Urban transport stories from Asia – Page 9

  • Harbin metro Line 1 uses a fleet of 17 six-car trainsets.
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    Harbin metro Line 1 extended

    2019-04-12T09:07:00Z

    CHINA: An 8·6 km extension of Harbin metro Line 1 opened on April 10. The extension from Hananzhan (Harbin South railway station) to Xinjiang Street is entirely underground and adds four stations. One more station is scheduled to open at a later date. The initial section ...

  • The Southern Program Alliance consortium of Acciona Geotech subsidiary Coleman Rail, Lendlease and WSP has been awarded a A$536m contract for grade separation works in southeast Melbourne.
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    Melbourne grade separation contract awarded

    2019-04-09T12:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Southern Program Alliance consortium of Acciona Geotech subsidiary Coleman Rail, Lendlease and WSP has been awarded a A$536m contract for grade separation works in southeast Melbourne. The contract announced on April 1 is an extension of a A$588m contract to remove level crossings which had been won ...

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    Beijing: Capital metro expansion

    2019-04-08T09:41:00Z

    As Beijing grows, its metro network is expanding to keep pace.

  • Alstom is to supply CBTC signalling for three Mumbai metro lines.
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    Alstom to signal three driverless Mumbai metro lines

    2019-03-28T11:36:57Z

    INDIA: Project promoter Delhi Metro Rail Corp has awarded Alstom a contract to supply signalling and telecoms for Mumbai metro lines 2A, 2B and 7. Alstom will supply its Urbalis 400 CBTC equipment to support driverless operation. This will include both wayside and onboard equipment for the 63 six-car ...

  • Opening ceremonies for the rebuilt station at Kita-Ayase were held on March 15, with regular services starting the following day. Photos: Akihiro Nakamura
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    Chiyoda Line branch runs through

    2019-03-25T08:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Tokyo Metro has started running through services onto the 2·1 km Kita-Ayase branch of the capital’s Chiyoda Line, in order to serve a developing area in the northeast of the city. The branch running north from Ayase station, where the Chiyoda Line connects end-on with JR East’s Joban Line, ...

  • Fortescue Metals Group is setting up an R&D centre in Karratha, Western Australia.
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    Taking autonomous vehicles from mines to cities

    2019-03-22T15:57:35Z

    AUSTRALIA: Fortescue Metals Group is establishing an R&D centre in Karratha, Western Australia to research autonomous mobility technology for urban environments, the mining company announced on March 21. Fortescue will work with the city and with the University of Technology Sydney on the project, which aims to build on ...

  • Volvo has unveiled its first autonomous fully electric bus designed for passenger use, which is to undergo trials on the Nanyang Technological University campus.
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    Autonomous electric bus ready to be trialled in Singapore

    2019-03-07T06:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Volvo has unveiled its first autonomous fully electric bus designed for passenger use, which is to undergo trials on the Nanyang Technological University campus. The Volvo 7900 Electric bus is equipped with sensors and navigation controls managed by an artificial intelligence system developed by NTU researchers. These include LIDAR ...

  • Max Doors Solutions has installed four sets of Jewers Doors’ Swift-SEW doors at the Canberra light rail depot.
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    Tram depot doors ready for opening

    2019-03-06T12:09:17Z

    AUSTRALIA: Max Doors Solutions has installed four sets of Jewers Doors’ Swift-SEW bifolding doors at the maintenance depot on the 12 km Canberra light rail line which is expected to open this year. Sydney-based architect Architectus selected Jewers to supply the doors, which were manufactured in the UK. They ...

  • The second phase of the Mumbai monorail was opened by Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, on March 3.
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    Mumbai monorail Phase 2 opens

    2019-03-04T11:36:59Z

    INDIA: The second phase of the Mumbai monorail was opened by Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, on March 3. The 11·3 km Phase 2 runs from Wadala to Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk, and is an extension of the 8·3 km Phase 1 from Chembur to Wadala which opened in ...

  • East Japan Railway is to build a third rail route to Haneda Airport in Tokyo.
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    Third rail route to Tokyo Haneda Airport finalised

    2019-02-25T07:00:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway expects to start work in May on its Haneda Airport Access Line, which would provide a third rail link to Tokyo’s largest airport. This is currently served by the Tokyo Monorail from Hamamatsucho and the independent Keikyu Airport Line. Announcing the project on February 15, ...

  • Both Bangalore metro lines are being extended as part of Phase 2.
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    Alstom wins Bangalore metro electrification contract

    2019-02-21T10:33:08Z

    INDIA: Bangalore Metro Rail Corp has awarded Alstom a €71m contract to provide power supplies and electrification for the extension to the city’s two metro lines being built as part of Phase 2 of BMRC’s network development plan. Alstom is to install 750 V DC third-rail electrification, along with ...

  • A southern extension of Wuhan metro Line 2 opened for revenue service on February 19.
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    Wuhan metro Line 2 extended

    2019-02-21T10:26:01Z

    CHINA: A southern extension of Wuhan metro Line 2 opened for revenue service on February 19 following three months of test running. The 13·2 km underground extension runs from Optics Valley Square to Fozuling, adding 10 stations. These are all designed for eight-car trains, although Line 2 currently uses ...

  • The light rail line in Newcastle opened to passengers on February 18.
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    Newcastle light rail line opens

    2019-02-18T10:16:26Z

    AUSTRALIA: Regular passenger services on the Newcastle light rail line began at 05.05 on February 18, marking the first tram service in the city since the first-generation network closed in 1950. The 2·7 km route serves six stops between Pacific Park in the east and Wickham in the west, ...

  • Photos: Akihiro Nakamura
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    Tokyo metro’s Shibuya roof in place

    2019-02-14T07:00:00Z

    JAPAN: The final section of the overall roof for Tokyo Metro’s new Ginza Line station at Shibuya was winched into place on the night of February 6-7, marking a major milestone in the ¥29bn station reconstruction project to improve interchange with JR East’s Yamanote Loop suburban services. Designed by ...

  • Lucknow residents can now use their GoSmart Card tickets to pay house and property taxes at the metro‘s ticket machines.
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    Pay tax at metro ticket machines

    2019-02-12T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: Lucknow residents can now use their GoSmart Card tickets to pay house and property taxes at the metro‘s ticket machines, and the system is to be extended to cover other bills. Receipts are issued providing details of the tax payments made, and payments appear in the user’s account ...

  • BYD is supplying 200 K8S buses to Xi'an.
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    Electric double-decker buses enter service in Xi’an

    2019-02-05T11:24:17Z

    CHINA: Xi’an put into service 100 electric double-decker buses supplied by BYD on January 30, ahead of the Chinese New Year festival. The K8S vehicles have entered service on routes 284, 608 and 609. A further 100 are due to enter service on routes 19, 25 and 603 at ...

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    Sanya tram line opens to passengers

    2019-02-04T09:40:47Z

    CHINA: The initial phase of the first tram line in Sanya on Hainan Island opened for revenue service on January 1. Services are operating on the northern section of the line from Sanya Railway Station to Jiefang Lu, serving six stops. When complete, the line will be 8·4 km ...

  • The driverless trainsets will be used on the New Airport Line in Beijing.
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    Driverless 160 km/h metro train on test

    2019-02-01T16:07:20Z

    CHINA: Rolling stock to be used on the New Airport Line in Beijing has commenced testing. The 160 km/h Type D trainset is reported to be the fastest metro train in China. CRRC Qingdao Sifang is supplying a fleet of 12 driverless trainsets to operate on the line that ...

  • Line S1 in Wenzhou opened on January 23.
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    First suburban line opens in Wenzhou

    2019-01-24T10:58:37Z

    CHINA: The first phase of suburban Line S1 in Wenzhou opened on January 23. The 34·8 km route runs from Tongling to Olympic Centre, serving 12 stations; three more stations are still to open. The National Development & Reform Commission approved the line in September 2012, and construction was ...

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    Lucknow Metro begins using automatic train operation

    2019-01-22T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: Lucknow Metro trains began running in attended automatic train operation mode on January 21. Trains have been running under manual driving with automatic train protection since the initial 8·5 km Transport Nagar – Charbagh section of the north–south line opened in September 2017. The train operators now give a ...