Urban transport stories from Asia – Page 15

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    Seoul metro LTE-R contract awarded


    SOUTH KOREA: SK Telecom has signed a contract to supply LTE-R communications for an extension of Seoul metro Line 5, the company announced on March 26. LTE-R is to be installed on the 7·7 km extension from Sangil-dong to Hanam by the end of 2020. It will use the ...

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    Chengdu metro Line 1 extended at both ends


    CHINA: The north-south metro Line 1 in Chengdu was extended at both ends on March 18. A southern extension from Sihe to Science City adds 14·1 km and 11 stations, while a one-station northern extension from Shengxian Lake to Weijianian adds 1·5 km. In addition, the ...

  • SMRT and McLaren Applied Technologies are to explore the potential for rolling stock to be equipped with technology developed for Formula 1 cars.
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    Formula 1 technology to be trialled on metro train


    SINGAPORE: Transport operator SMRT and McLaren Applied Technologies are to work together to explore the potential for rolling stock to be equipped with data collection, logging and analysis technology originally developed for Formula 1 cars. A proof-of-concept deployment on a metro train in Singapore is planned for this year. On ...

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    Seoul and Barcelona metro operators sign co-operation agreement


    INTERNATIONAL: Barcelona metro operator TMB and Seoul Metro signed a two-year technical co-operation agreement on March 6. The two operators plan to assist each other in technical and management innovation through sharing experiences and good practice. This would initially focus on automation and digitisation, which TMB calls ‘the dominant ...

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    Contactless payment to be rolled out to Sydney light rail


    AUSTRALIA: Cubic Transportation Systems is to expand its open payment trial in Sydney to include light rail and the entire ferry network, the company announced on March 12. Transport for New South Wales began a contactless ticketing trial on the Manly Ferry service in July 2017 using open payment ...

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    Sydney metro Central station contract awarded


    AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has awarded Laing O’Rourke a A$955m contract to build the Sydney Metro platforms and concourse at Central station. The work covers the excavation and construction of underground platforms beneath platforms 13 and 14 of the main line station. A 19 m wide underground ...

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    Bombardier wins Bukit Panjang upgrade contract


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded Bombardier a S$344·3m contract to upgrade the Bukit Panjang peoplemover. This will include new vehicles, signalling and electrification. Work is due to commence this year on modernising the 7·8 km automated line in the northwest of the city. The new vehicles and signalling ...

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    Siemens to supply signalling for driverless metro extension in Singapore


    SINGAPORE: Siemens has been selected to supply CBTC signalling for the Downtown Line extension to Sungei Bedok, the company announced on March 2. The €90m contract includes the installation of platform screen doors at the two stations. The 2·2 km extension of the driverless line is planned to open ...

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    Kuala Lumpur LRT3 signalling contract awarded


    MALAYSIA: Project promoter Prasarana has appointed a consortium of Siemens and Rasma Corp to supply signalling and train control for the LRT3 project in Kuala Lumpur. The contract includes the supply of an intrusion preventive system and platform edge doors. Expected to be completed in February 2021, the mostly ...

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    Testing begins on Sydney’s CBD & South East Light Rail


    AUSTRALIA: Testing has started on the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney, Transport for New South Wales announced on February 25. Night-time testing of an Alstom Citadis X05 light rail vehicle is taking place on a section of the future network on Alison Road in Randwick. ...

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    Tokyo metro CBTC test train equipped


    JAPAN: Mitsubishi Electric announced on February 22 that it had installed wayside and onboard radio equipment for a trial of CBTC signalling on part of the Tokyo metro. Mitsubishi will work with operator Tokyo Metro to test the equipment on a three-station branch of the Marunouchi Line between Nakano-sakaue ...

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    Mumbai metro Line 3 electrification contracts awarded


    INDIA: Mumbai Metro Rail Corp signed contracts on February 21 for the power supply works and electrification of metro Line 3. Larsen & Toubro won the power supply contract. A consortium of Alstom Transport India and Alstom Transport is to electrify the line with a 25 kV AC rigid ...

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    CRRC unveils new-generation monorail train


    CHINA: CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co presented its ‘new generation’ straddle monorail vehicle for low- and medium-capacity routes on February 1. CRRC Changchun has drawn on its experience of supplying 770 monorail sets since 2004. The manufacturer says that the use of carbon fibre composite for some components makes ...

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    Singapore metro upgrade contracts awarded


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded three contracts for the upgrade of power supply and track circuits on the North-South and East-West metro lines. Meiden Singapore has won two contracts totalling S$500m to upgrade the power supply, and a separate S$73m contract has gone to a consortium of Siemens ...

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    Sydney metro train on test


    AUSTRALIA: Dynamic testing of the first Sydney metro train has started on the elevated section of the city’s future metro line. Alstom delivered the first of 22 trainsets to the Rouse Hill depot on September 26. Testing is initially taking place in that area, before being expanded to the ...

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    Shanghai driverless metro contract awarded


    CHINA: Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co has awarded the signalling contract for metro Line 14 to the Thales SEC Transport joint venture of Thales and Shanghai Electric. Scheduled to open at the end of 2020, the driverless east-west line would run 38·5 km underground, serving 31 stations.

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    Wuhan opens Optics Valley light rail network


    CHINA: A two-line light rail network in Wuhan opened on January 18. The Optics Valley tram network, also known as Guanggu tram, is focused to the Donghu New Technology Development Zone in the southeast of the city. Construction was approved in March 2014 and test running started on December ...

  • Customs, immigration and quarantine facilities are to be co-located in both Bukit Chagar and Woodlands North.
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    Singapore – Malaysia metro agreement signed


    ASIA: A bilateral agreement setting out how the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System Link cross-border metro project is to be undertaken was signed by the governments of Singapore and Malaysia on January 16. The agreement covers technical, safety and security requirements; the commercial, financing, procurement and regulatory frameworks; ...

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    Driverless buses to be tested in Singapore


    SINGAPORE: Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University announced on January 11 that they had signed a co-operation agreement for a two-year driverless bus research project. Two Volvo 7900 Electric 12 m long buses are to be used, with proof-of-concept trials taking place in Sweden, before the buses arrive in ...

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    Hangzhou metro Line 4 extends


    CHINA: A southern extension of Hangzhou metro Line 4 from Jinjiang to Puyan opened on January 9. The 11·2 km underground extension crosses the Qiantang River and serves seven stations, with one due to open at a later date. Line 4 now runs 20·8 km from runs Pengbu to ...