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    Egypt: Safely expanding Cairo’s rail network


    TÜV Nord acted as the independent safety assessment body for Egypt’s Capital Train electric suburban railway that opened last year to link Cairo with 10th Ramadan City and the New Administrative Capital. Lead Safety Auditor Karin Seibold explains the company’s role in ensuring the line’s safe operation to Benjámin Zelki.

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    Precise planning as bridge rebuilt for tram project


    FRANCE: Contractor NGE says precise planning is paying off as it undertakes a complex project to replace a road bridge over the River Huveaune in Marseille with a new structure which is 2 500 mm wider to accommodate a double-track extension of tramway Line 3. The ...

  • Impression of Alstom Adessia coach for Connecticut Department of Transportation

    Connecticut orders customised commuter train coaches


    USA: Connecticut Department of Transportation has awarded Alstom a $315m contract to supply 60 single-deck coaches customised to its requirements, with options for 313 more. They are to be delivered from 2026, initially for use on CTRail-branded regional services on the Hartford Line, which run over ...

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    Final design consultant appointed for TEX Rail extension


    USA: Fort Worth transport agency Trinity Metro has selected a partnership of Huitt-Zollars and TranSystems as final design consultant for the TEX Rail extension. To be built at a cost of $167m, the 3·4 km extension will take the 43 km commuter and suburban rail route ...

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    Augsburg tram arrives despite war and pestilence


     GERMANY: The first of 11 Stadler Tramlink trams has been delivered to Augsburg, following production delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the Russian war against Ukraine.

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    Beyoncé funds metro service


    USA: Singer Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour funded an extra hour of operation of the Washington metro at a cost of $100 000, ensuring that fans could get home after bad weather delayed the start of her concert at the FedEx Field stadium.

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  • The Vahdat – Yovon railway completes a 119 km link between Dushanbe and Qurghonteppa.

    Tajikistan urban rail study commissioned


    TAJIKISTAN: Studies for the development and operation of urban rail services in Tajikistan are to be undertaken by South Korea’s state-owned railway construction organisation Korea National Railway in partnership with Woosong University and Daehan Consultants. This will include a survey of the current status of the ...

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    Colombia: Bogotá’s Regiotram schemes face mounting hurdles


    Completion of the first line in the planned Regiotram tram-train network in the Colombian capital has been delayed following intervention by the National Authority for Environmental Licences, reports Christian Scasso.

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    New York light rail environmental review contract awarded


    USA: WSP USA has been appointed to undertake the environmental review for the Interborough Express light rail project which would link Brooklyn and Queens in New York. The contract announced by state Governor Kathy Hochul on August 2 covers conceptual design and ...

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    Paris metro Line 8 train refurbishment gets underway


    FRANCE: Refurbishment of the 44 Alsthom MF77 trainsets used on Paris metro Line 8 has begun at the ACC M plant in Clermont-Ferrand. The work will be similar to that undertaken by the company on the Line 7 fleet. It will take 29 days to refurbish ...

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    Interview: Investing to create an inclusive metro


    One of few metros around the world which does not receive a subsidy for day-to-day operations, Metro de Santiago can still allocate around 30% of its farebox revenues for future investment. General Manager Felipe Bravo tells Benjámin Zelki about its expansion plans, signalling upgrades, rolling stock renewal and achieving social inclusion goals.

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    Chinese trains to operate Astana’s revived light metro line


    KAZAKHSTAN: Astana’s municipally-owned City Transportation Systems has selected CRRC Tangshan to supply rolling stock for its revived light rail transit project. Construction of the 20 km long double-track 1 520 mm gauge line with 18 stations, began in 2017. Supports for the elevated guideway were erected, ...

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    Alcalá de Guadaíra tramway tenders called


    SPAIN: The junta of Andalucía has called tenders for the supply of power supply equipment, signalling and other systems to equip the tramway under construction in Alcalá de Guadaíra to the east of Sevilla. Construction of the 12·5 km line from Montecarmelo to an interchange with ...

  • Impression of Siemens Mobility XXL train for München S-Bahn services

    ‘Most innovative S-Bahn trains in Germany’ designed to replace 1 500 cars


    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility has been awarded a contract to supply 90 extra-long electric multiple-units which it says will provide ‘more space, greater comfort and many innovations’ on München S-Bahn services. The 13-car EMUs will be 202 m long with 376 fixed and 80 folding seats and ...

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    Mexico: Government fosters rail revival


    Fresh impetus has been injected into the rail business in Mexico thanks to initiatives by the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Regulatory changes plus a long-term vision promise a revival that could include reinstating passenger services in addition to the Tren Maya project already in hand. Stefan von Mach reports.

  • The Sosa – Daegok section of Korail’s Seohae Line serving the western side of the Seoul conurbation opens for revenue services (1)

    Seohae Line reaches Daegok


    SOUTH KOREA: The 18·3 km Sosa – Daegok second section of Korail’s Seohae Line serving the western side of the Seoul conurbation opened for revenue services on July 1. The Wonsi – Siheung – Sosa southern section had opened in June 2018. Construction of the northern ...

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    Transit-oriented development to support Malaysia – Singapore metro


    MALAYSIA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has signed a memorandum of understanding to support the planning of transit-oriented development at Bukit Chagar station on the future cross-border metro linking Johor Bahru and Singapore. Malaysian project promoter MRT Corp is looking to generate a sustainable source of income ...

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    London Underground seeks alternatives to full-scale driver training simulators


    UK: Transport for London is looking for ‘innovative solutions’ which would reduce its reliance on full scale mock-up cab simulators for training London Underground drivers. TfL says full-scale simulators ‘seem to add value to the training experience’, but are large, immovable, and require staff to travel ...

  • Plzen to Kharkiv
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