Urban transport news – Page 8

  • ViaMobilidade operates Sao Paulo lines 8 and 9
    Metro Report International

    São Paulo suburban line upgrading contracts awarded

    2022-04-13T09:36:00Z

    BRAZIL: São Paulo suburban lines 8 (Diamante) and 9 (Esmeralda) operating and maintenance concessionaire ViaMobilidade Linhas 8 e 9 has awarded Siemens Mobility two contracts to modernise the signalling and electrical systems. For the 41·6 km Line 8, Siemens Mobility will design, supply and install an ...

  • Praha_DPP_01
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2022-04-13T05:00:00Z

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

  • Signify has upgraded the platform lighting on the Sheffield Supertram network
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    Sheffield Supertram lighting improvements

    2022-04-12T09:00:00Z

    UK: Signify has upgraded the platform lighting on the Sheffield Supertram network, switching from SON-T lamps to Philips TrueForce Core LED Road 40W lamps which use 80% less energy while providing improved white light quality. The supplier estimates that the switch will save more than 800 ...

  • Warszawa tram extension map
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    Warszawa tramway extension contract signed

    2022-04-12T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Warszawa tram operator Tramwaje Warszawskie and contractor Budimex have signed a 685m złoty agreement for the construction of a tramway extension from ul Puławska to a terminus near ul Adama Branickiego in the Wilanów district in the south of the city. The project includes the ...

  • Contactless ticket validators can now be found across the NET tram network
    Metro Report International

    Nottingham introduces multi-operator contactless fare capping

    2022-04-12T04:00:00Z

    UK: The final stage of the Nottingham Contactless scheme has gone live, with multi-operator daily fare capping now available on NET trams, Nottingham City Transport buses and Linkbus services operated by CT4N. The project has been developed by Nottingham City Council and the three transport operators ...

  • Agra
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    L&T awarded Agra metro electrification contract

    2022-04-11T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp has awarded Larsen & Toubro a contract to design, supply, install, test and commission the 750 V DC third rail systems including substations and power supplies for Agra metro Corridors 1 and 2. The 36-month project will be funded by ...

  • Paris Metro Line 11 Alstom MP14 rubber-tyred trainset (3)
    Metro Report International

    MP14 trainsets tested on Paris Line 11 extension

    2022-04-08T11:15:00Z

    FRANCE: Test running with new five-car MP14 rubber-tyred trainsets has started on the eastern extension of Paris metro Line 11, transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités and operator RATP announced on April 6. The new sets for Line 11 are the third batch of MP14 stock to be ...

  • Montreal metro Berri-UQAM station
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    Montréal metro interlocking contract

    2022-04-08T10:40:00Z

    CANADA: Montréal transport operator STM has awarded Thales a contract to provide computer-based interlockings at a further eight metro stations. This is an extension of contract awarded in 2018 which covered signalling renewals at an initial eight stations and depots. The project aims to improve the ...

  • Catania_Agatha_01
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    Agatha trainset enters service in Catania

    2022-04-08T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: The first CT1 Agatha trainset produced by Titagarh Firema for the Catania metro entered revenue service on April 1. Styled by Pininfarina, the two-car units have been branded Agatha, after the city’s locally-born patron saint who is invoked against eruptions of ...

  • Thales SMRT
    Metro Report International

    Data analytics collaboration aims to improve metro reliability

    2022-04-07T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Metro operator SMRT Trains and Thales are to collaborate in the use of data analytics, artificial intelligence and other digital technologies to support maintenance and operations on the North-South and East-West lines. Thales said efficiently mining data from control, supervision and communication systems would enable ...

  • Guangzhou_line_22_02
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    Guangzhou metro tops 600 km as 160 km/h driverless Line 22 opens

    2022-04-06T10:09:00Z

    CHINA: The first section of Guangzhou’s Line 22 has opened, with attended driverless trains operating at up to 160 km/h using Grade of Automation 3. Express metro Line 22 was approved by the Guangzhou Development & Reform Commission on September 1 2017. ...

  • Krasnodar tram
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2022-04-06T05:00:00Z

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

  • Hangzhou metro (2)
    Metro Report International

    Hangzhou opens city centre metro extensions

    2022-04-05T10:00:00Z

    CHINA: Two metro extensions in Hangzhou were ceremonially opened on April 1, with revenue services starting the following day. The openings come ahead of the city hosting the 2022 Asian Games in September, and take the network to a total length of 419 km. ...

  • Mumbai Line 2 and 7 opening crowd
    Metro Report International

    Mumbai metro opening

    2022-04-05T07:58:00Z

    INDIA: The first sections of Mumbai Metro’s elevated Line 2A (Yellow) and Line 7 (Red) were inaugurated by Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on April 2, the Marathi new year. Running along Link Road and Western Express Highway, the two sections are initially being operated as a ...

  • London Croydon tram and bicycle lane
    Metro Report International

    Six recommendations for light rail safety body

    2022-04-05T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail & Road has made six recommendations after assessing whether the Light Rail Safety & Standards Board is on track to deliver the recommendations set out by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch following the fatal tram derailment in Croydon in 2016. ORR’s ...

  • Seoul M7 groundbreaking ceremony
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    Construction of Seoul Line 7 extension begins

    2022-04-04T09:18:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Construction is underway on a long-planned extension of Seoul Metro Line 7 from Seoknam to Cheongna International City. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on March 23 at Cheongna Lake Park. The 11 km extension will add seven stations, including the terminus at Cheongna International ...

  • Tunnel boring machine ‘Mireille’ broke through into the station to be greeted by the mayors of Clichy-sous-Bois and Montfermeil
    Metro Report International

    ‘Mireille’ breaks through on Paris Line 16

    2022-04-01T11:01:00Z

    FRANCE: Celebrations at the site of the future Clichy-Montfermeil station on March 29 marked a milestone in the construction of automated metro Line 16 as part of the Grand Paris Express project. After boring 2·2 km from the Bel-Air worksite in Chelles, tunnel boring machine ‘Mireille’ ...

  • Praha hostivar_dpp_render
    Metro Report International

    Praha tram project gets underway

    2022-04-01T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Eurovia has begun work on a KC200m six-month project to build the Depo Hostivař tram stop and turning circle close to the eastern terminus of Praha metro Line A. New track will provide a triangular junction at the intersection of ul Černokostelecka and ul ...

  • Mittelsachsen transport authority VMS has awarded Stadler a contract to supply and maintain 19 Citylink tram-trains for use around Chemnitz, with options for 27 more.
    Metro Report International

    Chemnitz orders second generation Citylink tram-trains

    2022-03-31T13:35:00Z

    GERMANY: Mittelsachsen transport authority VMS has awarded Stadler a contract to supply and maintain 19 Citylink tram-trains for use around Chemnitz, with options for 27 more. The vehicles will be similar to Chemitz’s first generation electro-diesel Citylink tram-trains supplied from 2015 by Vossloh’s light rail business, ...

  • Construction of the Ontario Line metro in Toronto was officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony at the future Exhibition Place station site
    Metro Report International

    Work starts on Toronto’s Ontario Line

    2022-03-31T10:11:00Z

    CANADA: Construction of the Ontario Line metro in Toronto was officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony at the future Exhibition Place station site on March 27. Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford, and Transport Minister Caroline Mulroney were joined for the celebrations by Federal Minister of Transport Omar ...