Urban transport news – Page 3

  • Sao Paulo Line 9 station

    Suburban signalling enhancement to support automated reversals


    BRAZIL: Alstom has signed a contract with operating concessionaire ViaMobilidade to modify signalling equipment on São Paulo suburban Line 9, the supplier announced on May 2. The project covers enhancement of traffic supervision and control systems on Line 9 to support automatic train operation at Osasco ...

  • Melbourne tram
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    Bank card payment in next Victoria Myki ticketing contract


    AUSTRALIA: Conduent Business Services and its partner Convergint have been awarded a contract to operate Victoria’s Myki public transport ticketing system for 15 years from December 1 2023.

  • PK TS tram
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    St Petersburg light rail vehicle contract awarded


    RUSSIA: Concessionaire BaltNedvizhService has awarded PK TS a 4bn rouble contract to supply trams for the Kupchino – Shushary – Slavyanka fast light rail route which is under construction in St Petersburg. The 21 km line is being built under a 30-year PPP agreement signed by ...

  • Chicago Red Line
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    Three prequalify for Chicago metro contract


    USA: Three potential bidders have prequalifed to submit proposals for the design and build contract for Chicago Transit Authority’s $3·6bn Red Line Extension metro project. They are: FH Paschen, Ragnar Benson, Milhouse and BOWA joint venture; Kiewit Infrastructure; Walsh Vinci Transit Community Partners. The ...

  • Putrajaya Line
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    Bank backs Malaysian metro contractors and entrepreneurs


    MALAYSIA: MBSB Bank is to offer a specially-designed financing programme to support contractors and suppliers involved in projects for Mass Rapid Transit Corp, including construction of the Rapid Transit System Link between Johor Bahru and Singapore. The financing programme is intended to increase the competitiveness of ...

  • Jena tram delivery
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    Jena tram deliveries begin


    GERMANY: Stadler has delivered the first of 24 Tramlink low-floor trams that it is building for the metre-gauge network in Jena. The tram was delivered from the Valencia factory in two parts, arriving at municipal transport operator Jenaer Nahverkehr’s Burgau depot on May 5. ...

  • National Express train

    National Express to become Mobico Group


    INTERNATIONAL: National Express plc is to change the name of its corporate parent company to Mobico Group plc from early June. The board believes that the Mobico name better reflects its international nature and the range of public transport services it operates. The company said National ...

  • Bologna tramway start of construction
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    Bologna starts construction of its first modern tram line


    ITALY: Construction work has started for the 16·5 km Red Line tram route in Bologna, with events marking the occasion held at the site of the future depot in Borgo Panigale and the northern terminus at Michelino-Fiera. The first of four routes in a planned 57 ...

  • Jurong Region Line map
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    Singapore tenders operation of future metro lines


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has called tenders to appoint operators for the future Jurong Region Line and Cross Island Line from 2024 and 2027 respectively. The tenders announced on May 9 are limited to existing rail operators SMRT Trains and SBS Transit Rail, but foreign operators ...

  • Beograd metro contract
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    Beograd metro project management contract awarded


    SERBIA: A consortium of DB Engineering & Consulting and Systra has been appointed to provide project management services for the construction of Beograd’s first metro line. The €46m contract announced by the Ministry of Construction, Transport & Infrastructure on May 8 covers project management, planning review ...

  • Krakow Stadler Solaris Lajkonik II tram delivery
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    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

  • Sengkang-Punggol LRT
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    Additional Sengkang-Punggol LRT cars ordered


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded Mitsubishi Heavy Industries a contract to supply a further eight two-car rubber-tyre automated light metro trainsets for the Sengkang and Punggol Light Rapid Transit lines. The firm order announced on May 9 follows on from an order for 17 two-car ...

  • Cleveland RTA cheque
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    Six US rolling stock renewal projects awarded funding


    USA: Six urban and commuter rail rolling stock renewal projects have been awarded Federal Transit Administration grants totalling $703m. Rail Vehicle Replacement Programme grants Agency Location Grant Project ...

  • London Tramlink tram West Croydon
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    Tramway electrification competency guidance published


    UK: The Light Rail Safety & Standards Board has published its latest Overhead Line Equipment Systems Training & Competency Guidance. ‘This guidance will effectively support the delivery of light railway engineering OLE competency in relation to training apprentices, new recruits and improving the skills of existing ...

  • BART MerMec rail inspection vehicle
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    BART takes delivery of advanced track inspection vehicle


    USA: San Francisco Bay area metro operator BART has unveiled a Rail Inspection Vehicle supplied by MerMec to facilitate more efficient track maintenance and minimise any disruption caused when repairs are needed during normal service hours. The operator said the RIV — which was produced ...

  • Delhi Metro
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    Delhi Metro Phase IV signalling contract awarded


    INDIA: Alstom has been awarded contracts worth €54m to design, supply and commission signalling and train control systems for the Delhi Metro Phase IV expansion programme. The contracts announced on April 27 cover the 12·6 km extension of orbital Line 7 (Pink) from Mukundpur to Maujpur, ...

  • Quito metro
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    Revenue services finally begin on the Quito metro


    ECUADOR: Limited revenue services have begun on the first metro line in Quito, after ticketing problems delayed the launch date. Line 1 runs 22 km underground from Quitumbe in the south to the city centre and El Labrador in the north. An ...

  • PATH new Kawasaki train (Photo PANYNJ)
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    PATH increases capacity as Kawasaki cars enter service


    USA: The first of 72 additional EMU cars which Port Authority of New York & New Jersey ordered from Kawasaki have begun entering service on the PATH metro network. The vehicles are all expected to enter service in 2023-24, supplementing the operator’s existing 350-car fleet. This ...

  • S-tog.

    DSB cleared to order automated S-bane trains


    DENMARK: State-owned operator DSB has received government authorisation to start the procurement of its next generation of trains for the København S-bane, paving the way for fully-automated operation from 2029. Due to be rolled out over the next 15 years, the trains are intended to replace ...

  • Minneapolis Metro Blue Line LRV
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    Transit Infrastructure Division to manage Twin Cities transport projects


    USA: The Metropolitan Council which co-ordinates transport and other projects across seven counties in the Minneapolis-St Paul area has announced the formation of a Regional Transit Infrastructure Division. This is intended to provide a more consistent and robust approach to transport projects that are ‘significant in ...