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Munich launches €3.8bn second cross-city S-Bahn project THE first sod was cut on April 5 for a €3.84bn 10-year project to build a second east-west S-Bahn line under the centre of Munich to relieve congestion on the parallel existing line.
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THE government of São Paulo has announced that bidding will open on July 4 for the public-private partnership (PPP) concession to operate lines 5 and 17 of the Brazilian city’s metro network. Governor Mr Geraldo Alckmin...
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BUENOS Aires Metro (SBase) has awarded a €17m contract to Alstom to renew the power supply on Line B.The line is 12.5km long and runs from the city centre to Juan Manuel de Rosas with...
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THE Korean city of Busan expanded its metro network on April 20 with the opening of the southern extension of Line 1, which connects the previous south-western terminus at Sinpyeong with Dadaepo Beach. The 8km extension...
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The Second Avenue Subway is the first major addition to New York City’s subway for 50 years. Kevin Smith speaks with the team that delivered the project and considers the challenges they faced in building...
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ATTIKO Metro published an invitation to tender on April 10 for contracts to build and equip the initial phase of Athens metro Line 4. The 13km Section A will link Alsos Veikou with Goudi serving 14...
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SUZHOU added a second north-south line to its metro network on April 15 with the start of trial passenger operation on Line 4. The line runs for 42km from Longdaobang in the north to Tongli in...
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SHANGHAI Metro has placed a Yuan 543m ($US 78m) contract with the CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport joint venture for additional cars for Line 2.Delivery is scheduled to start in January 2018 and should be...
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ACCORDING to a study by SCI Verkehr, Germany, the world market for metro cars is set to grow at an annual rate of 1-2% from what it describes as a very high current market volume...
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JAPANESE metro operator Tokyo Metro has announced that it will assist Hanoi in the management and operation of its new metro network currently under construction through a new subsidiary, Vietnam Tokyo Metro (VTM). VTM will provide...
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TRANSMASHHOLDING (TMH), Russia, says it increased turnover by 22% in 2016 to Roubles 120bn ($US 2bn) thanks mainly to strong growth in the sale of passenger vehicles. Sales of EMUs rose by 49% from 174 units...

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