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  • Roger 600_Mermec
    News

    Japanese railway diagnostics contracts signed

    2022-05-31T05:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Mermec has signed three contracts to provide advanced diagnostics for Japanese rail and metro networks. The contracts worth more than €20m were signed at the Italian embassy in Tokyo on May 27, in the presence of Ambassador Gianluigi Benedetti and representatives of Mitsubishi Electric, Sumitomo ...

  • London Underground Piccadilly Line new Siemens Mobility train impression
    Metro Report International

    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 ...

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation Toei Subway Mita Line Series 6500 train
    Metro Report International

    Toei Subway Series 6500 trains enter service

    2022-05-27T05:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation’s Series 6500 trainsets have begun entering service on the Toei Subway’s Mita Line between Nishi-Takashimadaira and Shirokane-Takanawa.

  • Škoda Group has been awarded a contract to supply a further five ForCity Smart Artic X34 trams to Tampere.
    Metro Report International

    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 ...

  • Transport agency PT Mass Rapid Transit Jakarta has signed memoranda of understanding with Alstom and Thales to explore technology and procurement options for future urban rail projects.
    Metro Report International

    MoUs to explore Jakarta urban rail options

    2022-05-26T05:00:00Z

    INDONESIA: Transport agency PT Mass Rapid Transit Jakarta has signed memoranda of understanding with Alstom and Thales to explore technology and procurement options for future urban rail projects. There are plans to expand Jakarta’s urban rail network to 235 km by 2035, to reduce traffic congestion ...

  • Kharkiv metro
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2022-05-25T05:00:00Z

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

  • Elizabeth Line roundel (Photo TfL)
    Rail Business UK

    Industry responds to launch of cross-London Elizabeth Line

    2022-05-24T15:49:00Z

    UK: Organisations from the across the rail sector have commented on the opening of London’s Elizabeth Line on May 24. Politics Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps said ’the Elizabeth Line is a beacon of British success, not just for this marvel of engineering but ...

  • Elizabeth Line trains Abbey Wood-CJ
    Rail Business UK

    London’s Elizabeth Line opens at last

    2022-05-24T13:59:00Z

    UK: Elizabeth Line services began running on the Crossrail core route across central London on May 24, with an initial 12 trains/h linking Paddington station in the west to Abbey Wood in the southeast. 

  • Wabtec train doors
    Metro Report International

    São Paulo train door order

    2022-05-24T08:04:00Z

    BRAZIL: Wabtec has announced its largest South American train door order, covering the supply of 2 304 doors for 36 eight-car Series 8900 Metropolis trains which Alstom is building for São Paulo suburban lines 8 (Diamante) and 9 (Esmeralda). The EMUs were ordered in July 2021 ...

  • Lyon accessibility audit
    Metro Report International

    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 ...

  • Bonn CAF LRV impression (1)
    Metro Report International

    Bonn light rail vehicle contract awarded

    2022-05-23T12:47:00Z

    GERMANY: CAF has been awarded a contract to supply 22 high-floor light rail vehicles for operation in the Bonn area.

  • SEPTA train
    Metro Report International

    SEPTA looks globally to inform Reimagining Regional Rail development strategy

    2022-05-23T11:00:00Z

    USA: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is seeking feedback on options for the long-term development of passenger services around Philadelphia, which it says are currently focused on traditional suburban commuters but could be used to create a ‘lifestyle transit network’ of frequent all-day and all-week rail and ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tempe Streetcar opens

    2022-05-21T11:00:00Z

    USA: Valley Metro’s Tempe Streetcar was opened on May 20, with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Tempe Mayor Corey Woods and Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson, as well as Valley Metro CEO Jessica Mefford-Miller. The C-shaped route runs for 4·8 km from ...

  • Chemin de fer Lausanne-Echallens-Bercher tunnel
    News

    Street-running railway goes underground

    2022-05-20T13:50:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Chemin de fer Lausanne-Echallens-Bercher’s 1 km tunnel from the underground Lausanne-Flon terminus to Lausanne-Chauderon has been extended by 1·7 km to Union-Prilly, replacing a street-running section of single track line along Avenue d’Echallens. The double-track tunnel has been built to increase ...

  • Grand Paris Express Line 18 works (Photo: Jérémie Anne)
    Metro Report International

    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 ...

  • Mendoza Metrotranvía ex-San Diego LRV (4)
    Metro Report International

    San Diego LRVs find new home in Argentina

    2022-05-19T12:24:00Z

    ARGENTINA: Mendoza’s Metrotranvía has taken delivery of the first three of up to 39 Siemens SD100 light rail vehicles which have been donated to the city by the US city of San Diego’s operator MTS. The LRVs forming MTS’s second generation fleet have been in service since ...

  • Valencia Line 10 (1)
    Metro Report International

    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 ...

  • Tel Aviv Green Line Alstom Citadis tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Tel Aviv Green Line light rail contract awarded

    2022-05-18T10:15:00Z

    ISRAEL: Tel Aviv urban transport project promoter NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit Systems has formally awarded the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Tramway consortium a €2·6bn contract to design, finance and build the Green Line light rail route and provide 25 years of maintenance. The consortium of Alstom, local ...

  • Barcelona metro Series 7000
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2022-05-18T05:00:00Z

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

  • London Underground Bank new southbound Northern line platform (Photo TfL)
    Metro Report International

    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 ...