Urban transport news from Europe – Page 16

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    Bolshaya Koltsevaya Line tunnelling completed


    RUSSIA: Tunnelling work for Moscow’s Big Circle orbital metro Line 11 has been formally completed, with the holing through of the 1 200 m drive between Negatinskaya Zaton and Klenovy Bulvar.

  • MPK Wrocław has awarded Pesą Bydgoszcz a 204m złoty firm order for the supply of 24 low-floor trams tailored for the needs of the city
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    Wrocław tram contract awarded


    POLAND: Operator MPK Wrocław has awarded Pesą Bydgoszcz a 204m złoty firm order for the supply of 24 low-floor trams tailored for the needs of the city, with options for 16 more which could take the total value to 337·5m złoty. The 29 ...

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    Warszawa metro train unveiled


    POLAND: Škoda Transportation has unveiled the first of the trainsets it is producing for the Warszawa metro. Testing is to be undertaken the Czech manufacturer’s Plzeň plant, ahead of further trials at the Velim test centre and on the Praha metro network before delivery to Poland ...

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    Metro de Madrid buys out rolling stock leases


    SPAIN: Metro de Madrid has opted to buy two rolling stock fleets outright, ending the leasing arrangements under which they were managed.

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    Sczcecin tramway extended


    POLAND: A western extension of Sczcecin tram routes 1 and 3 to serve the city’s Netto Arena was opened for revenue service on December 18.

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    Glasgow Subway train testing gets underway


    UK: Preliminary testing of the new Stadler trains for the Glasgow Subway has begun, in what Strathclyde Partnership for Transport said marks a ‘major milestone’ for the modernisation of the 10·5 km circular underground line. In March 2016 SPT awarded a consortium of Stadler and Ansaldo ...

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    Madrid metro extension contract awarded


    SPAIN: Madrid municipality has awarded Azvi-Cotodisa Obras and Servicio-Obras Subterráneas a 22-month, €92m contract to extend metro Line 3 by 2∙5 km from Villaverde Alto to El Casar in Getafe.

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    Oslo T-Bane CBTC contract awarded


    NORWAY: Oslo transport operator Sporveien has awarded Siemens Mobility a €270m contract to install communications-based train control to replace legacy signalling systems on the capital’s 94 km five-line T-Bane metro network and provide 25 years of maintenance. The Trainguard MT CBTC will support attended automated operation ...

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    Tramway and cable cars proposed to relieve Andorra’s roads


    ANDORRA: Construction of a light rail line is proposed in a study commissioned by the government to consider options for reducing unsustainable growth in road traffic. The tramway would run from Sant Julià de Lòria to Escaldes-Engordany, with three connecting cable car links to the airport, ...

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    Transport for London bans e-scooters following fires


    UK: Privately-owned e-scooters and e-unicycles will not be permitted on Transport for London services or premises from December 13, as a result of safety concerns following fires at Stanmore and Parsons Green on the London Underground network. A review by TfL found that defective lithium-ion batteries ...

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    Rostov-na-Donu tramway expansion plan


    RUSSIA: Plans are being developed for a major modernisation of the Rostrov-na-Donu tram network and the construction of extensions to new residential districts as part of a transport strategy for 2035 which has been adopted by the city council. The programme would ...

  • Nizhny Novgorod metro Gorkovskaya station (Photo: Vladimir Waldin)
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    Nizhny Novgorod metro extension contract


    RUSSIA: Sole bidder Mosproekt-3 has been awarded a contract to extend the Nizhny Novgorod metro’s Avtozavodskaya Line 3 km underground from Gorkovskaya station to Sennaya. This will be the first urban rail extension funded via a government infrastructure loan, with an initial 8·3bn roubles allocated. The ...

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    Moscow Metro opens its longest extension


    RUSSIA: The 21 km Mnevniki – Kakhovskaya southwestern section of Moscow Metro’s Bolshaya Koltsevaya ‘Big Circle’ Line 11 was opened on December 7, with President Putin joining via video link. Mostransproekt director Vladimir Titov said this was the longest section of the Moscow metro network to ...

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    Kaliningrad tram fleet renewal agreed


    RUSSIA: An order for 16 PKTS 71-921 Corsair trams for the metre-gauge network in Kaliningrad is to be financed by Sberbank’s leasing subsidiary under a 2·9bn rouble leasing deal running for 10 years from their delivery at the end of February 2022.

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    Szeged tram-train service inaugurated


    HUNGARY: The country’s first public tram-train service between Szeged and Hódmezővásárhely has started revenue service ahead of the introduction of a full timetable in January.

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    Urban rail grants allocated to Italian cities


    ITALY: Urban rail investments in various cities have been allocated funding from national or European sources.

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    First Tyne & Wear Metro train bodyshell completed


    UK: The first aluminium bodyshell for the Tyne & Wear Metro’s new fleet of custom-designed trainsets been completed at Stadler’s St Margrethen factory in Switzerland, and is now ready for fitting out. ‘Completing the first bodyshell is a highly symbolic landmark in the manufacturing process, and ...

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    Uppsala council approves tram plan


    SWEDEN: Uppsala municipal council has voted in favour of plans to build a tramway to link Uppsala C station and the city centre with the southern suburbs of Gottsunda and Ultuna and a planned new station at Bergsbrunna. The proposed network would total 17 route-km, with ...

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    TSO-Eiffage consortium wins Paris track and electrification contract


    FRANCE: Project promoter Société du Grand Paris has awarded the main rail infrastructure contract for Grand Paris Express automated metro Line 16 to a consortium of TSO, TSO Caténaires and Eiffage Rail. Running entirely underground, the 27·5 km Line 16 is due to be completed by ...

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    Titagarh Firema metro cars arrive in Catania


    Photos: Mobilità Catania ITALY: The first two-car metro trainset to be manufactured by Titagarh Firema for the Catania metro has been delivered to the Sicilian city, ready for the start of test running in the coming weeks. A framework agreement between operator Ferrovie Circumetnea and Titagarh ...