Urban transport news

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    Metro Report International

    Paris Line C investment plan outlined


    Photos: Jérémie Anne FRANCE: Paris regional transport authority Ile-de-France-Mobilités has set out revised plans to develop RER Line C, one of the busiest and most operationally challenging in the conurbation. Line C is 176 route-km long and features six branches; it carries up to 540 000 ...

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    Prasa restores more suburban rail services


    SOUTH AFRICA: Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has restarted its Metrorail suburban rail services on five sections of the networks in the provinces of Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape. Local rail services across the country had been disrupted by a spate of vandalism and cable ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bologna issues tram tender to support emerging network


    ITALY: Bologna municipality has called tenders worth €246m for a framework contract covering the supply of up to 60 trams. They are intended for use on the Red Line, which is under construction, and the Green Line, for which civil works contracts are now in place. ...

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    Cubic to upgrade ticketing in the Twin Cities


    USA: Metro Transit has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a contract to upgrade the fare payment system in Minneapolis-St Paul to enable the use of contactless bank cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay. The existing Go-To smart card will be enhanced with an account management system. This ...

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    Modertrans delivers first tram to Berlin – Woltersdorf line


    GERMANY: Modertrans has delivered the first Moderus Gamma LF 10 AC BD tram vehicle to Schöneicher–Rüdersdorf Strassenbahn, the manufacturer announced on April 10. SRS awarded Modertrans a contract in February 2022 for the supply of three low-floor trams for use on Route ...

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    Spain: Plan de Cercanías promises an end to inaction


    Over the past three decades, much of Spain’s rail investment has been channelled into its expanding high speed network. Government plans now envisage a substantial boost for suburban services which account for 90% of all ridership. Mike Bent investigates.

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


    This week’s round-up of news from the urban transport sector.

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    Metro Report International

    Lusail tram extensions open


    QATAR: Two more sections of the Lusail Tram network north of Doha were opened on April 8, adding a further 10·4 route-km. The Orange Line has been extended by 7·6 km from Al Wessil to Rawdat Lusail, serving 10 new stops. North ...

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    More Metro Manila Subway loans agreed


    PHILIPPINES: Finance Secretary Ralph Recto and Japan International Cooperation Agency Chief Representative Takema Sakamoto signed a ¥150bn loan agreement on March 26 for the third tranche of financing for Phase 1 of the Metro Manila Subway Project. MMSP Phase 1 is being supported by two previous ...

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    SkyTrain station contractors selected


    CANADA: The Province of British Columbia has selected the South Fraser Station Partners consortium of Acciona, Aecon and Pomerleau as ‘preferred proponent’ to design and build the stations for the Surrey Langley SkyTrain Project to extend Vancouver’s automated light metro network. The Expo Line is to ...

  • Berlin Flexity tram (Photo BVG Sven Lambert)
    Metro Report International

    Find a transport job with your shopping


    GERMANY: Berlin transport operator BVG has opened a ‘Job Store’ in the Mall of Berlin shopping centre as part of a strategy to attract around 2 500 new employees this year. The Job Store will be open for three weeks from April 8, with people able ...

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    Two prequalify for København automation Supporting Systems contract


    DENMARK: Two suppliers have prequalified for the contract to provide Supporting Systems for the automation of København’s S-tog suburban rail services. They are Siemens Mobility and Thales company Ground Transportation Systems Denmark. The Supporting Systems contract will cover the supply of a wide range of technical ...

  • Beograd metro RATP Dev contract
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    Beograd metro consultancy contract renewed


    SERBIA: The city of Beograd has renewed RATP Dev’s ongoing contract to provide early operator assistance for the three-line automated metro project. RATP Dev will review and advise on the functional design and specifications of the future metro, focusing on operations and maintenance, safety, passenger experience ...

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    Iași tram contract signed


    ROMANIA: The city of Iași has signed a 168m lei contract for Turkish company Bozankaya to supply 18 low-floor trams, co-financed by the National Recovery & Resilience Plan. They 22 m long unidirectional trams will have a capacity of 164 passengers including 45 seated. The first ...

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    Disneyland Resort Line train replacement to create a ‘brand new look’


    CHINA: New battery trains and resignalling are included in Hong Kong operator MTR Corp’s plans to create a ‘brand new look’ for the Disneyland Resort Line from 2028.

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    Metro Report International

    Local elections prompt flurry of Istanbul metro openings


    TURKEY: Four extensions to existing metro lines have been opened in Istanbul to coincide with the municipal elections which took place at the end of March. On March 11, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan inaugurated a seven-station southern extension of line M3 from Kirazlı to Bakırköy Sahil on ...

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    Metro Report International

    Lyon tram network to expand


    FRANCE: Construction works for Line T9 of the Lyon tram network are poised to start in mid-2024 following the government’s decision at the end of February to grant transport authority Sytral Mobilités a Déclaration d’Utilité Publique. Preliminary works to move water pipes and other services are ...

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    Ontario Line electrification contract awarded


    CANADA: NGE Group’s TSO subsidiary is to design and supply 1·5 kV overhead electrification for Toronto’s Ontario Line metro project. The contract has been awarded by Hitachi Rail as part of the Connect 6ix consortium, which was awarded the Rolling Stock, Systems, Operations & Maintenance contract ...

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


    This week’s round-up of news from the urban transport sector.

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    Rail Business UK

    Technology tackles train surfers and bicycle thieves


    UK: The Docklands Light Railway is to be equipped with technology which can detect ‘train surfers’ illegally clinging to the back of its automated trains or between vehicles. The system is being deployed by Telent, which has extensive experience of integrating CCTV, internet-of-things sensors and smart ...