Urban transport news – Page 15

  • Grand Paris Express
    Metro Report International

    Grand Paris Express Line 17 viaduct contract awarded


    FRANCE: A consortium of NGE Génie Civil, NGE Bâtiment, NGE Fondations, Cimolai and Guintoli Grands Projets has been awarded a €327·9m contract to build a 5·5 km elevated section of Grand Paris Express automated metro Line 17 between Gonesse and Tremblay-en-France, to the north of Paris. ...

  • Washington Metro station
    Metro Report International

    Mitre supports Washington Metro safety development programme


    USA: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is working with specialist not for profit organisation Mitre to strengthen its safety management systems. Over the course of the three-year contract Mitre will assess Metro’s safety culture, develop a plan to improve data analytics, and deploy a confidential voluntary ...

  • TIMPS dashboard

    TekTracking awarded Tri-Rail inspection and testing software contract


    USA: Infrastructure maintenance contractor Transdev has awarded TekTracking a contract to supply its TIMPS and SITE track and signalling inspection and maintenance planning software for use on South Florida Regional Authority’s 115 km Tri-Rail commuter rail route from West Palm Beach to Miami. TIMPS provides digitised ...

  • Melbourne Alstom NGT G Class tram impression
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    Energy storage, accessibility and local content in Melbourne’s Next Generation Trams contract


    AUSTRALIA: Victoria’s Department of Transport has awarded Alstom a €700m framework contract to supply 100 G Class customised Flexity 2 trams to Melbourne from 2025. The agreement announced on April 21 includes 15 years of maintenance, which Alstom said would make it ’the biggest tram contract ...

  • German trains

    DB warned over market abuse in digital mobility platforms


    GERMANY: The Federal Monopolies Commission has reached a preliminary conclusion that Deutsche Bahn has committed ‘an abuse of market power’ in relation to digital mobility platforms designed to offer passengers integrated route planning and ticket purchasing. Announcing this on April 20, the Commission said that it ...

  • Opening of the Istanbul metro M2 extension.
    Metro Report International

    Turkish government seeks to extend control over urban rail investment


    TURKEY: The Ministry of Transport & Communications is seeking to become both owner and operator of new urban railways it is funding, instead of handing over operation and management of the completed assets to city municipalities as has happened in the past.

  • Rennes metro
    Metro Report International

    Rennes rolls out EMV contactless payment on STAR transport network


    FRANCE: Conduent Transportation has implemented a contactless EMV open payment system on the STAR public transport network in Rennes, which is operated by Keolis and used by 353 000 passengers/day. More than 1 500 validators with integrated EMV contactless payment functionality have been installed on the ...

  • Toronto GO Expansion impression

    Electric locos and ERTMS confirmed in Toronto’s GO Expansion programme


    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and the ONxpress Transportation Partners consortium have signed the On-Corridor Works agreement, covering the largest and most complex elements of the GO Expansion programme to replace infrequent diesel-powered commuter services in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area with an all-day two-way network of ...

  • Metrolink renewable fuel (Photo: Dave Lustig)

    Metrolink switches to renewable fuel


    USA: Southern California commuter rail agency Metrolink says it is the first US operator to switch its entire diesel locomotive fleet to renewable fuel made from recycled natural fats and vegetable oils. The move follows a pilot project launched in early 2021; it aims to reduce ...

  • Carolabridge-Dresden-4
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

  • Minneapolis Blue Line extension route modification map April 2022
    Metro Report International

    Minneapolis Blue Line extension route recommended


    USA: Following two years of stakeholder consultation and technical analysis, Minneapolis Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County have published a recommended route for the Metro Blue Line light rail extension. This would extend the Blue Line north from Target Field stop, running along West Broadway Avenue in ...

  • Impression of interurban light rail stop at Government City (Kiryat Hamemshala) in Nazareth
    Metro Report International

    Haifa – Nazareth interurban light rail invitations to tender issued


    ISRAEL: Project promoter Trans Israel has issued invitations to tender for the concession to finance, design and build the railway systems and rolling stock for the 41 km Nofit interurban light rail line between Haifa and Nazareth, and to operate the future services for 25 years. ...

  • Roslagsbanan

    Stockholm narrow gauge suburban services transfer to Transdev


    SWEDEN: Transdev took over from Arriva as operator of Stockholm’s 891 mm gauge Roslagsbanan suburban network on April 15. The operating contract awarded by regional transport authority Storstockholms Lokaltrafik runs for 12 years and has a total value of around SKr4bn. ‘We have been preparing for ...

  • Tunnelier2
    In depth

    France: Éole makes a critical breakthrough


    The completion of tunnelling works for the western extension of Paris RER Line E paves the way for the start of revenue services on the first section in mid-2023, as Project Director Xavier Gruz explains to Jérémie Anne.

  • Sao Paulo Line 17 BYD monorail (2)
    Metro Report International

    São Paulo Line 17 monorail cars unveiled


    BRAZIL: Chinese manufacture BYD has unveiled the first monorail trainset for São Paulo Line 17 at its factory in Shenzhen. In April 2020, BYD SkyRail São Paulo and Metro do São Paulo signed a contract for the supply of 14 five-car trainsets, along with track components, ...

  • West Midlands Metro tram
    Metro Report International

    BowTie supports West Midlands metro expansion project


    UK: The Midland Metro Alliance which is expanding the West Midlands Metro light rail network has used BowTieXP software to develop a comprehensive database of risk assessments on the Edgbaston Village and Wolverhampton station extensions. Developed for the Light Rail Safety Standards Board, the software is ...

  • Parc Bit
    Metro Report International

    Palma metro extension approved


    SPAIN: Plans to extend the Palma metro 1·4 km from Universitat de les Illes Balears west to the Parc Bit science and technology area have been approved by the regional government. An invitation to tender is expected to be issued soon. The project is budgeted at ...

  • ROPID has selected a team of graphic studio Side2, A69 architects and the typographic studio Superior Type as the winner of an international competition to produce a unified information system for public transport in the Greater Praha region
    Metro Report International

    Praha transport design competition winner selected


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Regional transport authority ROPID has selected a team of graphic studio Side2, A69 architects and the typographic studio Superior Type as the winner of an international competition to produce a unified information system for public transport in the Greater Praha region, including the city ...

  • Liverpool Baltic station impression (not the final design)
    Rail Business UK

    Liverpool Baltic station makes progress


    UK: Mott MacDonald has been appointed as lead designer for the planned Liverpool Baltic station between Liverpool Central and Brunswick on Merseyrail’s Northern Line. Mott MacDonald has been awarded the contract under Network Rail’s Design Services Framework, and will manage single option development and outline design ...

  • Tallinn Pesa Twist tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Pesa wins Tallinn tram tender


    ESTONIA: Pesa has been named the winner of a €50m contract to supply up to 23 trams to Tallinn from the second half of 2024. The contract is due to be signed in May. The trams will be based on the Polish manufacturer’s Twist family; the ...