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    Depot management system to support Bonn’s switch to electric power

    2019-12-31T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Bonn city transport operator SWB has awarded PSI Transcom a contract to supply its PSItraffic Depot Management System to monitor and control its fleet of around 200 buses and 100 trams across three depots. PSItraffic/DMS will automate and optimise the planning of vehicle movements, including ...

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    Beijing metro now the world’s longest

    2019-12-30T11:37:00Z

    CHINA: The opening of two extensions to the Beijing metro on December 28 has taken the total network length to 699·3 km with 405 stations, including 62 interchanges, overtaking Shanghai to become the world’s largest metro network.

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    Free Lyft rides from train to plane at Ontario International Airport

    2019-12-30T06:00:00Z

    USA: As part of a programme to increase public transport’s share of surface access to Ontario International Airport near Los Angeles, passengers can now claim free travel with app-based taxi service Lyft between the airport and four Metrolink commuter rail stations. The $396 000 pilot programme ...

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    Abidjan to expand bus network and study cocoa biofuel

    2019-12-27T08:00:00Z

    CÔTE D’IVOIRE: The Ministry of Transport, transport operator SOTRA and Scania have signed an agreement for the supply of 400 low-entry 13 m buses and 50 compressed gas fuelled 18 m articulated buses, which will have with bodies from Marcopolo. The deal includes depot upgrading and training ...

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    St Petersburg passenger rail investment agreement

    2019-12-26T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Governor Alexander Beglov has announced that the government of St Petersburg and Russian Railways have confirmed their intention to invest 500bn roubles developing passenger rail services in and around the city by 2030. This would include spending of 90bn roubles in 2020-25. The plans ...

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    Guangzhou completes metro Line 21

    2019-12-24T13:21:00Z

    CHINA: The 35·3 km second section of Guangzhou metro Line 21 was opened for revenue service on December 20, taking the total length of the city’s metro network to 513 km.

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    Xiamen metro Line 3 train unveiled

    2019-12-24T06:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC has rolled out the first trainset for Xiamen metro Line 3. The manufacturer said the Type B vehicles have aluminium bodyshells and incorporate a new generation of control technology. It said the blue seats inside were inspired by ...

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    Abidjan metro package approved

    2019-12-23T13:13:00Z

    CÔTE D’IVOIRE: The government has formally approved the technical and funding proposals for construction of an elevated metro line in Abidjan, which is to be developed by a consortium of French companies.

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    Qingdao metro Line 2 extended

    2019-12-20T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: A 4·2 km extension of Qingdao metro Line 2 was opened on December 16, running west from Zhiquanlu to Taishanlu.

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    Longer trams delivered to Vitoría-Gasteiz

    2019-12-20T08:00:00Z

    SPAIN: The first seven-section CAF Series 600 Urbos tram was presented at Ibaionso depot in Vitoría-Gasteiz on December 10, ahead of the start of overnight testing the following week. Three more were scheduled to be delivered from CAF’s Irún factory by the end of 2019. Three ...

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    Hydrogen buses enter service on BRT route in Pau

    2019-12-19T12:00:00Z

    FRANCE: The Fébus bus rapid transit route in Pau was inaugurated on December 17, using a fleet of hydrogen fuel cell buses. Services on the 14-stop route are operated by Keolis using a fleet of 18 m long buses supplied by Van Hool. Connecting the city’s ...

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    CAF wins Lisboa tram tender

    2019-12-19T11:13:00Z

    PORTUGAL: CAF has won a competition to supply 15 trams to Lisboa bus and tram operator Carris. CAF’s proposal was selected ahead of a bid from Stadler, whose offer was around €1·5m more. The €45m procurement was launched in April 2018 and includes €5m for maintenance activity. The tender ...

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    Genève tram network crosses the border into France

    2019-12-19T08:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: A cross-border extension of Genève’s tram network was inaugurated on December 15. The 2·5 km extension east from Moillesulaz on the border to Annemasse-Parc Montessuit serves four stops in France and is operated as route 17. Construction started in October 2018 and cost €57m. ...

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    São Paulo Line 15 extended further

    2019-12-18T16:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: An extension of São Paulo metro Line 15 from Jardim Planalto to São Mateus opened to passengers on December 16. Services initially run only on weekdays between 10.00 and 15.00, with full operation due to begin in January. Test running started on November 11. The ...

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    CRRC tests first Chicago Series 7000 metro cars

    2019-12-18T12:36:00Z

    USA: A pre-series build of 10 Series 7000 metro cars for Chicago Transit Authority has started testing at the CRRC Qingdao Sifang plant in China. The vehicles are due to undergo a year-long test phase in Chicago to demonstrate their reliability before series deliveries start at the end of 2020.

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    Three French cities expand their tram networks

    2019-12-18T07:00:00Z

    Paris T4 was one of the lines that was extended on December 14. FRANCE: Tramway extensions were inaugurated in three cities on December 14. A 4·7 km branch of Paris route T4, northeast of the city centre, was inaugurated between Gargan and Arboretum. A further ...

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    Telent awarded Transport for London communication assets contract

    2019-12-18T06:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has awarded Telent Technology Services Ltd a new contract with an expanded scope covering the management of its wide range of communication assets. This includes public address speakers, CCTV cameras inside and on buildings, customer help points, and information displays. The ...

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    Škoda and Sinara establish vehicle joint venture

    2019-12-18T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Škoda Transportation and Sinara Group have signed an agreement to establish a 50:50 joint venture for the production of metro trains, trams and trolleybuses. The joint venture, branded Sinara-Škoda will be headquartered in St Petersburg. ‘Russia is a huge and promising market in which we ...

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    Škoda wins contract to supply trams to Bonn

    2019-12-17T07:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Škoda Transportation has won a contract to supply up to 38 ForCity Smart trams to Bonn. The framework contract announced on December 16 could be worth up to KC4bn if all options are exercised. The base order includes deliveries of 26 trams from 2022 and ...

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    Léman Express launches cross-border operations

    2019-12-16T15:39:00Z

    EUROPE: The Léman Express cross-border suburban network serving Genève and Annemasse began regular operation on December 16, following a formal inauguration on December 12 and a weekend of public celebrations.