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Alstom selected for Grand Paris Express rolling stock contract THE tendering committee of Société du Grand Paris (SGP) and the SGP-Ile-de-France Mobility coordination committee have approved the selection of Alstom as preferred bidder for a contract to supply around 1000 driverless metro cars for the Grand Paris Express metro network.
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BUENOS Aires City Council and Argentina’s Ministry of Urban Development and Transport inaugurated a 1km extension of metro Line H to Faculty of Law-Julieta Lanteri on May 17.The new station is expected to generate considerable...
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CALIFORNIA Transportation Commission (CTC) approved $US 703.6m in SB-1 funding for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) transport projects on May 16 as part of its transport funding allocations for agencies in the state.This...
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ACCORDING to the International Association of Public Transport’s (UITP) Observatory of Automated Metros the total length of fully-automated driverless metro lines globally has topped 1000km for the first time. The milestone was reached at the...
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BOMBARDIER has launched a real-time passenger load display on Singapore’s Downtown Line (DTL) using the line’s existing Train Control Monitoring System (TCMS) following the completion of testing by Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA). The system informs...
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IRANIAN president Dr Hassan Rouhani inaugurated a 2km extension of Mashhad metro Line 2 from Shohada to Shariati on May 7, connecting the city’s two metro lines for the first time. Shariati station is now an...
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SINGAPORE Land Transport Agency (LTA) revealed the alignment and locations for the island’s seventh metro line on May 9. The fully-elevated Jurong Region Line (JRL) will bring western areas of Singapore onto the rail network, serving...
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THE tendering committee of Société du Grand Paris (SGP) and the SGP-Ile-de-France Mobility coordination committee have approved the selection of Alstom as preferred bidder for a contract to supply around 1000 driverless metro cars for...
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THE governor of the Brazilian state of Bahia, Mr Rui Costa, inaugurated a 3.5km extension of metro Line 2 from Mussurunga to Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport on April 26. The completion of the airport...
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Last month’s World Metro and Light Rail conference, organised by Terrapinn in Bilbao, Spain, provided an opportunity to compare the impact which different political climates have on three major transit systems. David Briginshaw contrasts the...
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AMSTERDAM Municipal Transport (GVB) has selected CAF as preferred bidder to supply 30 metro trains with an option for an additional 30 trains.   The new trains are designated M7 and will enter service on the East...