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    Hitachi and RATP extend Paris metro and tram maintenance partnership


    FRANCE: RATP has awarded Hitachi Rail a further maintenance contract covering signalling and train control systems on nine Paris metro lines and seven tram routes. The four-year, renewable €33m contract builds on ‘more than a century of partnership between Hitachi Rail’s French entity and the Paris ...

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    Indigenous signalling on test on Delhi Metro


    INDIA: Field trials of the Indigenous Automatic Train Supervision signalling technology have begun on Delhi Metro’s Red Line. The domestic i-ATS technology is being jointly developed by Bharat Electronics Ltd and Deli Metro Rail Corp as part of the government’s Make in India strategy. ‘India will ...

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    Metro de Madrid buys out rolling stock leases


    SPAIN: Metro de Madrid has opted to buy two rolling stock fleets outright, ending the leasing arrangements under which they were managed.

  • Oslo Metro (Photo: Siemens Mobility)
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    Oslo T-Bane CBTC contract awarded


    NORWAY: Oslo transport operator Sporveien has awarded Siemens Mobility a €270m contract to install communications-based train control to replace legacy signalling systems on the capital’s 94 km five-line T-Bane metro network and provide 25 years of maintenance. The Trainguard MT CBTC will support attended automated operation ...

  • Frankfurt U-Bahn (Photo: Siemens Mobility)
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    Siemens Mobility wins Digital Train Control Frankfurt CBTC contract


    GERMANY: Frankfurt transport operator VGF has selected Siemens Mobility for the Digital Train Control Frankfurt contract to replace the conventional train control systems on its U-Bahn and tram networks with communications-based train control. Wireless digital communications between the control system and the vehicles will enable services ...

  • Siemens Mobility Avenio tram in München.
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    Noise and energy consumption cut during SiC tram testing


    GERMANY: A ‘sharp’ reduction in motor noise and a 10% drop in energy consumption were observed during a year-long test of Infineon Technologies silicon carbide power semiconductors in one of the two traction converters fitted to a Siemens Mobility Avenio tram in München.

  • Istanbul metro M5 station
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    Istanbul Line M5 CBTC contract awarded


    TURKEY: Alstom is to supply, test and commission communications-based train control systems for the 11 km Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe – Sultanbeyli eastern extension of the driverless metro Line M5 on the Asian side of Istanbul.

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    Grand Paris Express fare collection contract


    FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has selected Thales and IER’s Easier business to supply revenue collection systems for Grand Paris Express automated metro lines 15, 16, 17 and 18. The contract includes the supply of almost 500 ticket office and self-service ticket ...

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    Metra ticket machine contract aims to eliminate on-train cash sales


    USA: Chicago commuter rail operator Metra has awarded VenTek International a two-phase contract worth up to $70m to supply 650 ticket vending machines and provide five years of maintenance, so that all 242 stations will have a TVM. The weather-hardened machines meeting accessibility requirements will accept ...

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    Custom tool developed for London Underground train maintenance


    UK: Norbar Torque Tools’ specialist engineering department has developed a unique tool to meet London Underground’s requirements for removing and refitting the inter-car coupler mounting bolts on the Victoria Line fleet. The coupler mounting on the Bombardier Transportation trainsets has four bolts with a significant boss ...

  • Krakow tram depot
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    Tram bogie on test


    POLAND: Stadler has begun dynamic test of its TINA tram bogie, which is designed to improve ride quality while reducing noise and wear of the moving parts. The bogie is being tested in Kraków on a Tango tram which was built for research purposes. This is ...

  • Shanghai Line 5 CBTC testing
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    Metro turnback time cut during testing


    CHINA: The average time taken to turn back trains on Shanghai’s automated metro Line 5 has been cut by 26 sec to 86 sec during testing, paving the way for the operation of more frequent services. The line is equipped for attended driverless operation to Grade ...

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    Tyne & Wear Metro deploys monitoring drone


    UK: Transport authority Nexus has begun using a Matrice 300 RTK drone to monitor the 77 km Tyne & Wear Metro network. The unmanned aerial vehicle is currently equipped with a L1 sensor for lidar surveys, P1 sensor for photogrammetry and imaging and H20T for thermal ...

  • Berlin transport operator BVG has selected three partners to develop the next generation of its Fahrinfo journey planning app and establish a central ticket sales platform.
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    Berlin transport app to offer an ‘all-round package for seamless mobility’


    GERMANY: Following two Europe-wide tenders, Berlin transport operator BVG has selected three partners to develop the next generation of its Fahrinfo journey planning app and establish a central ticket sales platform to create ‘an all-round package for seamless mobility’. Siemens Mobility subsidiaries Hacon and eos.uptrade will ...

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    Seat designed for facing in either direction


    SEAT: Grammer has launched its Ubility Light seat, which is designed with ‘innovative minimalism’ to enable passengers on high-density urban trains and buses to sit facing in either direction without the need for any conversion. The seat has an ultra-lightweight aluminium frame ...

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    Open-source framework aims to facilitate faster and cheaper development of ticketing software


    TICKETING: Not-for-profit contactless ticketing body the Calypso Networks Association has announced Eclipse Keyple 2·0, an open source framework to facilitate the development of software for ticketing terminal applications compatible with both Calypso and proprietary specifications. This is intended to significantly lower the time and cost to ...

  • Jakarta ticketing contract
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    Greater Jakarta integrated ticketing contract awarded


    INDONESIA: Greater Jakarta metropolitan area transport fare agency PT Jakarta Lingko Indonesia has awarded a consortium of electronic payments company Jatelindo Perkasa Abadi, Thales, mobility-as-a-service specialist Lyko and payment processing company Aino an eight-year contract to deploy, operate and maintain a ticketing and MaaS platform covering ...

  • South Korean hydrogen fuel cell tram project
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    Hydrogen fuel cell tram development project launched


    SOUTH KOREA: A hydrogen-electric tram demonstration project has been launched by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, which aims to adapt existing automotive hydrogen technologies for rail use to develop a strong position for South Korean suppliers in the global light rail market. ‘While we ...

  • Dubai Metro (Photo: Dubai Roads & Transport Authority)
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    Thales awarded Dubai metro signalling contract


    UAE: Dubai metro operating contractor Keolis-MHI JV has appointed Thales to provide corrective maintenance, on-demand enhancements, repairs and spare parts for the signalling and communication systems. Thales’ management system is intended to optimise energy consumption and improve the overall connectivity, efficiency and performance of the metro ...

  • Marseille platform screen doors
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    Platform edge gates ordered for Marseille metro automation programme


    FRANCE: A €60m contract for the supply of platform edge gates as part of the conversion of Marseille’s two-line rubber-tyred metro to driverless operation has been awarded to Wabtec subsidiary Faiveley Transport, Eiffage Génie Civil Méditerranée and Eiffage Energie Systems Mediterranee. The 62 platforms at the ...