Urban transport stories from Asia – Page 3

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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 ...

  • The first 3·2 km section of SMRT’s Thomson–East Coast Line has opened.
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    Singapore’s Thomson–East Coast metro line opens

    2020-01-31T15:53:00Z

    SINGAPORE: The first 3·2 km section of SMRT’s Thomson–East Coast Line opened for passenger service on January 31. This adds three stations to the SMRT network: Woodlands North, Woodlands – which acts an interchange with the North South Line – and Woodlands South. When finished, ...

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    First section of Taipei Circular Line opens

    2020-01-31T14:22:00Z

    TAIWAN: The first section of Taipei Metro’s fully automated Circular metro line is now in operation, serving the Daipinglin district in the south of the city. The 15·4 km route has been developed by Hitachi Rail as part of its first turnkey metro ...

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    Hanoi Metro lets three-year ticketing contract for Line 3

    2020-01-31T10:25:00Z

    VIETNAM: French company RATP Smart Systems has signed a €12m contract with Hanoi Metro covering design and supply of the future Line 3’s ticketing system. The three-year contract includes the development of a contactless card and token system, as well as the installation of access control ...

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    Nagpur Metro opens Aqua Line

    2020-01-30T12:13:00Z

    INDIA: The first section of Nagpur metro’s Aqua Line was opened on January 27, adding six stations and 11 km to the network. The extension brings Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation’s operational mileage to 24·5 km. The Aqua Line connects the Orange Line’s Sitabuldi interchange station ...

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    Tracklaying starts on Dhaka metro

    2020-01-29T09:46:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Tracklaying has started on Dhaka’s first metro line, following a ceremony at the Uttara depot site attended by Minister of Road Transport & Bridges Obaidul Quader and Dhaka Mass Transit Co Managing Director M A N Siddique.

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    EBRD finances Dushanbe trolleybus infrastructure modernisation

    2020-01-27T06:00:00Z

    TAJIKISTAN: The European Bank for Reconstruction Development has allocated US$8m for the repair and upgrading of traction substations, feeder cable network and the overhead electrification equipment on the Dushanbe trolleybus network. The financing package comprises a US$5·2m state-backed loan and a US$2·8m grant. ...

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    Istanbul airport metro tracklaying begins

    2020-01-21T10:00:00Z

    TURKEY: The start of tracklaying on metro line M11 to Istanbul’s main airport was officially marked when President Erdoğan attended the welding of a ceremonial first rail at the future Gayrettepe terminus on January 18. The 37·5 km line is being built by a consortium of ...

  • Delhi Metro Rail Corp has launched passenger wi-fi on the Airport Express Line
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    Free wi-fi goes live on Delhi airport metro line

    2020-01-21T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp has launched passenger wi-fi on the Airport Express Line, providing ‘seamless and free internet connectivity’. The operator said it was now one of a small number worldwide to offer free wi-fi connectivity on underground metro trains. The technology was provided ...

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    EBRD finances Izmir metro civil works

    2020-01-16T13:00:00Z

    TURKEY: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is to provide Izmir Metropolitan Municipality with a loan to finance the €754·5m construction of civil works for the planned Üçyol – Buca driverless metro line serving the southeast of the city.

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    Bangkok Blue Line loop completed

    2020-01-07T10:34:00Z

    THAILAND: Trial operation has started on a further section of Bangkok’s Blue Line, completing the western side of the circular metro route around the city centre.