Urban transport news – Page 6

  • Tramwaje Śląskie has awarded a consortium of Silesia Invest, Spaw-Tor and Grotex a 49m złoty contract to modernise 3·5 km of mostly single track tram route along ul Wojska Polskiego in Sosnowiec
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    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2022-05-04T05:00:00Z

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

  • Fuzhou metro train (2)
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    Third metro line opened in Fuzhou

    2022-05-03T09:33:00Z

    CHINA: Fuzhou metro Line 5 opened on April 29, running 22·4 km from Ancient Luozhou Town to Jingxi Houyu with 17 stations including an interchange with Line 2. Main construction began in September 2017. Services are operated at headways of 8 min ...

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    St Petersburg tram order

    2022-05-03T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Sole bidder Sberbank Leasing has been awarded a 12·9bn rouble contract to supply 12 two-section and 42 three-section double and single-sided low-floor trams to St Petersburg. A specific model has not been announced, but the trams will have a ’retro’ styling. Deliveries are scheduled to ...

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    Shaoxing metro Line 1 extended

    2022-05-02T11:00:00Z

    CHINA: A 26·3 km southern extension of Shaoxing metro Line 1 from China Textile City to Fangquan with 18 stations opened on April 29, taking the line to 47·1 km and 28 stations. Shaoxing started planning a metro network in 2011, and the construction plan was ...

  • LRSSB tram safety video image
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    ‘Be smart around trams’ safety videos launched

    2022-05-02T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Light Rail Safety & Standards Board has launched a series of ‘be smart around trams’ animated videos, commissioned from Creative Star to provide safety tips for passengers. The videos can be used by operators to complement their own safety campaigns on social ...

  • Toronto GO Transit train (Photo: Korneel Luth/Pixabay)
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    Ontario Northland to overhaul GO Transit coaches

    2022-04-30T05:00:00Z

    CANADA: Greater Toronto area transport authority Metrolinx has awarded Ontario Northland a C$109m contract to refurbish 56 of GO Transit’s BiLevel commuter rail coaches at its Remanufacturing & Repair Centre in North Bay. The overhaul of the double-deck coaches will include structural work and renewed or ...

  • Prasa train in Cape Town
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    Cape Town to study commuter rail devolution

    2022-04-29T14:35:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana has authorised the city of Cape Town to undertake a detailed feasibility study for the potential devolution of control of suburban rail services from the national government. ‘This is a big deal, because up until now, the national government ...

  • CAF tram in Granada
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    Granada light rail expansion gets underway

    2022-04-29T14:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Surveys have begun ahead of a call for tenders for construction of an extension to Granada’s light rail line, and an order for additional trams has been confirmed. Ayesa and Pontem Engineering Services are undertaking geotechnical surveys for the 4·6 km, six-stop southern extension between ...

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    Solar panels installed at Washington metro stations

    2022-04-29T05:00:00Z

    USA: A joint venture of SunPower and Goldman Sachs Renewable Power has begun installing photovoltaic solar panels over the car parks at the Washington DC metro’s Anacostia, Southern Avenue, Cheverly and Naylor Road stations. The first site at Anacostia is expected to generate electricity equivalent to ...

  • Cape Town
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    Cape Town aims to be a laboratory for urban mobility

    2022-04-28T11:31:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: Plans to position Cape Town as a ‘laboratory for urban mobility in a developing world’ have been presented at an industry briefing on the city’s vision for a New Generation Technologies strategic framework and Integrated Ticketing Business Plan. ‘We have got a whole lot ...

  • Poznan tram extension opening (2)
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    Tram parade opens Poznań extension

    2022-04-28T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: The latest phase of a tramway extension along ul Naramowice in the north of Poznań has opened for revenue service, following an opening ceremony on April 23 which included a parade of historic trams. Initially served by route 10, the double-track extension starts at the ...

  • U-Bahn operator MVG took delivery of the first of 22 C2 trainsets ordered in July 2020.
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    München orders more C2 U-Bahn trains

    2022-04-27T15:18:00Z

    GERMANY: Following a European tender München municipal utility company SWM has ordered a further 18 six-car Type C2 metro trains from Siemens Mobility. They are to be supplied from the Siemens Mobility factory in Wien in 2024-25, with the bogies produced at the company’s Graz plant. ...

  • Škoda Transportation trainset for the Warszawa metro
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    Warszawa metro train delivered

    2022-04-27T14:32:00Z

    POLAND: The first of 37 trainsets being built for the Warszawa metro by Škoda Transportation was delivered to the capital on April 25, ahead of dynamic testing and certification which is expected to be completed within three months. Part-funded by the EU, ...

  • Seoul Robotics
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    Smarter intrusion detection

    2022-04-27T05:00:00Z

    USA: Seoul Robotics and Herzog Technologies have developed an automated obstacle detection and warning system which detects objects on the track, evaluates their behaviour and the wider situation, and then issues an appropriate alert. The Critical Asset Monitoring technology uses Seoul Robotics’ multi-sensor hardware platform and ...

  • Darmstadt tram extension
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    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2022-04-27T05:00:00Z

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

  • Vivarail Class 230 battery multiple-unit for USA (2)
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    Second ‘pop-up metro’ battery train arrives in the USA

    2022-04-26T16:09:00Z

    USA: British company Vivarail has sent a second two-car battery multiple-unit produced from former London Underground vehicles to the USA, where shareholder Railroad Development Corp will use the unit to demonstrate its ‘pop-up metro’ concept for providing ‘lower cost, lower risk, faster start’ passenger services on ...

  • CAF tram for the Purple Line project in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC.
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    Financial close means Maryland Purple Line works can resume

    2022-04-26T07:33:00Z

    USA: Major construction works on Maryland’s Purple Line light rail project are set to resume, after PPP concessionaire Purple Line Transit Partners reached financial close on a funding package. This covers completion of the line and future operations and maintenance. Opening of the 26 km orbital ...

  • Grand Paris Express
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    Grand Paris Express Line 17 viaduct contract awarded

    2022-04-25T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: A consortium of NGE Génie Civil, NGE Bâtiment, NGE Fondations, Cimolai and Guintoli Grands Projets has been awarded a €327·9m contract to build a 5·5 km elevated section of Grand Paris Express automated metro Line 17 between Gonesse and Tremblay-en-France, to the north of Paris. ...

  • Washington Metro station
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    Mitre supports Washington Metro safety development programme

    2022-04-22T05:00:00Z

    USA: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is working with specialist not for profit organisation Mitre to strengthen its safety management systems. Over the course of the three-year contract Mitre will assess Metro’s safety culture, develop a plan to improve data analytics, and deploy a confidential voluntary ...

  • TIMPS dashboard
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    TekTracking awarded Tri-Rail inspection and testing software contract

    2022-04-21T12:27:00Z

    USA: Infrastructure maintenance contractor Transdev has awarded TekTracking a contract to supply its TIMPS and SITE track and signalling inspection and maintenance planning software for use on South Florida Regional Authority’s 115 km Tri-Rail commuter rail route from West Palm Beach to Miami. TIMPS provides digitised ...