Urban transport news from Europe – Page 4

  • Wroclaw Borek tram depot
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    Tram depot modernisation contract awarded


    POLAND: Operator MPK Wrocław has awarded Zakład Sieci i Zasilania a 42·6m złoty contract for an extensive rebuild of the city’s Borek tram depot. The contract award came after three rounds of tendering, which saw bids come in above the initial 27·2m złoty budget. The project to ...

  • Nizhny Novgorod tram
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    Nizhny Novgorod tramway modernisation PPP concession signed


    RUSSIA: A PPP concession covering modernisation of the tramway infrastructure in Nizhny Novgorod and the supply of 170 new trams has been signed by the regional government and Environmental Projects Ltd. The scope includes modernisation during 2023-26 of three depots, 15 traction substations and 149 km ...

  • Lipetsk tram
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    Lipetsk tramway renewal PPP concession signed


    RUSSIA: A 20-year PPP concession agreement for the modernisation of the Lipetsk tram network has been signed by regional governor Igor Artamonov, Mayor Evgenia Uvarkina and Movista Regions CEO Alexander Sovetnikov. Movista Regions will modernise 40·8 km of the existing 1 524 mm gauge infrastructure, build ...

  • Athens metro Line 3 Extension - Piraeus National Theatre station with ancient artefacts
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    Piraeus metro extension opens


    GREECE: A 3·6 km extension of Athens metro Line 3 from Nikaia to Dimotiko Theatro in Piraeus was opened by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on October 10. There are three stations, including an interchange with Line 1, and the extension is expected to serve 132 000 ...

  • Connected Places Catapult and Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre
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    Very Light Rail R&D partnership


    UK: Innovation accelerator Connected Places Catapult has signed a memorandum of understanding to work with the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation to align future R&D and support UK-based innovators in the transport sector. The MoU was signed at the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre in ...

  • London Underground Tower Hill (Photo: Kev/Pixabay)
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    Disappointing response to London Underground renewable energy procurement


    UK: Transport for London has scrapped an initial attempt to source 10% of its power needs from new-build wind or solar farms, telling Metro Report International that it had received a disappointing response. It is now seeking industry feedback before launching a revised Corporate Power Purchase ...

  • Bilbao (Photo SnapwireSnaps, Pixabay)
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    Bilbao metro Line 5 approved


    SPAIN: The Basque regional government has given final approval for construction of Line 5 of the Bilbao metro network.

  • London Underground Bakerloo Line train (2)
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    Seeing London Underground’s Bakerloo Line trains in a new light


    UK: A 50% energy saving and a substantial reduction in maintenance costs is being achieved by replacing fluorescent tubes on London Underground’s Bakerloo Line trains with custom designed LED lights from MARL International. By 2024 the 36 trains totalling 252 cars will be fitted with a ...

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    Updated scenarios boost virtual reality tram safety tool


    UK: Additional scenarios reflecting real-life incidents and changes to the highway code have been added to a virtual reality hazard perception tool which light rail operators can use for training and as part of their recruitment processes. The tool was funded by the Light Rail Safety ...

  • Končar TMK 2300 LT low-floor tram for Liepāja at InnoTrans 2022 (11)
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    Tram for Latvia highlights Croatian capabilities


    INNOTRANS: One of the TMK 2300 LT low-floor trams which Croatian manufacturer Končar is supplying to Liepāja was displayed at InnoTrans before delivery to Latvia. The metre-gauge TMK 2300 LT is a development of the TMK 2200 trams supplied to Zagreb, and ...

  • Rennes metro Line B (3)
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    First Cityval light metro line opens in Rennes


    FRANCE: Rennes Line B was opened on September 20, the first to use Siemens Mobility’s Cityval version of its Neoval rubber tyre automated light metro platform. The 14 km Line B runs from Saint-Jacques-Gaité through the city centre to Cesson-Viasilva with 15 stations. Project ...

  • St Petersburg TMH metro train (5)
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    First of 950 cars delivered to St Petersburg metro


    RUSSIA: TMH delivered the first of 950 Baltiets cars to the St Petersburg metro operator on September 13, just 19 days after Petersburg Metropoliten and TMH subsidary Transholdleasing signed a 242·6bn rouble, 25-year contract for new trainsets to replace almost half the fleet. The eight-car trainset ...

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    Active steering tested on Swiss tram


    SWITZERLAND: Zürich start-up Traila has demonstrated a prototype sensor-based active steering system which is designed to significantly reduce the friction between tram wheels and rails, reducing noise, wear and dust. A simulation platform is being used to test the prototype in partnership ...

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    Warsolino tram beats energy efficiency targets


    INNOTRANS: Hyundai Rotem is showing one the 123 Warsolino low-floor trams ordered for Warsazwa in what operator Tramwaje Warszawskie said was the largest tram contract ever signed in Poland. The contract signed in June 2019 included a base order for 85 bidirectional and 18 unidirectional trams ...

  • Bozankaya Timișoara tram at InnoTrans 2022 (9)
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    Timișoara tram battery offers 70 km of off-wire operation


    INNOTRANS: Turkish manufacturer Bozankaya is showing one of its custom designed trams for Timișoara, the first trams to be built new for the Romanian city in 50 years. They include a battery able to provide power for 70 km of off-wire operation, ...

  • Wiener Linien Siemens Mobility Series X train at InnoTrans 2022 (1)
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    Series X train marks the spot for innovative passenger information


    INNOTRANS: A detailed and location specific passenger information system is one of the highlights of the Series X metro trains which Siemens Mobility is supplying to the Austrian capital’s transport operator Wiener Linien. In September 2017 Siemens Mobility beat Bombardier Transportation to win a contract to ...

  • Praha Hloubetin tram depot impression
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    Praha tram depot rebuilding gets underway


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Main construction works have begun for a KC1·9bn project to rebuild the tram stabling and repair depot at Hloubětín in Praha. The work is being undertaken by a consortium of Bouygues Construction’s VCES, Chládek and Tintěra. Completion is planned for the second half of ...

  • Marseille CAF Urbos tram impression
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    Marseille orders maritime themed trams


    FRANCE: Marseille transport operator RTM has awarded CAF a €57m contract to supply 15 trams, with options for more to support future expansion of the network. The seven-section low-floor cars from CAF’s Urbos range will be 42·5 m long. They will have a similar styling to ...

  • Paris metro Line 4 automation (Photo Jeremie Anne) (5)
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    Driverless trains introduced on Paris metro Line 4


    FRANCE: Grade of Automation 4 unattended driverless operation on Paris metro Line 4 was launched on September 12. There are initially four trainsets running automatically alongside trains with drivers, and more are to be gradually introduced to achieve full automation by the end of 2023. Catherine ...

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    Predictive supply chain partnership


    FRANCE: Internet of Things company Stimio and tram and bus component supplier CBM have partnered to offer a predictive maintenance tool directly connected to spare parts supply services. ‘Our end-to-end solution frees our customers from the complexities of IoT projects, letting them focus on business data ...