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  • tn_ru-st-petersburg chizhik tram Vladimir Waldin
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    Second St Petersburg PPP tram concession signed


    Photo: Vladimir Waldin The Chizhik tram route is currently the only tram route in St Petersburg developed under a PPP concession. RUSSIA: The St Petersburg city government signed a PPP concession for the construction of a tram route on October 11. The 30-year design-build-operate ...

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    Study indicates $7bn cost to restore New York suburban link


    Photo: J M Calisi The Long Island Rail Road closed its Rockaway Beach Branch in 1962. USA: New York MTA released in early October a pre-feasibility study into a possible reopening of the former Rockaway Beach Branch of the Long Island Rail Road in ...

  • Map of the proposed London Underground Bakerloo Line extension.
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    Transport for London consults on latest Bakerloo Line extension plans


    UK: Transport for London has begun public consultation on ‘the most detailed proposals yet’ for a southeastern extension of London Underground’s Bakerloo Line from Elephant Castle to Lewisham via Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate. Previous consultations focused on route options and station ...

  • Keolis has begun operating an electric bus rapid transit route between Bayonne and Biarritz
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    Bayonne – Biarritz e-BRT route launched


    FRANCE: Keolis has begun operating a 100% electric bus rapid transit route between Bayonne and Biarritz on behalf of public transport authority SMPBA . According to Keolis, the service is designed to be simple for passengers to understand and use, with the 30 stops having real-time ...

  • Ioki and Regionalbus Ostbayern have launched a driverless shuttle service to Bad Birnbach station.
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    DB launches driverless shuttle to station


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary Ioki and its local bus operator Regionalbus Ostbayern have launched a driverless shuttle service using public roads to provide ‘last mile’ transport between the centre of Bad Birnbach and the town’s station. The service on the 2 ...

  • San Diego Metropolitan Transit System LRV.
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    Gamifying transport planning in San Diego


    USA: San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has launched the Vision Builder Challenge which allows the public to show their support for different transport investment options. This forms part of the Elevate SD 2020 public engagement programme, which MTS will use to decide whether to put a ...

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  • Delhi Metro Line 9 map
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    Delhi Metro opens Grey Line 9


    INDIA: Line 9 of the Delhi Metro network opened for revenue service on October 4, following a formal inauguration by Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and national Minister of State for Housing Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri. Designated the Grey ...

  • A southern extension of St Petersburg metro Line 5 was inaugurated on October 3, adding three stations to the line.
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    St Petersburg metro Line 5 extended south


    RUSSIA: A southern extension of St Petersburg metro Line 5 was inaugurated on October 3, adding three stations to the line. The 6·4 km extension from Mezhdunarodnaya to Shushary has been built at a cost of 34bn roubles. Most of the extension runs in double-track cut-and-cover tunnels, with twin ...

  • jp-naha okinawa monorail extension first train Kazumiki Miura
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    Okinawa Urban Monorail extended


    Photo: Kazumiki Miura JAPAN: An extension of the Okinawa Urban Monorail serving Naha was inaugurated on September 29, with regular passenger services beginning on October 1. The 4·2 km northeastern extension from Shuri to Tedako-Uranishi adds four stations and brings the line, also known as ...

  • Tampere_010
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    Tampere prepares for its first tramway

    Tampere is developing its first ever tram network, with some innovative methods being used to keep the public informed of construction progress.

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    Birmingham: All systems grow

    Development of the West Midlands tram network is being underpinned by innovative management and procurement models, allied to wider changes in the provision of public transport.

  • ru-krasnodar trolleybus
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    Urban transport news in brief


    Khmelnitsky has taken delivery of the first of 10 trolleybuses that it ordered from Bogdan Motors The 100m hryvnia order includes five vehicles with traction batteries to enable up to 20 km of off-wire operation. Krasnodar transport operator KTTU has taken delivery of the ...

  • The 2018 edition of the Singapore International Transport Congress & Exhibition took place in early July.
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    ​Further delay to Singapore – Johor Bahru metro


    ASIA: The RTS Link international metro scheme that would link Singapore with Malaysia has been put on hold for a further month. In May the two countries announced that development work had been put on hold until September 30 at Malaysia’s request, and Malaysia has now ...

  • cn-Ningbo metro
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    More Chinese metros expand


    CHINA: Several cities expanded their metro networks on September 28 as multiple extensions were inaugurated across the country. Ningbo Line 3 was extended south by 5·6 km from Gaotang Bridge to Minghui Road, adding three stations. Most of the route is elevated, with 780 m ...

  • nl-rotterdam-RET-HSG3-Hoek-Kees_Torn
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    Rotterdam metro reaches Hoek van Holland


    Photo: Kees Torn RET has purchased 22 HSG3 trainsets to operate the extended metro lines. NETHERLANDS: September 30 saw the start of revenue services on the Schiedam Niewland – Hoek van Holland line following conversion of the former railway line to metro operation. The line ...

  • cn-Xian Airport Intercity Line
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    Xi’an urban rail network expands


    CHINA: The Xi’an Airport Intercity Line opened to passengers at 12.30 on September 29. The 29·3 km route connects Beikezhan with Airport West, which serves terminals 1, 2 and 3. Most of the route is elevated, with a total of 8·5 km at both ends of ...

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    København inaugurates Cityringen M3


    DENMARK: The capital’s third automated metro line M3 was formally inaugurated by Queen Margrethe on September 29, with a formal ceremony at Radhusetplads and public celebrations at Kongens Nytorv, followed by free rides for the rest of the day. Branded as Cityringen, the 15·5 km orbital ...

  • cn-xuzhou metro
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    Xuzhou metro inaugurated


    CHINA: The first metro line in Xuzhou opened on September 28. This gives Jiangsu province five metro networks, surpassing Guangdong’s four, to make it the province with the most. The east-west Line 1 links Xuzhou Dong Railway Station with Luwo, serving 18 stations. Most of the ...

  • kr-Gimpo Gold Line trains
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    Driverless metro to Gimpo airport inaugurated


    SOUTH KOREA: The Gimpo Gold Line in northwestern Seoul opened on September 28. The 23·7 km driverless metro line runs north-south from the Yangchon district to Gimpo International Airport. There are 10 stations, including an interchange at the airport with metro lines 5 and 9, as ...