Urban transport stories from Asia – Page 6

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    Metro Report International

    Line 2 East metro extension opens in Manila


    PHILIPPINES: President Rodrigo Duterte visited the newly completed Masinag station on July 1 to inaugurate a 4·2 km extension of LRT Line 2 from Santolan. Revenue services will begin on July 5, from when there will be two weeks of free travel.

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    Street theatre to raise vaccine awareness at metro construction sites


    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp has organised street theatre performances at construction sites to raise awareness of the benefits of Covid-19 vaccination. The shows performed by film, television and web actors use the rural dialects and folk songs of many of the construction workers. ...

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    Gebze metro tunnelling begins


    TURKEY: Tunnelling for the 14·6 km Gebze metro was officially launched by Minister of Transport & Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu on June 14. The first section of the line is scheduled to open by the end of 2023. The line in Kocaeli province to the southeast of ...

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    Tokyo Metro’s Hanzomon Line trains unveiled


    JAPAN: The first of 19 Series 18000 trainsets to operate Tokyo Metro’s Hanzomon Line was unveiled at Saginuma depot in Kawasaki city on June 2.

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    Baku metro extended


    AZERBAIJAN: A 1 km extension of the Baku metro’s Violet Line from Memar Əcəmi to a new station at 8 Noyabr was inaugurated President Ilham Aliyev on May 29, two days before the metro reopened following a pandemic closure which began on October 19 2020. The ...

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    Istanbul opens metro Line M9


    TURKEY: Line M9 on the European side of Istanbul opened on May 29. M9 combines a newly-built metro route between Ikitelli Sanayi and Bahariye, which has been under construction since 2016, with the İkitelli Sanayi – Olimpiyat line which opened in November 2013 as branch ...

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    First Lightline tram arrives


    JAPAN: The first of 17 three-section low-floor light rail vehicles being built to operate the Haga – Utsunomiya LRT was unveiled at the line’s depot on May 31, having been delivered a few days earlier.

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    Metro Report International

    Double-deck viaduct included in Chennai metro expansion contracts


    INDIA: Chennai Metro Rail Corp has awarded major contracts for Phase II construction works. L&T Construction has been awarded two packages, which it said it won against stiff competition from domestic and international construction companies. The first covers the construction of 12 km of twin-bore tunnels ...

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    RTS Link rolling stock and railway systems contracts awarded


    ASIA: RTS Operations has confirmed the award of railway systems contracts totalling 1bn ringgits for the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System shuttle between Malaysia and Singapore. CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive has been selected to provide the rolling stock, while Siemens Mobility will supply the ...

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    Jakarta metro construction contract awarded


    INDONESIA: Operator MRT Jakarta has awarded a joint venture of Hutama Karya and Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Construction a 4.6tr rupiah contract to build section CP203 of MRT Phase 2, which comprises a 1·4 km tunnel from Mangga Besar to Kota Tua with two stations at Kota ...

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    Taichung MRT Green Line opens


    TAIWAN: Taichung Mass Rapid Transit Corp’s first metro line opened for revenue services on April 25, having been delayed from last year. The NT$59·3bn Green Line runs 16·7 km from the high speed rail station in Wurih southwest of the city to Beitun station on Taiwan ...

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    Bengaluru metro phases 2A and 2B approved


    INDIA: The cabinet has approved the next two phases of Bengaluru’s Namma Metro project, which will run along the Outer Ring Road and National Highway 44. Phase 2A will run 19·8 km from Central Silk Board Junction to KR Puram with 13 stations, and Phase 2B ...

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    TÜV SÜD awarded Klang Valley LRT3 contract


    MALAYSIA: Main contractor MRCB George Kent JV has awarded TÜV SÜD the overall independent safety assessment contract for the Light Rail Transit Line 3 metro project in the Klang Valley, which is under construction for opening in 2024. The 37 km line from Bandar Utama to ...

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    Toshkent metro orders more trains


    UZBEKISTAN: Toshkent has ordered a further 10 Transmashholding metro trainsets, financed with a 12-year €30·4m loan agreement which was signed with VEB.RF Corp at the Innoprom trade fair on April 5. Spare parts and accessories will be financed under a separate loan agreement with Roseximbank. ...

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    Mumbai Metro Line 4 trainsets ordered


    INDIA: Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has formally awarded Alstom a contract to supply 234 metro cars for the future Line 4 and the Line 4A extension. The contract announced on March 30 is worth Rs18·54bn, including staff training. It has been awarded to Alstom ...

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    Construction of Integrated Train Testing Centre begins


    SINGAPORE: Construction of Land Transport Authority’s Integrated Train Testing Centre was launched by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung with a groundbreaking ceremony on March 17. The ITTC will support the testing and commissioning of trains and railway systems for new and existing lines, allowing ...

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    Tokyo Metro improves train crowding data


    JAPAN: Following successful trials, Tokyo Metro has decided to roll-out the use of stereo depth cameras to provide real-time information on train occupancy. The system developed with Ueno Green Solutions and Cyber Core uses cameras with two closely-spaced sensors a known distance apart, and software ...

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    Mumbai metro train ready for testing


    INDIA: Test running is scheduled to begin this month with the first of 96 six-car metro trainsets which BEML’s Bengaluru plant is supplying for Mumbai lines 2A and 7. Line 2A will run 18·5 km from Dahisar East to DN Nagar, serving 16 stations, while ...

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    First Dhaka Metro Line 6 train shipped


    BANGLADESH: The first train for Dhaka Metro Line 6 has been shipped out of Kobe Port, manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries confirmed on March 4.

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    Bangkok monorail extension approved


    THAILAND: Approval has been granted for an extension of Bangkok’s future Pink Line monorail. The 34·5 km Pink Line from Khrae Rai to Min Buri with 30 stations is now 72% complete, with the first section expected to open this year and the full route in 2022. ...