All Urban news articles – Page 9

  • tn_br-rio_metro_line_4_train_in_station.jpg
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    2020-06-24T05:00:00Z

    Metrô Rio has awarded Alstom a two-year contract to provide post-warranty remote support services for the operational control centre which manages lines 1, 2 and 4. On June 15 Metro de Bilbao finally opened Ibarbengoa station on Line 1. The ...

  • qa doha-metro2
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    2020-06-17T05:00:00Z

    Qatar Rail has begun taking delivery of 35 additional driverless metro trainsets which Kinki Sharyo is supplying to increase the Doha Metro fleet from 75 to 110 three-car sets ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. South Korean railway signalling company ...

  • Tyne & Wear Metro coronavirus cleaning
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    2020-06-10T05:00:00Z

    The city of Edmonton has appointed PCL Construction to provide construction management services for Phase 1 of the Metro Line light rail extension from NAIT to Blatchford. The USA ’s Federal Transit Administration has announced $3·5m in grants for 17 projects ...

  • Alstom trainset for the Grand Paris driverless metro project.
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    2020-06-03T05:00:00Z

    Source: Alstom Société du Grand Paris has awarded the Keiros consortium of Egis, Setec Planitec BTP and Ingérop a seven-year contract to co-ordinate construction of automated metro lines 15 South, 16 and 17, totalling 80 km with 31 stations. The consortium will provide an overview ...

  • de Berlin tram Bombardier Flexity Berlin
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    2020-05-27T05:00:00Z

    Bombardier Transportation has delivered the 200th Flexity Berlin tram to operator BVG, which has so far ordered a total of 231 in four variants. ‘The Flexity Berlin tram was developed in close co-operation with BVG. The result is a reliable, air-conditioned and barrier-free accessible tram ...

  • 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 ...

  • tn_es-renfe-barcelona-emus_03.jpg
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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 to ...

  • 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 ...

  • tn_pl-Solaris_Urbino_12_electric.jpg
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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 of ...

  • 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 ...