Urban transport news – Page 2

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    Federal funding underpins Californian capacity enhancements

    2020-03-18T14:08:00Z

    USA: Los Angeles commuter operator Metrolink has been awarded $10·7m from the federal Department of Transportation’s Consolidated Rail Infrastructure & Safety Improvements grant programme to support safety and speed improvement projects in the busy Burbank – Anaheim rail corridor.

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    Elizabeth Line CCTV maintenance contract awarded

    2020-03-18T07:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has awarded Telent a contract to support and maintain the Elizabeth Line driver-only operation CCTV system, which enables train drivers to view images from platform cameras on in-cab monitors to ensure safe departure. The mission-critical communications specialist has been maintaining the CCTV ...

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    Takanawa Gateway opens

    2020-03-17T08:00:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway opened its Takanawa Gateway suburban station in Tokyo for revenue service on March 14.

  • Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corp has won the first export order for its substation traction energy storage system
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    Traction energy storage systems ordered for Dhaka metro Line 6

    2020-03-17T06:00:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Toshiba Infrastructure Systems Solutions Corp has won the first export order for its substation traction energy storage system, which uses Toshiba SCiB long-life lithium-ion batteries to store regenerated braking energy for use by accelerating trains. TESS can also be used to provide an emergency ...

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    Transport for London forecasts £500m financial impact from coronavirus

    2020-03-16T13:26:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has issued an update on how the coronavirus has affected passenger numbers and how it intends to utilise its reserves to manage the forecast initial financial impact of £500m. On March 16 TfL said it had seen an underlying softness in demand ...

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    Cádiz tram-train testing underway

    2020-03-16T11:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Following authorisation by notified body CETREN on March 13, test running is set to begin this month along the full 24 km length of the tram-train route between Chiclana de la Frontera and Cádiz. Initially planned to open in 2017, the tram-train project covers construction ...

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    Vossloh tramway rail grinding machine delivered to Tampere

    2020-03-16T08:51:00Z

    FINLAND: Vossloh has supplied a HSG-city rail grinding machine for the Y-shaped tramway which is under construction in the city of Tampere for opening in August 2021. The contract includes the supply of spare parts and a servicing agreement covering the machine’s annual maintenance. Vossloh ...

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    Mexico City expands urban cable car network

    2020-03-13T10:51:00Z

    Cablebus 2 MEXICO: Italian manufacturer Leitner ropeways announced on March 2 that a further two Cablebús 2 urban cable car lines are expected to open in Mexico City by mid-2021. The two routes totalling 10·6 km are under construction in the southeastern district of Iztapalapa ...

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    Grand Paris Express Metro wireless network contract awarded

    2020-03-13T09:31:00Z

    Line 15 Puits Champigny Plateau tunnel FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris announced the selection of a consortium of Nokia and ENGIE Solutions to design and install an LTE private wireless network for lines 15, 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express metro, on March 12. ...

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    Köln and Wuppertal operators order 25 hydrogen buses

    2020-03-12T13:54:00Z

    GERMANY: Local operators Regionalverkehr Köln and Wuppertaler Stadtwerkehas have jointly ordered 25 Urbino 12 hydrogen-powered buses from Solaris for delivery from 2021. The 25 vehicles will cost €650 000 each. Wuppertal will use 10, with the other 15 serving Köln. The buses will be equipped ...

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    UGL and John Holland to operate Adelaide trams

    2020-03-12T10:33:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Torrens Connect joint venture of local bus operator Torrens Transit, UGL Rail Services and John Holland has been selected to operate light rail services in Adelaide, under a contract announced by the South Australian Public Transport Authority on March 10. The deal forms part ...

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    Patna Metro invites bids for Line 2 Phase 1

    2020-03-11T16:29:00Z

    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp invited bids for the construction of the first section of the Patna Metro project on March 10. The Rs5·15bn tender covers construction of a 6·1 km elevated section running from Malahi Pakri to New ISBT, which will form part of the ...

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    Metro operator deploys cleaning robot to fight the coronavirus

    2020-03-11T12:18:00Z

    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has deployed an automated Vapourised Hydrogen Peroxide Robot to undertake deep cleaning and decontamination of its trains and stations. The VHP Robot is the result of a joint project between MTR Corp and biotechnology company Avalon Biomedical. It automatically sprays ...

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    Stadler to retrofit Ostrava trams with collision prevention system

    2020-03-11T10:29:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Tram operator DP Ostrava awarded a KC26·9m contract to Stadler Bussnang on March 3for the retrofiting of the city’s Tango NF2 trams with obstacle detection assistance. The contract includes the upgrading of two vehicles by September for KC4·88m as a trail project. The remaining ...

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    S-Bahn Berlin selects Synectics operations management platform

    2020-03-11T06:00:00Z

    Source: DB/Hans-Joachim Krumnow GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn subsidiary S-Bahn Berlin is to use Synectics’ Synergy 3 operations management platform to integrate and automate data processing, incident response and performance reporting across its network. This is intended to enable the operator’s staff – as well as other ...

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    RailcarRx develops customised decision support tool for MBTA

    2020-03-11T06:00:00Z

    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s operations and maintenance department has deployed a customised data analytics and decision support platform developed by RailcarRx to help improve its asset lifecycle management processes. This has reduced the processing time required for critical data, enhancing the operator’s ability to make ...

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    New York MTA to start Culver Line CBTC installation this month

    2020-03-10T19:07:00Z

    USA: New York MTA will start work on the next phase of its roll-out of Communications-based Train Control on the Subway network on March 20. CBTC will be installed on the Culver Line corridor between Church Avenue and West 8th Street/NY Aquarium near Coney Island, used ...

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    Toronto’s Ontario Line technical adviser appointed

    2020-03-10T15:36:00Z

    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have appointed a group of companies led by HDR as Technical Adviser for Toronto’s Ontario Line metro project. The partnership of HDR, Mott MacDonald, Stantec, Systra and Comtech will provide a range of planning, engineering, environmental, design and construction oversight services ...

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    Boston: Building a Better T

    2020-03-10T14:50:00Z

    Work is in full swing on an $8bn, five-year programme of enhancements to Boston’s urban rail networks, aimed at improving resilience, performance and capacity.

  • RATP Group has opened an office in Singapore.
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    Singapore CRL Punggol extension route announced

    2020-03-10T12:16:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority announced the alignment and station locations for the planned 7·3 km Punggol extension of the Cross Island Line on March 10. The fully underground route would have four stations at Punggol, Riviera, Elias and Pasir Ris. It would provide a direct connection ...