Urban transport news – Page 5

  • DMU at University of Redlands station
    News

    Arrow commuter service launched in California

    2022-10-25T15:24:00Z

    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 ...

  • Hong Kong
    Metro Report International

    Three rail schemes in Hong Kong plan

    2022-10-25T13:57:00Z

    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 ...

  • Auckland CAF EMU (Photo CAF)
    Metro Report International

    National public transport ticketing contract awarded

    2022-10-25T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Flirt-Zachodnia
    In depth

    Eastern Europe: Adding capacity in Poland’s capital

    2022-10-24T13:00:00Z

    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.

  • London Underground Bakerloo Line train (1)
    Metro Report International

    Transport for London power purchase procurement paused again

    2022-10-24T05:00:00Z

    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 The initial procurement, codenamed PPA Comet, had been withdrawn after what TfL told Metro Report International was ’a ...

  • Sheffield Supertram tram and tram-train (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Metro Report International

    Supertram to be publicly operated from 2024

    2022-10-21T10:10:00Z

    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 ...

  • Ankara cityscape (Photo: Ekrem/Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Ankara develops plans for three metro extensions

    2022-10-21T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Krasnodar trams
    Metro Report International

    Krasnodar tram network expansion concession

    2022-10-20T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Hamburg U5 impression
    Metro Report International

    Hamburg groundbreaking marks start of U5 construction

    2022-10-19T12:58:00Z

    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

    2022-10-19T05:00:00Z

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

  • Brno Skoda tram (2)
    Metro Report International

    Brno tram delivered

    2022-10-18T13:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Hitachi Rail Maryland factory impression (1)
    Metro Report International

    Hitachi Rail’s Maryland rolling stock factory under construction

    2022-10-18T09:03:00Z

    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 ...

  • Daugavpils tram
    Metro Report International

    Trams to be produced in Latvia

    2022-10-18T05:00:00Z

    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.

  • TfL Image - Battersea Power Station - train at platform
    Rail Business UK

    Transport for London leadership appointments

    2022-10-18T04:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Wroclaw Borek tram depot
    Metro Report International

    Tram depot modernisation contract awarded

    2022-10-17T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Nizhny Novgorod tram
    Metro Report International

    Nizhny Novgorod tramway modernisation PPP concession signed

    2022-10-14T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen Stadler S-DT8.16 LRV impression
    Metro Report International

    Stuttgart places LRV order as rack railcar enters service

    2022-10-13T11:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen has awarded Stadler a contract to supply a further 40 light rail vehicles from 2025. The order announced on October 5 will take SSB’s fleet of Stadler LRVs to 100 vehicles of various types supplied since 2009, plus three rack railcars. There are ...

  • Istanbul Sahiba Gökcen airport (Photo: Husky22/CC BY-SA 4.0)
    Metro Report International

    Construction restarts on more links to Istanbul’s second airport

    2022-10-13T09:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Following the award of a new contract, construction is set to restart on the final extension of Istanbul’s metro Line M4 which serves Sabiha Gökçen airport, and on Line M10 which will provide a through route linking the airport with Pendik main line station and İçmeler further east.

  • Lipetsk tram
    Metro Report International

    Lipetsk tramway renewal PPP concession signed

    2022-10-13T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A 20-year PPP concession agreement for the modernisation of the Lipetsk tram network has been signed by regional governor Igor Artamonov, Mayor Evgenia Uvarkina and Movista Regions CEO Alexander Sovetnikov. Movista Regions will modernise 40·8 km of the existing 1 524 mm gauge infrastructure, build ...

  • Athens metro Line 3 Extension - Piraeus National Theatre station with ancient artefacts
    Metro Report International

    Piraeus metro extension opens

    2022-10-12T12:00:00Z

    GREECE: A 3·6 km extension of Athens metro Line 3 from Nikaia to Dimotiko Theatro in Piraeus was opened by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on October 10. There are three stations, including an interchange with Line 1, and the extension is expected to serve 132 000 ...