All Urban news articles – Page 5

  • de Duesseldorf Flexity HF6 Bombardier Transportation
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    2020-05-20T05:00:00Z

    Düsseldorf operator Rheinbahn has received authorisation to put the first of 59 Bombardier Transportation Flexity HF6 high-floor LRVs into passenger service on its Stadtbahn routes. The vehicles have undertaken extensive test running since delivery last year. The US Federal Transit Administration ...

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    2020-05-13T05:00:00Z

    Spain’s RENFE aimed to reinstate approximately 90% of its Cercanías suburban services on weekdays from May 11, reducing to 60% at weekends. Operations will be adjusted to suit demand in each city while ensuring that social distancing is possible. Over the two months of lockdown, demand ...

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    Spain implements transport safety measures as lockdown eases

    2020-05-07T08:00:00Z

    tn_es-barcelona-metro-generic_04.jpg SPAIN: The use of face masks covering the nose and mouth became obligatory for passengers on all modes of public transport from May 4, including taxis, ferries and flights. Workers involved in providing these services are also obliged to wear masks, and must have access ...

  • Amsterdam city transport operator GVB
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    2020-04-29T06:00:00Z

    Amsterdam transport operator GVB is to strengthen its current basic timetable in stages from April 29, May 4 and May 11. Although the Dutch government has extended its coronavirus restrictions until at least May 19, there has been a slight increase in the number of public ...

  • cz Praha metro seat trial
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    2020-04-22T06:00:00Z

    A revised seating layout is being tested on the Praha metro. The current seats are arranged in a 2+1 transverse configuration, but in the proposed layout the single seats are turned 90º to face the aisle. Many passengers were already sitting sideways on these seats, and ...

  • Bus in Denmark_Copyright Keolis
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    2020-04-15T06:00:00Z

    Eastern Denmark public transport authority Movia has awarded Keolis a contract to operate and maintain 47 buses, of which 32 are fully electric, in the greater København area. The contract for the operation of 6 million vehicle-km/year is worth more than €100m and runs ...

  • Lyon tram
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    2020-04-08T06:00:00Z

    As part of a series of studies on shared mobility in different urban contexts, the International Transport Forum at the OECD has published a report examining five scenarios in which shared transport options could replace privately-owned cars in the Lyon metropolitan area. The simulations offer ...

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    SMRT receives multi-functional driving and control centre simulators

    2020-04-02T11:04:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Spanish supplier Lander Simulation has completed delivery of a suite of training simulators and laptop computers to metro operator SMRT. According to Lander, the simulation suite developed with SMRT for its Circle Line marks a significant enhancement of the scope of traditional driver and staff ...

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    2020-04-01T06:00:00Z

    EBRD intends to appoint a consultancy to undertake a feasibility study to determine the scope and viability of plans to modernise the Almaty trolleybus network. The city envisages the acquisition of 200 hybrid trolleybuses to replacing the existing deteriorating fleet, provide vehicles for new routes should ...

  • Galati tram
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    2020-03-25T06:00:00Z

    Having finalised funding, the Romanian city of Galati has signed a firm order for preferred bidder Astra Vagoane Călători to supply eight Autentic trams, with an option for 10 more which would take the total value to 119·7m lei. On ...

  • es cadiz tram train testing
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    Cádiz tram-train testing underway

    2020-03-16T11:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Following authorisation by notified body CETREN on March 13, test running is set to begin this month along the full 24 km length of the tram-train route between Chiclana de la Frontera and Cádiz. Initially planned to open in 2017, the tram-train project covers construction ...

  • ru-pk ts trolleybus Ivan Rukovitsyn
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    2019-12-11T15:46:00Z

    Photo: Ivan Rukovitsyn PK TS has started series production of trolleybuses at the former Trolza factory in Engels. A 1·4 km eastern extension of Zhengzhou metro Line 1 opened on November 21 from Wenyuanbeilu to Henan University New Campus. A consortium of ...

  • 2.Pudong airport metro_Sept. 16_Copyright Shanghai Keolis
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    2019-10-18T14:45:00Z

    Photo: Shanghai Keolis The Shanghai Pudong International Airport peoplemover opened on September 16. Operated by Keolis, it serves terminals 1 and 2 with satellite buildings S1 and S2. Alexander Dennis is to supply six electric buses to Fullers360 to be operated by its subsidiary ...

  • tn_se-lund_tram_impression.jpg
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    2019-08-27T13:44:36Z

    TSA is to supply traction motors to the seven trams that CAF is supplying for the tram project in Lund . Uber is integrating public transport information into its app for users in Sydney . CRRC Zhuzhou has tested its Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit ...

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    2019-08-02T06:00:00Z

    Nice tram route T2 has been extended by 2 km from Magnan to Jean Médecin. The Samsun tram line has been extended northwest by 6 km from OMÜ Rektörlük / Batı Garajı to Yurtlar. A 2·7 km tram route that goes over the Ada Bridge over ...

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    Robel takes stake in Vogel & Plötscher

    2019-08-01T07:48:00Z

    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

    2019-07-26T14:42:47Z

    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 ...

  • tn_pl-solaris_trollino_24_on_test_2.jpg
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    2019-06-21T08:44:05Z

    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

    2019-06-09T10:21:00Z

    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

    2019-06-08T10:15:00Z

    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 ...