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    Robel takes stake in Vogel & Plötscher


    GERMANY: Track maintenance plant supplier Robel has taken a majority stake in Vogel & Plötscher GmbH, which specialises in track measurement systems and electric drives. Based at Breisach in Baden-Württemberg, Vogel & Plötscher will continue to trade as an independent business following the acquisition of a 70% stake in ...

  • Improving reliability of the New York Subway is a core aim of the restructuring. Other objectives include reducing major project costs and delivering on investment programmes including rolling stock renewal.
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    ‘Historic’ restructuring of New York MTA approved


    USA: A landmark restructuring of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority was approved at a board meeting on July 24. The ‘historic reorganisation’ is the first such effort since MTA was established in 1968. Developed internally with input from consultancy firm Alix Partners, the plans focus on centralising support ...

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    Urban transport news in brief


    A prototype Solaris Trollino 24 double-articulated trolleybus has started test running in Gdynia . BYD has handed over 16 8·7 m electric buses to Messina public transport operator ATM. Woojin Industrial Systems Co is to supply 200 metro cars for Line 5 and 136 cars for ...

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    Embedded glass technology on show at UITP


    OSG: Israel-based glass manufacturer OSG is showing its ScreeneX embedded glass screen technology at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019. Products on OSG’s stand include the TRN 21-21T dual-sided partition, which combines a digital display on one side and a touchscreen interface on the other. This has been ...

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    Thales addresses the big questions at UITP


    THALES: A series of talks on the challenges facing the transport industry as digital technologies develop will take place on Thales’ stand at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019. Arnaud Besse will address the future development of CBTC signalling, while Walter Kinio will give a presentation entitled ‘The ...

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    Safra to present Businova model at UITP 2019


    SAFRA: This year French bus manufacturer Safra SAFRA Constructeur is attending the UITP Global Public Transport Summit for the second time. The company’s stand will feature a model of the Businova that Safra recently delivered to Castres-Mazamet. With a two-part chassis and three axles, the Businova is available in ...

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    Urban transport news in brief


    UKVZ is to supply 15 unidirectional low-floor trams to Magnitogorsk . Separately, NPO Gorizont is to supply 10 bodyshells for rebuilding old vehicles. China’s National Development & Reform Commission has approved the third phase of the Zhengzhou metro network. Due to be built by the end of 2024, ...

  • A motor from the Voith Electrical Drive System for city buses will be on display at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019.
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    Motors, coupler tools and on-board IT


    VOITH: Electric buses, rail-based rolling stock and on-board IT will be Voith’s main foci at UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019. The company will display a water-cooled permanent magnet motor from the Voith Electrical Drive System for city buses. Visitors to the stand can also find out about the ...

  • Init already works with electric bus operators, such as Wiener Linien.
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    Init to show electromobility tools at UITP 2019


    INIT: Karlsruhe-based telematics and ticketing systems company Init will be highlighting its role in electric and multi-modal mobility at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019. As more electric bus fleets enter service around the world, Init has developed a suite of tools to help operators plan their deployment. ...

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    RATP Dev selected to operate Brest network


    FRANCE: The municipality of Brest has selected RATP Dev to operate its local transport network from July 1 under a contract running until the end of 2027. RATP Dev replaces Keolis as the concession holder responsible for managing the Breton city’s 17 bus routes, a 14 km tram line, ...

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    Two São Paulo suburban lines to be tendered


    BRAZIL: Tenders are to be called in September for contracts to operate lines 8 and 9 of São Paulo’s CPTM suburban network under a PPP structure. The two operating contracts are to be awarded by the end of the year, according to state minister for transport Alexandre Baldy. The two ...

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    Urban transport news in brief


    Mobile ticketing was introduced on the Melbourne suburban rail network on March 28. Chinese companies are to undertake a feasibility study for construction of a monorail in Phnom Penh , under a co-operation agreement between the Cambodian capital and Chongqing Municipality. Contactless ticketing was launched on the ...

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    Urban transport news in brief


    Berlin transport operator BVG has ordered 15 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses. The €13·2m order includes charging infrastructure. The Thai government has approved two extensions of the Bangkok Red Line: from Taling Chan to Salaya and from Rangsit to Thammasat University. The estimated costs are 10·2bn baht and 6·5bn ...

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    Nature influences Nantes tram concept


    FRANCE: Consultancy RCP Design Global has unveiled its proposed design for the next generation of trams to be deployed in Nantes, where a fleet renewal programme is envisaged. Nantes has a three-route tram network covering 44 km which opened in 1985; its current fleet comprises 46 TFS1 vehicles dating ...

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    Lviv trolleybus renewals financed


    UKRAINE: The city of Lviv is acquire up to 50 new trolleybuses and associated maintenance equipment, upgrade two depots and renew electrification equipment using a €17·5m financing package which is being arranged by the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development. This comprises a 13-year EBRD loan of up to €15m ...

  • The Urban Transport Group has set out transport authorities' priorities for negotiations around Brexit.

    Urban Transport Group sets out Brexit priorities


    UK: The Urban Transport Group which represents city region transport authorities has set out its priorities for negotiations around the UK’s expected departure from the European Union, which is scheduled for March 29. ‘It is not in our role to take a view on Brexit one way or the other, ...

  • The Kanpur Metro Rail Project has been approved by the national cabinet.

    Kanpur metro project approved by cabinet


    INDIA: The Kanpur Metro Rail Project was approved by the national cabinet on February 28. Two lines have been authorised, with construction expected to take five years. One line would run for 23·8 km from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur to Naubasta, with 14 elevated and eight underground stations. ...

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    Urban transport news in brief


    A one-station 2 km extension of Tianjin metro Line 5 opened on January 31, serving Beichenkejiyuanbei. Moscow city authorities have approved a 3·1 km northern extension of metro Line 10 from Lianozovo to Fiztekh. Bordeaux tram Route C was extended by 1·4 km from Lycée Vaclav ...

  • The Greater Manchester transport delivery plan features 65 schemes to be delivered within five years and a range of longer-term investment proposals.

    Three tram-train trials in Manchester investment plan


    UK: Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham introduced the city region’s revised long-term spatial strategy on January 7, which includes a transport investment vision running to 2040. The transport vision sets out how Greater Manchester’s wider economic objectives can be met through targeted infrastructure investment. It includes a Draft ...

  • MTA has been gradually refurbishing many of the cross-river tunnels on the New York Subway to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
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    MTA accepts revised approach to Subway tunnel blockade


    USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced on January 3 that it had accepted a series of recommendations put forward by academics and engineering specialists to limit the disruption of a planned rebuilding of the Canarsie/L Subway line’s tunnel under the East River between Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Canarsie/L Subway ...