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    Metros can capitalise on telecoms innovation


    The emergence of 5G networks and Fibre to the Edge technology means urban rail operators can now address some of the long-standing challenges of getting telecoms connectivity across the whole of their networks, benefitting passengers and operating staff alike, argues Dr Yong Hoon Kang, Chief Technology Officer at Solid Inc.

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    Hangzhou metro expands


    CHINA: Two extensions of Hangzhou metro Line 3 have opened, taking the city’s network to more than 450 km, with further expansion to 500 km planned. The extensions opened on June 10 run 22·4 km from Chaowang Road to West Wenyi Road ...

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    NSW commits to Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2


    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has confirmed A$602·4m of funding to enable the start of detailed planning and preliminary works for Stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail project in western Sydney. Tracklaying was recently completed for the 12 km, 16-stop Stage 1 connecting Westmead ...

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    Manila South Commuter Railway financing packages approved


    PHILIPPINES: The Asian Development Bank has approved a US$4·3bn loan package to finance construction of the South Commuter Railway between Manila and Calamba. Future services will offer a journey time of around half the 2½ h taken by road. The US$1·75bn first tranche is to be ...

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    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

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    Praha metro Line D loan agreed


    CZECH REPUBLIC: The European Investment Bank is to provide a KC22·7bn 40-year loan to finance 50% of the cost of construction of the first phase of Praha’s fourth metro line. The first phase of Line D will run from an interchange with Line C at Pankrác ...

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    Caltrain budgets approved


    USA: The board of San Francisco to San Jose commuter rail operator Caltrain has approved the operating and capital budgets for the 2023 financial year starting on July 1 2022. The $179.2m operating budget includes $46.5m in farebox revenues, and for the second year in a ...

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    Madrid Line 11 construction contract awarded


    SPAIN: Metro de Madrid has selected a consortium of ACS, Acciona and Rover as prefrerred bidder for a €550m contract to build the next phase of Line 11.

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    Paris metro Line 12 extension opens after frozen construction technique


    FRANCE: An unusual technique using liquid nitrogen has been used during the construction of a 2 km extension of Paris metro Line 12 from Aubervilliers Front Populaire to Aimé Césaire and Mairie d’Aubervilliers.

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    Auckland Light Rail board appointed


    NEW ZEALAND: Dame Fran Wilde has been appointed as Chair of the board being established to oversee the Auckland Light Rail project. Due to begin work on June 1, the board will succeed the Establishment Unit Board which guided development of the Indicative Business Case. ‘Dame ...

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    Cairo monorail ticketing contract awarded


    EGYPT: Indra is to supply the ticketing system for the 22 stations on the future 54 km New Administrative City – East Cairo and 42 km October 6 City – Giza monorail lines. The contract includes the design, development and supply of contactless cards, QR code ...

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    Hydrogen-powered milling machine ready for testing


    INTERNATIONAL: Linsinger says its hydrogen fuel cell powered rail milling machine is attracting interest from urban rail operators around the world, as its prepares to trial the vehicle on two European metros during July and August. Speaking at the IAF trade show in Germany on June ...

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

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    Almaty metro extension opens


    KAZAKHSTAN: A 3·1 km southwestern extension of the Almaty metro from Moskva to Bauyrzhan Momyshuly opened May 30, adding two stations and taking the line to 13·4 km. The extension is expected to increase ridership on the city’s single metro line from 45 000 to 85 ...

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    Celebrations as Odense tramway opens


    DENMARK: Music, entertainment and free chocolate-coated strawberries featured in the celebrations marking the opening of the Odense tramway on May 28. The 14·5 km double-track line runs from Tarup in the northwest to the station, Syddansk Universitet, a hospital and Hjallese in ...

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    Sillim Line automatic rubber tyre metro line opens in Seoul


    SOUTH KOREA: The Sillim Line rubber tyre automatic metro line linking Saetgang in Yeouido with Gwanak-gu near Seoul National University opened to passengers on May 28, after an inauguration ceremony the previous day. The 7·8 km entirely underground line offers an end-to-end ...

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    Cross-border tram-train project scrapped


    EUROPE: After many years of discussion and planning, the government of the Belgian region of Vlaanderen has decided not to go ahead with plans to for a tram-train service running from Hasselt across the Dutch border to Maastricht. The route would have been around 30 km ...

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    Japanese railway diagnostics contracts signed


    JAPAN: Mermec has signed three contracts to provide advanced diagnostics for Japanese rail and metro networks. The contracts worth more than €20m were signed at the Italian embassy in Tokyo on May 27, in the presence of Ambassador Gianluigi Benedetti and representatives of Mitsubishi Electric, Sumitomo ...

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    London Underground lets power supply upgrading contract


    UK: Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £50m contract to undertake traction power supply upgrading works on London Underground’s Piccadilly Line to support the introduction of new Siemens Mobility trainsets from 2025. The works will include the renewal and replacement of high voltage and low voltage ...

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    Toei Subway Series 6500 trains enter service


    JAPAN: Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation’s Series 6500 trainsets have begun entering service on the Toei Subway’s Mita Line between Nishi-Takashimadaira and Shirokane-Takanawa.