Urban transport stories from Asia – Page 5

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

  • Izmir clock tower (Photo: Ben Kerckx/Pixabay)
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    İzmir invites tenders for Otogar – Kemalpaşa metro line

    2021-08-19T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Seven companies or consortia have applied to prequalify for the contract to build İzmir’s planned Otogar – Kemalpaşa metro line. The 27·5 km line with 19 stations will link the inter-city coach station with the future Ankara – İzmir high speed rail line and the ...

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    Track Access Management System goes to market

    2021-08-17T13:42:00Z

    SINGAPORE: PCCW Solutions and the Strides Engineering subsidiary of metro operator SMRT Trains are to jointly market their Track Access Management System software for automating track access allocations when planning engineering and maintenance works. TAMS replaces labour intensive manual processes, and provides real-time updates of allocation ...

  • Delhi Metro Pink Line inauguration
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    Delhi Metro’s missing link opens

    2021-08-06T15:37:00Z

    INDIA: A 1·5 km section of the Delhi Metro’s Pink Line between Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 and Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake opened on August 6, connecting what were previously two separate sections of the line to create a single 59 km route from Majlis Park to Shiv ...

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    CBTC to use BlackBerry software

    2021-08-03T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: sTraffic is to use BlackBerry’s QNX OS for Safety software in its communications-based train control systems. ‘Both BlackBerry and its QNX OS for Safety have an unparalleled reputation and proven safety pedigree’, said sTraffic Project Manager KH Kim. ‘Thanks to the company’s broad portfolio ...

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    Bozankaya lowest bidder for Izmir tram contract

    2021-07-30T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Bozankaya submitted the lowest bid of TL749·75m for a contract to supply 26 trams to İzmir Metro for use on the Konak and Karşıyaka lines and the future Çiğli line which is currently under construction.

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    EBRD approves Izmir metro loan

    2021-07-29T10:41:00Z

    TURKEY: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is to provide Izmir municipality with a €125m loan to support construction of the first phase of the Üçyol – Buca driverless metro line. The 13·5 km line will be entirely underground, with an end to end journey ...

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    Governments mull funding of Tokyo metro extensions

    2021-07-16T11:52:00Z

    JAPAN: The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism and the Governor of Tokyo have agreed in principle that Tokyo Metro Corp should press ahead with two short extensions to improve connectivity in the southeast of the capital.

  • Fukuoka Series 3000A train impression
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    Fukuoka Subway orders sky and mountain liveried trainsets

    2021-07-13T06:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Fukuoka City Transport Bureau has ordered four four-car Series 3000A trainsets to support an expansion of services when the Fukuoka Subway’s 12 km Nanakuma Line is extended by 1·6 km from Tenjin Minami to Hakata in 2022. Two of the 1 435 mm gauge, ...

  • Baku metro train (2)
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    Baku metro trains delivered

    2021-07-07T11:00:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: Transmasholding’s Metrowagonmash plant at Mytishi in Russia has delivered a further four of the 12 five-car trainsets which Baku Metropoliten ordered in October 2019 for delivery by 2023. The Type 81-765.B and 81-766.B vehicles feature a high level of sound ...