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First Azur metro train enters service in Montreal THE first of 52 Azur metro trains being supplied to Montreal Transport (STM) by Alstom and Bombardier entered passenger service on the Orange Line of the Montreal metro on February 7, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the metro.
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PARIS Transport Authority (RATP) has awarded a five-year 24/7 contract to Ansaldo STS to maintain the signalling on 17 metro and light rail lines in the French capital. The contract covers preventive and corrective maintenance of...
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THE Bihar state cabinet signed off the detailed project report (DPR) for the first phase of the metro network in Patna on February 9, referring the project to the Indian government for final approval. The Rs...
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THE first of 52 Azur metro trains being supplied to Montreal Transport (STM) by Alstom and Bombardier entered passenger service on the Orange Line of the Montreal metro on February 7, coinciding with the 50th...
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KOREA marked a milestone in the development of its maglev technology on February 3 with the start of passenger operations on a 6.1km automated line at the country's largest airport, Incheon International. The system was co-developed...
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THE Philippine Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is set to hold a prequalification conference on February 15 for companies interested in bidding for a 30-year PPP concession to finance, design, build, operate and maintain...
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THE 12.8km southern extension of Seoul's Shinbundang Line opened on January 30, extending the line from the previous terminus at Jeongja to the cities of Yongin and Suwon. In addition to six new stations, the project...
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US energy company Constellation has awarded ABB Canada a contract to engineer, manufacture and commission seven Enviline lithium-ion trackside energy storage systems (ESS) for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (Septa) 700V dc Market - Frankford line. The...
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ALSTOM signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Industrial Development and Renovation Organisation of Iran (IRDO) in Paris on January 27, which is intended to pave the way for the supplier to re-enter the...
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THE City of Buenos Aires confirmed on January 26 that it is planning to order 60 additional 300 series Metropolis cars from Alstom as part of the ongoing modernisation of its metro train fleet. The stainless-steel...
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FOLLOWING a competitive tender, the Korean city of Yongin has awarded NeoTrans a Won 169bn ($US 141m) contract to operate and maintain the 18.1km light metro Everline. The 15-station line has been operated by Bombardier, a...