Urban transport vehicles

  • us Chicago metro train Series 7000
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    Chicago’s first Series 7000 metro cars enter passenger service

    2021-04-22T11:23:00Z

    USA: Chicago Transit Authority has begun testing its 10 prototype Series 7000 metro cars in revenue service on the Blue Line between Forest Park and O’Hare International Airport. Out-of-service testing began last year to evaluate the vehicles’ performance in a wide range of weather and ...

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    CAF confirms Lisboa Route 15 tram contract

    2021-04-21T16:07:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Lisboa operator Carris has finalised a €43m contract for CAF to supply 15 metre-gauge Urbos trams and provide five years of maintenance. Announcing the contract award on April 21, CAF said the 28·5 m long, five-section unidirectional low-floor vehicles would have a maximum speed of ...

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    Manchester tram airflow helps to limit coronavirus risk, study finds

    2021-04-14T06:00:00Z

    Photo: Tony Miles UK: The constant circulation of air by the ventilation system on Greater Manchester’s light rail vehicles helps to limit the risk of aerosol transmission of viruses, an independent study has found. Transport for Greater Manchester commissioned Arup to undertake computational fluid dynamics ...

  • fi Helsinki Raide-Jokeri_01
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    First tram for Raide-Jokeri line delivered

    2021-04-13T05:00:00Z

    FINLAND: The first Smart Artic X54 tram for the future Raide-Jokeri orbital light rail line linking Helsinki and Espoo was delivered by Škoda Transtech on April 9. The company is supplying 29 ForCity Smart Artic XL vehicles for the line under a €95·2m contract which ...

  • Paris tram T9 (Photo: Île-de-France Mobilités)
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    Trams with custom lighting enter service as Paris T9 opens

    2021-04-12T13:23:00Z

    FRANCE: Île-de-France tram line T9 opened on April 10, connecting Porte de Choisy metro station with Place Gaston Viens in Orly in the southeast suburbs of Paris. T9 runs via Ivry-sur-Seine, Vitry-sur-Seine, Choisy-le-Roi and Thiais. The line is 10·3 km long ...

  • uz Toshkent metro train (Photo Vladimir Waldin)
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    Toshkent metro orders more trains

    2021-04-12T05:00:00Z

    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. ...

  • FLP LRV delivery 1
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    Ferrovie Luganesi tram-train delivered

    2021-04-01T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Ferrovie Luganesi has taken delivery of the first of nine Stadler Tramlink tram-trains ordered in 2018 at cost of SFr47m for use around Lugano. The manufacturer has appointed Van Der Vlist to deliver the vehicles from its factory in ...

  • Mumbai Metro Line 4 construction
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    Mumbai Metro Line 4 trainsets ordered

    2021-03-30T08:48:00Z

    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 ...

  • it Torino Hitachi rail tram impression
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    Torino brake contract awarded

    2021-03-25T11:42:00Z

    ITALY: Knorr-Bremse has been selected to supply brakes, doors and HVAC for the next generation of Sirio trams which Hitachi Rail is to build for Torino operator GTT. The contract is valued in the ‘low double-digit million euro’ range. In May 2020 GTT and Hitachi ...

  • Shijiazhuang Metro Line 3 CRRC train
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    Shijiazhuang metro Line 3 trains delivered

    2021-03-23T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC has completed delivery of 27 locally-built Type A trainsets for Shijiazhuang metro Line 3. The trainsets have four motor cars and two trailer cars, with a maximum operating speed of 80 km/h and a capacity of 2 520 passengers. The air-conditioning is designed ...

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    Hitachi Rail awarded Washington metro car contract

    2021-03-17T16:34:00Z

    USA: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has awarded Hitachi Rail a contract to supply the next generation of trains for the federal capital’s 165 km, six-route metro network.

  • Tempe Streetcar delivery
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    First Tempe Streetcar vehicle delivered

    2021-03-16T15:15:00Z

    USA: Phoenix operator Valley Metro has taken delivery of the first of six Liberty NXT trams from Brookville Equipment Corp to work the 4·8 km Tempe Streetcar line which is scheduled to open this year. Ordered in 2017 at cost of $33m, the trams are ...

  • Wroclaw Modertrans tram impression
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    Wrocław orders more trams

    2021-03-12T12:00:00Z

    POLAND: MPK Wrocław has placed a firm order for Modertrans to supply a further 21 Moderus Gamma trams. The order confirmed on March 8 has been placed using an option a contract for 26 trams which was agreed in September 2020, and takes the total ...

  • Berlin Stadler U-Bahn trains impression
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    Knorr-Bremse to supply Berlin U-Bahn rolling stock subsystems

    2021-03-08T11:10:00Z

    GERMANY: Knorr-Bremse is to supply Stadler with braking, door and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems for the 606 J/JK series metro cars ordered by Berlin transport operator BVG. The order announced on March 4 is the first for metro doors and HVAC which Knorr-Bremse has ...

  • in Mumbai Metro BEML trainset
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    Mumbai metro train ready for testing

    2021-03-05T05:00:00Z

    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

    2021-03-04T16:39:00Z

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

  • Transport for London and Siemens Mobility have unveiled the detailed design for the 94 air-conditioned trainsets ordered to replace London Underground’s Piccadilly Line fleet from 2025.
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    Air-conditioned Piccadilly Line train designs presented

    2021-03-04T15:52:00Z

    UK: Transport for London and Siemens Mobility have unveiled the detailed design for the 94 air-conditioned trainsets ordered to replace London Underground’s Piccadilly Line fleet from 2025. TfL said the ‘state-of-the-art’ Inspiro London design presented on March 4 would ‘significantly improve’ the passenger experience. The longer ...

  • Tatra-Yug is to supply 20 Type K1T306 three-section 27 m long low-floor trams to Kyiv
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    Tatra-Yug to supply trams to Kyiv

    2021-03-02T12:00:00Z

    UKRAINE: Tatra-Yug is to supply 20 Type K1T306 three-section 27 m long low-floor trams to Kyiv by February 2023 The contract signed on February 25 is worth €1·225m per tram, and is backed with funding from the European Investment Bank. Elektron had bid €24·9m ...

  • ua Kyiv metro train refurbished (4)
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    Kyiv metro trains get mid-life overhaul

    2021-02-26T10:00:00Z

    UKRAINE: Kyiv metro’s rolling stock repair workshop has rolled out an initial set of five Type 81-717/714 cars which have undergone a 35m hryvnia mid-life modernisation. The refurbishment of the vehicles dating from the late 1980s and early 1990s includes interior ...

  • Škoda Brandenburg 2
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    Three cities place joint tram order

    2021-02-17T12:28:00Z

    GERMANY: The cities of Frankfurt an der Oder, Brandenburg and Cottbus have jointly awarded Škoda Transportation a €110m contract to supply 24 trams, with an option for a further 21. The three-section unidirectional 70% low-floor ForCity Plus trams will replace existing high-floor vehicles which are ...