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Hitachi Ansaldo JV clinches Baltimore Metro rolling stock and CBTC contract THE Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has awarded a joint venture of Hitachi Rail Italy and Ansaldo STS USA, Hitachi Ansaldo Baltimore Rail Partners (HABRP), a $US 400.5m contract to provide a new fleet of metro railcars and a CBTC system for the Baltimore Metro Subway Link.
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ACCORDING to a new metro policy endorsed by India’s union cabinet on August 16, the government will only approve or fund metro projects after state governments have firmed up public-private partnership (PPP) agreements and last...
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NEW United Group (NUG), China, has awarded a Yuan 531m ($US 79.6m) contract to the Bombardier NUG Propulsion System Chinese joint venture to supply traction and control for 678 metro cars.The bulk of equipment will...
Despite pushing back the opening date of the Ui Line, the latest addition to its metro from July until September, Seoul is on course to expand its 327km network by 89km by 2025. Andy Tebay...
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INDIA’s Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) Mr Satish Kumar Pandey gave the go-ahead for commercial operation of the first metro line in Lucknow on August 14 following a successful safety inspection on the initial...
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A missing link in Bangkok’s metro network was bridged on August 11, when Thailand’s prime minister Mr Prayut Chan-o-cha inaugurated the 1.2km extension of the Blue Line from Bang Sue to an interchange with the...
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ATHENS metro operator Attiko Metro announced on August 10 that four consortia have expressed an interest in bidding for a contract to build and equip the initial 13km section of Line 4. The prospective bidders include:•...
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DHAKA Mass Transit Company (DMTCL) has awarded Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) and Mitsubishi Corporation a Yen 40bn ($US 360m) contract for the supply of 24 six-car metro trains for Dhaka MRT Line 6, together with...
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TRIAL operation began on the initial phase of Beijing maglev Mentougou Line (Line S1) on August 5. The 10.2km first phase links Pingguoyuan in the western district of Shijingshan with Shichang in Mentougou district, and will...
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TRANSMASHHOLDING subsidiary Oktyrbrsky Electric Plant (OEVRZ) has handed over the first of a batch of 27 six-car metro trains for St Petersburg. The 1524mm-gauge type 81-722/723/724 sets were ordered in September 2016 in a deal worth...
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THE US federal government has unveiled new proposals which it hopes will spur private investment in public transport. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) says the proposed Private Investment Project Procedure (Pipp) for public transport capital projects...

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