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More metro cars for Panama City Line 1 THE Panamanian cabinet granted Panama Metro approval on July 21 to proceed with the acquisition of 70 additional metro cars to increase capacity on Panama City metro Line 1.
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BUDAPEST Transport Company (BKV) may be forced to restart tendering for a contract worth more than €200m to refurbish 37 ageing six-car trains used on Budapest metro Line 3 after one of the bidders raised...
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THE Panamanian cabinet granted Panama Metro approval on July 21 to proceed with the acquisition of 70 additional metro cars to increase capacity on Panama City metro Line 1. The order will enable Panama Metro to...
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NEW YORK Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has given preliminary approval for two contracts totalling $US 205.8m for the first phase of the Queens Boulevard Line (QBL) CBTC rollout.The Siemens contract is worth $US 156.2m, while...
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HONG KONG's MTR Corporation confirmed on July 22 that it has placed its largest-ever rolling stock order after signing a contract worth around $HK 6bn ($US 770m) with CRRC subsidiary CSR Qingdao Sifang for 93...
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FOLLOWING trials with two prototype sets, Berlin Transport (BVG) has placed a €60m order with Stadler Pankow for eleven four-car type IK narrow profile U-Bahn trains. The order for production trains is being funded by the...
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SINGAPORE's minister for transport Mr Lui Tuck Yew has confirmed that the second phase of the island's Downtown Line will open in December, several months earlier than previously scheduled. The 16.6km second phase is intended to...
Alstom and Milan public transport operator ATM conducted a trial of a new rolling stock auxiliary converter as part of the Osiris research programme. Kevin Smith profiles the project. WITH rail operators striving to cut energy...
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Despite urban rail operators' desire to compare the energy efficiency of different rolling stock during procurement, a universal measurement tool is not yet available to assist with this process. Laurent Dauby, rail director at the...
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PLANS to extend Munich U-Bahn Line 5 by 3.77km from the existing terminus at Laimer Platz to Pasing have cleared a further hurdle after the city council's building committee instructed the building department to put...
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CRRC subsidiary Nanjing Puzhen SR Rail Transport has secured three contracts for the supply of metro and light rail rolling stock in China worth a combined Yuan 2.1bn ($US 338.2m).   The first contract is worth Yuan...