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    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2020-12-02T05:00:00Z

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

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    Xuzhou enters the ‘multi-line’ era as metro Line 2 opens

    2020-12-01T14:43:00Z

    CHINA: The second metro line in Xuzhou was formally opened for revenue service on November 28, with a ceremony at City Administration Centre station which will be the future interchange between lines 2 and 6.

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    Stadler partners with Newcastle University to support metro fleet renewal

    2020-12-01T05:00:00Z

    UK: Newcastle University and Stadler have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on research, education and innovation initiatives relating the the Swiss firm’s contract to supply and maintain a new fleet of trainsets for the Tyne Wear Metro. Running for an initial ...

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    Karlsruhe tram network extended in Knielingen

    2020-11-30T12:32:00Z

    GERMANY: An extension of Karlsruhe tram route 2 from Siemensallee to Knielingen Nord was opened on November 28.

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    Account-based ticketing-as-a-service offered off-the-shelf

    2020-11-30T05:00:00Z

    USA: Ticketing technology company Masabi has worked with Regional Transit Service in Rochester, New York, to deploy what it says is the first account-based ticketing system powered by an off-the-shelf, MaaS-enabled fare payments-as-a-service platform. The RTS Go fare payment system, which is based on Masabi’s Justride ...

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    Metro to the pyramids contract awarded

    2020-11-27T11:53:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has awarded a consortium of Mitsubishi Corp and Orascom Construction the US$800m Railway Systems, Track Depot Works Package CP411 contract for Cairo metro Line 4 Phase 1. This will run 19 km southwest from central Cairo to the ...

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    Guangzhou metro Line 8 extended north to Baiyun

    2020-11-27T10:49:00Z

    CHINA: Guangzhou Metro Corp opened an extension of Line 8 from Cultural Park on the west side of the city centre to Jiaoxin in Baiyun District to the north on November 26, adding 16·3 km and 11 stations. Two further stations on the new section ...

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    Sydney tenders western airport metro works

    2020-11-27T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Prequalification has started for a second package of civil engineering works on the planned metro line to serve the future Western Sydney International Airport and the proposed Western Parkland City. Construction of the new international airport is already underway. ...

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    Glasgow Subway tunnel improvement contract awarded

    2020-11-26T05:00:00Z

    UK: Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has awarded Freyssinet a five-year contract to undertake tunnel lining improvements as part of the second phase of the modernisation of the Glasgow Subway. The specialist works will include infilling annulus voids, leak sealing and water management ...

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    Berlin to establish rolling stock company

    2020-11-25T16:30:00Z

    GERMANY: The Berlin Senate has decided to establish a rolling stock agency to procure and lease vehicles for use on local rail services.

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    Köln orders 64 Citadis trams customised for the German market

    2020-11-25T10:49:00Z

    GERMANY: Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG has awarded a consortium of Alstom Transportation Deutschland and Kiepe Electric a €363m contract to supply 64 Citadis low-floor trams to a new configuration adapted for the German market.

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    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2020-11-25T05:00:00Z

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

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    Two openings expand Nanning metro

    2020-11-24T14:06:00Z

    CHINA: Nanning metro Line 4 running 20·7 km east-west from Lengtangcun to Hongyun Lu with 16 stations opened on November 23, along with a 6·3 km, five-station extension of Line 2 southeast from Yudong to Tanze. Construction of the first phase of ...

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    Marconi Express monorail opens in Bologna

    2020-11-24T05:58:00Z

    ITALY: A 5∙1 km monorail linking Bologna’s Marconi Airport with the city’s main line station opened for revenue service on November 18.

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    Keolis Shanghai selected to operate Jiaxing tramway

    2020-11-23T14:04:00Z

    CHINA: The Keolis Shanghai joint venture of Keolis (49%) and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group (51%) is to operate a catenary-free tramway in Jiaxing, one of the largest cities in Zhejiang province. Due to open next year, the Jiaxing network will initially comprise two tram lines totalling ...

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    Clay figure folk art inspires Wuxi metro train styling

    2020-11-23T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou has delivered the first of 25 six-car Type B trainsets ordered for the future Wuxi metro Line 4. The trains have a maximum speed of 80 km/h and a capacity of 1 904 passengers. The livery and the ...

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    Faster monorail on trial

    2020-11-20T09:07:00Z

    CHINA: Test running has started with a prototype 100 km/h monorail train being developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang. The elevated straddle monorail concept is aimed at suburban applications in large conurbations, with a projected cost of around a third of the price of a conventional metro ...

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    Karachi Circular Railway section revived

    2020-11-19T17:10:00Z

    PAKISTAN: The long-proposed resumption of services on part of the Karachi Circular Railway was celebrated with an inaugural train on November 19. Pakistan Railways has reinstated a passenger service on an initial 14 km of the 55 km orbital route around the city, with was ...

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    Russia sets out national metro standards

    2020-11-19T15:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation & Metrology Rosstandart has formally approved the first part of a planned set of national standards for the construction and operation of metro networks.

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    Contactless payment introduced in Adelaide

    2020-11-19T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Conduent Transportation has deployed a contactless open payment system for the Adelaide tram network, enabling passengers to use Visa, MasterCard and NFC-enabled smart devices to pay their fares. It uses Conduent’s Atlas platform, which was already used by the South Australian Public Transport Authority, with ...