Urban transport news from Europe – Page 8

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    Amsterdam exercises tram option


    NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has awarded CAF a firm contract to supply a further nine Urbos trams to increase capacity on the network. The order announced by the Spanish manufacturer on June 24 has been placed as the first option on a contract signed ...

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    Stockholm orders 10 more A35 trams


    SWEDEN: Storstockholms Lokaltrafik has awarded CAF a contract to supply a further 10 Type A35 trams for the capital’s expanding light rail network.

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    Tram operators share best practice on coronavirus communications


    UK: Light rail industry association UK Tram organised a virtual event to enable its members to discuss the measures they had taken in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and to share best practice for post-lockdown communications as passengers begin to return. ‘Early observations suggest that the ...

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    Oslo to run metro CBTC over public mobile network


    NORWAY: Oslo transport operator Sporveien has decided to use a public mobile telecoms network to support its new metro signalling and train control system, entering into an agreement for Telia to provide the wireless communications backbone.

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    Metrovalencia Line 10 electrification contract awarded


    SPAIN: València operator FGV has awarded Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios a €6·5m contract to install electrification equipment on the future Metrovalencia Line 10. This covers the installation of overhead equipment and two substations at Amado Granell and Moreres which will reduce the high voltage grid supply ...

  • gb Tyne & Wear Metro Gosforth depot (1)
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    Tyne & Wear Metro depot rebuilding contract awarded


    UK: Stadler has appointed VolkerFitzpatrick to rebuild the Tyne Wear Metro’s Gosforth depot, where the Swiss company will maintain for 35 years the 46 five-car 1·5 kV DC light metro trainsets which it is to supply for entry into service from 2023. Rebuilding the ...

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    Metro de Barcelona tests UV light disinfectant


    SPAIN:· In addition to the regular daily cleaning of surfaces using conventional methods, Metro de Barcelona is working with cleaning companies and robot manufacturers to test the use of ultraviolet light for disinfecting trains, stairways, handrails and passenger circulating areas. The test sessions have taken place ...

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    Oberösterreich launches mobile ticketing


    AUSTRIA: Passengers using services operated by the 19 members of the Oberösterreich public transport association OÖVV can now buy tickets using a mobile device. The OÖVV mobile shop uses eos.uptrade’s TICKeos platform, with the OÖVV INFO app for iOS and Android now offering ticket purchasing as ...

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    ‘Aesthetic, sensitive and poetic’ metro station contract awarded


    FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has awarded BESIX France a €100m contract to build its new interchange station at Saint-Denis Pleyel. Designed by architect Kengo Kuma, this will be one of the largest stations on the automated metro network, covering 34 000 m² on nine levels ...

  • ua Kharkiv metro CRRC Tangshan train impression
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    CRRC wins Kharkiv metro train contract


    UKRAINE: Chinese manufacturer CRRC Tangshan has been selected as the winner of a contract to supply eight five-car trainsets for the Kharkiv metro. Scheduled for delivery in 2022, the trains will be 96·7 m long and 2 700 mm wide with a maximum speed of 80 ...

  • PC Transport Systems has announced plans to build a narrow gauge tram, saying the 71-921 Corsair, which it expects to unveil later this year, would be the first series-produced Russian tram for 1 000 mm gauge networks since 1937.
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    Metre-gauge tram under development


    RUSSIA: PC Transport Systems has announced plans to build a narrow gauge tram, saying the 71-921 Corsair, which it expects to unveil later this year, would be the first series-produced Russian tram for 1 000 mm gauge networks since 1937. ‘We decided ...

  • gb Manchester Metrolink Trafford Park (Tony Miles) (3)
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    UK government aims to ‘permanently change’ transport use as tram and bus funding announced


    Source: Tony Miles UK: ‘We must plan our route to recovery’, said Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps at the government’s daily coronavirus briefing on May 23, when he announced £283m of funding ‘to ensure that more buses, trams and light rail networks return ...

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    Stockholm metro electrification contract awarded


    SWEDEN: Siemens Mobility has been selected to deliver electrification and power supplies for the Stockholm Metro expansion programme. The €21m contract awarded by Region Stockholm’s Extended Metro Administration covers electrification works for four separate extensions. The programme includes construction of a 4·1 km Yellow ...

  • fi Tampere's first tram has been delivered (Photo: Pasi Tiitola, Tampere Tramway)
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    Tampere’s first tram delivered for testing


    FINLAND: The first of 19 ForCity Smart Artic trams to operate the future Tampere tram network was delivered to the city by Škoda Transtech on May 25. Zdeněk Majer, board member of parent company Škoda Transportation, said the bidirectional 100% low-floor trams were a ‘modern, technically ...

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    UKVZ trams delivered to Novokuznetsk


    RUSSIA: The first three of seven 71-623-04 trams ordered by the city of Novokuznetsk were delivered by UKVZ on May 17. The city placed an 378m rouble order in October for the single-section partially low-floor trams, as well as for two 71-142 Phoenix articulated trams, ...

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    Kazan metro train delivered


    RUSSIA: Kazan metro operator Metroelektrotrans has taken delivery of an additional four-car metro trainset which it ordered from Transmashholding subsidiary Metrowagonmash in October 2019 to augment its fleet. The Type 81-765.4K/766.4K trainset is formed of two motored driving cars and unpowered intermediate ...

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    Grant to develop public transport social distancing technology


    Source: Transport for London UK: The Innovate UK innovation agency has awarded UrbanThings a grant to develop a coronavirus social distancing and contact tracing platform for public transport operators. This is intended to help ensure that transport systems can operate with social distancing measures in ...

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    Manchester seeks tram safety systems


    UK: Transport for Greater Manchester has begun a market sounding to gain a better understanding of the availability of technology which could automatically intervene if a tram approaches a higher risk location at a speed which could result in derailment, and also monitor the attentiveness of tram ...

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    Moscow Metro fights the coronavirus


    RUSSIA: Moscow Metro has shared some of the steps it has taken to fight against the spread of the coronavirus. The operator said it had continued its record of running every say since the first section opened in May 1935, with the ...

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    Paris Line 14 extension trackwork contract awarded


    FRANCE: A consortium of ETF and Colas Rail has been awarded a contract for the design and installation of trackwork on the southern extension of Paris metro Line 14. Being built in conjunction with the Grand Paris Express project, the 14 km extension from the current ...