Urban transport news from Europe – Page 5

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    Metro Report International

    Luxtram extends southeast

    2022-09-12T10:42:00Z

    LUXEMBOURG: Luxtram light rail route T1 has been extended southeast to Lycée Bouneweg, following a formal inauguration by Minister of Mobility François Bausch and the city’s mayor Lydie Polfer on September 11

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    West Midlands Metro extension track installed in Digbeth

    2022-09-12T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Midland Metro Alliance has installed the first section of track in Digbeth as part of the Eastside light rail extension. Running from Bull Street in Birmingham’s city centre via the future High Speed 2 terminus at Curzon Street to Digbeth, the 1·7 km extension ...

  • Yekaterinburg inter-urban tram (1)
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    Yekaterinburg interurban tramway opens

    2022-09-08T08:08:00Z

    RUSSIA: The double-track interurban tram Route 333 running 8·6 km from Yekaterinburg to the neighbouring city of Verkhnaya Pyshma has been opened by Governor of the Sverdlovsk region Evgeny Kuyvashev and Mayor of Yekaterinburg Alexei Orlov. The line has been developed by the Verkhnepyshminsky Tramway subsidiary ...

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    Consultancies commissioned to assess options for Watford to Croxley Link

    2022-09-05T05:00:00Z

    UK: Three transport consultancies have been awarded contracts to independently develop innovative and ‘creative, but deliverable, viable and feasible’ concepts for transport on the Watford to Croxley Link. The disused railway between Croxley and Watford Junction was to have been used for the Metropolitan Line Extension ...

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    Kraków tram extension connects southern routes

    2022-09-02T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: A 1·7 km extension of the Kraków tram network from Łagiewniki SKA to Kurdwanów has opened to connect two existing lines in the south of the city. The tramway extension has been built as part of the Trasa Łagiewnicka ring road scheme, which also involved ...

  • Catherine Guillouard (Photo: D Prost)
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    Catherine Guillouard to leave RATP

    2022-09-01T12:56:00Z

    FRANCE: Catherine Guillouard is to step down as Chief Executive of RATP on September 30 for personal reasons, the Paris municipal transport operator announced on September 1. She will be replaced on a interim basis by Pierre-Alain Roche, who represents the French state on the RATP ...

  • Grand Paris Express Line 18 works
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    Grand Paris Line 18 power supply contract

    2022-09-01T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: A 50:50 consortium of Colas Rail and Eiffage Énergie Systèmes has been awarded a €26m contract to provide traction power supply equipment for the 35 km Grand Paris Express automated metro Line 18 between Orly Airport and Versailles-Chantiers station. This will include 15 rectification substations, ...

  • Tyne & Wear Metro new Stadler train (1)
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    Tyne & Wear Metro trains rolled out

    2022-08-31T08:00:00Z

    UK: The first two of the 46 trainsets ordered for the Tyne & Wear Metro have been rolled out by Stadler in Switzerland. Following initial static and dynamic testing, they are to be sent to the Velim test track in the Czech ...

  • London Underground roundel and Palace of Westminster clock tower (Photo: xxolaxx/Pixabay)
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    Transport for London funding agreed to 2024

    2022-08-30T17:07:00Z

    UK: The government and Transport for London have reached agreement on a funding settlement running until March 31 2024. This includes just under £1·2bn of base funding and a revenue support mechanism, although there is still a funding gap and TfL is required to consider pension ...

  • TMH St Petersburg metro train agreement
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    St Petersburg to replace almost half its metro fleet

    2022-08-30T12:42:00Z

    RUSSIA: St Petersburg metro operator Petersburg Metropoliten has signed a 25-year agreement for the lease of 950 metro cars from the Transholdleasing subsidiary of rolling stock manufacturer TMH. The agreement signed on August 26 is valued at 242·6bn roubles. The six and eight-car sets comprising Type ...

  • Genova metro extension map
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    Genova metro expansion

    2022-08-29T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: Genova municipality has approved plans for a 3 km western branch of the metro with four stations. This is to branch off the existing line at Dinegro and run west to Fiumara with three intermediate stations, including an interchange with the rail network at Sampierdarena. The ...

  • Nizhny Tagil retro tram (2)
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    Nizhny Tagil boosts its tram fleet

    2022-08-26T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Two single-section low-floor 71-415R trams built by UTM with retro styling have been delivered to Nizhny Tagil, and on August 16 Sverdlovsk oblast allocated a further 830m roubles for the acquisition of further vehicles. The next deliveries are likely to be ...

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    Kursk tramway modernisation concession signed

    2022-08-25T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A PPP agreement for the modernisation of tramway infrastructure in Kursk has been signed by the regional authority and transport concessionaire Movista Regions. The planners estimate that the modernisation programme will save passengers an average of 5 min per trip once the works have been ...

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    Heraklion tram plan

    2022-08-23T11:02:00Z

    GREECE: Technical specifications for a proposed tram network in Heraklion, the largest city on the island of Crete, have been agreed by Deputy Mayor for Infrastructure Yiannis Anastasakis and Nikolaos Kouretas, Managing Director of Athens’ Attiko Metro. Funding will now be sought for feasibility and viability ...

  • St Petersburg tram Slavyanka
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    Construction of St Petersburg light rail line launched

    2022-08-23T10:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: St Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov has ceremonially launched construction of the 21 km Kupchino – Shushary – Slavyanka fast light rail line, which will be separate from the city’s existing tram network. The line is to be built under a 30-year PPP concession agreement signed ...

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    London Underground fits customised cable hangers

    2022-08-23T05:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has installed Ellis Patents’ Pegasus cable hangers as part of the Bank station capacity enhancement project. Specified through UK distributor ETS Cable Components, the hangers were chosen because their modular design meant they could be manufactured to the project’s specific requirements. ...

  • Roma’s Termini – Giardinetti railway (Photo Benjamin Zelki) (3)
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    Roma narrow gauge line to be rebuilt

    2022-08-22T07:00:00Z

    ITALY: Modernisation and extension of Roma’s Termini – Giardinetti light rail line including rebuilding from narrow to standard gauge is set to begin next year, with the route to be branded as Line G.

  • Tallinn tramway extension contract
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    Tallinn tram extension contract signed

    2022-08-16T09:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: A contract has been awarded for the design and construction of the Vanasadama tramway extension which will connect Tallinn’s Old Harbour with the future Rail Baltica station at Ülemiste. Valued at €36·5m +VAT, the contract was signed on August 9 by the city’s public works ...

  • gb Sheffield Supertram tram and tram-train (Tony Miles)
    Metro Report International

    Consultancies appointed to Sheffield Supertram project

    2022-08-16T05:00:00Z

    UK: South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has appointed Turner & Townsend and Anturas to support the development of a business case for investment in the Sheffield Supertram light rail network, and its subsequent implementation. The focus of the project will be on maintaining and modernising the ...

  • Novokuznetsk UKVZ tram
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    Novokuznetsk orders 12 trams

    2022-08-15T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: UKVZ has beaten three rival bids to win a contract to supply 12 trams to Novokuznetsk. The cost of 73·3m roubles per vehicle is being funded through the government’s the Cleaner Air programme. Deliveries are scheduled to start in mid-December, The Type 71-623-04 trams will ...