Urban transport news – Page 7

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    Indra completes Amsterdam ticket machine deployment

    2020-01-31T06:00:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Indra has completed the development and deployment of more than 130 Mova Collect ticket vending machines across Amsterdam’s metro, tram and bus networks. The supplier adapted its Mova Collect range to suit city transport operator’s GVB user-focused conceptual design proposal, and ...

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    São Paulo Metro lets contracts to complete Line 17

    2020-01-30T16:54:00Z

    BRAZIL: On January 13, Metrô de São Paulo signed a R$494·8m contract with construction company Constran for the completion of Line 17. The agreement allows Constran to complete construction of the remaining 14% of the line, as well as fit out eight stations which have already ...

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    Faulty Bombardier Subway cars returned to service

    2020-01-30T15:28:00Z

    USA: Bombardier has recalibrated the door mechanisms of 298 New York City Transit R179 Subway cars following two isolated instances of train doors opening between stations. The cars were withdrawn from service on the A, C, J and Z lines on January 8 for analysis, and ...

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    Nagpur Metro opens Aqua Line

    2020-01-30T12:13:00Z

    INDIA: The first section of Nagpur metro’s Aqua Line was opened on January 27, adding six stations and 11 km to the network. The extension brings Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation’s operational mileage to 24·5 km. The Aqua Line connects the Orange Line’s Sitabuldi interchange station ...

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    SmartRail World becomes Railway Gazette Events

    2020-01-30T09:34:00Z

    EVENTS: Last year we saw a lot of change on the Railway Gazette Group. Now as we move into 2020, I am delighted to add more industry leading events to our growing portfolio. In 2018, our parent DVV Media International Ltd purchased Global Transport Forum, a ...

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    NJ Transit’s River Line DMUs to be repowered

    2020-01-30T06:00:00Z

    USA: The 20 Stadler GTW diesel multiple-units used on the 55 km River Line inter-urban light rail route linking Trenton with Camden in New Jersey are to be fitted with new engines to bring them into compliance with EPA Tier 4 emissions standards for non-road equipment. ...

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    Collaboration to drive open ticketing standards

    2020-01-30T06:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: A joint programme which aims to drive the adoption of open ticketing standards, reduce market fragmentation and prevent vendor lock-in was announced by the Calypso Networks Association and OSPT Alliance at the Transport Ticketing Global conference in London on January 28. Three working groups have ...

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    Stadler-Siemens consortium to supply trains and CBTC to Lisboa metro

    2020-01-29T12:06:00Z

    Lisboa has a four-line metro network with a total length of 45 km. PORTUGAL: On January 24, Metropolitano de Lisboa selected a consortium of Stadler Valencia and Siemens Mobility Unipessoal to provide rolling stock and signalling equipment under contracts worth €114m. Stadler will supply 14 ...

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    Tracklaying starts on Dhaka metro

    2020-01-29T09:46:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Tracklaying has started on Dhaka’s first metro line, following a ceremony at the Uttara depot site attended by Minister of Road Transport & Bridges Obaidul Quader and Dhaka Mass Transit Co Managing Director M A N Siddique.

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    Check-in/Be-out bus ticketing on test

    2020-01-29T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A Check-in/Be-out bus ticketing system with a best price guarantee is being tested by the Osnabrück municipal bus operator’s staff ahead of passenger use. Travellers check-in to the bus by swiping in the local public transport app VOSpilot to obtain a QR code travel authorisation. ...

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    Stadler to build Tyne & Wear metro fleet

    2020-01-28T12:59:00Z

    UK: Transport authority Nexus has selected Stadler to supply and maintain a new fleet of trains for the Tyne & Wear Metro, as part of a £362m investment package to modernise the 77·5 km network.

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    Warszawa trams to have ultracapacitors

    2020-01-28T11:09:00Z

    POLAND: Medcom has selected Skeleton Technologies to supply energy storage systems as part of the traction packages that it is supplying for the next generation of Warszawa trams.

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    Cost, time, convenience and carbon emissions to be included in journey planner

    2020-01-28T06:00:00Z

    NORWAY: National train operator Vy Group has appointed SkedGo to build a multimodal journey planner covering Scandinavia. Users will be able to tailor their trips according to personal preferences, emphasising cost, time, convenience or lowest carbon emissions. It will be possible to make searches based on ...

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    Praha metro car maintenance contract signed

    2020-01-27T15:13:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha city transport operator DPHMP has awarded Škoda Transportation a KC14·6bn contract to continue to service and maintain its Type 81-71M five-car metro trainsets for a further 15 years from the end of the current 10-year contract on December 31 2020. DPHMP operates a ...

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    EBRD finances Dushanbe trolleybus infrastructure modernisation

    2020-01-27T06:00:00Z

    TAJIKISTAN: The European Bank for Reconstruction Development has allocated US$8m for the repair and upgrading of traction substations, feeder cable network and the overhead electrification equipment on the Dushanbe trolleybus network. The financing package comprises a US$5·2m state-backed loan and a US$2·8m grant. ...

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    Guelph buses to get greener

    2020-01-24T12:00:00Z

    CANADA: Funding has been announced for three projects to convert the bus fleet in the city of Guelph in Ontario to battery operation. The first involves the replacement of 35 diesel buses with battery vehicles and the installation of on-route charging stations. The second is the ...

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    Byford quits New York City Transit

    2020-01-24T10:53:00Z

    USA: New York City Transit President Andy Byford is to leave his role by the end of February. Announcing his resignation on January 23, Byford highlighted the planned restructuring of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority as a factor in his departure. In his current role, Byford ...

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    Federal funding to support Sound Transit light rail extension

    2020-01-24T09:45:00Z

    USA: Seattle-Tacoma transport authority Sound Transit has been awarded a $790m Full Funding Grant Agreement by the Federal Transit Administration to help fund the 12·6 km Federal Way Link extension of the Seattle light rail network.

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    Federal funding to support innovative approaches to public transport

    2020-01-24T06:00:00Z

    USA: The Federal Transit Administration has launched the Accelerating Innovative Mobility initiative, which Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said would ‘enhance the service, design, and financing of public transportation systems through forward thinking and innovative practices’. AIM includes $11m in challenge grants to help transport agencies experiment ...

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    New York MTA to study passenger options for Brooklyn freight corridor

    2020-01-23T17:09:00Z

    Photo: J M Calisi The Bay Ridge line is primarily used by freight operator New York Atlantic Railway. USA: New York MTA is to launch a formal study of proposals to introduce passenger trains over the 27 km Bay Ridge line in ...