Urban transport vehicles – Page 19

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    Automated tram operation demonstrated in Kraków

    2020-02-13T16:04:00Z

    Krakow automated NEWAG tram trial POLAND: Kraków city transport operator MPK has demonstrated what it said was the first automated operation of a tram in Poland, with no driver in the cab and an onboard computer controlling the speed and when and ...

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    Singapore Jurong Line trains ordered

    2020-02-07T14:32:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded Hyundai Rotem a S$416·5m contract to supply of 62 three-car trains for the Jurong Region Line. The fully automated trains are expected to be delivered from the supplier’s Changwon plant between mid-2024 and 2027. The ...

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    Helsinki metro fleet expansion and cab modifications agreed

    2020-02-06T11:31:00Z

    FINLAND: Helsinki transport operator HKL has awarded CAF a €39·9m contract to supply a further five four-car M300 metro trainsets and provide spare parts over their expected 40-year life. The additional M300 sets are scheduled for delivery from CAF’s Zaragoza plant in 2022, providing an increase in ...

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    TMH modernises two Sofia Metro trainsets

    2020-02-06T10:11:00Z

    Sofia modernised metro TMH BULGARIA: Transmashholding’s Metrowagonmash unveiled two four-car metro trainsets modernised for the metro of Sofia, on February 4. The 81-717.4/714.4 cars used on lines 1 and 2 have been equipped with new anti-skid wheel slide protections, safety standards-compliant interior materials, shockproof glass, ...

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    Qatar orders self-driving electric shuttles

    2020-01-31T12:54:00Z

    QATAR: Volkswagen AG and the Qatar Investment Authority have announced a deal for a fleet of self-driving electric shuttles ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The partnership will deliver 35 autonomous, electric ID. BUZZ AD cars capable of carrying up to four passengers, as well as ...

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    Faulty Bombardier Subway cars returned to service

    2020-01-30T15:28:00Z

    USA: Bombardier has recalibrated the door mechanisms of 298 New York City Transit R179 Subway cars following two isolated instances of train doors opening between stations. The cars were withdrawn from service on the A, C, J and Z lines on January 8 for analysis, and were ...

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    Stadler to build Tyne & Wear metro fleet

    2020-01-28T12:59:00Z

    UK: Transport authority Nexus has selected Stadler to supply and maintain a new fleet of trains for the Tyne & Wear Metro, as part of a £362m investment package to modernise the 77·5 km network.

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    Warszawa trams to have ultracapacitors

    2020-01-28T11:09:00Z

    POLAND: Medcom has selected Skeleton Technologies to supply energy storage systems as part of the traction packages that it is supplying for the next generation of Warszawa trams.

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    Praha metro car maintenance contract signed

    2020-01-27T15:13:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha city transport operator DPHMP has awarded Škoda Transportation a KC14·6bn contract to continue to service and maintain its Type 81-71M five-car metro trainsets for a further 15 years from the end of the current 10-year contract on December 31 2020. DPHMP operates a ...

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    Very Light Rail research on track

    2020-01-24T16:30:00Z

    This year should see not one but two prototypes of very light rail vehicles being tested in the UK. Karol Zemek  talks to Dr Nick Mallinson, Programme Manager at WMG Centre of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult at the University of Warwick, about the research taking place into this potentially disruptive technology.

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    Guelph buses to get greener

    2020-01-24T12:00:00Z

    CANADA: Funding has been announced for three projects to convert the bus fleet in the city of Guelph in Ontario to battery operation. The first involves the replacement of 35 diesel buses with battery vehicles and the installation of on-route charging stations. The second is the ...

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    Bus Open Data Service to be launched

    2020-01-23T06:00:00Z

    UK: The government has announced plans to launch a Bus Open Data Service with the aim of making it easier for passengers to access information on bus routes, timetables, location and fares in England. The project will standardise and publish information which bus operators will be ...

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    Convertible trams enter service as Msheireb Downtown Doha tramway opens

    2020-01-14T06:00:00Z

    QATAR: A 2·12 km circular tramway in the Msheireb Downtown Doha district of the capital opened at the end of December. Travel is free. Trams run every 6 min, serving nine stops and a 400 m hop-on/hop-off zone in the Wadi Msheireb area. Interchange to the ...

  • Solaris Urbino 12 hybrid bus
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    Supercapacitor hybrid buses to reduce emissions at stops

    2020-01-10T07:00:00Z

    POLAND: Solaris has won an order to supply Ząbkowice Śląskie with seven Urbino 12 buses equipped with supercapacitor energy storage and an engine control system designed to reduce emissions at bus stops. The vehicles will have hybrid drives comprising a 120 kW electric motor powered by ...

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    Monterrey expands metro fleet

    2020-01-09T07:00:00Z

    MEXICO: The state of Nuevo León has awarded CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co a contract to supply 26 articulated light metro trainsets to Monterrey. The contract was finalised in December and deliveries are scheduled for 2021. The trainsets will be used on Metrorrey lines 1 and ...

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    Phoenix included in Novokuznetsk tram order

    2020-01-08T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: UKVZ was the sole bidder for a 378m-rouble contract to supply the city of Novokuznetsk with seven single-section partially low-floor trams and two two-sectional fully low-floor vehicles. The shorter cars are likely be Type 71-623, while the two-section cars are expected to be the new ...

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    First order for Stadler’s next generation of tram

    2020-01-06T13:06:00Z

    GERMANY: Stadler has won the first order for its next generation of trams, with a €62m deal to supply 14 vehicles to Darmstadt operator HEAG Mobilo. The trams will feature a driver assistance system with traffic sign recognition, a new design of bogie to optimise the ...

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    ​ St Petersburg to boost trolleybus fleet

    2020-01-03T11:37:00Z

    RUSSIA: St Petersburg tram and trolleybus operator Gorelektrotrans has placed orders for 55 new trolleybuses as part of a programme to update its extensive fleet. Deliveries are expected in May and June 2020.

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    CNG buses financed under EBRD Green Cities programme

    2020-01-02T15:43:00Z

    SERBIA: The European Bank for Reconstruction Development has signed the first loan under its Green Cities programme, covering the provision of €7m to enable Novi Sad’s city transport operator to purchase compressed natural gas fuelled buses. Scheduled to enter service this year as part ...

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    Longer trams delivered to Vitoría-Gasteiz

    2019-12-20T08:00:00Z

    SPAIN: The first seven-section CAF Series 600 Urbos tram was presented at Ibaionso depot in Vitoría-Gasteiz on December 10, ahead of the start of overnight testing the following week. Three more were scheduled to be delivered from CAF’s Irún factory by the end of 2019. Three ...