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  • 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 ...

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    CBTC goes live on New York’s 7-Flushing Subway line


    USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority confirmed on November 26 that CBTC had been activated along the length of the 7-Flushing Subway line. The 16 km Flushing Line runs from 34th Street/Hudson Yards in Manhattan to Main Street, Flushing via Queensboro Plaza, carrying both local and express services at peak ...

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    Expanded PATH station opens at Harrison


    USA: An expanded metro station opened at Harrison, New Jersey, on October 30, serving the Newark branch of the PATH metro network which links Lower Manhattan with destinations across the Hudson River. Harrison station serves a growing development zone just across the Passaic River from Newark city centre; this includes ...

  • EBRD and Taiwan ICDF are to finance electric buses for Sofia Elektrotransport (Photo: EBRD).

    Electric buses to replace diesel in Sofia


    BULGARIA: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development and Taiwan International Co-operation and Development Fund’s Green Energy Special Fund are to jointly provide tram and trolleybus operator Sofia Elektrotransport with a €7·35m loan to support the acquisition of electric buses under the first phase of a programme to modernise the ...

  • The first trolleybus route in Şanlıurfa was opened by Mayor Nihat Çiftçi on October 16.

    Şanlıurfa trolleybus route inaugurated


    TURKEY: The first trolleybus route in Şanlıurfa was ceremonially inaugurated by Mayor Nihat Çiftçi on October 16, with regular passenger services planned for next month. This is the first phase of a planned four-route network totalling 78 km which is being developed under the Trambüs brand. The second stage is ...

  • Société du Grand Paris reports that two tunnel boring machines are already in use on the programme, but this number will rise to more than 10 by the end of 2019.
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    Grand Paris Line 15 South unlikely to meet Olympics deadline


    FRANCE: Line 15 South of the Grand Paris Express automated metro project around Ile-de-France is unlikely to be open in time for the French capital to host the Olympic Games in 2024, the project promoter has said. Speaking to the Le Parisien newspaper on September 25, Thierry Dallard, President of ...

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    First CAF trainset arrives in Quito


    ECUADOR: On September 6 the first of 18 metro trainsets being produced by CAF arrived to Quito. The six-car trains are being supplied to operate the city’s first metro line. CAF was awarded a contract on July 15 2016 under a US$183m agreement financed through a credit agreement between ...

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    Catenary-free tram delivered to Kaohsiung


    TAIWAN: The first test runs on the second phase of the Kaohsiung tramway are scheduled to get underway later this month, after the first tram arrived the port of Keelung from Alstom’s La Rochelle site in France on September 2. Revenue services are planned for 2019. In January 2017 ...

  • The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail network serves the important multimodal hub at Hoboken, where PATH metro services and ferries provide connections across the Hudson River to Manhattan.
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    Light rail extensions supported in NJ Transit budget


    USA: On August 8 New Jersey Transit announced that it would be spending $3·8bn in the 2019 financial year as the operator seeks to address an urgent shortfall in investment. The budget allocates $2·3bn for ongoing operations and $1·5bn for capital spending. As well as operating a large main ...

  • EBRD is providing Mariupol city transport operator MTTU with a loan to finance the acquisition of trolleybuses.

    Mariupol trolleybus network modernisation financing in place


    UKRAINE: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is providing Mariupol city transport operator MTTU with a loan of up to €13m to finance the acquisition of up to 72 low-floor trolleybuses, spare parts and maintenance equipment and the modernisation of the existing depot and electrification equipment. The loan will ...

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    Max Bögl plans to enter urban maglev market


    GERMANY: Construction company Max Bögl is planning to relaunch the maglev concept with a view to winning export contracts. Instead of a high speed application, the company envisages low or medium speed operation over distances up to about 30 km. Following the demise of Transrapid maglev technology in Germany ...

  • Solaris Bus & Coach has delivered a first batch of 11 Urbino  battery-electric buses to the city of Cluj-Napoca.

    Solaris delivers battery buses to Cluj-Napoca


    ROMANIA: Solaris Bus & Coach has delivered a first batch of 11 Urbino battery-electric buses to the city of Cluj-Napoca. The order was supported by the Swiss-Romanian Co-operation Programme. The city has already excercised an option for a further 12 buses to be delivered by the end of the year, ...

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    Subway station damaged in 9/11 attacks to reopen in October


    USA: Trains on the 1 Subway line in New York are to serve Cortlandt Street station from October 1 for the first time in 17 years. Cortlandt Street was among the closest Subway stations to the site of World Trade Center which was destroyed in the terror attack of September ...

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    Reform of Swiss public transport takes shape


    SWITZERLAND: Plans are being drawn up for a reorganisation of the way regional public transport services are procured in a bid to ensure that they remain efficient and sustainable in the long term. Proposals for reform were discussed at a meeting in early May between the Federal Office for Transport ...

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    Fast Forward plan seeks to renew the New York Subway


    USA: New York City Transit President Andy Byford has committed to significantly accelerate the renewal of the Subway and bus networks in the city under the Fast Forward programme unveiled on May 23. Byford, who was appointed NYCT President in January having previously served as CEO of Toronto Transit Commission ...

  • To celebrate the launch of Whim in the West Midlands, a small house built to a Finnish design was erected in the centre of Birmingham on a plot claimed to be the size of a single car parking space.
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    Whim brings ‘mobility as a service’ to Birmingham


    UK: Amid celebrations in Birmingham on April 5, Helsinki-based technology company MaaS Global has launched its Whim multimodal transport application in the UK, working in partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority. Described by MaaS Global as the first monthly subscription ‘mobility as a service’ platform, Whim is intended ...

  • Organised by UITP, the IT-Trans trade show and conference takes place in Karlsruhe takes place on March 6-8, focusing on smart ticketing, back office support tools and emerging multimodal technology.
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    Next-generation mobility tools on show


    With a focus on multimodality, the IT-Trans transport technology trade show returns to the Messe Karlsruhe exhibition complex on March 6-8, showcasing the latest advances in ticketing and passenger information systems. IT-Trans is both a trade show and a conference, covering 15 000 m 2 of floorspace, and ...