Urban transport news from Europe – Page 3

  • Toulouse Aerospace Express metro impressions (Alstom) (5)
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    Toulouse Aerospace Express metro contract award

    2020-12-22T14:16:00Z

    FRANCE: Toulouse Metropole has awarded Alstom a contract to design, build and maintain the Toulouse Aerospace Express driverless metro line. The city’s third automated metro line will be 27 km long with 21 stations, and is intended to serve major centres of employment in the aerospace ...

  • gb Tyne & Wear ticketing app
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    Tyne & Wear Metro introduces smartphone ticketing

    2020-12-22T10:22:00Z

    UK: Tyne Wear Metro passengers can now use an Android smartphone to pay for travel and open ticket gates, in a partnership between transport authority Nexus, Google Pay, mobile ticketing provider Yotra Ltd, ticketing and gating supplier Scheidt Bachmann and Newcastle-based software company ...

  • The Robel Cleaning System combines automated surface vacuuming with manual cleaning using 20 m long operator-controlled suction hoses which can reach difficult-to-access places.
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    Wiener Linien orders Robel tunnel cleaning vehicle

    2020-12-22T09:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Robel has won a tender to supply a metro tunnel and trackbed cleaning unit to the capital’s transport operator Wiener Linien. Delivery is scheduled for mid-2022. The Robel Cleaning System combines automated surface vacuuming with manual cleaning using 20 m long operator-controlled suction hoses which ...

  • London Thamesmead Docklands Light Railway extension and bus rapid transit proposal map
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    Docklands Light Railway extension study underway

    2020-12-21T15:52:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has begun further technical studies for a proposed extension of the Docklands Light Railway automated light metro from Gallions Reach to Beckton Riverside and across the River Thames to Thamesmead. The move follows confirmation of the new Thamesmead Abbey ...

  • Tours Line A trams change from overhead to third rail power supply outside the SNCF station.
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    Tours deploys interoperable smartphone ticketing platform

    2020-12-21T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Conduent’s Seamless Transportation System contactless payment technology has been rolled out across 21 trams and 200 buses in Tours’ Fil Bleu transport network. Users download the Seamless Transportation System smartphone app and register to activate an account. They then present their smartphone at any onboard ...

  • fr Valenciennes tram
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    Condition-based tramway maintenance contracts signed

    2020-12-18T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Vossloh has signed multi-year framework agreements with initial three-year terms for the maintenance of tramway infrastructure in Le Havre and Valenciennes. Vossloh will provide the operators with a fixed-price condition guarantee for plain line track and turnouts, though a package including track analysis, continuous monitoring ...

  • Luxembourg tram (Photo: City of Luxembourg)
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    Wireless trams reach Luxembourg Centrale

    2020-12-15T09:24:00Z

    LUXEMBOURG: An extension of the city of Luxembourg’s tramway 2 km south from Place de l’Etoile to the mainline interchange at Gare Centrale opened on December 13. There are intermediate stops at Hamilius in the historic centre, and at Place de Metz and Place de ...

  • Wabtec Metroflexx
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    Wabtec’s Metroflexx braking certified ahead of use on Grand Paris Express trains

    2020-12-15T05:00:00Z

    BRAKING: Tüv Süd has provided safety, quality and performance standard certification for Metroflexx, Wabtec’s ‘next-generation’ braking system for metro trains. Designed to significantly reduce the weight, energy consumption and life-cycle cost of a train, Metroflexx communicates with the train computer and traction equipment to optimise use ...

  • fr-paris-line14-opening-first-train
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    Paris extends Line 14 north to St-Ouen

    2020-12-14T15:47:00Z

    FRANCE: Transport Authority Île de France Mobilités and operator RATP officially inaugurated the northern extension of driverless metro Line 14 on December 14.

  • tn nl-amsterdam-tram-interlaced
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    Amsterdam awards tram and bus card reader contract

    2020-12-14T05:00:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam transport operator GVB has awarded Thales a contract to supply around 4 000 contactless card readers for its tram and bus fleets The readers will support payment by mobile phone, EMV bank and credit cards or QR code. Replacement of the existing readers ...

  • Lund tram
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    Lund tramway opens up the ‘Science Road’

    2020-12-13T08:54:00Z

    SWEDEN: Lund became Sweden’s fourth city to have a modern tram network on December 13, with the opening of a 5·5 km double-track line connecting the Central station to university facilities and the European Spallation Source. The line is operated under contract by Norwegian transport group ...

  • Zürich city council and transport authority ZVV approved an SFr172m order for a further 40 Bombardier Transportation Flexity trams
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    Flexity tram option approved

    2020-12-11T14:07:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Zürich city council and transport authority ZVV approved an SFr172m order for a further 40 Bombardier Transportation Flexity trams on December 9. The vehicles will be supplied under a May 2016 framework contract which included a base order for 70 trams worth SFr358m, including spare ...

  • ru perm_lionet_cars_
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    Lionet trams head to Izhevsk and Perm

    2020-12-10T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: PK TS is to deliver its four-axle 100% low-floor Lionet trams to two more cities. It is to supply 16 Type 71-911EM single-section vehicles to the city of Izhevsk this month, with the federal budget funding 60% of the 752m rouble cost as part of ...

  • Green Friction Picto
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    Reducing brake dust to improve air quality

    2020-12-04T08:47:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP is testing Wabtec’s Green Friction braking materials, which are designed to help improve the air quality in tunnels by reducing the amount of microparticles emitted. Initial bench tests are simulating the operation of a MI09 transet operating on RER Line A, ...

  • Moscow’s city government has transferred control of tramway infrastructure to the metro.
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    Moscow Metro to manage city’s tram infrastructure

    2020-12-03T11:50:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow’s city government has transferred control of tramway infrastructure to the metro. ‘Moscow Metro is a leader among non-automated metros as far as headway is concerned’, said Deputy Mayor for Transport Maxim Liksutov. ‘That’s because our infrastructure maintenance standards are one of the strictest, safest ...

  • pl Krakow tram (Photo MPK Krakow)
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    Kraków tram line PPP contract awarded

    2020-12-03T09:00:00Z

    POLAND: A consortium of PPP Solutions Polska and Gülermak Ağır Sanayi İnşaat ve Taahhüt was the lowest bidder for a 1·126bn złoty pilot public-private partnership contract to finance, design, build and maintain a section of tramway in Kraków. The project is one of several in different ...

  • Teleste is to supply passenger information, public address and CCTV systems as well as ultra-wide TFT display screens for the 43 five-car automated light metro trains which CAF is building for use on London’s Docklands Light Railway.
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    Teleste to supply Docklands Light Railway onboard systems

    2020-12-03T04:00:00Z

    UK: Finnish company Teleste is to supply passenger information, public address and CCTV systems as well as ultra-wide TFT display screens for the 43 five-car automated light metro trains which CAF is building for use on London’s Docklands Light Railway. Teleste will also supply software for ...

  • Glasgow Subway
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    Glasgow Subway tunnel improvement contract awarded

    2020-11-26T05:00:00Z

    UK: Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has awarded Freyssinet a five-year contract to undertake tunnel lining improvements as part of the second phase of the modernisation of the Glasgow Subway. The specialist works will include infilling annulus voids, leak sealing and water management ...

  • it-peoplemover Bologna_01
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    Marconi Express monorail opens in Bologna

    2020-11-24T05:58:00Z

    ITALY: A 5∙1 km monorail linking Bologna’s Marconi Airport with the city’s main line station opened for revenue service on November 18.

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    Russia sets out national metro standards

    2020-11-19T15:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation & Metrology Rosstandart has formally approved the first part of a planned set of national standards for the construction and operation of metro networks.