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French to study rubber-tyred metro train adhesion SIEMENS and Tisséo, the operator of the VAL light metro in Toulouse, are to conduct a three-year study of the adhesion of rubber-tyred metro trains with a view to improving their safety.
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THE Columbian government and the municipal government in Bogota say they are exploring several possible options for funding the capital's first metro line, which is now expected to cost around $US 7.5bn, more than double...
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THE Beijing municipal government, Beijing MTR Corporation, and the three shareholders of Beijing MTR signed a letter of intent during the Beijing Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium on November 26 to initiate a concession agreement...
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SIEMENS and Tisséo, the operator of the VAL light metro in Toulouse, are to conduct a three-year study of the adhesion of rubber-tyred metro trains with a view to improving their safety. VAL trains run...
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BUDAPEST Transport Company (BKV) has published a tender to rebuild 222 metro cars used on Line 3 with an option to rebuild a further 42 cars. BKV estimates the works to be worth Forints 65bn ($US...
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THE government of the Brazilian state of Bahia has authorised a Reais 800m ($US 314m) financial package for the 5.5km extension of Salvador metro Line 1 from Pirajá and Águas Claras/Cajazeiras. Financing will be provided by...
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MUMBAI Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has approved the construction of two more metro lines in the city. The 40km 36-station Line 2 will run completely underground from Dahisar in the north to Charkop and Bandra...
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Construction is finally underway on Sydney's North West Rail Link which is scheduled to open in 2019. The project could revolutionise urban transport planning in Australia, as Mark Carter reports. WITH around 4.5 million people...
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With the latest phase of its rail development set for completion at the end of the decade, Hong Kong is looking to the next stage of network expansion with its 2014 Rail Development Strategy, which...
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China is a relative newcomer to building metros in its major cities, and there was even a ban on new projects in 2002. However, since this policy was reversed in 2004 there has been an...
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BUCHAREST metro operator Metrorex has placed a €47m order with CAF for eight additional six-car metro trains. The order will be financed by the European Investment Bank and is an option from a contract for 16...