Urban transport news – Page 12

  • Mumbai Line 2 and 7 opening crowd
    Metro Report International

    Mumbai metro opening

    2022-04-05T07:58:00Z

    INDIA: The first sections of Mumbai Metro’s elevated Line 2A (Yellow) and Line 7 (Red) were inaugurated by Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on April 2, the Marathi new year. Running along Link Road and Western Express Highway, the two sections are initially being operated as a ...

  • London Croydon tram and bicycle lane
    Metro Report International

    Six recommendations for light rail safety body

    2022-04-05T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail & Road has made six recommendations after assessing whether the Light Rail Safety & Standards Board is on track to deliver the recommendations set out by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch following the fatal tram derailment in Croydon in 2016. ORR’s ...

  • Seoul M7 groundbreaking ceremony
    Metro Report International

    Construction of Seoul Line 7 extension begins

    2022-04-04T09:18:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Construction is underway on a long-planned extension of Seoul Metro Line 7 from Seoknam to Cheongna International City. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on March 23 at Cheongna Lake Park. The 11 km extension will add seven stations, including the terminus at Cheongna International ...

  • Tunnel boring machine ‘Mireille’ broke through into the station to be greeted by the mayors of Clichy-sous-Bois and Montfermeil
    Metro Report International

    ‘Mireille’ breaks through on Paris Line 16

    2022-04-01T11:01:00Z

    FRANCE: Celebrations at the site of the future Clichy-Montfermeil station on March 29 marked a milestone in the construction of automated metro Line 16 as part of the Grand Paris Express project. After boring 2·2 km from the Bel-Air worksite in Chelles, tunnel boring machine ‘Mireille’ ...

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    Metro Report International

    Praha tram project gets underway

    2022-04-01T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Eurovia has begun work on a KC200m six-month project to build the Depo Hostivař tram stop and turning circle close to the eastern terminus of Praha metro Line A. New track will provide a triangular junction at the intersection of ul Černokostelecka and ul ...

  • Mittelsachsen transport authority VMS has awarded Stadler a contract to supply and maintain 19 Citylink tram-trains for use around Chemnitz, with options for 27 more.
    Metro Report International

    Chemnitz orders second generation Citylink tram-trains

    2022-03-31T13:35:00Z

    GERMANY: Mittelsachsen transport authority VMS has awarded Stadler a contract to supply and maintain 19 Citylink tram-trains for use around Chemnitz, with options for 27 more. The vehicles will be similar to Chemitz’s first generation electro-diesel Citylink tram-trains supplied from 2015 by Vossloh’s light rail business, ...

  • Construction of the Ontario Line metro in Toronto was officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony at the future Exhibition Place station site
    Metro Report International

    Work starts on Toronto’s Ontario Line

    2022-03-31T10:11:00Z

    CANADA: Construction of the Ontario Line metro in Toronto was officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony at the future Exhibition Place station site on March 27. Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford, and Transport Minister Caroline Mulroney were joined for the celebrations by Federal Minister of Transport Omar ...

  • București Imperio tram at factory (6)
    Metro Report International

    București tram delivery ahead of schedule

    2022-03-31T05:00:00Z

    ROMANIA: The first of 100 Imperio trams being built for the București network is nearing completion at the Astra Vagoane Călători factory in Arad, and is now expected to be delivered in early June. The trams were ordered ...

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    Metro Report International

    Yokohama unveils Series 4000 metro trains

    2022-03-30T14:49:00Z

    JAPAN: The first of eight Series 4000 trains being supplied to operate on the Yokohama Municipal Subway’s Blue Line was unveiled at Kaminagaya depot on March 30.

  • Lisboa CAF Urbos 3 tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2022-03-30T05:00:00Z

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

  • es-Bilbao tram estension Bolueta-credit Carmelo Zaita
    Metro Report International

    Bilbao tram extension opens

    2022-03-29T13:36:00Z

    SPAIN: A 2·3 km extension of Bilbao’s city centre tramway was opened for revenue service on March 25, linking Atxuri and Bolueta.

  • Limmattalbahn light rail vehicle delivered (2)
    Metro Report International

    Limmattalbahn light rail vehicle delivered

    2022-03-29T12:44:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Aargau Verkehr has taken delivery of the first of eight Stadler Tramlink Be6/8 light rail vehicles for the Limmattalbahn project to the west of Zürich. The metre gauge LRVs were procured jointly with Baselland Transport. They are 44·3 m long, with ...

  • Manila Sustina EMU
    Metro Report International

    Manila commuter trains ordered

    2022-03-29T06:06:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Sumitomo Corp and Japan Transport Engineering Co a ¥72·5bn contract to supply 38 eight-car Sustina trainsets by 2028 for the next phase of Manila’s North-South Commuter Railway.

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    Delhi RRTS train interior designs unveiled

    2022-03-29T05:57:00Z

    INDIA: National Capital Region Transport Corp has revealed the ‘modern and commuter-centric’ designs for the interiors of the electric multiple-units which Alstom is building for the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System commuter rail programme.

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    In depth

    Ticketing: Fair play for fare payers

    2022-03-28T08:30:00Z

    Automatic detection of fare dodgers has been evaluated on metro networks in Delhi and Lisboa.

  • kr-Seoul metro Line 4 extended (2)
    Metro Report International

    Seoul Line 4 reaches Jinjeop

    2022-03-28T05:51:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: An extension of Seoul Metro Line 4 northeast from Danggogae to Jinjeop opened on March 19.

  • pl Katowice Pesa tram
    Metro Report International

    Katowice tramway contract signed

    2022-03-25T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Tramwaje Śląskie has awarded a consortium of Spaw-Tor, Silesia Invest and Grotex a 39·7m złoty contract to build a 1·9 km tram line along ul Grundmanna in the centre of Katowice. This will provide alternative to existing routes, and reinstate a direct connection between the ...

  • Croydon tram derailment
    Rail Business UK

    ORR to bring prosecutions over Croydon tram crash

    2022-03-24T17:02:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail & Road has announced that it is to prosecute Transport for London, Tram Operations Ltd and the driver over the fatal tram derailment at Sandilands in Croydon. ORR’s announcement on March 24 follows the completion of the investigation into the incident ...

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    Finland’s VR buys Arriva’s Swedish rail and bus business

    2022-03-24T10:58:00Z

    SWEDEN: Finland’s national railway VR Group is to acquire Deutsche Bahn’s Swedish train and bus operating business Arriva Sverige, with the aim of expanding in the urban transport sector and becoming a significant operator in the larger Swedish market. Arriva Sverige is Sweden’s third largest train ...

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    In depth

    Southeast Asia: Philippines’ slow revival gathers pace

    2022-03-24T10:30:00Z

    Development of the North-South Commuter Railway in Manila has lent fresh momentum to plans for rail and metro projects both in Luzon and elsewhere in the Philippines. David Carmona investigates.