Urban transport news – Page 5

  • Paris metro Line 14 construction (Photo Jérémie Anne) (7)
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    Paris Line 14 extensions on course to open in June 2024


    FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP is working towards a simultaneous opening of the Line 14 northern and southern metro extensions in June 2024, the group’s project Manager Stéphane Garreau has confirmed to Metro Report International. The driverless metro line currently runs for ...

  • Rostock Stadler TINA tram impression
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    Rostock orders TINA trams


    GERMANY: Rostocker Straßenbahnen has ordered 28 Stadler TINA trams, which will gradually replace its 6N1 trams dating from 1994-96 on all six routes from 2025. The contract signed on June 24 is worth €98·2m, with the Land of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern contributing €9·45m. ...

  • Passengers on London Underground's Piccadilly Line wearing coronavirus face coverings
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    London Underground seeks renewable energy


    UK: London Underground has called tenders for a long-term contract for the supply of electricity from renewable sources, as part of a wider scheme for the Greater London Authority group to move to renewable energy by 2030. Transport for London as a whole uses around 1·6 ...

  • Timisoara Bozankaya tram (4)
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    Bozankaya tram enters service in Timișoara


    ROMANIA: The first of 21 trams being supplied by Turkish company Bozankaya has entered service on Route 1 in Timișoara, the first tram supplied new to the city in 50 years. In July 2019 Bozankaya beat Pesa to win a contract for ...

  • Moscow Central Ring
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    Double-deck trains considered for Moscow Central Ring


    RUSSIA: The use of double-deck trains on the 54 km Moscow Central Ring line is being studied, as ridership has reached 550 000 passengers/day and the infrastructure is now at maximum capacity. Maksim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor for Transport, said the domestic production of double-deck electric trains ...

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    Gragnano light rail plan agreed


    ITALY: Local municipalities have agreed to develop a 4 km light rail line to connect Gragnano with the terminus of Trenitalia’s Napoli suburban service at Castellammare di Stabia, east of Sorrento. Costed at €33m, the project would make use of a disused railway alignment, which was ...

  • Impression of Mitsubishi and Kinki Sharyo train for Phase 1 of Cairo metro Line 4
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    Cairo Metro Line 4 ticketing and telecoms contract awarded


    EGYPT: National Authority for Tunnels has awarded Thales, Orascom Construction and Colas Rail a turnkey contract to design and deploy the telecoms, control and ticketing systems for Cairo Metro Line 4 Phase 1 and provide two years of maintenance. The east-west Line 4 is being developed ...

  • MTR Corp and Hong Kong Cyberport Management Co Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding for a two-year collaboration to invest in digital technology start-ups.
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    MTR Corp to invest in start-ups


    CHINA: MTR Corp and Hong Kong Cyberport Management Co Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding for a two-year collaboration to invest in digital technology start-ups. The MTR Lab and Cyberport Macro Fund will select start-ups from Cyberport’s ecosystem that have potential and suit MTR’s rail ...

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    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

  • Roma Vigna Clara (1)

    Roma ring service restarts after 32 years


    ITALY:·Regular passenger services on the 7 km Valle Aurelia to Vigna Clara section of Roma’s orbital ring railway began running with the summer timetable on June 13, 32 years after a service was provided for eight days during the Italia 90 FIFA World Cup. There are ...

  • Chongqing metro
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    China dominates list of the world’s top 10 longest metro networks


    INTERNATIONAL: The opening of the latest extension takes Chongqing up to seventh place in Railway Gazette’s Knowledge Hub analysis of the world’s largest metros, displacing London Underground (405 route-km) out of the top 10 for the first time and leaving Moscow (437 route-km) as the sole ...

  • The second phase of Chongqing Rail Transit’s Line 4 opened from Tangjiatuo to Huangling on June 18
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    Chongqing Line 4 extended northeast


    CHINA: The second phase of Chongqing Rail Transit’s Line 4 opened from Tangjiatuo to Huangling on June 18, adding 32·6 route-km and 15 stations. Construction began on January 25 2019, and local media reports suggest the project set a new record for speed of construction in ...

  • Montpellier CAF tram impression
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    Montpellier orders 60 trams


    FRANCE: Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole has selected CAF to supply 60 trams to its local transport operator TaM, with options for 17 more bringing the total value of the order to €223·7m. The seven-section Urbos trams will be assembled at the CAF France plant at Bagnères-de-Bigorre in ...

  • Bus Display
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    Bus innovation at InnoTrans


    INNOTRANS: There will be 12 buses on show in the central Summer Garden area of InnoTrans 2022, with the 500 m long test circuit featuring exhibitors including Solaris, Van Hool and Ebusco.

  • Visually impaired passengers boarding a Tyne & Wear Metro train
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    Tactile paving now at all Tyne & Wear Metro stations


    UK: Tyne & Wear Metro has installed tactile paving at a further 12 stations, meaning all 60 of its stations now have a visual and physical alert to the presence of the platform edges.

  • Moscow trams (2)
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    Smart turnouts to be installed on Moscow tram network


    RUSSIA: The roll-out of an automatic route-setting system on the Moscow tram network has begun with the first test deployment near the Kursk railway station. Equipment fitted to a Vityaz low-floor trams transmits the required route to the turnout, which changes automatically ...

  • Commuter rail agencies are being offered flexible options for the lease of ‘like new’ modernised diesel locomotives by Rolling Stock Solutions

    Commuter operators offered flexible diesel locomotive leasing options


    USA: Commuter rail agencies are being offered flexible options for the lease of ‘like new’ modernised diesel locomotives by Rolling Stock Solutions and its strategic partner Alternate Concepts, with backing from private equity investor Adelphi Capital Advisory. RSS has acquired an initial fleet of EMD F40PH ...

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    Kuala Lumpur opens first phase of Putrajaya Line


    MALAYSIA: The first phase of Kuala Lumpur’s fully automated Putrajaya Line was opened on June 16, with revenue services starting at 15.00 following an inauguration ceremony at 10.00 attended by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

  • NERIC agreement
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    Egyptian rolling stock localisation agreement signed


    EGYPT: The National Egyptian Railway Industries Co joint venture has signed an agreement with Hyundai Rotem for the local assembly of 40 metro trains totalling 320 cars to be deployed on Cairo metro lines 2 and 3. NERIC said the localisation agreement signed when a delegation ...

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    Mexican transport ticketing modernisation partnership


    MEXICO: Fare-payments-as-a-service company Masabi and Mexican consulting, engineering and project company Ibergex have announced a ‘strategic relationship’ to supply ticketing and payment technology in Mexico. This will combine Masabi’s Justride software platform with Ibergex’s resources and experience of the Mexican public transport market. The companies aim ...