Urban transport news – Page 9

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    Supercapacitor hybrid buses to reduce emissions at stops

    2020-01-10T07:00:00Z

    POLAND: Solaris has won an order to supply Ząbkowice Śląskie with seven Urbino 12 buses equipped with supercapacitor energy storage and an engine control system designed to reduce emissions at bus stops. The vehicles will have hybrid drives comprising a 120 kW electric motor powered by ...

  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit has awarded Stadler a $199m contract to supply eight Flirt diesel multiple-units for the $1·1bn Cotton Belt Regional Rail Project in the northern suburbs of Dallas.
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    DART awards Stadler’s first US maintenance contract

    2020-01-09T13:59:00Z

    USA: Dallas Area Rapid Transit has awarded Stadler a $112m contract to maintain the fleet of diesel multiple-units which it is to supply for the Silver Line project, along with the associated depot. DART awarded Stadler a $199m contract to supply ...

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    Monterrey expands metro fleet

    2020-01-09T07:00:00Z

    MEXICO: The state of Nuevo León has awarded CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co a contract to supply 26 articulated light metro trainsets to Monterrey. The contract was finalised in December and deliveries are scheduled for 2021. The trainsets will be used on Metrorrey lines 1 and ...

  • Plzen University tram stop (Photo: PMDP)
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    Plzeň expands tram network

    2020-01-08T07:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Plzeň transport authority PMDP has opened the first tramway extension in the city for almost 30 years, with the inauguration on December 16 of a 1·4 km extension of Line 4 to the Borská Pole industrial zone. Line 4 is the city’s busiest, linking ...

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    Phoenix included in Novokuznetsk tram order

    2020-01-08T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: UKVZ was the sole bidder for a 378m-rouble contract to supply the city of Novokuznetsk with seven single-section partially low-floor trams and two two-sectional fully low-floor vehicles. The shorter cars are likely be Type 71-623, while the two-section cars are expected to be the new ...

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    Bangkok Blue Line loop completed

    2020-01-07T10:34:00Z

    THAILAND: Trial operation has started on a further section of Bangkok’s Blue Line, completing the western side of the circular metro route around the city centre.

  • Hamburg metro line U5 station impression
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    Hamburg automated metro financing agreed

    2020-01-07T07:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Confirmation of a grant to finance construction of the first driverless metro line in Hamburg has been formally handed over to operator Hamburger Hochbahn by the city’s government. Subject to the completion of planning procedures, construction of line U5 is expected ...

  • Beijing Capital International Airport peoplemover
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    Beijing Capital International Airport peoplemover to be upgraded

    2020-01-07T06:00:00Z

    CHINA: A consortium of CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems and Bombardier NUG Signalling Solutions Co has been awarded a 215m yuan contract to upgrade the automated peoplemover at Beijing Capital International Airport. This includes upgrading 18 existing Bombardier Innovia APM 100 cars and supplying an additional ...

  • Impression of Stadler tram for Darmstadt
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    First order for Stadler’s next generation of tram

    2020-01-06T13:06:00Z

    GERMANY: Stadler has won the first order for its next generation of trams, with a €62m deal to supply 14 vehicles to Darmstadt operator HEAG Mobilo. The trams will feature a driver assistance system with traffic sign recognition, a new design of bogie to optimise the ...

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    Shibuya station shift sorted

    2020-01-06T09:11:00Z

    JAPAN: Tokyo Metro’s Ginza Line services began using a new station at Shibuya on January 3, following the successful completion of a six-day blockade to realign the tracks and connect up the new platforms.

  • The Open Transport Initiative has launched Open Transport API specifications designed to support the development of Mobility-as-a-Service initiatives (Photo: Hull Trains).
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    Open standards launched to provide transport account interoperability

    2020-01-06T07:00:00Z

    UK: The Open Transport Initiative has launched Open Transport API specifications designed to support the development of Mobility-as-a-Service initiatives by enabling customers to access data held in separate accounts with multiple transport operators and agencies. The standards, which were formally launched on January 3, have been ...

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    AirTrain JFK peoplemover contract renewed

    2020-01-06T06:00:00Z

    USA: Port Authority of New York New Jersey has renewed Bombardier Transportation’s contract to operate and maintain the AirTrain JFK peoplemover at John F Kennedy International Airport. The contract announced on December 30 is worth $309m over five years. Bombardier was part of ...

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    Metro opening wave continues

    2020-01-03T13:41:00Z

    CHINA: December 28-30 saw the opening of metro and tram extensions in seven Chinese cities, as the country’s urban rail expansion programme continues unabated. The capital of Shandong province, Jinan , opened its 21·6 km north-south Line 3, liking Tantou and Longdong. This has 14 stations, ...

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    ​ St Petersburg to boost trolleybus fleet

    2020-01-03T11:37:00Z

    RUSSIA: St Petersburg tram and trolleybus operator Gorelektrotrans has placed orders for 55 new trolleybuses as part of a programme to update its extensive fleet. Deliveries are expected in May and June 2020.

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    Hohhot joins Chinese metro club

    2020-01-02T16:06:00Z

    CHINA: The provincial capital of Nei Mongol became the 38th city in mainland China with a metro network when its first line opened for revenue service on December 29.

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    CNG buses financed under EBRD Green Cities programme

    2020-01-02T15:43:00Z

    SERBIA: The European Bank for Reconstruction Development has signed the first loan under its Green Cities programme, covering the provision of €7m to enable Novi Sad’s city transport operator to purchase compressed natural gas fuelled buses. Scheduled to enter service this year as part ...

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    Chengdu metro and tram networks expand

    2020-01-02T12:41:00Z

    CHINA: The Chengdu urban rail network was increased by more than 100 km with the simultaneous opening on December 27 of five new metro and tram lines.

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    Songjiang tram network phase 1 completed

    2020-01-02T10:26:00Z

    CHINA: The final 3·9 km section of the first phase of Shanghai’s Songjiang tram network was opened for revenue service on December 30.

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    Five predictions for the UK transport sector in 2020

    2020-01-02T08:00:00Z

    Rabih Arzouni, Chief Technology Officer of Transport at Fujitsu UK, shares his five predictions for what we could expect from the British transport sector in 2020

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    PayPal travel payment now available in the Rhein-Main region

    2020-01-01T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Public transport users in Rhein-Main transport authority RMV’s ticketing region can now pay for travel using PayPal, which has been integrated into the RMV app and back office system supplied by Cubic Transportation Systems. Weekly and monthly passes can also now be purchased through a ...