All Urban news articles – Page 6

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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 ...

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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 ...

  • 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, ...