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Vienna orders 34 driverless U-Bahn trains from Siemens WIENER Linien has awarded Siemens a contract to supply 34 driverless metro trains for Vienna’s U-Bahn network.
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BANGKOK Expressway and Metro together with C H Karnchang have awarded a contract to a consortium of Siemens and ST Electronics, Thailand, to supply trains and equip and maintain two extensions of the Blue Line.Under...
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SINGAPORE Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on September 15 that it has awarded SMRT Trains a nine-year contract to operate the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), which is due to open in phases from 2019 onwards. Tendering...
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CONTRACTORS working on London’s Crossrail project have completed track installation work, marking another key milestone in the £14.8bn project ahead of the opening of the Elizabeth Line in December 2018.   Britain’s transport secretary Mr Chris Grayling,...
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THE Brazilian city of Salvador extended its metro network to 29km on September 11, when the governor of the Brazilian state of Bahia, Mr Rui Costa, joined passengers for an inaugural trip on the 7.5km...
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WIENER Linien has awarded Siemens a contract to supply 34 driverless metro trains for Vienna’s U-Bahn network. Only Siemens and Bombardier submitted bids for the contract, which could be worth up to €550m if Wiener Linien...
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THE chief minister of the Indian state of Telengana Mr K. Chandrashekhar Rao has invited India’s prime minister Mr Narendra Modi to inaugurate the first phase of the Hyderabad metro network, with the official opening...
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As Canada embarks on an unprecedented public transport infrastructure spending progamme, Kevin Smith asks Canadian Urban Transit Association president and CEO, Patrick Leclerc, how transit agencies can make the most of this new era of...
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Spurred on by the Canadian federal government’s infrastructure investment agenda, Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (Translink) is embarking on a wide-reaching public transport enhancement programme. Kevin Smith met CEO Kevin Desmond at the authority’s headquarters in...
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THE Philippines National Economic and Development Authority’s (Neda) Investment Coordination Cabinet Committee (ICC-Cabcom) has approved the first phase of the Japanese-funded Mega Manila Subway Project (MMSP) albeit at a higher cost and with a modified...
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SÃO Paulo Metro opened a 2.8km northeastern extension of Line 5 on September 6, adding three new stations to the city’s steadily expanding metro network. The new stations at Alto da Boa Vista, Borba Gato and...

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