Urban transport vehicles – Page 8

  • Tianshui opened a light rail line on May 1, running west from the mainline station to Wulipu.
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    Tianshui tramway opened

    2020-05-04T13:09:00Z

    CHINA: Gansu province’s second city Tianshui opened a light rail line on May 1, running west from the mainline station to Wulipu. The 12·9 km line built by China Railway Signal Communications Group runs on segregated alignment along the north bank of the Wei ...

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    Istanbul airport metro train contract awarded

    2020-04-28T15:56:00Z

    TURKEY: The Ministry of Transport Infrastructure has awarded CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co a contract to supply 176 metro cars for Istanbul Line M11, which will serve the city’s new airport. CRRC Zhuzhou was the sole qualified bidder for the tender which was opened on ...

  • pl Gorzów Wielkopolski Pesa tram
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    Testing starts on modernised tramway

    2020-04-27T06:00:00Z

    POLAND: Testing running has started on the 12·2 km tram network in Gorzów Wielkopolski, which has been closed since October 1 2017 to enable an extensive modernisation to be undertaken. The 225m złoty modernisation programme is being supported from the national budget (160m złoty) and the ...

  • us Siemens Mobility S700 LRV
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    Sacramento orders low-floor light rail vehicles

    2020-04-23T14:32:00Z

    USA: Sacramento Regional Transit District has decided to replace its fleet of ageing high-floor light rail vehicles with low-floor cars to be supplied by local manufacturer Siemens Mobility Inc. SacRT’s first order for new rolling stock in 20 years covers 20 S700 vehicles together with spare ...

  • CRRC Sifang has completed a fleet of 26 trains for Chengdu’s 66·2 km metro Line 18,
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    Chengdu airport express metro trains delivered

    2020-04-07T06:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Sifang has completed a fleet of 26 trains for Chengdu’s 66·2 km metro Line 18, with commissioning and trial running underway ahead of the planned start of services this summer. Each eight-car set is 187 m long, with 3 ...

  • Praha trams (Pragoimex)
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    Bodyshells ordered for Praha tram rebuild programme

    2020-04-03T06:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha transport operator DPP has awarded Pragoimex a contract to supply its VarCB3LF partly low-floor tram bodies to replace the life-expired and corroded bodies of the city’s Tatra Type T3R.P and T3R.PV trams. The March 23 framework agreement covers the delivery of a minimum ...

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    Osaka’s Hankai Line expands low-floor tram fleet

    2020-04-02T06:00:00Z

    JAPAN: A three-section low-floor tram supplied by Alna Sharyo has entered service on the Hankai Tramway in Osaka, where it is operating alongside the oldest trams in the country which are still in commercial service rather than run as heritage vehicles. The two-line Hankai Tramway serves ...

  • de Bremen Siemens Nordlicht tram BSAG (1)
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    Northern Lights tram delivered to Bremen

    2020-04-01T11:05:00Z

    GERMANY: The first of 77 Avenio trams ordered by Bremen operator BSAG arrived in the city from Siemens Mobility’s Wien plant on March 31. Another is currently undergoing trials at the Wildenrath test centre. The Type GT8N-2 trams have been branded Nordlicht ...

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    Urban transport news round-up

    2020-04-01T06:00:00Z

    EBRD intends to appoint a consultancy to undertake a feasibility study to determine the scope and viability of plans to modernise the Almaty trolleybus network. The city envisages the acquisition of 200 hybrid trolleybuses to replacing the existing deteriorating fleet, provide vehicles for new routes should ...

  • BULGARIA: Sofia Metro has awarded Transmashholding’s Metrowagonmash subsidiary a firm contract to modernise an additional 40 Series 81-717.4/714.4 metro cars. This is intended to improve the passenger experience, reduce operating costs and maintenance req
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    Sofia Metro cars to be modernised

    2020-03-26T06:00:00Z

    BULGARIA: Sofia Metro has awarded Transmashholding’s Metrowagonmash subsidiary a firm contract to modernise an additional 40 Series 81-717.4/714.4 metro cars. This is intended to improve the passenger experience, reduce operating costs and maintenance requirements, and ensure a further 15 years of service. To minimise the impact ...

  • ru Samara metro train (2)
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    Samara Metro train delivered

    2020-03-24T13:22:00Z

    RUSSIA: Samara Metro has taken delivery of another four-car trainset from Transmashholding’s Metrowagonmash factory, augmenting the 46-car fleet used on its single 11·6 km line. Ordered in October 2019, the extra train is the ‘latest and most advanced’ variant of the 81-717/714 ...

  • UKVZ tram
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    Krasnodar orders 56 trams

    2020-03-24T06:00:00Z

    Source: Oleg Bodnya RUSSIA: UKVZ has won four separately-tendered contracts to supply a total of 56 unidirectional trams to the city of Krasnodar The orders announced on March 20 cover a total of 29 Type 71-623-04 trams to be delivered this year, and another 27 ...

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    Stadler wins €3bn Berlin U-Bahn car order after legal dispute

    2020-03-20T17:45:00Z

    Stadler is to supply the J/JK series in large and small profile variants. GERMANY: Stadler announced on March 20 that it had won an order to supply up to 1 500 metro cars to Berlin operator BVG. The framework agreement has a nominal value of €3bn ...

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    Stadler to retrofit Ostrava trams with collision prevention system

    2020-03-11T10:29:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Tram operator DP Ostrava awarded a KC26·9m contract to Stadler Bussnang on March 3for the retrofiting of the city’s Tango NF2 trams with obstacle detection assistance. The contract includes the upgrading of two vehicles by September for KC4·88m as a trail project. The remaining ...

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    RATP trials pedestrian crossing warning system

    2020-03-05T16:56:00Z

    FRANCE: RATP is trialling an experimental safety system near Vélizy’s town hall T6 tram stop. The system designed by French startup Copsonic involves speakers connected to a pedestrian crossing light, which emit an ultrasound signal when the light turns red. The signal is picked up ...

  • fr- Citadis Strasbourg_Copyright Alstom - Arnaud Fevrier
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    Strasbourg orders 17 more trams

    2020-03-03T14:49:00Z

    FRANCE: Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois exercised a further option on March 3 to order more Alstom Citadis trams. The final option in a 2014 framework contract for up to 50 vehicles covers a further 17 trams valued at €52m. This will bring the number of Citadis ...

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    Bordeaux tramway Line D extended

    2020-03-03T11:34:00Z

    FRANCE: A 5·5 km extension of Bordeaux tram Line D was opened on February 29, connecting Mairie du Bouscat to Eysines Cantinolle. The €250m project included nine stops and two car parks, which have all entered opened on the same day. Line D now runs ...

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    Calgary orders 15 S200 light rail vehicles

    2020-02-26T16:54:00Z

    CANADA: Siemens Mobility announced a further contract to provide 15 S200 light rail vehicles to Calgary Transit on February 25. They will be built at Siemen’s Sacramento facility to replace CTrain’s U2 LRVs which have operated since the 1980s. The order is in addition to ...

  • dk- odense stadler pankow tram letbane_foerste_tog_015
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    Odense Letbane takes delivery of its first tram

    2020-02-21T10:56:00Z

    dk- odense stadler pankow tram DENMARK: The first of 16 Stadler Pankow trams for the light rail line under construction in Odense was delivered on February 20, with Mayor Peter Rahbæk Juel watching the vehicle being unloaded from the lorry which brought it from ...

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    First Stadler M110 metro trainset enters service in Minsk

    2020-02-20T09:19:00Z

    Stadler M110 Minsk BELARUS: Minsk Metro’s first Stadler M110 trainset has entered revenue service on the Awtazavodskaya Line on February 5. The four-car aluminium-bodied transit vehicle can carry 756 passengers, 168 seated, and is one of six 78·4 m four-car and four 97·7 m ...