Urban transport news from Europe – Page 14

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    Katowice tramway contract signed


    POLAND: Tramwaje Śląskie has awarded a consortium of Spaw-Tor, Silesia Invest and Grotex a 39·7m złoty contract to build a 1·9 km tram line along ul Grundmanna in the centre of Katowice. This will provide alternative to existing routes, and reinstate a direct connection between the ...

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    Cracks cause further West Midlands Metro suspension


    UK: Tram services between Birmingham and Wolverhampton operated by West Midlands Metro were suspended on March 19 after further cracking was identified in the fleet of CAF Urbos 3 vehicles.

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    App shows London Underground station usage in near real time


    UK: Intel’s Mobility-as-a-Service technology business is using open data feeds from Transport for London to tell Moovit app users how busy London Underground stations are, enabling them to opt to travel at quieter times. Users can view the displayed ‘busyness’ data in Moovit’s Station Details screen, ...

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    Keolis merges its digital services


    FRANCE: Keolis is merging all its public transport related data and software development activities into a single entity called Hove, formed from the words Hive and Move. Hove will take over the 110 employees of Kisio Digital and those of the data team of Kisio Services ...

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    Oslo metro train procurement begins


    NORWAY: Oslo transport operator Sporveien has called tenders for the supply of metro trainsets ahead of the opening of the Fornebu Line in 2027-28. An initial firm order for 20 three-car trainsets is planned, with options for up to 90 further vehicles to be supplied within ...

  • Bucuresti Metrorex metro train (Photo: Toma Bacic)
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    București awards Line M6 phase one contract


    ROMANIA: Metrorex has awarded Turkey’s Alsim Alarko a €242m design and build contract covering the first section of București metro Line M6. The 6 km long section will have six stations (Pajura, Expoziției, Piața Montreal, Gara Băneasa, Aeroportul Băneasa and Tokyo), and is being financed jointly ...

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    Trams to return to Konstantynów


    POLAND: A consortium of Przedsiębiorstwo Drogowo-Budowlane Kemy and MPK-Łódź has been awarded a 80·6m złoty design and build contract to rehabilitate the out of use tram line between the city of Łódź and Konstantynów. The 7 km route running west from the Zdrowie terminus in Łódź ...

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    Integrating fare payments and payment information


    UK: Passenger, which produces fare payment apps and websites for a local public transport companies including Blackpool Transport, has teamed up with Littlepay to provide users of its apps with information about their contactless payments and fare caps. Littlepay says the partnership will enable it to ...

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    Camp de Tarragona tram plan


    SPAIN: Catalan transport operator FGC has called tenders for a €1·9m, 18-month contract to produce specifications for the first phase of the proposed Tramvia del Camp de Tarragona light rail line. This would run 14·6 km through the municipalities of Cambrils, Salou and Vila-seca, using the ...

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    Tyne & Wear Metro puts Pop smart card fares on Android


    UK: Tyne & Wear Metro passengers can now use Google Pay on Android devices for pay-as-you-go travel at the same price as with the Pop smart card. Transport authority Nexus worked on the project with Google Pay, local company Nebula Labs which produced the mobile app, ...

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    Tram driver trainer standards published


    UK: Light rail industry association UKTram has published a set of National Occupational Standards for tram driver trainers, which has been approved by the Scottish Qualification Authority. This forms part of a wider joint project by UKTram and the Light Rail Safety & Standards Board to ...

  • Passengers on London Underground's Piccadilly Line wearing coronavirus face coverings
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    Transport for London agrees fourth funding package


    UK: The Department for Transport and Transport for London have agreed a Fourth Funding Package to replace revenue lost because of the drop in ridership during the coronavirus pandemic. The latest package was announced on February 25, the day a short-term extension to the third package ...

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    Millimetre-wave radio data transfer trialled on the Madrid Metro


    SPAIN: Metro de Madrid and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid have tested a millimetre-wave radio system supplied by Israeli company Radwin to support data transfer between trains and between train and the lineside. Radwin said the tests showed that its TerraBridge mmWave radio technology can provide a ...

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    Extra Heathrow peoplemover cars to be delivered from September


    UK: Alstom has told Metro Report International that the 20 Innovia APM 200 automated peoplemover vehicles ordered for use on the Terminal 5 Transit at London’s Heathrow Airport are expected to be delivered from September. The bodies are being produced in Scotland by Alexander Dennis then ...

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    Sliding steps to improve Tyne & Wear Metro accessibility


    UK: Tyne & Wear Metro has unveiled the first of the automatic sliding steps that will close the gap between its new Stadler trainsets and platform edges to improve accessibility.

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    Transport for London considers government funding proposal


    UK:·Transport for London has asked for time to consider a funding deal proposed by the government, Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps said on February 21. ‘We have provided TfL with a deal that both supports London’s transport network and is fair to taxpayers across ...

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    Work to begin on Barcelona tram extension


    SPAIN: Work on the long-planned link between the isolated Trambesòs and Trambaix light rail networks in Barcelona is expected to begin in the second week of March, following the award of construction contracts for the first half of the route. Following a series of feasibility studies, ...

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    Transurb launches mixed reality compact driving simulator


    BELGIUM: Transurb has launched a compact Nano Simulator for tram driver training which uses mixed reality functionality to replicate the immersive training experience traditionally found in a full-cab simulator. The company has been developing portable simulators for light rail and tram customers for many years, but ...

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    St Petersburg orders trams with driverless capability


    RUSSIA: St Petersburg transport operator Gorelektrotrans has awarded PK TS a 6·9bn rouble contract to supply a total of 57 trams. The order announced on February 8 includes three three-section, 27·5 m long 71-931M Vityaz-M trams with a capacity of 188 passengers, and 54 two-section, 19·4 ...

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    EIB backs Wrocław tram fleet renewal


    POLAND: Transport operator MPK Wrocław has finalised a 165·9m złoty agreement with the European Investment Bank to help finance the procurement of new trams over the next three years. ‘We are consistently implementing a strategic plan to improve the quality of public transport, which was outlined ...