Urban transport news from Europe

  • Transport for London and Siemens Mobility have unveiled the detailed design for the 94 air-conditioned trainsets ordered to replace London Underground’s Piccadilly Line fleet from 2025.
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    Air-conditioned Piccadilly Line train designs presented

    2021-03-04T15:52:00Z

    UK: Transport for London and Siemens Mobility have unveiled the detailed design for the 94 air-conditioned trainsets ordered to replace London Underground’s Piccadilly Line fleet from 2025. TfL said the ‘state-of-the-art’ Inspiro London design presented on March 4 would ‘significantly improve’ the passenger experience. The longer ...

  • Tatra-Yug is to supply 20 Type K1T306 three-section 27 m long low-floor trams to Kyiv
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    Tatra-Yug to supply trams to Kyiv

    2021-03-02T12:00:00Z

    UKRAINE: Tatra-Yug is to supply 20 Type K1T306 three-section 27 m long low-floor trams to Kyiv by February 2023 The contract signed on February 25 is worth €1·225m per tram, and is backed with funding from the European Investment Bank. Elektron had bid €24·9m ...

  • Graz metro proposal (Image: Strohecker Architekten/Newages)
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    Two-line automated metro proposed for Graz

    2021-03-01T10:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Proposals for a two-line automated metro network are included in a study into future transport concepts published by the city of Graz. The study undertaken by special purpose company MUM 2030+ found that there were 452 000 passenger journeys per day into the central ...

  • Bilbao metro Line L3
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    LTE certified to support CBTC

    2021-03-01T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: CAF Signalling has certified the integration of its communications-based train control platform with Teltronic’s eNebula LTE infrastructure and RTP-800 onboard terminal, following laboratory tests and field testing on Bilbao metro Line 3. ‘In the face of the shortcomings and drawbacks of the wireless systems ...

  • ua Kyiv metro train refurbished (4)
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    Kyiv metro trains get mid-life overhaul

    2021-02-26T10:00:00Z

    UKRAINE: Kyiv metro’s rolling stock repair workshop has rolled out an initial set of five Type 81-717/714 cars which have undergone a 35m hryvnia mid-life modernisation. The refurbishment of the vehicles dating from the late 1980s and early 1990s includes interior ...

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    ITSO on Mobile goes multi-modal

    2021-02-23T11:00:00Z

    UK: ITSO on Mobile ticketing is now available on buses as well as tram and rail services in the West Midlands, after Transport for West Midlands extended its Swift mobile ticketing scheme to bus operators. Swift will initially offer nNetwork tickets to passengers playing by ...

  • Smart window on an Orlyval shuttle (Photo: RATP Group)
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    Smart windows on Paris airport peoplemover

    2021-02-23T08:00:00Z

    FRANCE: One of the Orlyval shuttles at Paris Orly airport has been fitted with smart LCD windows which show information including flight departures and weather forecasts for the destinations. . The information is specific to the direction of the shuttle, and the operator can also ...

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    Siemens Mobility to develop Dutch MaaS platform

    2021-02-22T15:11:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: The RiVier joint venture of national rail operator NS and urban operators HTM in Den Haag and RET in Rotterdam has selected Siemens Mobility subsidiaries Hacon and eos.uptrade to develop a country-wide Mobility as a Service platform.

  • Tyne and Wear Metro Gosforth depot app
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    App to keep passengers up to date with Tyne & Wear Metro depot works

    2021-02-19T05:00:00Z

    UK: Contractor VolkerFitzpatrick has worked with software developer SitePodium to launch a community engagement app to help people living and working around the Tyne Wear Metro’s Gosforth depot gain a better understanding of the works to rebuild the facility to accommodate new Stadler trainsets. ...

  • Wiener Linien is testing an Automatic Track Machine Oscillator tramway rail grinder
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    Automatic Track Machine Oscillator rail grinder tested on Wien tramway

    2021-02-15T15:30:00Z

    AUSTRIA: The capital’s transport operator Wiener Linien is testing an Automatic Track Machine Oscillator tramway rail grinder, which was developed by Plasser Theurer in collaboration with industry partners, university academics and infrastructure operators as part of the Shift2Rail research programme. ATMO is the ...

  • Moscow tram PK TS Vityaz
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    Supercapacitors and sensors on latest generation of Moscow trams

    2021-02-15T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow has taken delivery of the first four of the latest generation of PK TS Vityaz-M trams, ordered under a 30-year contract which covers the supply and maintenance of 74 three-section and 40 single-section vehicles. Features include supercapacitors which are expected to reduce traction ...

  • Baselland Transport has selected Stadler to supply 25 trams between October 2023 and 2025 to replace ageing Schindler vehicles.
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    Baselland Transport selects Stadler trams

    2021-02-12T11:23:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Baselland Transport has selected Stadler to supply 25 trams between October 2023 and 2025 to replace ageing Schindler vehicles. The contract, which is expected to be finalised in September, would be worth SFr125m, including spare parts. The seven-section steel-bodied trams will be 45·5 ...

  • Olomouc (Photo: Pavel Karásek/Pixabay)
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    Olomouc tram extension goes ahead

    2021-02-12T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: The city of Olomouc has awarded a consortium of OHL ŽS and IDS Olomouc of a contract to build a 1·3 km extension of tram routes 3 and 5 to connect Nové Sady with the Povel housing estate in the southwest. The estimated ...

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    Brno orders trams and trolleybuses

    2021-02-09T10:48:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: A KC2·4bn framework agreement for the supply of up to 40 ForCity Smart 34 trams and 40 Type 27Tr trolleybuses was signed by Brno urban transport operator DPMB and Škoda Transportation on February 2. The first 20 trolleybuses are to be delivered in ...

  • Sheffield Supertram tram-train
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    Supertram training programme developed as Semcon targets the rail market

    2021-02-09T05:00:00Z

    UK: Technical documentation and digital training specialist Semcon is to develop a training system which will enable technicians at Sheffield’s Supertram to learn about the Controller Area Network bus system used on the network’s fleet of Vossloh Citylink tram-trains. The CAN bus allows the onboard ...

  • Helsinki Škoda Transtech LRV impression
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    Helsinki orders Crown Bridges light rail vehicles

    2021-02-05T12:36:00Z

    FINLAND: Helsinki transport operator HKL has exercised an option for Škoda Transtech to supply 23 light rail vehicles for use on the future 10 km line across the Crown Bridges, three major bridges which will link the Laajasalo district of eastern Helsinki with Korkeasaari island, the ...

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    St Petersburg metro orders battery electric locomotives

    2021-02-04T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Metrowagonmash is to supply the St Petersburg Metro with two battery electric locomotives for shunting and maintenance duties. The locos are scheduled to be delivered by May 2022, as part of a programme to renew the metro’s non-revenue fleet during 2020-25. They will ...

  • Helsinki city transport operator HKL has signed a contract to sell 40 withdrawn Variotram trams
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    Helsinki’s Variotrams sold to a new home

    2021-02-02T16:43:00Z

    FINLAND: Helsinki city transport operator HKL has signed a contract to sell 40 withdrawn Variotram trams which have been in storage since 2018. The first 20 trams were delivered by Adtranz and a further 20 by Bombardier Transportation in 1998-2003, but all suffered from problems ...

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    DSB awards S-bane automation consultancy contract

    2021-02-02T06:00:00Z

    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has selected a joint venture of international consultants to assist with the automation of the København S-bane network.

  • Firenze Hitachi battery train testing (Photo: GEST)
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    Hitachi tests battery power to reduce tramway costs and visual impact

    2021-02-01T11:59:00Z

    ITALY: Hitachi Rail says the successful testing of its first battery-powered tram in Firenze is an important milestone towards it being able to offer catenary-free vehicles for both urban and main line applications. An existing Sirio tram was retrofitted with batteries ...