Urban transport news – Page 10

  • Genova metro extension map
    Metro Report International

    Genova metro expansion

    2022-08-29T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: Genova municipality has approved plans for a 3 km western branch of the metro with four stations. This is to branch off the existing line at Dinegro and run west to Fiumara with three intermediate stations, including an interchange with the rail network at Sampierdarena. The ...

  • Nizhny Tagil retro tram (2)
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    Nizhny Tagil boosts its tram fleet

    2022-08-26T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Two single-section low-floor 71-415R trams built by UTM with retro styling have been delivered to Nizhny Tagil, and on August 16 Sverdlovsk oblast allocated a further 830m roubles for the acquisition of further vehicles. The next deliveries are likely to be ...

  • Cairo Hyundai Rotem metro train order
    Metro Report International

    Local production included in Cairo metro train order

    2022-08-25T13:29:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has formally awarded a joint venture of Hyundai Rotem and National Egyptian Railway Industries Co a US$563·2m contract to supply 40 trainsets totalling 320 cars to increase capacity on Cairo metro lines 2 and 3. The trains are to be delivered ...

  • New York MTA combined commuter rail app screenshots
    Metro Report International

    New York MTA launches combined commuter rail app

    2022-08-25T12:00:00Z

    USA: New York MTA has launched the TrainTime one-stop journey planning, ticket purchasing and real-time train location app for Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad commuter rail passengers. This was developed in-house by MTA, and replaces the eTix app and the previously separate TrainTime apps ...

  • Kursk Movista
    Metro Report International

    Kursk tramway modernisation concession signed

    2022-08-25T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A PPP agreement for the modernisation of tramway infrastructure in Kursk has been signed by the regional authority and transport concessionaire Movista Regions. The planners estimate that the modernisation programme will save passengers an average of 5 min per trip once the works have been ...

  • The UK’s Department for Transport and Israel’s Ministry of Transport & Road Safety have signed a memorandum of understanding to share expertise on large scale rail projects
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    UK and Israel sign MoU to share transport expertise

    2022-08-24T10:49:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The UK’s Department for Transport and Israel’s Ministry of Transport & Road Safety have signed a memorandum of understanding to share expertise on large scale rail projects, which DfT said could lead to ‘fresh business opportunities and potential new jobs’.

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2022-08-24T05:00:00Z

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

  • Halle Stadler Tina tram impression (1)
    Metro Report International

    Halle orders 56 Tina trams

    2022-08-23T14:02:00Z

    GERMANY: Halle city transport operator HAVAG has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 56 TINA 100% low-floor trams for entry into service from late 2025. The €168m contract signed on August 23 covers 39 Type MGT-M trams which will be 30 m long with 64 seats ...

  • Heraklion (Photo Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Heraklion tram plan

    2022-08-23T11:02:00Z

    GREECE: Technical specifications for a proposed tram network in Heraklion, the largest city on the island of Crete, have been agreed by Deputy Mayor for Infrastructure Yiannis Anastasakis and Nikolaos Kouretas, Managing Director of Athens’ Attiko Metro. Funding will now be sought for feasibility and viability ...

  • St Petersburg tram Slavyanka
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    Construction of St Petersburg light rail line launched

    2022-08-23T10:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: St Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov has ceremonially launched construction of the 21 km Kupchino – Shushary – Slavyanka fast light rail line, which will be separate from the city’s existing tram network. The line is to be built under a 30-year PPP concession agreement signed ...

  • London Elizabeth Line Tottenham Court Road (Phpto Tom Nicholson, TfL)
    Rail Business UK

    Next phase of London’s Elizabeth Line to launch in November

    2022-08-23T09:36:00Z

    UK: The next phase of operation on the Elizabeth Line is to begin on November 6, Transport for London has confirmed.

  • Bank station
    Metro Report International

    London Underground fits customised cable hangers

    2022-08-23T05:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has installed Ellis Patents’ Pegasus cable hangers as part of the Bank station capacity enhancement project. Specified through UK distributor ETS Cable Components, the hangers were chosen because their modular design meant they could be manufactured to the project’s specific requirements. ...

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    Metro Report International

    Suspended maglev on test in Jiangxi

    2022-08-22T13:29:00Z

     CHINA: Test running has started on an experimental suspended maglev in southern China, following the formal completion of an 800 m test track on August 9.

  • Roma’s Termini – Giardinetti railway (Photo Benjamin Zelki) (3)
    Metro Report International

    Roma narrow gauge line to be rebuilt

    2022-08-22T07:00:00Z

    ITALY: Modernisation and extension of Roma’s Termini – Giardinetti light rail line including rebuilding from narrow to standard gauge is set to begin next year, with the route to be branded as Line G.

  • us Chicago Metra F40 battery locomotive image
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    Metra awards battery locomotive contract

    2022-08-19T09:31:00Z

    USA: Chicago commuter operator Metra has awarded Progress Rail a contract to convert up to six of its oldest diesel locomotives to zero-emission battery power for testing on the Rock Island Line. The base order covers the conversion of three EMD F40PH-3 locomotives over 3½ years, ...

  • Fenghuang maglev (4)
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    Phoenix-inspired maglev line opens to serve ancient town

    2022-08-19T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: A maglev line has opened to provide a scenic connection to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Listed Fenghuang Ancient Town, which attracts 30 000 visitors a day. The maglev runs for 9·1 km between the old town and Fenghuang station on the Zhangjiajie – Jishou ...

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    News

    Dual-voltage suburban line opened in Chongqing

    2022-08-18T10:00:00Z

    CHINA: The Jiangtiao suburban line in Chongqing has opened, linking Tiaodeng with Shengquansi. An unusual feature of the line is dual voltage electrification, with the northern section from Tiaodeng to Shilinsi and the Zhongliangshan tunnel electrified at 1·5 kV DC and the rest of the route ...

  • MTR Corp HKSTP
    Metro Report International

    ‘Living lab’ to help develop transport technology

    2022-08-18T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: MTR Corp and Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corp have agreed a three-year collaboration framework which aims to enhance the transport operator’s services and customer experience and promote an open innovation and technology ecosystem by making use of innovative technologies and data and through ...

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    In depth

    Brazil: making more use of urban railways

    2022-08-17T10:19:00Z

    Better utilisation of under-used main line railways is seen as key to developing cost-effective urban and suburban rail networks that can relieve road congestion in Brazil’s fast-growing cities. Benjámin Zelki  investigates.

  • New York Subway CBTC roll-out-G Grice (7)
    Metro Report International

    New York revises CBTC programme to prioritise reliability over peak-hour capacity

    2022-08-17T08:47:00Z

    USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority is to revise its programme to roll out communications-based train control across the Subway network under proposed amendments to its 2020-24 Capital Plan.