Urban transport stories from Asia – Page 9

  • Dhaka metro staff training in Delhi
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    Dhaka metro staff trained in Delhi

    2021-11-15T04:00:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Operations and maintenance staff for the future Dhaka Metro are being trained at the Delhi Metro Rail Academy in the Indian capital, which is providing interactive classroom sessions, demonstrations, simulators, practical and on-job training. The training is being provided under an agreement between DMRC and ...

  • Istanbul M11 testing running begins (2)
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    Testing begins on Istanbul airport metro line

    2021-11-10T09:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Testing running has begun on the first phase of Istanbul’s express metro line M11. This is being built to serve the city’s new main airport, which opened in 2019. Announcing the start of dynamic testing at the Gayrettepe terminus on November 8, Minister of Transport ...

  • Hanoi metro Line 2A
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    First metro line opened in Hanoi

    2021-11-08T11:29:00Z

    VIETNAM: Hanoi’s first metro line was opened by Deputy Prime Minister for Industry & Economy Lê Văn Thành and Minister of Transport Nguyễn Văn Thể with a ceremony at Cát Linh on November 6. The elevated Line 2A runs 13·1 km from Cát Linh southwest to ...

  • tw Taipei metro Wanda Line Alstom Metropolis train impression
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    Taipei metro verification & validation contract awarded

    2021-10-29T05:00:00Z

    TAIWAN: The city of Taipei has appointed Ricardo to provide independent verification & validation services for Phase 2 of the Line 7/Light Green driverless medium-capacity metro project. Rolling stock and railway systems for the line are being supplied by consortium of Alstom and CTCI under contracts ...

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    Antalya light rail extension opened

    2021-10-26T09:13:00Z

    TURKEY: Antalya Metropolitan Municipality opened the third stage of AntiRay light rail route T3 on October 25, offering a week of free travel before the start of revenue operations at the end of the month. The 24 km line links Varsak in the north of the ...

  • Jakarta ticketing contract
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    Greater Jakarta integrated ticketing contract awarded

    2021-10-22T08:00:00Z

    INDONESIA: Greater Jakarta metropolitan area transport fare agency PT Jakarta Lingko Indonesia has awarded a consortium of electronic payments company Jatelindo Perkasa Abadi, Thales, mobility-as-a-service specialist Lyko and payment processing company Aino an eight-year contract to deploy, operate and maintain a ticketing and MaaS platform covering ...

  • South Korean hydrogen fuel cell tram project
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    Hydrogen fuel cell tram development project launched

    2021-10-21T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: A hydrogen-electric tram demonstration project has been launched by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, which aims to adapt existing automotive hydrogen technologies for rail use to develop a strong position for South Korean suppliers in the global light rail market. ‘While we ...

  • Istanbul metro logos
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    ‘War of signs’ breaks out on metro network

    2021-10-11T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Ever since the first sections of the Istanbul metro opened for revenue service almost three decades ago, station entrances across the municipally-operated network have been marked clearly by an easily-identifiably logo — a capital letter M, merged with an arrow pointing downwards to the station ...

  • Manila IDOM MRT-4
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    IDOM awarded Manila MRT-4 design contract

    2021-10-07T05:00:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Spanish consultancy IDOM a 1·4bn pesos contract for detailed design of the MRT Line 4 light rail corridor in the Manila area. The planned 15·6 km line will run from Quezon City to Taytay, with 11 stations serving the ...

  • tr-Mersin metro 1
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    Mersin announces construction schedule for city’s first metro line

    2021-10-05T14:05:00Z

    TURKEY: Mersin municipality has announced that construction of the 13·4 km Mezitli – 3 Ocak underground metro line will start on January 3 2022, the 100th anniversary of the French evacuation of the city, and is scheduled to take 48 months. The TL3·379bn electrical and mechanical ...

  • Taipei City Government has awarded a consortium of Alstom and CTCI a €720m contract to supply rolling stock and railway systems for Phase 2 of the Taipei Circular Line driverless metro.
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    Taipei Circular Line Phase 2 automated metro contract awarded

    2021-09-30T11:27:00Z

    TAIWAN: Taipei City Government has awarded a consortium of Alstom and CTCI a €720m contract to supply rolling stock and railway systems for Phase 2 of the Taipei Circular Line driverless metro. The 15·4 km 14-station Phase 1 of the Circular Line was opened in January ...

  • Lucknow metro accessibility workshop
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    Accessibility training at Lucknow metro

    2021-09-27T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp has worked with the Handicare Indian Association of Persons with Disabilities to organise an inclusive public transport workshop to help senior staff as well as new recruits understand the needs of disabled passengers Handicare was established in 1986 as a ...

  • Kanpur metro train handover (1)
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    First Kanpur metro train unveiled

    2021-09-20T15:00:00Z

    INDIA: The first trainset for the metro under construction in Kanpur was handed over to state project promoter Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp in a virtual ceremony on September 18. In July 2020 UPMRC awarded Bombardier Transportation — since acquired by Alstom — a €245m contract ...

  • lk Colombo busy street (Pixabay)
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    Colombo light rail MoU signed

    2021-09-16T11:28:00Z

    SRI LANKA: KCI Metro Link Korea Co and the GBK Consortium of more than 15 South Korean companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to undertake a feasibility study for a light rail line running north from Colombo to Bandaranaike International Airport and Negombo, along with ...

  • Istanbul M7 metro extension map
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    Ship canal poses challenge as Istanbul extends metro line

    2021-09-10T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Excavation work is underway on a long-planned 18 km underground extension of Istanbul’s M7 metro line, with the €220m cost to be financed from a Eurobond issued by Istanbul municipality late last year. The extension is to be built in two stages. The first will ...

  • Singapore metro depot
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    Singapore communications modernisation contract awarded

    2021-09-03T08:43:00Z

    SINGAPORE: A consortium of ST Engineering and Siemens Mobility has been awarded a S$180m contract to renew communications systems on the North-South and East-West metro lines and the Bukit Panjang LRT by 2029. This covers 75 locations including stations, substations, depots and control centres, and will ...

  • Singapore TEL2 Springleaf station
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    Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 inaugurated

    2021-08-27T13:35:00Z

    SINGAPORE: An official inauguration ceremony for the 12 km Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 was held on August 27, ahead of the start of passenger services the following day. The TEL is intended to enhance connectivity between the northern, central and eastern parts of Singapore, and ...

  • tr-Mersin metro 1
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    Mersin awards contract for construction of first metro line

    2021-08-27T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Mersin municipality has formally awarded the contract for construction of the city’s first underground metro line. The winner was a consortium of US company Dillingham Construction International and Turkey’s Kıska-Kom, which submitted the lowest bid of TL3·379bn. Bids had also been submitted by a consortium ...

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    Bangkok light rail study underway

    2021-08-26T05:00:00Z

    THAILAND: Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has commissioned a feasibility and business case study for a proposed light rail line between Bang Na and Suvarnabhumi International Airport, which it envisages could be built and operated under a public-private partnership contract. The two-year study is being undertaken by ...

  • int Singapore Malaysia RTS viaduct impression
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    Cross-border CBTC contract awarded

    2021-08-20T05:00:00Z

    ASIA: Siemens Mobility has been formally awarded the contract to design, install and commission what it says will be the first communications-based train control deployment on a cross-border line. The contract covers the provision of Trainguard MT CBTC to support GoA4 unattended automatic operation on the ...