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Doha metro tunnels completed THE prime minister of Qatar HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani visited Hamad International Airport Terminal 1 metro station on September 25 to witness the final breakthrough of TBM Msheireb on the southern section of the Red Line, which also marked the completion of tunnelling on the Doha metro project.
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THE cabinet of the Indian state of Maharashtra gave the go-ahead on September 27 for two metro projects in Mumbai. Line 2 Phase 2 will run for 23.6km from DN Nagar to Mankhurd with 22 stations...
talgo-to-refurbish-los-angeles-metro-trains
THE board of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has selected Talgo for a contract to refurbish up to 74 A650 cars used by Los Angeles Metro Rail. The $US 55m contract - Talgo’s first...
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THE prime minister of Qatar HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani visited Hamad International Airport Terminal 1 metro station on September 25 to witness the final breakthrough of TBM Msheireb on the...
linsinger-shows-prototype-metro-rail-grinder
IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: Linsinger, Austria, showed a prototype self-propelled grinding machine suitable for use in metros, and trials are planned later this year on the Berlin U-Bahn. The MG11 machine can remove between 0.1 and...
bombardier-unveils-two-new-trains
IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: Despite not having any trains on show at InnoTrans this year, Bombardier unveiled two new trains along with a system to improve infrastructure management.The first of the new trains is Movia...
siemens-presents-riyadh-metro-train
IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: SIEMENS presented the first driverless Inspiro metro train for Riyadh metro Line 1 (Blue Line) to representatives of Arriyadh Development Authority (ARA) at InnoTrans on September 20. As E&M partner in the...
lte-new-standard-for-chinese-metro-projects
IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: ALL of China's new metro line projects are now required to utilise long term evolution (LTE) as the basis for their communications network, with many set to host CBTC for metro...
daegu-opens-metro-line-1-extension
THE Korean city of Daegu celebrated the latest addition to its metro network on September 9 with the opening of the western extension of Line 1. The extension from Daegok includes two new stations, Hwawon and...
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A six-car metro train built by Hitachi Rail Italy (HRI) for Lima, Peru, is currently being tested at the Velim test track in the Czech Republic while other trains have already been shipped to Peru. HRI...
st-petersburg-metro-orders-more-tmh-trains
ST PETERSBURG Metro has awarded a Roubles 13.4bn ($US 207m) contract to Oktyrbrsky Electric Plant (OEVRZ), a subsidiary of Transmashholding (TMH), for 27 six-car metro trains. The trains will consist of two three-car sets coupled together,...