Urban transport news – Page 4

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    Moscow suburban train order


    RUSSIA: Moscow’s Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transhmashholding’s Tver-based TMH-PTR subsidiary a contract to supply 23 11-car DC electric multiple-units between Q4 2022 and Q1 2023. The contract awarded to the sole bidder is worth 20·5bn roubles including VAT. The EMUs will have a design ...

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    Metro Report International

    Apprentices needed to keep largest tram network moving


    AUSTRALIA: Applications have opened for a four-year apprenticeship programme which Melbourne operator Yarra Trams uses to train people to manage and maintain the 500 km of overhead electrification on the world’s largest tram network. During the first two years, apprentices will work on de-energised infrastructure alongside ...

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    Metro Report International

    Cádiz Trambahía tram-train line opens


    SPAIN: The Trambahía tram-train line in Cádiz has opened as the country’s first 1 668 mm gauge tram-train line. It includes 13·7 km of new tramway between Pelagatos and Río Arillo, from where services run 10·3 km into Cádiz over RENFE main line tracks shared with ...

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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    Arrow commuter service launched in California


    USA: San Bernardino County Transportation Authority’s Arrow passenger service has launched, providing an hourly link between San Bernardino-Downtown station on the Los Angeles region’s Metrolink commuter network and the University of Redlands. Revenue services on the 14·5 km line began on October 24 following a ribbon ...

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    Metro Report International

    Three rail schemes in Hong Kong plan


    CHINA: Plans to undertake three rail projects which were recommended in the Strategic Studies on Railways & Major Roads Beyond 2030 study were announced by Hong Kong SAR Chief Executive John Lee in his first Policy Address on October 19. The priority is the Tseung Kwan ...

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    Metro Report International

    National public transport ticketing contract awarded


    NEW ZEALAND: Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems the National Ticketing Solution contract to supply an account-based ticketing platform for rail, bus and ferry services. Local transport authorities will decide on travel products and fares for their regions and control the ...

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    In depth

    Eastern Europe: Adding capacity in Poland’s capital


    Modernisation of the busy east-west cross-city route and construction of a second cross-city tunnel in the Polish capital during 2023-27 will generate much-needed capacity. Elsewhere in the Mazowieckie voivodship surrounding Warszawa, there are plans to build new lines and reopen old ones. Benjámin Zelki reports.

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    Metro Report International

    Transport for London power purchase procurement paused again


    UK: Transport for London has once again postponed plans to source 10% of its power needs from new-build wind or solar farms through a Corporate Power Purchase Agreement. The initial procurement, codenamed PPA Comet, had been withdrawn after what TfL told Metro Report International was ’a ...

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    Metro Report International

    Supertram to be publicly operated from 2024


    UK: Sheffield’s Supertram light rail services are to be operated by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority through a publicly-owned ‘arm’s length’ company once Stagecoach’s current contract ends in March 2024. SYMCA — formerly the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive — said the change forms part of ...

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    Metro Report International

    Ankara develops plans for three metro extensions


    TURKEY: Ankara municipality’s General Directorate of Transport Planning & Rail Systems has awarded consultancy contracts to support the design of new or extended metro lines M2, M4 and M5 totalling 26 km. A contract covering two branches extending M2 from Koru to Yaşamkent and Bağlıca totalling ...

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    Metro Report International

    Krasnodar tram network expansion concession


    RUSSIA: Work has begun on a major tramway expansion programme in Krasnodar. This includes 71 km of new line to more than double the network by 2029, and the introduction of 10 to 12 new routes. Work on the western section is underway under an agreement ...

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    Metro Report International

    Hamburg groundbreaking marks start of U5 construction


    GERMANY: Hamburg’s Mayor Peter Tschentscher has formally launched the construction of driverless metro Line U5 with a groundbreaking ceremony exactly a year to the day after the granting of planning approval for the first phase. Described by the city government as Germany’s largest inner-city transport project, ...

  • Siemens Mobility Avenio tram arrives in Ulm
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


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    Metro Report International

    Brno tram delivered


    CZECH REPUBLIC: The Brno municipal transport operator has taken delivery of a Škoda 45T bidirectional fully low-floor bogie tram with all eight axles powered. The tram was delivered to Medlánky depot on October 12, and following testing and staff training it is expected to enter passenger ...

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    Metro Report International

    Hitachi Rail’s Maryland rolling stock factory under construction


    USA: Hitachi Rail has unveiled the final designs for the $70m factory being built in Maryland to serve the North American rolling stock market. The first contract to be fulfilled from the site in Hagerstown will be a March 2021 order to produce 256 Series 8000 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Trams to be produced in Latvia


    LATVIA: The municipal transport operator in Daugavpils has awarded Daugavpils Locomotive Repair Plant a €7·4m+VAT contract to supply four new fully low-floor four-axle trams by the end of 2023.

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    Rail Business UK

    Transport for London leadership appointments


    UK: Transport for London has announced senior leadership appointments with effect from this month. On Commissioner Andy Byford’s departure, Andy Lord will become Commissioner on an interim basis from October 25, with TfL’s current Director of Network Management & Resilience Glynn Barton becoming interim Chief Operating ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tram depot modernisation contract awarded


    POLAND: Operator MPK Wrocław has awarded Zakład Sieci i Zasilania a 42·6m złoty contract for an extensive rebuild of the city’s Borek tram depot. The contract award came after three rounds of tendering, which saw bids come in above the initial 27·2m złoty budget. The project to ...

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    Metro Report International

    Nizhny Novgorod tramway modernisation PPP concession signed


    RUSSIA: A PPP concession covering modernisation of the tramway infrastructure in Nizhny Novgorod and the supply of 170 new trams has been signed by the regional government and Environmental Projects Ltd. The scope includes modernisation during 2023-26 of three depots, 15 traction substations and 149 km ...