Urban transport news from Europe – Page 8

  • Stadler Citylink for Transport for Wales
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    Cardiff Northwest Corridor tram-train report published

    2022-06-14T05:00:00Z

    UK: Proposals have been published for the development of a tram-train network to serve housing developments on the Northwest Corridor between Cardiff and Llantrisant. Commissioned from transport consultancy Cogitamus, a report making the case for the project was launched on June 10 by Mark Drakeford, Senedd ...

  • Praha_line_D_01
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    Praha metro Line D loan agreed

    2022-06-07T12:51:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: The European Investment Bank is to provide a KC22·7bn 40-year loan to finance 50% of the cost of construction of the first phase of Praha’s fourth metro line. The first phase of Line D will run from an interchange with Line C at Pankrác ...

  • Madrid metro M2 2
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    Madrid Line 11 construction contract awarded

    2022-06-07T04:28:00Z

    SPAIN: Metro de Madrid has selected a consortium of ACS, Acciona and Rover as prefrerred bidder for a €550m contract to build the next phase of Line 11.

  • fr-Paris Line 12 extension work (12)
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    Paris metro Line 12 extension opens after frozen construction technique

    2022-06-06T13:14:00Z

    FRANCE: An unusual technique using liquid nitrogen has been used during the construction of a 2 km extension of Paris metro Line 12 from Aubervilliers Front Populaire to Aimé Césaire and Mairie d’Aubervilliers.

  • Odense tramway flags (Photo: Odense Letbane)
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    Celebrations as Odense tramway opens

    2022-05-31T08:21:00Z

    DENMARK: Music, entertainment and free chocolate-coated strawberries featured in the celebrations marking the opening of the Odense tramway on May 28. The 14·5 km double-track line runs from Tarup in the northwest to the station, Syddansk Universitet, a hospital and Hjallese in ...

  • Hasselt - Maastricht tram-train impression
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    Cross-border tram-train project scrapped

    2022-05-31T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: After many years of discussion and planning, the government of the Belgian region of Vlaanderen has decided not to go ahead with plans to for a tram-train service running from Hasselt across the Dutch border to Maastricht. The route would have been around 30 km ...

  • London Underground Piccadilly Line new Siemens Mobility train impression
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    London Underground lets power supply upgrading contract

    2022-05-30T05:00:00Z

    UK: Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £50m contract to undertake traction power supply upgrading works on London Underground’s Piccadilly Line to support the introduction of new Siemens Mobility trainsets from 2025. The works will include the renewal and replacement of high voltage and low voltage ...

  • Škoda Group has been awarded a contract to supply a further five ForCity Smart Artic X34 trams to Tampere.
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    Tampere orders more trams

    2022-05-26T14:50:00Z

    FINLAND: Škoda Group has been awarded a contract to supply a further five ForCity Smart Artic X34 trams to Tampere. The €34m firm order announced on May 25 has been placed using an option on the original contract signed in 2017. This covered the supply of ...

  • Lyon accessibility audit
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    Disability consultancy undertakes Lyon accessibility audit

    2022-05-24T06:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Accessibility consultancy Direct Access has expanded its rail work into France through a pilot project with Keolis to audit rail, metro, tram and bus interchanges in Lyon. The consultancy is assessing entrances, wayfinding and arrival and boarding points, and will submit detailed recommendations for improvements ...

  • Grand Paris Express Line 18 works (Photo: Jérémie Anne)
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    Grand Paris Express elevated stations contract awarded

    2022-05-20T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has awarded Vinci Construction subsidiary Chantiers Modernes Construction an €80·9m contract to build the elevated Palaiseau, Orsay-GIF and CEA-Saint-Aubin stations on the future Line 18 of the automated metro. A consortium of Rougnon, Dalkia and Fouassin has been awarded a €12m ...

  • Valencia Line 10 (1)
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    Line 10 opens in València

    2022-05-19T08:46:00Z

    SPAIN: Metrovalencia Line 10 was inaugurated on May 17, running 5·3 km from Alacant to Natzaret. The western 2·3 km with three stops is in tunnel, and the eastern 3 km with five stops is on the surface. Construction of the line ...

  • London Underground Bank new southbound Northern line platform (Photo TfL)
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    London Underground’s Bank station reopens as new tunnel completed

    2022-05-17T14:44:00Z

    UK: The Bank branch of London Underground’s Northern Line reopened on May 16 after a 17-week closure as part of a complex £700m project to provide a 40% increase in capacity at Bank station. The interlinked Bank and Monument station complex in the heart of the ...

  • One of four trams which is Modertrans is to supply to Grudziądz has arrived in Łódź for dynamic testing and certification.
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    Grudziądz tram on test

    2022-05-17T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: One of four trams which is Modertrans is to supply to Grudziądz has arrived in Łódź for dynamic testing and certification. The trams are being supplied under a 23·3m złoty contract awarded in March 2021. They are part of the Moderus Beta low-floor family, adapted ...

  • Göteborg transport operator Västtrafik has awarded Škoda Group an €80m contract to overhaul 80 Type M31 trams.
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    Göteborg tram modernisation contract awarded

    2022-05-13T10:50:00Z

    SWEDEN: Göteborg transport operator Västtrafik has awarded Škoda Group an €80m contract to overhaul 80 Type M31 trams. The work to be undertaken at Škoda Ekova’s Ostrava site in 2022-27 includes replacing the doors, installing a wheelchair ramp, renewing braking systems, fitting cab air-conditioning, an internal ...

  • A project providing ‘purple officers’ to promote zero tolerance of sexist or LGBTI-phobic violence on the Barcelona metro has been launched.
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    Purple officers to tackle harassment on the Barcelona metro

    2022-05-13T10:30:00Z

    SPAIN: A project providing specially trained ‘purple officers’ to promote zero tolerance of sexist or LGBTI-phobic violence, encourage respectful coexistence and assist victims of harassment has been launched by Barcelona metro operator TMB and Santa Coloma de Gramenet council. This is an ...

  • ua-Kyiv Metro head presents at IT-Trans May 2022 (1)
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    Kyiv Metro seeks European help as it rejoins UITP

    2022-05-11T08:56:00Z

    UKRAINE: Kyiv Metropoliten needs help from the western European transport industry to modernise its technology and operating practices, despite the conflict with Russia, the municipal transport operator’s Head of Metro Viktor Braginskyi told the IT-Trans conference in Karlsruhe on May 10. Reflecting on his experience of ...

  • Milano Line 4 project
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    Italian metro and tram projects allocated funding

    2022-05-06T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: The national government has allocated a total of €4·7bn from the 2022 national budget to fund metro construction in Milano, Napoli, Torino, Genova and Roma, and tram projects in Roma. In Milano, €180m has been allocated for the western extension of metro Line 1 from ...

  • Odense tram
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    Odense tramway handed over with opening expected this month

    2022-05-04T08:00:00Z

    DENMARK: The Odense tramway is set to open at the end of May, after the contractor formally handed the project over to owner Odense Letbane when regulatory approval for operation was received on April 26. In June 2017 the CME consortium led by COMSA with subcontractors ...

  • St Petersburg
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    St Petersburg tram order

    2022-05-03T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Sole bidder Sberbank Leasing has been awarded a 12·9bn rouble contract to supply 12 two-section and 42 three-section double and single-sided low-floor trams to St Petersburg. A specific model has not been announced, but the trams will have a ’retro’ styling. Deliveries are scheduled to ...

  • LRSSB tram safety video image
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    ‘Be smart around trams’ safety videos launched

    2022-05-02T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Light Rail Safety & Standards Board has launched a series of ‘be smart around trams’ animated videos, commissioned from Creative Star to provide safety tips for passengers. The videos can be used by operators to complement their own safety campaigns on social ...