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    Rio tram network threatened with suspension

    2019-07-10T14:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: Rio de Janeiro tram concessionaire VLT Carioca has said that it could cease operations of the city’s tram network if the municipality does not cover a shortfall in revenue caused by lower than expected ridership. According to the PPP concession awarded in 2013 to build ...

  • Four tram lines are to be built in Ulsan.
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    Ulsan tram plans announced

    2019-07-09T08:20:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Ulsan Mayor Song Cheol-ho has announced plans for the construction of a four-line tram network in the city. Due to be built in two phases, the total cost is estimated at 1·3tr won. The first phase is due to be completed by 2027 and foresees ...

  • Plzeň transport operator PMDP and the European Investment Bank have signed a €50m loan agreement.
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    Trams, trolleybuses and a greener depot for Plzeň

    2019-07-05T08:17:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Plzeň transport operator PMDP and the European Investment Bank have signed a €50m loan agreement which will be used to finance the purchase of 34 trams and approximately 34 trolleybuses to replace existing vehicles, as well as the modernisation of the Slovany tram depot and power supply infrastructure. ...

  • Bergen public transport authority Skyss has awarded two contracts for the operation of the city’s bus services with electric and biogas vehicles.
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    Bergen aims to be the electric bus capital of the Nordic region

    2019-07-03T07:00:00Z

    NORWAY: Bergen public transport authority Skyss has awarded two contracts for the operation of the city’s bus services with electric and biogas vehicles. Keolis has operated the city’s tramway since 2020, and has now won its first bus contract in Norway. The NKr280m/year Bergen Central contract ...

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    FTA grant for Dallas light rail capacity improvement

    2019-07-02T11:00:00Z

    USA: Dallas Area Rapid Transit has signed a $61m grant agreement with the Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration for the lengthening of platforms at 28 stops on the Red and Blue lines. The grant announced on June 27 is part of FTA’s Capital Investment Grants programme. ...

  • The funding agreement was signed on the platform of the disused Siemensstadt station.
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    Siemensstadt S-Bahn funding agreement

    2019-07-01T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The long-disused S-Bahn branch to the Berlin suburb of Siemensstadt and Gartenfeld is set to be reactivated following the signing of an agreement between Deutsche Bahn’s Board Member for Infrastructure Ronald Pofalla and the city’s Mayor Michael Müller on July 28 to fund the necessary planning studies at an ...

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    Five-year Boston transport investment plan approved

    2019-06-21T15:07:00Z

    USA: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority voted on June 18 to approve the 2020-24 capital investment plan. This includes a contribution of $753·7m towards the Red and Orange metro line fleet replacement. CRRC is supplying 252 cars for the Red Line and ...

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    PATH Improvement Plan revealed

    2019-06-21T13:23:00Z

    USA: The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey unveiled the PATH Improvement Plan on June 20. The proposals envisage capacity increases as well as measures to improve reliability and passenger experience on the metro network linking New York with New Jersey. Capacity increases are to ...

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    Erzurum tramway project receives government approval

    2019-06-20T15:05:00Z

    TURKEY: The Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure has approved the construction of a tram line in Erzurum. Planning has been underway since 2015, and the government has allocated TL890m for the project. Due to be built in five years, the 15·5 km first phase would link the ...

  • The second phase of the Sydney metro is included in the budget.
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    Sydney and Parramatta projects in New South Wales budget

    2019-06-20T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Rail projects in Sydney and Parramatta are included in the 2019-20 New South Wales budget, which was presented on June 18. The City & Southwest metro extension from Chatswood to Bankstown via central Sydney, which is expected to open in 2024, is to receive A$1·2bn in ...