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Marta issues RFI for new metro train fleet METROPOLITAN Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (Marta) has issued requests for information by August 30 for a fleet of new trains and for the life-extension of two-thirds of its existing fleet.
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THE latest phase in the reconstruction of The Hague Central station was completed on August 22 with the inauguration of new platforms for RandstadRail Line E, which links the Hague with Rotterdam and Slinge. The two...
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LONDON Underground (LU) launched 24 hour weekend operation on its Central and Victoria lines on August 19 when more than 50,000 passengers took advantage of the Night Tube service. The Night Tube is expected to boost...
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A new generation of rolling stock entered passenger service on Vancouver’s SkyTrain driverless light metro network on the morning of August 18, when Mr Kevin Desmond, CEO of transport authority TransLink and British Columbia Rapid...
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Canadian pension fund Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) has a track record of successfully investing in rail projects, and it is now looking to bring this to Montreal. Jean-Marc Arbaud, deputy managing...
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Montreal is set to profit from the Canadian federal government’s plans to invest heavily in public infrastructure projects, including rail, over the next five years. Kevin Smith assesses what this could mean for metro operator...
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CHINA’s first metro train fitted with permanent magnet direct-drive traction motors has entered trial passenger service on Line 1 of the Changsha Metro, which opened on June 28, following two years of research and development...
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THE first of 42 driverless metro trains being supplied by Hitachi Rail Italy (HRI) for Lima metro Line 2 was loaded onto the MV Cerinthus at the port of Salerno on August 16 in readiness...
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MEXICO City’s Collective Transport System (STC) has awarded a €164m contract to CAF Mexico for 10 nine-car rubber-tyred metro trains for Line 1.After what STC describes as a very close race with Bombardier and after...
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THE government of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh released the first tranche of funding on August 11 for land acquisition for the initial phase of the metro network in Vijayawada. Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation (AMRC)...
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TRIAL runs began on August 10 on the 5.2km ITO – Kashmere Gate section of the Delhi Metro’s Violet Line. The stretch runs entirely underground and extends the existing north-south ITO - Escorts Mujesar corridor, adding...