Urban transport stories from Asia – Page 2

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    High-capacity vehicles ordered for Nippori-Toneri Liner


    Source: Annakaharuna/CC BY-SA JAPAN: Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation awarded Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering a contract on June 16 covering the supply of a further 12 five-car Series 330 trainsets for the Nippori-Tonerei Liner rubber-tyred automated guideway transit line, which runs 9·7 km from Nippori ...

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    Atkins Arup wins Tung Chung extension consultancy contract


    CHINA: MTR Corp announced on June 16 that it had awarded an Atkins Arup joint venture a design consultancy contract to support development of the Tung Chung Line Extension. The scope of the consultancy includes development of the scheme into an engineering design, preparation of the ...

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    Kobe line transferred to metro operator


    JAPAN: Kobe Rapid Transit Railway Co’s Kitajin Line was transferred to Kobe City Transport Bureau on June 1, and is now branded as the Kobe Municipal Subway Kitakami Line. The 1 435 mm gauge line starts at Tanigami on the Kobe Electric Railway’s Arima Line, and ...

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    Bangkok elevated metro extension opens


    THAILAND: A 4·3 km four-station extension of Bangkok BTS SkyTrain’s Sukhumvit (Green) Line north from Kasetsart University to Royal Forest Department and Wat Phra Sri Mahathat opened on June 5. Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-o-Cha presided over the opening ceremony and rode ...

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    Baku metro train arrives


    AZERBAIJAN: Baku Metropoliten has taken delivery of the first of a further 12 five-car Type 81-765.4B/766.4B metro trainsets which were ordered from Metrowagonmash last October for delivery in 2020-23. The trainsets from the manufacturer’s Moskva family have full-width gangways, wide doors ...

  • The trams for the Wonsan-Kalma Beach Resort are being built at the Kim Chong-t’ae Electric Locomotive Works in Pyongyang
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    Tramway under construction at North Korean beach resort


    NORTH KOREA: A tram line is reported to be under construction at the Wonsan-Kalma Beach Resort which is being developed on the east coast. The trams are being built at the Kim Chong-t’ae Electric Locomotive Works in Pyongyang and are thought to be of 1 000 ...

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    Bangkok Gold Line TETRA communications ordered


    THAILAND: System integrator AMR Asia has awarded Teltronic a contract to supply TETRA mission-critical radio communications for the Gold Line automated peoplemover which is under constriction in Bangkok. The 2·7 km first phase of the Gold Line will connect the existing BTS Green (Silom) Line Skytrain ...

  • The metro Line 6 rolling stock was signed by  Dhaka Mass Transit Co, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi.
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    Dhaka metro construction continues


    BANGLADESH: Dhaka Mass Transit Co has given the go-ahead for production of three more trainsets for the capital’s first metro line, although the planned delivery of the first set in June has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The 24 six-car trainsets for 1·5 kV DC ...

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    Société Générale joins Izmir metro financing


    TURKEY: Société Générale is to provide part of the financing for the construction of a 7·2 km western extension of Izmir’s 19 km Evka 3 – Fahrettin Altay metro line. The French lender is providing €25m as a B-loan under the European Bank for Reconstruction ...

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    Surat metro design tenders invited


    INDIA: Gujarat Metro Rail Corp has called tenders for the design of two elevated sections of the first phase of a metro in Surat. Line 1’s eastern section from UG Ramp Kapodra northeast to Sarthana would run on viaduct for 4·4 km with four stations, ...

  • SMRT Trains and Alstom have signed a long-term services support agreement covering the Urbalis CBTC which provides driverless operation on the Circle Line.
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    Singapore CBTC services contract signed


    Source: A Fevrier/Alstom SINGAPORE: Operator SMRT Trains and supplier Alstom have signed a long-term services support agreement covering the Urbalis CBTC which provides driverless operation on the Circle Line. Alstom will provide spare parts, repairs, obsolescence management and technical support until 2035 under the deal, ...

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    Istanbul airport metro train contract awarded


    TURKEY: The Ministry of Transport Infrastructure has awarded CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co a contract to supply 176 metro cars for Istanbul Line M11, which will serve the city’s new airport. CRRC Zhuzhou was the sole qualified bidder for the tender which was opened on ...

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    Tram automation software contract awarded in Shanghai


    CHINA: A contract has been awarded for the development of a control system which is intended to pave the way for trials of autonomous tram operation in Shanghai. A consortium of the Shanghai Fuxin Intelligent Transportation Solutions Corp subsidiary of China Railway Electrification Bureau Group and ...

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    Singapore to build Integrated Train Testing Centre


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded GS Engineering Construction Corp a S$639·5m contract to design and build an Integrated Train Testing Centre. LTA said this would be the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, and ‘the cornerstone of Singapore’s strategy to sustain rail ...

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    Metro staff learning under lockdown


    INDIA: Maha Mumbai Metro Operation Corp Ltd has arranged for online training classes to be provided by the L T Metro Training Academy in Hyderabad, in order to make productive use of time during the national coronavirus lockdown period. A total of 41 people who had ...

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    Osaka’s Hankai Line expands low-floor tram fleet


    JAPAN: A three-section low-floor tram supplied by Alna Sharyo has entered service on the Hankai Tramway in Osaka, where it is operating alongside the oldest trams in the country which are still in commercial service rather than run as heritage vehicles. The two-line Hankai Tramway serves ...

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    Seoul GTX Line A train contract awarded


    SOUTH KOREA: The SG Rail special purpose company formed to design, finance and build Line A of the Great Train Express network of commuter lines around Seoul has awarded Hyundai Rotem a 345bn won contract to supply 15 trainsets by 2024. The eight-car trains to be ...

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    LTA awards Jurong Region Line stations contract


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded a joint venture of John Holland and McConnell Dowell South East Asia a AS$265·4 contract to design and build three stations on the Pandan Reservoir branch which forms Phase 2 of the Jurong Region Line automated metro project. The contract ...

  • Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corp has won the first export order for its substation traction energy storage system
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    Traction energy storage systems ordered for Dhaka metro Line 6


    BANGLADESH: Toshiba Infrastructure Systems Solutions Corp has won the first export order for its substation traction energy storage system, which uses Toshiba SCiB long-life lithium-ion batteries to store regenerated braking energy for use by accelerating trains. TESS can also be used to provide an emergency ...

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    UGL and John Holland to operate Adelaide trams


    AUSTRALIA: The Torrens Connect joint venture of local bus operator Torrens Transit, UGL Rail Services and John Holland has been selected to operate light rail services in Adelaide, under a contract announced by the South Australian Public Transport Authority on March 10. The deal forms part ...