Urban transport news – Page 3

  • Tyne & Wear transport authority Nexus has called tenders for studies of the technical feasibility of 10 proposed Metro extensions and local passenger rail reopenings.
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    Tyne & Wear Metro extensions to be studied

    2020-03-10T06:00:00Z

    UK: Tyne Wear transport authority Nexus has called tenders for studies of the technical feasibility of 10 proposed Metro extensions and local passenger rail reopenings. The potential projects were identified in the 2016 Metro Local Rail Strategy. They includes extensions in South ...

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    Mashhad Metro Line 3 tunnel excavation complete

    2020-03-09T13:51:00Z

    IRAN: Mashhad Metro completed the excavation of an 8·5 km tunnel for Line 3, on March 9. The tunnel will form part of the 28·5 km-long metro Line 3 connecting Amirieh Boulevard in the northwest part of the city to Abouzar district in the southwest. ...

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    Vitoria-Gasteiz tram extension plans released for public consultation

    2020-03-09T13:45:00Z

    SPAIN: Details of the proposed 6 km tram extension connecting central Vitoria-Gasteiz to the district of Zabalgana were released for public consultation on March 9. The €120m project includes the acquisition of 14 trams and several ticketing machines for €61m, as well as the construction of ...

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    Helsinki contactless fare payment contract awarded

    2020-03-09T12:03:00Z

    A Transtech tram for Helsinki. FINLAND: The LMJ ticketing and technology services company owned jointly by Helsinki regional transport authority HSL and 21 municipalities has awarded Littlepay a three-year contract to roll-out its contactless EMV payment platform. Deployment is to begin with a flat-fare pilot ...

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    Lucknow Metro introduces Braille ticketing

    2020-03-09T10:47:00Z

    INDIA: Lucknow Metro has introduced Braille versions of its GoSmart cards as part of the first-year anniversary of its 23 km North-South corridor on March 8. According to operator Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation, Lucknow Metro is the first public transport system in India to use ...

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    Barcelona introduces 105 smart buses

    2020-03-06T15:33:00Z

    SPAIN: MAN Truck Bus announced it had completed delivery of 105 Lion‘s City buses to Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona on March 5. Ordered under a €37·7m fleet renewal contract signed in 2019, the vehicles will operate on most routes. All were delivered between December ...

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    Sydney Metro West project management consultant appointed

    2020-03-06T15:25:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Turner Townsend was appointed to provide project management services for the A$6·4bn Sydney Metro West project on March 5. The contract includes capital, operating and maintenance cost planning as well as risk and schedule management for the 24 km of twin underground tunnels ...

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    RATP trials pedestrian crossing warning system

    2020-03-05T16:56:00Z

    FRANCE: RATP is trialling an experimental safety system near Vélizy’s town hall T6 tram stop. The system designed by French startup Copsonic involves speakers connected to a pedestrian crossing light, which emit an ultrasound signal when the light turns red. The signal is picked up ...

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    Cubic awarded Aachen ticketing contract

    2020-03-05T11:11:00Z

    GERMANY: Aachen transport association AVV has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a contract worth more than US$3m to supply and maintain a multimodal ticketing system in the regions of Aachen, Düren, and Heinsberg. Mobile ticketing, an internet shop, and customer service portal are to be implemented by ...

  • The first stage of the light rail line in Canberra has opened.
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    Canberra to study more light rail extensions

    2020-03-05T10:26:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Studies are to be commissioned for two more extensions of the Canberra light rail network, according to ACT Transport Minister Chris Steel. Speaking at the Australasian Railway Association’s light rail conference in the capital on March 4, Steel confirmed that the prefeasibility studies for Stages ...

  • OMNY is initially available at 16 Subway stations and bus services on Staten Island.
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    New York MTA extends OMNY smart ticketing coverage

    2020-03-04T16:31:00Z

    USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority expects to expand its OMNY account-based contactless fare payment system to all bus routes in Manhattan, as well as Subway stations across four city boroughs, by the end of February. The system would be installed at stations served by the ...

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    Warszawa suburban EMU contract awarded

    2020-03-04T10:47:00Z

    POLAND: Suburban operator SKM Warszawa has awarded Newag a contract to supply 21 electric multiple-units by November 30 2022. The order covers 15 trainsets between 85 and 95 m in length and six between 70 and 77 m long. They will be used to increase capacity ...

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    Salvador monorail construction starts

    2020-03-04T10:38:00Z

    Skyrail Bahia BRAZIL: The Skyrail Bahia consortium led by Chinese conglomerate BYD and Metrogreen began construction of the 19·2 km Orange monorail line in Salvador, on February 12. The R$2bn project includes two lines to be constructed in the state capital under a ...

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    Class 710 EMUs deployed on London Overground Liverpool Street routes

    2020-03-04T09:00:00Z

    Class 710 liverpool st Overground UK: London Overground began using Class 710 electric multiple-units on its routes from London Liverpool Street on March 3. The Aventra EMUs being built by Bombardier Transportation in Derby are replacing the oldest rolling stock operating on ...

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    Strasbourg orders 17 more trams

    2020-03-03T14:49:00Z

    FRANCE: Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois exercised a further option on March 3 to order more Alstom Citadis trams. The final option in a 2014 framework contract for up to 50 vehicles covers a further 17 trams valued at €52m. This will bring the number of Citadis ...

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    Bordeaux tramway Line D extended

    2020-03-03T11:34:00Z

    FRANCE: A 5·5 km extension of Bordeaux tram Line D was opened on February 29, connecting Mairie du Bouscat to Eysines Cantinolle. The €250m project included nine stops and two car parks, which have all entered opened on the same day. Line D now runs ...

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    Cost savings unlock $64m in FTA grants for Texas and Florida

    2020-03-02T15:50:00Z

    USA: The Federal Transit Administration approved grant funding totalling $64·2m for three project promoters on February 28. The funds are part of the FTA’s Capital Investment Grants programme which rewards transport authorities for delivering investment projects under budget and ahead of schedule by allowing them to ...

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    IT-Trans event postponed owing to coronavirus concerns

    2020-03-02T10:16:00Z

    GERMANY: ‘In light of the extreme circumstances’ arising from the global spread of the coronavirus, the International Association of Public Transport and Messe Karlsruhe have ‘with regret but determination’ postponed the IT-Trans transport technology conference and exhibition which was due to be held on March 3-6. ...

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    Google and TfL sign card-reader sponsorship deal

    2020-03-02T10:10:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has announced a £2m partnership with Google to rebrand its Oyster and contactless card-readers on buses and stations with branded G Pay ones – the first deal of this kind since the card-readers’ introduction in 2004. The one-year sponsorship covers the replacement ...

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    Former FRA Administrator Feinberg appointed interim NYCT President

    2020-02-28T15:37:00Z

    USA: New York MTA has appointed Sarah Feinberg as interim President of New York City Transit on February 25, following Andy Byford’s departure in January. Feinberg is an MTA board member and chair of its Transit Committee, and previously acted as Administrator of the Federal Railroad ...