Urban transport news from Europe – Page 9

  • CAF tram in Granada
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    Granada light rail expansion gets underway

    2022-04-29T14:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Surveys have begun ahead of a call for tenders for construction of an extension to Granada’s light rail line, and an order for additional trams has been confirmed. Ayesa and Pontem Engineering Services are undertaking geotechnical surveys for the 4·6 km, six-stop southern extension between ...

  • Poznan tram extension opening (2)
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    Tram parade opens Poznań extension

    2022-04-28T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: The latest phase of a tramway extension along ul Naramowice in the north of Poznań has opened for revenue service, following an opening ceremony on April 23 which included a parade of historic trams. Initially served by route 10, the double-track extension starts at the ...

  • Škoda Transportation trainset for the Warszawa metro
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    Warszawa metro train delivered

    2022-04-27T14:32:00Z

    POLAND: The first of 37 trainsets being built for the Warszawa metro by Škoda Transportation was delivered to the capital on April 25, ahead of dynamic testing and certification which is expected to be completed within three months. Part-funded by the EU, ...

  • Grand Paris Express
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    Grand Paris Express Line 17 viaduct contract awarded

    2022-04-25T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: A consortium of NGE Génie Civil, NGE Bâtiment, NGE Fondations, Cimolai and Guintoli Grands Projets has been awarded a €327·9m contract to build a 5·5 km elevated section of Grand Paris Express automated metro Line 17 between Gonesse and Tremblay-en-France, to the north of Paris. ...

  • Rennes metro
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    Rennes rolls out EMV contactless payment on STAR transport network

    2022-04-21T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Conduent Transportation has implemented a contactless EMV open payment system on the STAR public transport network in Rennes, which is operated by Keolis and used by 353 000 passengers/day. More than 1 500 validators with integrated EMV contactless payment functionality have been installed on the ...

  • West Midlands Metro tram
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    BowTie supports West Midlands metro expansion project

    2022-04-19T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Midland Metro Alliance which is expanding the West Midlands Metro light rail network has used BowTieXP software to develop a comprehensive database of risk assessments on the Edgbaston Village and Wolverhampton station extensions. Developed for the Light Rail Safety Standards Board, the software is ...

  • Parc Bit
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    Palma metro extension approved

    2022-04-18T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Plans to extend the Palma metro 1·4 km from Universitat de les Illes Balears west to the Parc Bit science and technology area have been approved by the regional government. An invitation to tender is expected to be issued soon. The project is budgeted at ...

  • ROPID has selected a team of graphic studio Side2, A69 architects and the typographic studio Superior Type as the winner of an international competition to produce a unified information system for public transport in the Greater Praha region
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    Praha transport design competition winner selected

    2022-04-15T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Regional transport authority ROPID has selected a team of graphic studio Side2, A69 architects and the typographic studio Superior Type as the winner of an international competition to produce a unified information system for public transport in the Greater Praha region, including the city ...

  • Tallinn Pesa Twist tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Pesa wins Tallinn tram tender

    2022-04-14T08:33:00Z

    ESTONIA: Pesa has been named the winner of a €50m contract to supply up to 23 trams to Tallinn from the second half of 2024. The contract is due to be signed in May. The trams will be based on the Polish manufacturer’s Twist family; the ...

  • Grand Paris Express Line 18 map
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    Grand Paris Express Line 18 tunnelling contract awarded

    2022-04-14T08:13:00Z

    FRANCE: A consortium of Ferrovial, Spie Batignolles Génie Civil and Spie Batignolles Valérian has been awarded a €438m contract to build a section of Grand Paris Express automated metro Line 18. The contract announced on April 11 includes boring 6·7 km of tunnel between Saint-Quentin Est ...

  • PK TS Bogatyr (Photo: Vladimir Waldin)
    Metro Report International

    PK TS awarded St Petersburg tram contract

    2022-04-14T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The St Petersburg municipal government has directly awarded PK TS an 11·6bn rouble contract to supply trams. The order confirmed on April 8 covers 23 two-section 71-923M Bogatyr-M and 58 three-section 71-931M Vityaz-M trams in both single and double-ended versions for delivery from September 2022 ...

  • West Midlands Metro
    Metro Report International

    Commonwealth Games target for restoring full West Midlands Metro tram service

    2022-04-13T12:04:00Z

    UK: West Midlands Mayor Andy Street tells Metro Report International that he has met CAF CEO Javier Martínez Ojinaga to discuss the discovery of cracks on Birmingham’s trams.

  • Signify has upgraded the platform lighting on the Sheffield Supertram network
    Metro Report International

    Sheffield Supertram lighting improvements

    2022-04-12T09:00:00Z

    UK: Signify has upgraded the platform lighting on the Sheffield Supertram network, switching from SON-T lamps to Philips TrueForce Core LED Road 40W lamps which use 80% less energy while providing improved white light quality. The supplier estimates that the switch will save more than 800 ...

  • Warszawa tram extension map
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    Warszawa tramway extension contract signed

    2022-04-12T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Warszawa tram operator Tramwaje Warszawskie and contractor Budimex have signed a 685m złoty agreement for the construction of a tramway extension from ul Puławska to a terminus near ul Adama Branickiego in the Wilanów district in the south of the city. The project includes the ...

  • Contactless ticket validators can now be found across the NET tram network
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    Nottingham introduces multi-operator contactless fare capping

    2022-04-12T04:00:00Z

    UK: The final stage of the Nottingham Contactless scheme has gone live, with multi-operator daily fare capping now available on NET trams, Nottingham City Transport buses and Linkbus services operated by CT4N. The project has been developed by Nottingham City Council and the three transport operators ...

  • Paris Metro Line 11 Alstom MP14 rubber-tyred trainset (3)
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    MP14 trainsets tested on Paris Line 11 extension

    2022-04-08T11:15:00Z

    FRANCE: Test running with new five-car MP14 rubber-tyred trainsets has started on the eastern extension of Paris metro Line 11, transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités and operator RATP announced on April 6. The new sets for Line 11 are the third batch of MP14 stock to be ...

  • Catania_Agatha_01
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    Agatha trainset enters service in Catania

    2022-04-08T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: The first CT1 Agatha trainset produced by Titagarh Firema for the Catania metro entered revenue service on April 1. Styled by Pininfarina, the two-car units have been branded Agatha, after the city’s locally-born patron saint who is invoked against eruptions of ...

  • London Croydon tram and bicycle lane
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    Six recommendations for light rail safety body

    2022-04-05T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail & Road has made six recommendations after assessing whether the Light Rail Safety & Standards Board is on track to deliver the recommendations set out by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch following the fatal tram derailment in Croydon in 2016. ORR’s ...

  • Tunnel boring machine ‘Mireille’ broke through into the station to be greeted by the mayors of Clichy-sous-Bois and Montfermeil
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    ‘Mireille’ breaks through on Paris Line 16

    2022-04-01T11:01:00Z

    FRANCE: Celebrations at the site of the future Clichy-Montfermeil station on March 29 marked a milestone in the construction of automated metro Line 16 as part of the Grand Paris Express project. After boring 2·2 km from the Bel-Air worksite in Chelles, tunnel boring machine ‘Mireille’ ...

  • Praha hostivar_dpp_render
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    Praha tram project gets underway

    2022-04-01T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Eurovia has begun work on a KC200m six-month project to build the Depo Hostivař tram stop and turning circle close to the eastern terminus of Praha metro Line A. New track will provide a triangular junction at the intersection of ul Černokostelecka and ul ...