Urban transport stories from Asia – Page 3

  • 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

    2020-05-06T14:09:00Z

    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

    2020-04-28T15:56:00Z

    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

    2020-04-22T06:03:00Z

    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

    2020-04-21T10:36:00Z

    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

    2020-04-16T06:00:00Z

    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

    2020-04-02T06:00:00Z

    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

    2020-03-20T16:57:00Z

    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

    2020-03-20T06:00:00Z

    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

    2020-03-17T06:00:00Z

    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

    2020-03-12T10:33:00Z

    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 ...

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    Patna Metro invites bids for Line 2 Phase 1

    2020-03-11T16:29:00Z

    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp invited bids for the construction of the first section of the Patna Metro project on March 10. The Rs5·15bn tender covers construction of a 6·1 km elevated section running from Malahi Pakri to New ISBT, which will form part of the ...

  • RATP Group has opened an office in Singapore.
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    Singapore CRL Punggol extension route announced

    2020-03-10T12:16:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority announced the alignment and station locations for the planned 7·3 km Punggol extension of the Cross Island Line on March 10. The fully underground route would have four stations at Punggol, Riviera, Elias and Pasir Ris. It would provide a direct connection ...

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    Lucknow Metro introduces Braille ticketing

    2020-03-09T10:47:00Z

    INDIA: Lucknow Metro has introduced Braille versions of its GoSmart cards as part of the first-year anniversary of its 23 km North-South corridor on March 8. According to operator Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation, Lucknow Metro is the first public transport system in India to use ...

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    Sydney Metro West project management consultant appointed

    2020-03-06T15:25:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Turner Townsend was appointed to provide project management services for the A$6·4bn Sydney Metro West project on March 5. The contract includes capital, operating and maintenance cost planning as well as risk and schedule management for the 24 km of twin underground tunnels ...

  • The first stage of the light rail line in Canberra has opened.
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    Canberra to study more light rail extensions

    2020-03-05T10:26:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Studies are to be commissioned for two more extensions of the Canberra light rail network, according to ACT Transport Minister Chris Steel. Speaking at the Australasian Railway Association’s light rail conference in the capital on March 4, Steel confirmed that the prefeasibility studies for Stages ...

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    LTA lets contracts for the construction of four stations

    2020-02-24T10:22:00Z

    si - LTA JRL new stations SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority awarded three contracts for the design and construction of four Jurong Region Line stations for a total of S$596m on February 13. One of the contracts awarded to China Communications Construction Co covers the design ...

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    Kolkata east-west line inaugurated

    2020-02-13T15:42:00Z

    INDIA: The first 5·7 km section of Kolkata’s second metro line was formally inaugurated by Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal on February 13, with revenue service expected to start the following day. Under construction since 2009 at an estimated cost of Rs90bn, the 16·5 km east-west ...

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    Hyderabad Metro opens Green Line

    2020-02-10T09:58:00Z

    INDIA: Hyderabad Metro’s 11 km Green Line was formally opened by the Chief Minister of Telangana state Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao on February 7. The north-south elevated route with nine stations serves the eastern side of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It starts from an ...

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    Singapore Jurong Line trains ordered

    2020-02-07T14:32:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded Hyundai Rotem a S$416·5m contract to supply of 62 three-car trains for the Jurong Region Line. The fully automated trains are expected to be delivered from the supplier’s Changwon plant between mid-2024 and 2027. ...

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    Pune Metro achieves financial closure

    2020-02-03T10:57:00Z

    INDIA: Maharashtra Metro Corp has secured financing for its Pune Metro line from AFD France and the European Investment Bank. The international investors will co-finance the debt of the project, estimated at Rs58·3bn. The total value of the project is estimated at Rs113·2bn. The loans ...