Urban transport stories from Asia – Page 6

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    Kochi metro expands again

    2019-09-05T08:25:00Z

    INDIA: A further 5·6 km section of the Kochi metro opened for revenue services on September 4, following a formal inauguration the previous day by the Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan and Minister of State for Housing Urban Development Hardeep Singh Puri. Running ...

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    ​Shanghai driverless metro train unveiled

    2019-09-04T11:37:00Z

    CHINA: The first of 49 driverless trains to operate on Shanghai metro Line 14 was officially rolled out by CRRC Nanjing Puzhen on September 3. The eight-car Type A trainsets are equipped with Bombardier’s Mitrac propulsion and control systems, being supplied by the Bombardier NUG Propulsion ...

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    Singapore non-fare business concessions awarded

    2019-08-30T07:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded two contracts for non-fare revenue operations on the future Thomson-East Coast Line. The 16-year concessions are due to begin when the line opens in 2024. The advertising concession has been awarded to Hong Kong-based Asiaray Connect, which is to pay ...

  • The planned 23 km light rail route would run along Queen Street and Dominion Road in Auckland city centre, before passing through Mount Roskill, Onehunga and Māngere to reach Auckland Airport.
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    Two shortlisted for Auckland light rail project

    2019-08-27T10:50:36Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The government has shortlisted two organisations to develop the City Centre – Māngere light rail project in Auckland, it announced on August 22. It expects to select a preferred bidder early next year. The shortlisted bidders are the NZ Transport Agency, a government body, and the ...

  • A public trial of on-demand transport using autonomous vehicles has started on Sentosa island, and will run until November 15.
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    Public trial of autonomous vehicles begins in Singapore

    2019-08-27T09:25:28Z

    SINGAPORE: A public trial of on-demand transport using autonomous vehicles has started on Sentosa island, and will run until November 15. Two minibuses and two smaller shuttles operate on a private road from Silso Point to Palawan Beach taxi stand, and then along public roads to the Sentosa ...

  • Singapore's inaugural Land Transport Industry Day was held on August 22 2019.
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    Singapore transport innovation winners announced

    2019-08-22T10:16:50Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority and operators SBS Transit and SMRT have announced the winners of the Singapore Mobility Challenge. The project, launched in June, aims to develop ‘innovative ideas’ that would help to achieve three aims of the Land Transport Master Plan 2040: ‘20-Minute Towns & a 45-Minute ...

  • Alstom is to supply a fleet of C-series EMUs for the Transperth network.
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    Alstom to supply next generation of EMUs to Perth

    2019-08-20T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Public Transport Authority of Western Australia announced on August 19 that it had selected Alstom Transport Australia as preferred bidder to supply the next generation of electric multiple-units to operate on the Transperth network serving the state capital. Details of the A$1·6bn contract are expected to be ...

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    Titagarh Firema wins Pune metro train contract

    2019-08-16T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: Titagarh Firema has won a contract to supply 51 two-car trainsets for the Pune metro project, Housing & Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra announced on August 14. The aluminium-bodied trainsets will be assembled in India and will run on the two lines being developed in Pune. ...

  • BEML has started assembling the 378 metro cars that it is supplying to operate on three driverless lines being built in Mumbai.
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    Work begins on driverless Mumbai metro trains

    2019-08-06T08:00:00Z

    INDIA: BEML has started assembling the 378 metro cars that it is supplying to operate on three driverless lines being built in Mumbai. Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority awarded BEML a Rs30·15bn contract last year to supply 63 six-car trainsets to operate on Mumbai metro lines 2A, 2B ...

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    Trial operations begin on Bangkok Blue Line extension

    2019-08-06T06:00:00Z

    THAILAND: An extension of the Bangkok metro Blue Line started trial operation on July 29. Services are free, and revenue operations are scheduled to commence on September 29. The 5·4 km partly underground southwestern extension from Hua Lamphong to Tha Phra adds five stations to the metro line. ...

  • Sejong City is being developed to take over some functions from the existing capital of Seoul.
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    Sejong City to test autonomous buses

    2019-08-05T09:52:23Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Trials of autonomous buses are due to begin in Sejong City from 2021, as part of a government initiative to encourage regional innovation. Seven areas outside of the Seoul metropolitan area, including Busan, have been designated as zones exempt from or with deferred regulation. The policy ...

  • The Line 7 extension will provide interchange with the AREX airport rail link (photo: Benjámin Zelki).
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    Seoul metro Line 7 extension approved

    2019-08-01T06:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport has approved a project to extend Seoul metro Line 7 to Cheongna International City in Incheon. Line 7 currently connects Jangam in the north of Seoul with Bupyeong-gu, where interchange is provided with Line 1 of the Incheon metro. ...

  • Dynamic testing has started on the catenary-free section of the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney.
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    Catenary-free tram running tested in Sydney

    2019-07-31T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Dynamic testing has started on the catenary-free section of the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney, Transport for New South Wales announced on July 30. The 2 km section from Town Hall to the northern terminus at Circular Quay is equipped with Alstom’s APS ...

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    Taichung metro on test

    2019-07-30T06:00:00Z

    TAIWAN: The initial period of test running on the Taichung metro Green Line has been completed, ahead of planned opening of the line next year. Tests were focused on the driverless train systems and took place for almost a month. The 16·7 km Green Line will serve 18 ...

  • John Holland is part of the consortium that operates the existing Sydney metro line.
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    RATP Dev enters Australian market with John Holland partnership

    2019-07-29T15:18:29Z

    AUSTRALIA: RATP Dev and John Holland have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly bid for operations and maintenance contracts for the Sydney Metro West and Sydney Metro Greater West projects. RATP Dev expects to open an office in Sydney to serve as its headquarters for Australia & ...

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    Ireka and CRRC form urban transport joint venture

    2019-07-29T07:00:00Z

    MALAYSIA: Ireka Corp and CRRC Urban Traffic (Europe) have formed a 51:49 joint venture to pursue opportunities in the rail, urban transport, logistics, trading and construction sectors in Malaysia and across the Southeast Asia region This would include the sale, installation and ongoing support of urban transport products including ...

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    More trains ordered as tunnelling begins on Singapore Circle Line extension

    2019-07-25T08:47:02Z

    SINGAPORE: Tunnelling started on the Circle Line Stage 6 extension on July 25 with the launch of the tunnel boring machine at Keppel station. The TBM will bore a tunnel to HarbourFront, and will be followed by two more, expected to be launched in September and October. The ...

  • Attending the signing ceremony were Auckland Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore, Transport Minister Phil Twyford, CRL Ltd Chair Sir Brian Roche and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.
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    Auckland City Rail Link contract signed

    2019-07-19T16:35:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The main contract for construction of the tunnels and stations on the Auckland City Rail Link was formally signed on July 19, at an event attended by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. Project promoter City Rail Link had selected the Link Alliance ...

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    Further Xi’an metro network development approved

    2019-07-12T06:30:00Z

    CHINA: The National Development Reform Commission has approved the third phase of the Xi’an metro plan. The planned projects would add 150 km to the network, taking the total to 423 km and 12 lines. The third phase of Line 1 would extend the ...

  • Belkommunmash has announced that Dushanbe’s trolleybus order is to be increased from 100 to a total of 150 vehicles.
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    Dushanbe trolleybus order increased

    2019-07-10T05:00:00Z

    TAJIKISTAN: Belarusian manufacturer Belkommunmash has announced that Dushanbe’s trolleybus order is to be increased from 100 to a total of 150 vehicles. The orders have been placed as part of the Dushanbe public transport sustainable development programme which is backed by the EBRD. The first four of the 32100D ...