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  • One of four trams which is Modertrans is to supply to Grudziądz has arrived in Łódź for dynamic testing and certification.
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    Grudziądz tram on test

    2022-05-17T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: One of four trams which is Modertrans is to supply to Grudziądz has arrived in Łódź for dynamic testing and certification. The trams are being supplied under a 23·3m złoty contract awarded in March 2021. They are part of the Moderus Beta low-floor family, adapted ...

  • Hong Kong's East Rail Line cross-harbour extension opens
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    Hong Kong’s East Rail Line cross-harbour extension opens

    2022-05-16T12:51:00Z

    CHINA: Services on the cross-harbour extension of Hong Kong’s East Rail Line began on May 15 after an inauguration ceremony the previous day. The extension enable passengers from the Northeast New Territories and Central Kowloon to travel directly under Victoria Harbour to the core business district ...

  • Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System metro.
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    Johor Bahru – Singapore RTS independent certification contract awarded

    2022-05-16T05:00:00Z

    ASIA: Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport and Singapore’s Land Transport Authority have appointed a consortium of Systra, Minconsult and Bureau Veritas as independent verification and validation agent for the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System metro. The consortium will undertake assessment and verification to ensure that ...

  • Göteborg transport operator Västtrafik has awarded Škoda Group an €80m contract to overhaul 80 Type M31 trams.
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    Göteborg tram modernisation contract awarded

    2022-05-13T10:50:00Z

    SWEDEN: Göteborg transport operator Västtrafik has awarded Škoda Group an €80m contract to overhaul 80 Type M31 trams. The work to be undertaken at Škoda Ekova’s Ostrava site in 2022-27 includes replacing the doors, installing a wheelchair ramp, renewing braking systems, fitting cab air-conditioning, an internal ...

  • A project providing ‘purple officers’ to promote zero tolerance of sexist or LGBTI-phobic violence on the Barcelona metro has been launched.
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    Purple officers to tackle harassment on the Barcelona metro

    2022-05-13T10:30:00Z

    SPAIN: A project providing specially trained ‘purple officers’ to promote zero tolerance of sexist or LGBTI-phobic violence, encourage respectful coexistence and assist victims of harassment has been launched by Barcelona metro operator TMB and Santa Coloma de Gramenet council. This is an ...

  • Elizabeth Line escalators (Photo TfL)
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    Regulator approves Elizabeth Line passenger operation

    2022-05-13T10:19:00Z

    UK: Industry regulator the Office of Rail & Road confirmed on May 13 that London’s Elizabeth Line had received final authorisations for the passenger use of its infrastructure, trains and stations (except Bond Street), ahead of the opening which is scheduled for May 24. Bond Street ...

  • King of Prussia Rail Project impression
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    SEPTA invites proposals for King of Prussia Rail Project

    2022-05-13T05:00:00Z

    USA: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has issued a request for proposals for the third and final design phase of the King of Prussia Rail Project. The planned 6·4 km extension of Philadelphia’s Norristown High Speed Line third-rail interurban line to King of Prussia would add five ...

  • East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor light rail line map
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    Federal funding planned for East San Fernando Valley light rail project

    2022-05-12T09:42:00Z

    USA: The Federal Transit Administration has issued a letter of intent to allocate funding for first phase of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor light rail line. The planned 10·7 km line would provide a north – south connection between ...

  • ua-Kyiv Metro head presents at IT-Trans May 2022 (1)
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    Kyiv Metro seeks European help as it rejoins UITP

    2022-05-11T08:56:00Z

    UKRAINE: Kyiv Metropoliten needs help from the western European transport industry to modernise its technology and operating practices, despite the conflict with Russia, the municipal transport operator’s Head of Metro Viktor Braginskyi told the IT-Trans conference in Karlsruhe on May 10. Reflecting on his experience of ...

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    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2022-05-11T05:00:00Z

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

  • CAF Jerusualem tram delivery
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    Jerusalem tram delivery

    2022-05-10T14:06:00Z

    ISRAEL: The first of 114 Urbos 100 trams for the expansion of the Jerusalem light rail network has left the CAF factory at Zaragoza in Spain. Deliveries are running six months ahead of schedule, which is expected to enable entry into service earlier than planned. The ...

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    Route Learning System simulates a ride with an instructor

    2022-05-10T11:00:00Z

    USA: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has begun using PTSI Transportation’s Route Learning System software suite to train light rail drivers in San Jose. Suitable for both classroom and home use, the Route Learning System provides detailed route maps and track diagrams synchronised with an annotated ...

  • The first trainset for the Delhi Regional Rapid Transit System has been rolled out at Alstom’s former Bombardier Transportation Savli plant in Gujurat.
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    First Delhi RRTS trainset handed over

    2022-05-10T07:59:00Z

    INDIA: The first trainset for the Delhi Regional Rapid Transit System has been rolled out at Alstom’s former Bombardier Transportation Savli plant in Gujurat. The first of 40 trainsets being built for the 82 km Delhi – Meerut corridor was handed over ...

  • A financing agreement for rail infrastructure enhancements in the region around Wien has been signed by the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation & Technology, the city of Wien and Austrian Federal Railways.
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    Wien rail infrastructure enhancement package agreed

    2022-05-10T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: A financing agreement for rail infrastructure enhancements in the region around Wien has been signed by the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation & Technology, the city of Wien and Austrian Federal Railways. The overall aim is to further increase the already ...

  • Berlin U-Bahn J and JK series cars in Stadler Pankow factory
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    Berlin U-Bahn cars under construction

    2022-05-09T10:38:00Z

    GERMANY: The construction of eight pre-series Type J and JK trainsets for the Berlin U-Bahn has started at Stadler’s Pankow factory in the north of the city.

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    Suburban railway planned as alternative to Plovdiv’s congested roads

    2022-05-09T07:00:00Z

    BULGARIA: Plans for a suburban rail network to relieve road congestion in Plovdiv are to drawn up shortly, Minister of Transport & Communications Nikolay Sabev said during a visit to the city in April. The ministry said 45 000 people travel to work by car in ...

  • Milano Line 4 project
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    Italian metro and tram projects allocated funding

    2022-05-06T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: The national government has allocated a total of €4·7bn from the 2022 national budget to fund metro construction in Milano, Napoli, Torino, Genova and Roma, and tram projects in Roma. In Milano, €180m has been allocated for the western extension of metro Line 1 from ...

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    Guangzhou opens Line 7 western extension

    2022-05-05T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The western section of Guangzhou metro Line 7 was opened for revenue service on May 1, running for 13·8 km from Guangzhou South Railway Station to Meidi Dadao and serving eight stations. Construction began in 2016, and tunnel boring got underay ...

  • Elizabeth Line roundel (Photo TfL)
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    Crossrail Elizabeth Line to open on May 24

    2022-05-04T10:13:00Z

    UK: Elizabeth Line services on the Crossrail route across central London will finally begin on May 24, Transport for London has announced. ‘The opening day is set to be a truly historic moment for the capital and the UK, and we look forward to showcasing a ...

  • Odense tram
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    Odense tramway handed over with opening expected this month

    2022-05-04T08:00:00Z

    DENMARK: The Odense tramway is set to open at the end of May, after the contractor formally handed the project over to owner Odense Letbane when regulatory approval for operation was received on April 26. In June 2017 the CME consortium led by COMSA with subcontractors ...