Urban transport stories from Asia – Page 8

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    Series 20 ready to operate Kyoto’s Karasuma Line


    JAPAN: Kyoto Municipal Subway has confirmed that the first of its Series 20 trainsets will enter service on the Karasuma Line from March 26, following the completion of testing and commissioning. The metro operator is buying nine six-car Series 20 trainsets from ...

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    MRTA lets contracts to build Bangkok Purple Line extension


    THAILAND: The Mass Rapid Transit Authority signed six construction contracts for the 23·6 km extension of Bangkok’s Purple Line at a ceremony held on March 11.

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    Kuala Lumpur to build integrated control centre


    MALAYSIA: Kuala Lumpur urban rail operator Prasarana Malaysia Berhad has awarded Thales a contract to develop and equip an Integrated Control Centre to oversee operation of the city’s Kelana Jaya, Sri Petaling, Ampang and monorail lines. Due to be completed by April 2023, the control room ...

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    Hyderabad metro operating contract extended


    INDIA: PPP concessionaire L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad has extended Keolis’ contract to operate and maintain the network for another three years. The extension to the contract was granted on March 2 and is due to begin on November 29. Hyderabad’s automated metro network, which opened in ...

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    First sections of Pune metro inaugurated


    INDIA: The first two isolated sections of the Pune metro network were opened for revenue service on March 6, following an inauguration ceremony at Garware College station attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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    Delhi Central Vista metro loop agreement


    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Central Public Works Department to provide technical assistance for development of a metro loop serving the Central Vista redevelopment project, which includes the new parliament building and government offices. Connecting with the Yellow ...

  • Sengkang-Punggol Light Rapid Transit vehicles
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    Peoplemover expansion contracts awarded


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded contracts for the supply of vehicles and depot expansion works to support an increase in capacity on the Sengkang-Punggol Light Rapid Transit. The rubber-tyred peoplemover links metro stations on the North East Line with growing residential areas. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries ...

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    JICA agrees ¥253bn Metro Manila Subway loan


    PHILIPPINES: The Japan International Cooperation Agency has granted a ¥253·3bn loan to the national government to fund further construction of the initial phase of the MRT9 Metro Manila Subway, the first fully underground heavy metro line in the Philippines.

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    Tokyo Metro extensions approved


    JAPAN: The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism has given Tokyo Metro the go-ahead to develop two proposed extensions to the capital’s metro network. The first would be an extension of the Yurakucho Line to serve areas at the northern end of Tokyo Bay that ...

  • Izmir Buca metro contract signing
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    Automated metro to serve Izmir university campus


    TURKEY: Gülermak Heavy Industries has been awarded a contract to build a 13·5 km driverless underground metro line in Izmir, with construction scheduled to begin on February 14. To be known as the Buca Line, it will serve 11 stations, linking the existing Üçyol metro station ...

  • Busan Metro Line 1 train impression
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    Busan metro traction equipment ordered


    SOUTH KOREA: Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions is to supply permanent magnet synchronous motors and other electrical equipment for 25 eight-car trains which Woojin Industrial Systems is to build for use on Busan Transportation Corp’s 40 km north-south metro Line 1 from 2025. TISS launched its ...

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    Indigenous signalling on test on Delhi Metro


    INDIA: Field trials of the Indigenous Automatic Train Supervision signalling technology have begun on Delhi Metro’s Red Line. The domestic i-ATS technology is being jointly developed by Bharat Electronics Ltd and Deli Metro Rail Corp as part of the government’s Make in India strategy. ‘India will ...

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    Pune Metro Line 3 E&M contract awarded


    INDIA: A consortium of Siemens companies and Alstom Transport India has been awarded a 39-month contract to provide electrical and mechanical systems for Pune metro Line 3. Siemens will provide project management and turnkey electrification services and signalling, communications and depot equipment with a total value ...

  • Kanpur metro inauguration model
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    First stage of Kanpur Metro inaugurated


    INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of the Kanpur Metro on December 28, travelling the 8·7 km from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur to Moti Jheel. Passenger services on the initial section of the Orange Line began the following day, ahead of the ...

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    Delhi metro train refurbished


    INDIA: Mid-life refurbishment has been completed on the the first of the 70 trainsets supplied for Delhi Metro Phase I in 2002-07. Work on an initial 10 trainsets is being undertaken by Escorts Ltd Railway Equipment Division and Naledi Rail Engineering with ...

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    Istanbul Line M5 CBTC contract awarded


    TURKEY: Alstom is to supply, test and commission communications-based train control systems for the 11 km Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe – Sultanbeyli eastern extension of the driverless metro Line M5 on the Asian side of Istanbul.

  • Automated operation of Delhi Metro’s 59 km Pink Line between Majlis Park and Shiv Vihar was launched on November 25.
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    Delhi Metro’s Pink Line goes automatic


    INDIA: Automated operation of Delhi Metro’s 59 km Pink Line between Majlis Park and Shiv Vihar was launched on November 25. A train operator will initially be retained onboard ‘to instil a sense of confidence and assistance’, Delhi Metro Rail Corp said. Delhi’s first driverless line ...

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    Dhaka metro Line 1 ODA loan signed


    BANGLADESH: The government and Japan International Co-operation Agency have signed a ¥115·237bn official development assistance loan to finance work on Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Line 1. JICA has provided number of ODA loans in recent years to support the Revised Dhaka Strategic ...

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    Downtown Line to switch to risk-sharing contract


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority and operator SBS Transit have reached agreement for the Downtown Line to transition to the second version of LTA’s New Rail Financing Framework from January 1 2022. In 2011 DTL became the first line to use the original NRFF, whereby the operator ...

  • Kaohsiung Red Line Hyudai Rotem train impression
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    Kaohsiung Red Line extension E&M contract awarded


    TAIWAN: Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit Bureau has awarded a consortium of South Korea’s Hyundai Rotem and Singapore’s ST Engineering a 207·8bn won seven-year contract to provide metro trains and electrical systems for a 9·3 km northern extension of the Red Line with six elevated stations. The ...