Transport & mobility projects – Page 4

  • Plans for a 50 km light rail network with trams designed to look like trains from the historic Hedjaz Railway have been announced by the Royal Commission for AlUla.
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    Hedjaz Railway-inspired trams planned in AlUla


    SAUDI ARABIA: Plans for a 50 km light rail network with trams designed to look like trains from the historic Hedjaz Railway have been announced by the Royal Commission for AlUla. The tramway would connect urban areas, archaeological sites and tourist destinations around the ancient city ...

  • Wellington cityscape
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    Light rail plan to get Wellington moving


    NEW ZEALAND: The government has backed the further development of plans for a light rail line from Wellington railway station to the Regional Hospital and Island Bay under the Let’s Get Wellington Moving programme. A study of four potential public transport options had concluded that light ...

  • Kuching
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    Kuching Automated Rapid Transit contract awarded


    MALAYSIA: Sarawak Economic Development Corp subsidiary Sarawak Metro has selected a joint venture of EPR (Kuching), Global Rail and Mobilus for the Kuching Urban Transportation System Package 1 contract, which covers the supply of rubber-tyred hydrogen-powered Autonomous Rapid Transit vehicles, depot equipment, maintenance vehicles, platform gates ...

  • Paris metro Line 14 construction (Photo Jérémie Anne) (7)
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    Paris Line 14 extensions on course to open in June 2024


    FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP is working towards a simultaneous opening of the Line 14 northern and southern metro extensions in June 2024, the group’s project Manager Stéphane Garreau has confirmed to Metro Report International. The driverless metro line currently runs for ...

  • Gragnano
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    Gragnano light rail plan agreed


    ITALY: Local municipalities have agreed to develop a 4 km light rail line to connect Gragnano with the terminus of Trenitalia’s Napoli suburban service at Castellammare di Stabia, east of Sorrento. Costed at €33m, the project would make use of a disused railway alignment, which was ...

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    Kuala Lumpur opens first phase of Putrajaya Line


    MALAYSIA: The first phase of Kuala Lumpur’s fully automated Putrajaya Line was opened on June 16, with revenue services starting at 15.00 following an inauguration ceremony at 10.00 attended by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

  • Panama metro construction (Photo TCP Rail) (1)
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    Panamá metro contracts awarded


    PANAMA: Metro de Panamá has awarded the TCP Rail joint venture of TSO and CIM two contracts for extension works and infrastructure maintenance. A US$13·9m contract covers the design, supply and installation of track and rigid catenary for a 2·2 km elevated extension of Line 1 ...

  • Parramatta Light Rail impression Australia Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park
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    NSW commits to Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2


    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has confirmed A$602·4m of funding to enable the start of detailed planning and preliminary works for Stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail project in western Sydney. Tracklaying was recently completed for the 12 km, 16-stop Stage 1 connecting Westmead ...

  • Praha_line_D_01
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    Praha metro Line D loan agreed


    CZECH REPUBLIC: The European Investment Bank is to provide a KC22·7bn 40-year loan to finance 50% of the cost of construction of the first phase of Praha’s fourth metro line. The first phase of Line D will run from an interchange with Line C at Pankrác ...

  • Madrid metro M2 2
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    Madrid Line 11 construction contract awarded


    SPAIN: Metro de Madrid has selected a consortium of ACS, Acciona and Rover as prefrerred bidder for a €550m contract to build the next phase of Line 11.

  • fr-Paris Line 12 extension work (12)
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    Paris metro Line 12 extension opens after frozen construction technique


    FRANCE: An unusual technique using liquid nitrogen has been used during the construction of a 2 km extension of Paris metro Line 12 from Aubervilliers Front Populaire to Aimé Césaire and Mairie d’Aubervilliers.

  • Auckland light rail village centre impression
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    Auckland Light Rail board appointed


    NEW ZEALAND: Dame Fran Wilde has been appointed as Chair of the board being established to oversee the Auckland Light Rail project. Due to begin work on June 1, the board will succeed the Establishment Unit Board which guided development of the Indicative Business Case. ‘Dame ...

  • Transport agency PT Mass Rapid Transit Jakarta has signed memoranda of understanding with Alstom and Thales to explore technology and procurement options for future urban rail projects.
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    MoUs to explore Jakarta urban rail options


    INDONESIA: Transport agency PT Mass Rapid Transit Jakarta has signed memoranda of understanding with Alstom and Thales to explore technology and procurement options for future urban rail projects. There are plans to expand Jakarta’s urban rail network to 235 km by 2035, to reduce traffic congestion ...

  • Elizabeth Line trains Abbey Wood-CJ
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    London’s Elizabeth Line opens at last


    UK: Elizabeth Line services began running on the Crossrail core route across central London on May 24, with an initial 12 trains/h linking Paddington station in the west to Abbey Wood in the southeast. 

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    Tempe Streetcar opens


    USA: Valley Metro’s Tempe Streetcar was opened on May 20, with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Tempe Mayor Corey Woods and Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson, as well as Valley Metro CEO Jessica Mefford-Miller. The C-shaped route runs for 4·8 km from ...

  • Grand Paris Express Line 18 works (Photo: Jérémie Anne)
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    Grand Paris Express elevated stations contract awarded


    FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has awarded Vinci Construction subsidiary Chantiers Modernes Construction an €80·9m contract to build the elevated Palaiseau, Orsay-GIF and CEA-Saint-Aubin stations on the future Line 18 of the automated metro. A consortium of Rougnon, Dalkia and Fouassin has been awarded a €12m ...

  • London Underground Bank new southbound Northern line platform (Photo TfL)
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    London Underground’s Bank station reopens as new tunnel completed


    UK: The Bank branch of London Underground’s Northern Line reopened on May 16 after a 17-week closure as part of a complex £700m project to provide a 40% increase in capacity at Bank station. The interlinked Bank and Monument station complex in the heart of the ...

  • Auckland light rail impression
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    Auckland light rail design contract tendering gets underway


    NEW ZEALAND: Tenders have been called for detailed planning and design of the light rail line which is proposed as spine of a rapid transit network covering Auckland. The NZ$14·6bn project envisages a 24 km, 18-stop light rail line running in tunnel from Wynyard Quarter to ...

  • Guangzhou_line_22_01
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    China: Express metros serve growing conurbations


    As Chinese cities continue to expand, a new generation of express metro lines has emerged to serve the medium-distance niche between classic urban metros and high speed lines. Toma Bačić investigates.

  • Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System metro.
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    Johor Bahru – Singapore RTS independent certification contract awarded


    ASIA: Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport and Singapore’s Land Transport Authority have appointed a consortium of Systra, Minconsult and Bureau Veritas as independent verification and validation agent for the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System metro. The consortium will undertake assessment and verification to ensure that ...