Urban transport news from Europe – Page 10

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    Praha backs bus electrification plan

    2020-04-20T06:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha city council has approved proposals to electrify the most congested bus routes. The plan has been put forward by operator DP Praha with the aim of meeting national and EU commitments to transition towards zero or low emission transport. Projects to be undertaken ...

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    Intelligently-controlled ventilation for Barcelona metro

    2020-04-10T06:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Engineering and technology group SENER and Barcelona metro operator FMB have launched the RESPIRA project to install ‘intelligently controlled’ ventilation systems to improve passenger comfort at stations.

  • A briefing document setting out the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on public transport authorities has been published by the Urban Transport Group
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    Urban Transport Group details Covid-19 challenges

    2020-04-09T05:00:00Z

    UK: A briefing document setting out the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on public transport authorities has been published by the Urban Transport Group, which represents transport bodies in London, the West Midlands, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Tyne Wear, Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City ...

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    Warszawa metro Line M2 goes west

    2020-04-06T16:33:00Z

    POLAND: Warszawa’s M2 metro line was extended by 3·4 km west from Rondo Daszyńskiego to Księcia Janusza on April 4. The opening was low-key owing to coronavirus travel restrictions, with regular operations starting at 04.45. Running tunnels up to 15·2m deep serve intermediate stations at Płocka, ...

  • Zonegreen has installed a bespoke warning system on three tracks used for servicing DART suburban EMUs at Iarnród Éireann’s Fairview depot in Dublin.
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    DART depot upgraded with bespoke safety system

    2020-04-06T06:00:00Z

    IRELAND: Zonegreen has installed a bespoke warning system on three tracks used for servicing DART suburban EMUs at Iarnród Éireann’s Fairview depot in Dublin. The push-button warning system was designed to suit the specific limitations of the Fairview site. High-level beacons ...

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    Bodyshells ordered for Praha tram rebuild programme

    2020-04-03T06:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha transport operator DPP has awarded Pragoimex a contract to supply its VarCB3LF partly low-floor tram bodies to replace the life-expired and corroded bodies of the city’s Tatra Type T3R.P and T3R.PV trams. The March 23 framework agreement covers the delivery of a minimum ...

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    Porto extensions win EU funding support

    2020-04-02T14:16:00Z

    PORTUGAL: The European Commission has announced €107m of EU Cohesion Funds for expansion of the Metro do Porto light rail network. This adds to €75m allocated in the national government’s 2020 budget. The two projects being supported are Line G, where a €63·6m contribution will support ...

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    Data4PT multimodal transport data interoperability project launched

    2020-04-01T08:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The Data4PT project has been formally launched to support the development of multimodal transport data exchange standards and models to fulfil the needs of travel information service providers. The EU-funded project aims to support member states in deploying the Transmodel, NeTEx and SIRI harmonised public ...

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    Moscow Metro’s Line 15 completed

    2020-03-31T09:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Mayor Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated a 14·4 km six-station extension of Moscow Metro’s Line 15 from Kosino to Lefortovo on March 27. Also known as the Nekrasovskaya Line, Line 15 serves the capital’s eastern suburbs. Construction began in 2012, with the ...

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    Low-key opening for København metro Line M4

    2020-03-30T13:46:00Z

    DENMARK: ‘It was different to what we had imagined,’ said Henrik Plougmann Olsen, CEO of København metro operator Metroselskabet after planned celebrations to mark the opening of Line M4 on March 28 were cancelled because of the coronavirus. ‘The trains just started running over the new section, ...

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    Paris metro simulators updated

    2020-03-30T06:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Corys has completed the renovation of Paris operator RATP’s metro train driving simulators. RATP has a total of 23 compact simulators and one full-scope simulator. New PCs have been deployed, computer generated images switched to Matrix technology, and the functionality of the Octys system ...

  • Moscow Metro disinfects tunnels (1)
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    Moscow Metro disinfects tunnels

    2020-03-27T15:52:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow Metro has been using modified infrastructure inspection vehicles to spray all its tunnels with liquid disinfectant. The disinfecting programme aims to tackle the coronavirus. As well as all tunnels used by revenue services, the scope includes tunnels which are used ...

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    Edinburgh tram extension site works on hold during pandemic

    2020-03-26T11:40:00Z

    UK: Edinburgh Council has instructed contractors Morrison Utility Services and Sacyr Farrans Neopul to cease site works for the construction of the tramway extension from York Place to Newhaven. The contractors are to make the construction sites safe by the end of the week before shutting ...

  • BULGARIA: Sofia Metro has awarded Transmashholding’s Metrowagonmash subsidiary a firm contract to modernise an additional 40 Series 81-717.4/714.4 metro cars. This is intended to improve the passenger experience, reduce operating costs and maintenance req
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    Sofia Metro cars to be modernised

    2020-03-26T06:00:00Z

    BULGARIA: Sofia Metro has awarded Transmashholding’s Metrowagonmash subsidiary a firm contract to modernise an additional 40 Series 81-717.4/714.4 metro cars. This is intended to improve the passenger experience, reduce operating costs and maintenance requirements, and ensure a further 15 years of service. To minimise the impact ...

  • ru Samara metro train (2)
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    Samara Metro train delivered

    2020-03-24T13:22:00Z

    RUSSIA: Samara Metro has taken delivery of another four-car trainset from Transmashholding’s Metrowagonmash factory, augmenting the 46-car fleet used on its single 11·6 km line. Ordered in October 2019, the extra train is the ‘latest and most advanced’ variant of the 81-717/714 ...

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    Krasnodar orders 56 trams

    2020-03-24T06:00:00Z

    Source: Oleg Bodnya RUSSIA: UKVZ has won four separately-tendered contracts to supply a total of 56 unidirectional trams to the city of Krasnodar The orders announced on March 20 cover a total of 29 Type 71-623-04 trams to be delivered this year, and another 27 ...

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    Amsterdam chooses HASTUS planning software

    2020-03-23T06:00:00Z

    Amsterdam NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has selected GIRO’s HASTUS software to support all its network and service planning, crew and vehicle scheduling, and operations management, including the integration of electric buses into its fleet. GVB has almost 5 000 employees and operates 203 ...

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    Manchester Metrolink opens Trafford Park line

    2020-03-22T13:20:00Z

    UK: The 5·5 km Manchester Metrolink light rail extension to the Trafford Centre shopping complex was opened for revenue service on March 22, around seven months ahead of the original target date.

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    London Underground, rail and bus services cut by coronavirus

    2020-03-19T16:27:00Z

    UK: Major cuts to metro, rail and bus services were announced by Transport for London on March 18, with the operator explaining that Mayor of London Sadiq Khan had asked it to focus on enabling ‘critical workers to make essential journeys’ during the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

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    Elizabeth Line CCTV maintenance contract awarded

    2020-03-18T07:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has awarded Telent a contract to support and maintain the Elizabeth Line driver-only operation CCTV system, which enables train drivers to view images from platform cameras on in-cab monitors to ensure safe departure. The mission-critical communications specialist has been maintaining the CCTV ...