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Vienna orders 34 driverless U-Bahn trains from Siemens WIENER Linien has awarded Siemens a contract to supply 34 driverless metro trains for Vienna’s U-Bahn network.
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ALSTOM has begun delivery of an additional batch of 139 Metropolis 9000 metro cars for Lima metro. The first vehicles were transported by road from Alstom’s plant at Santa Perpetua de Mogoda near Barcelona to the...
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THE International Association of Public Transport (UITP) has confirmed that Mr Mohamed Mezghani will succeed Mr Alain Flausch as the association’s secretary general from January 1. Mezghani is currently deputy secretary general of the UITP and...
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NORTHERN Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) has adopted an update of its TransAction Plan which calls for extensions to the Washington DC metro, capacity and service enhancements for Virginia Railway Express (VRE) commuter rail services and...
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Oslo’s public transport administrator Ruter is adopting a pioneering approach to digitalisation as it prepares future public transport services in the Norwegian capital region. Kevin Smith travelled to the city to meet with CEO Bernt...
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MTR has steadily expanded its Swedish portfolio since it won its first concession to operate the Stockholm metro in 2009, and is now poised to bid for concessions in neighbouring Nordic countries, as David Briginshaw...
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CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport (NPRT) has secured three orders with a total value of Yuan 2.37bn ($US 360m) to supply metro trains to three Chinese cities. Hangzhou MTR Corporation has placed a Yuan 720m order...
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THE £760m project to install automatic train control on London Underground’s (LU) sub-surface lines, representing about 40% of the total network, has reached a milestone, with multiple test trains running under the control of the...
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MASSACHUSETTS Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) released video footage on October 10 showing the first CRRC vehicles for Boston’s Orange Line undergoing dynamic tests at the CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles plant in China. In October 2014 Massachusetts...
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The phased construction of Barcelona’s first fully-automated metro line has been accompanied by a complete rethink in the way the entire network is operated and maintained. This revolution in metro construction and operation has produced...
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THE first train for the Lahore metro Orange Line was officially unveiled by Mr Shahbaz Sharif, chief minister of the Pakistani province of Punjab at a ceremony at the line’s depot on October 8, which...

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