Urban transport vehicles – Page 6

  • Mechan is supplying 10 bespoke mobile jacks that will operate in conjunction with an existing wheel change unit.
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    Extra Heathrow peoplemover cars to be delivered from September


    UK: Alstom has told Metro Report International that the 20 Innovia APM 200 automated peoplemover vehicles ordered for use on the Terminal 5 Transit at London’s Heathrow Airport are expected to be delivered from September. The bodies are being produced in Scotland by Alexander Dennis then ...

  • Tyne & Wear Metro train sliding steps (1)
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    Sliding steps to improve Tyne & Wear Metro accessibility


    UK: Tyne & Wear Metro has unveiled the first of the automatic sliding steps that will close the gap between its new Stadler trainsets and platform edges to improve accessibility.

  • SRS Modertrans tram impression
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    Schöneicher-Rüdersdorf Strassenbahn orders low-floor trams


    GERMANY: Schöneicher–Rüdersdorf Strassenbahn has awarded Modertrans a contract to supply three low-floor trams for use on Route 87, which connects Berlin-Rahnsdorf S-Bahn station with Woltersdorf, just outside Berlin. The 5·6 km standard gauge line is currently operated using 60-year old Gotha vehicles. The new low-floor trams ...

  • PK TS Bogatyr (Photo: Vladimir Waldin)
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    St Petersburg orders trams with driverless capability


    RUSSIA: St Petersburg transport operator Gorelektrotrans has awarded PK TS a 6·9bn rouble contract to supply a total of 57 trams. The order announced on February 8 includes three three-section, 27·5 m long 71-931M Vityaz-M trams with a capacity of 188 passengers, and 54 two-section, 19·4 ...

  • Wrocław city square (Photo: Pedro Wroclaw/Pixabay)
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    EIB backs Wrocław tram fleet renewal


    POLAND: Transport operator MPK Wrocław has finalised a 165·9m złoty agreement with the European Investment Bank to help finance the procurement of new trams over the next three years. ‘We are consistently implementing a strategic plan to improve the quality of public transport, which was outlined ...

  • Göteborg's M34 trams will be 12 m longer than that M33 (Image Västtrafik)
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    Longer trams ordered for Göteborg


    SWEDEN: Alstom has been awarded a €100m order to supply 40 Flexity trams of a lengthened design to Göteborg. Funded by the Västra Götaland region, the order announced on February 9 has been and placed by regional transport authority Västtrafik using an option on a 2016 ...

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    Trams to be fitted with head-up displays


    EUROPE: Head-up display technology originally developed for cars has been adapted for light rail applications by Continental Engineering Services, which is planning a first deployment later this year. CES said the trend towards larger cab windows with low-set dashboards means that tram ...

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    Genova Metro orders more trains


    ITALY: Genova’s Azienda Mobilità e Trasporti has ordered 14 trainsets from Hitachi Rail to expand the capacity of the city’s automated light metro line, which is currently being extended at both ends. Ordered at a cost of €70m, the articulated four-car trains will be similar to ...

  • London Underground Piccadilly Line new Siemens Mobility train impression
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    Late-stage design changes increase cost of London Underground fleet renewal


    UK: Late design changes have brought a £34m increase in the cost of the trains which Siemens Mobility is to supply for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line, after the operator discovered that it would not be able to accept the fleet into service as originally specified. ...

  • São Paulo Monorail Line 15 (Photo: Benjámin Zelki)
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    São Paulo orders 19 monorail trainsets


    BRAZIL: São Paulo’s Metrô has approved an order for 19 Innovia 300 monorail trains to be supplied by CRRC Puzhen Alstom Transportation Systems. This will expand the Line 15 fleet to 46 sets to enable a reduction in headways and handle the increase in ridership which ...

  • Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has unveiled the designs for the CQ400 metro trains to be supplied by Stadler from 2023.
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    Comfort, technology and sleek minimalism selected for Atlanta metro trains


    USA: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has unveiled the designs for the CQ400 metro trains to be supplied by Stadler from 2023. This follows a public outreach programme which MARTA said led to its users choosing ‘comfort and technology for the interior and sleek minimalism for ...

  • Busan Metro Line 1 train impression
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    Busan metro traction equipment ordered


    SOUTH KOREA: Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions is to supply permanent magnet synchronous motors and other electrical equipment for 25 eight-car trains which Woojin Industrial Systems is to build for use on Busan Transportation Corp’s 40 km north-south metro Line 1 from 2025. TISS launched its ...

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    Alstom to supply driverless trains for Santiago Line 7


    CHILE: Metro de Santiago has selected Alstom to supply and maintain for 20 years the driverless trains and train control systems for the 25·8 km metro Line 7 now under construction.

  • Bucuresti metro train maintenance (Photo: Alstom)
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    București metro train maintenance contract awarded


    ROMANIA: București metro operator Metrorex has awarded Alstom a 15-year contract to provide full preventive and corrective maintenance and overhaul services for its train fleet. The contract covers 82 trains totalling 492 cars which are currently in service, as well as the new trains on order ...

  • Potsdam Stadler tram order
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    Potsdam orders low-floor trams to ‘strengthen sustainable mobility’


    GERMANY: Potsdam transport operator ViP has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 10 Tramlink trams along with spare parts and 10 years of maintenance services. Deliveries are planned for 2024, taking the city’s fleet of Stadler vehicles to 28 trams. There is an option for a ...

  • MPK Wrocław has awarded Pesą Bydgoszcz a 204m złoty firm order for the supply of 24 low-floor trams tailored for the needs of the city
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    Wrocław tram contract awarded


    POLAND: Operator MPK Wrocław has awarded Pesą Bydgoszcz a 204m złoty firm order for the supply of 24 low-floor trams tailored for the needs of the city, with options for 16 more which could take the total value to 337·5m złoty. The 29 ...

  • Warszawa metro Skoda Transportation Varsovia trainset (2)
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    Warszawa metro train unveiled


    POLAND: Škoda Transportation has unveiled the first of the trainsets it is producing for the Warszawa metro. Testing is to be undertaken the Czech manufacturer’s Plzeň plant, ahead of further trials at the Velim test centre and on the Praha metro network before delivery to Poland ...

  • Sachsen tram of the future
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    ‘Tram of the future’ selected by Sachsen operators


    GERMANY: The LEIWAG consortium of HeiterBlick and Kiepe Electric has been awarded a framework contract to supply up to 155 trams to city transport operators in Leipzig, Zwickau and Görlitz under the ‘Sachsen Tram of the Future’ programme. The contract was signed on December 15, following ...

  • Glasgow Subway new train testing (Photo: SPT)
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    Glasgow Subway train testing gets underway


    UK: Preliminary testing of the new Stadler trains for the Glasgow Subway has begun, in what Strathclyde Partnership for Transport said marks a ‘major milestone’ for the modernisation of the 10·5 km circular underground line. In March 2016 SPT awarded a consortium of Stadler and Ansaldo ...

  • Bratislava Skoda tram
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    Bratislava orders trams


    SLOVAKIA: Bratislava transport operator DPB has awarded Škoda Transportation two contracts to supply 30 single-ended and 10 double-ended trams for its metre gauge network. The city already operates 30 bidirectional ForCity Smart Plus trams designated Type 30T supplied by Škoda in 2014-15 and 30 unidirectional variants ...