheon metro. ...

  • Dynamic testing has started on the catenary-free section of the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney.
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    Catenary-free tram running tested in Sydney


    AUSTRALIA: Dynamic testing has started on the catenary-free section of the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney, Transport for New South Wales announced on July 30. The 2 km section from Town Hall to the northern terminus at Circular Quay is equipped with Alstom’s APS ...

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    Taichung metro on test


    TAIWAN: The initial period of test running on the Taichung metro Green Line has been completed, ahead of planned opening of the line next year. Tests were focused on the driverless train systems and took place for almost a month. The 16·7 km Green Line will serve 18 ...

  • Photo: Benjámin Zelki
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    Work begins on Ankara suburban rail extension


    TURKEY: Construction has started on an extension of Ankara’s Başkentray suburban railway from the current western terminus of Sincan to Yenikent. The 8 km northwestern extension is being funded from public sources. Completion of the TL353m project is due by the end of June 2022. From ...

  • A three-line tram network was inaugurated in Caen on July 27.
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    Trams replace guided buses in Caen


    FRANCE: A three-line tram network was inaugurated in Caen on July 27. This replaces the city’s TVR guided bus routes, which closed at the end of 2017. The 16·8 km network serves 36 stops and is operated with a fleet of 26 Citadis X05 trams supplied by Alstom ...