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Tehran opens metro Line 3 extension THE SECOND phase of Tehran Metro Line 3 was inaugurated on April 22, when the city's Mayor Mr Mohammad Qalibaf officially opened the 12km extension from Vali-e Asr to Azadegan.
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THE FIRST of 20 metro trains for Dalian metro Line 2 was unveiled at the CNR Dalian Locomotive & Rolling Stock plant on April 21. The 120m-long six-car type-B trains will accommodate up to 1844 passengers...
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CHINA Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) has selected Siemens in a €15m contract to supply signalling equipment for the 15km completely-underground extension of Suzhou metro Line 2. Siemens will provide its Trainguard MT automatic train control...
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HAMBURG's U-Bahn could be set for major expansion under a blueprint for the future of the city's public transport network, which was unveiled on April 9 by the city's senator for economics, transport and innovation...
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TEN consortia have been shortlisted for contracts to build two metro lines totalling 44km in the Saudi Arabian holy city of Mecca, according to press reports on April 9. The Arabic daily newspaper Al Hayat quotes...
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SOFIA Metro has issued tenders for contracts to design and build the first phase of the Bulgarian capital's third metro line. The 7km central section of Line 3 from Botevgradsko Shosse to Ovcha Kuptel will have...
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CENTRAL America's first metro line was inaugurated on April 5, when the Panamanian president Mr Ricardo Martinelli inaugurated the initial 13.7km section of Panama City Line 1 between Albrook and Los Andes. Construction began in November...
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THE governor of Riyadh Prince Khaled bin Bandar officially launched construction on April 3 of the six-line metro to be built in the Saudi capital. The $US 22.5bn project entails construction of a 176.6km fully-automated...
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THE government of the Philippines has given the green light to a Peso 1.4bn ($US 31.2m) extension of Manila's elevated light metro line LRT 1. The project will fill the short gap between the line's...
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THE president of Milan Transport (ATM) Mr Bruno Rota and AnsaldoBreda CEO Mr Maurizio Manfellotto were both present during a ceremony held in Duomo square, Milan, on March 29 to unveil a mock up of...
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HUNGARIAN prime minister Mr Viktor Orbán and the mayor of Budapest Mr István Tarlós officially opened Line 4 today, Budapest's first automatic metro line. Line 4 is 7.4km long and connects two of Budapest's main...