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  • Paris Metro MF19 train impression (Alstom, Avant-Première)
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    Alstom to supply I-CBTC for more Paris metro lines

    2021-05-07T09:33:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP has awarded Alstom a contract to supply its I-CBTC onboard equipment for 44 steel-wheeled MF19 trainsets it is building for use on metro lines 10, 7bis, and 3bis. There are options for a further 47 trains for Line 3, 15 years ...

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    Siemens Mobility CBTC for Salvador metro extension

    2021-05-07T05:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: Bahia state transport authority CTB has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply communications-based train control to support GoA2 attended semi-automatic train operation on a 5 km extension of Salvador metro Line 1 from Pirajá to Águas Claras/Cajazeiras, including two stations. Siemens Mobility will ...

  • Akiem has signed a letter of intent paving the way for a financial and industrial partnership to develop the Taxirail concept for an autonomous ‘railpod’ ultra light rail shuttle vehicle.
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    Akiem joins autonomous railpod project

    2021-05-06T13:51:00Z

    FRANCE: Rolling stock leasing company Akiem has signed a letter of intent paving the way for a financial and industrial partnership to develop the Taxirail concept for an autonomous ‘railpod’ ultra light rail shuttle vehicle. The Taxirail concept has been developed in Bretagne by EXID ...

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    Acciona to eliminate Melbourne rail/tram crossing

    2021-05-06T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Victoria’s Major Transport Infrastructure Authority has selected an Acciona-led consortium to rebuild a section of Melbourne’s Frankston suburban line, eliminating two level crossings southeast of the city and the flat crossing between rail and tram routes at Glenhuntley.

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    Very Light Rail rapid charger installed at Dudley test track

    2021-05-05T09:00:00Z

    UK: Furrer+Frey GB has installed an ‘ultra-rapid’ battery charge station at the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre in Dudley, where the prototype vehicle for the planned Coventry VLR line is to be tested. Intended as a low-cost alternative to overhead ...

  • Pasir Ris station on Cross Island Line Phase 1
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    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2021-05-05T05:00:00Z

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

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    Wabtec awarded Delhi – Meerut RRTS train subsystems contract

    2021-05-04T15:45:00Z

    INDIA: Wabtec Corp has been awarded a US$15m contract to provide braking systems, pantographs, roof disconnector switches and passenger information systems for the 40 electric multiple-units which Alstom is to build for the 82 km Delhi – Meerut Regional Rapid Transport System. Wabtec said its ...

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    Thales to provide real-time access to Brescia metro CCTV

    2021-05-04T14:01:00Z

    ITALY: Thales has been awarded a contract to modernise the Brescia metro’s train-to-ground data communications to provide near real-time transmission of onboard CCTV images to the control centre, and provide the ability to share this video content with other security operators. The 14 km automated ...

  • Chelyabinsk Sinara UKVZ tram exterior impression
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    Chelyabinsk orders 30 trams

    2021-05-04T10:18:00Z

    RUSSIA: Sinara Transport Machines has signed a 1·6bn rouble contract to supply 30 trams to the city of Chelyabinsk, enabling the replacement of about 20% of the fleet. Production of the trams at manufacturing partner UKVZ’s plant will start in May, with the first 10 ...

  • Public transport users in Barcelona can now access a wide range of travel, local area and accessibility information as well as entertainment content through their mobile devices thanks to the use of smart tags.
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    Smart tags boost accessibility and provide localised content

    2021-05-03T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Public transport users in Barcelona can now access a wide range of travel, local area and accessibility information as well as entertainment content through their mobile devices thanks to the use of smart tags. Operator TMB has rolled out 9 100 of Neosistec’s ddTags ...

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    Second metro line opens in Guiyang

    2021-04-30T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The second metro line in Guiyang was opened for revenue service on April 28. The 40·6 km Line 2 runs from North Baiyun Road to the north of the city to Longdongbao International Airport to Zhongxing Road in the southeast, interchanging with the west-south ...

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    Torino metro extended to Bengasi

    2021-04-29T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: The southern extension of Torino’s VAL automated rubber-tyred metro from Lingotto to Bengasi was formally opened by Mayor Chiara Appendino on April 24.

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    Chicago commuter operator seeks battery locomotive proposals

    2021-04-28T12:00:00Z

    USA: Chicago commuter operator Metra is to issue a request for proposals for the conversion of three EMD F40PH-3 diesel locomotives to zero-emission battery power. It hopes to award a contract this autumn, with the first loco to be delivered around 30 months later. Metra ...

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    Jakarta metro construction contract awarded

    2021-04-28T09:00:00Z

    INDONESIA: Operator MRT Jakarta has awarded a joint venture of Hutama Karya and Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Construction a 4.6tr rupiah contract to build section CP203 of MRT Phase 2, which comprises a 1·4 km tunnel from Mangga Besar to Kota Tua with two stations at Kota ...

  • ALSTOM Innovia APM system at Houston International Airport
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    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2021-04-28T05:00:00Z

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

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    Taichung MRT Green Line opens

    2021-04-27T12:47:00Z

    TAIWAN: Taichung Mass Rapid Transit Corp’s first metro line opened for revenue services on April 25, having been delayed from last year. The NT$59·3bn Green Line runs 16·7 km from the high speed rail station in Wurih southwest of the city to Beitun station on ...

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    Sofia inaugurates Line 3 extension

    2021-04-27T08:57:00Z

    BULGARIA: A 3·8 km western extension of Sofia metro Line 3 from Krasno Selo and Gorna Banya opened on April 24.

  • Stadler is to supply metro rolling stock to Atlanta from its factory in Salt Lake City.
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    Atlanta metro car braking systems ordered

    2021-04-27T05:00:00Z

    USA: Knorr-Bremse’s local subsidiary has been awarded a contract ‘in the lower double-digit million euro range’ to supply braking systems for the metro cars which Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has ordered from Stadler. The $600m rolling stock contract awarded to Stadler in early 2019 ...

  • MTA Long Island Rail Road and Alstom are to test the use of battery power with a view to enabling enable trains to run though from New York to the network’s diesel-worked branches.
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    Long Island Rail Road to test battery train

    2021-04-26T12:00:00Z

    USA: MTA Long Island Rail Road and Alstom are to test the use of battery power with a view to enabling enable trains to run though from New York to the network’s diesel-worked branches. ‘People have been talking about extending electrification to various segments of ...

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    Twist trams delivered to Tramwaje Śląskie

    2021-04-26T07:27:00Z

    POLAND: PESA Bydgoszcz has completed the delivery of 35 Twist low-floor trams ordered by Tramwaje Śląskie. The 221m złoty EU co-financed contract placed in June 2018 covered 27 Type 2017N trams which are 25 m long and designed specifically for Tramwaje ...