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Chinese cities open new metro lines A flurry of new metro lines and line extensions opened in cities across China in the final week of 2016.
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A refurbished train entered service on the metro network in the Armenian capital Yerevan at the end of December, coinciding with the launch of 4G internet services on the 15km system. 4G services are being offered...
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THE first completed train for the Taichung MRT Green Line was officially presented to the deputy commissioner of Taipei City Department of Rapid Transit Systems (Dorts) in a ceremony at Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ (KHI) plant...
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NANJING added a seventh line to its metro network on January 18 with the start of trial operation on the first phase of Line 4. The 33.8km line links Longjiang in the west with Xianlinhu in...
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ALSTOM, as leader of a consortium with Colas Rail and Thales, signed a contract on January 17 with Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board (MRB) to supply electrical and mechanical systems for Hanoi metro Line 3. Operation...
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THE International Association of Public Transport (UITP) is calling for urban transport authorities to build their own fleets of autonomous vehicles (AVs) for shared use and integration with existing bus and rail services to avoid...
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THE Chinese city of Zhengzhou more than doubled the size of its metro network on January 12 with the start of trial passenger operation of two extensions which take the total length of the system...
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BOMBARDIER announced on January 12 that it has delivered its first Innovia automated people mover (APM) 300 vehicle to China, and will be used on a shuttle service to Shanghai Metro Line 8. The vehicle is...
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THE New South Wales (NSW) state government has announced that following the granting of final planning approvals, construction will begin this year on stage 2 of the Sydney Metro project from Chatswood through the Sydney...
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SIEMENS announced on January 4 that it will provide traction power supply equipment for the first 9km section of metro Line 1 in Lima. Graña y Montero awarded the €25m contract in December 2016 and design...
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CHICAGO Transit Authority (CTA) has received $US 1.07bn in funding from the United States’ Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to support phase one of its Red and Purple Modernisation Project (RPM). The grant funding will enable CTA...