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Mumbai metro Line 3 contracts awarded MUMBAI Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has signed contracts worth a total of Rs 181.1bn ($US 2.7bn) with five consortia for the construction of Mumbai metro Line 3, which will run for 33.5km from Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone (Seepz) in the north of the city to Cuffe Parade in the southern district of Colaba.
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LIMA metro Line 1 is set to benefit from a significant increase in capacity under an addendum to the concession contract between the Peruvian government and the GyM-Ferrovias consortium, which was signed on July 11...
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BULGARIA’s minister of transport, information technology and communications Mr Ivaylo Moskovski and Mr Stoyan Bratoev, managing director of Sofia metro operator Metropolitan, inaugurated the 1.3km southern extension of metro Line M2 from James Bourchier to...
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DALIAN Locomotive and Rolling Stock, a subsidiary of China’s CRRC Corporation, has rolled out the first of 15 trains for the initial phase of the metro network in Nigeria’s largest city Lagos. The stainless-steel-bodied 750V dc...
uitp-forecasts-2200km-of-automated-metros-by-2025
A study of fully-automated driverless metros conducted by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) says that the length of such lines is expected to increase from 789km today to 2200km by 2025. “In the 40...
£1bn-tyne-and-wear-rail-strategy-approved
A 20-year plan to invest £1bn in metro and regional rail services around Newcastle and Sunderland was approved by the leadership board of the North East Combined Authority (Neca) on July 19. The Metro and Local...
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BUDAPEST Transport Company (BKV) has issued its first call for tenders for the rebuilding of metro Line 3. The line is to be rebuilt in three phases. Dózsa György út - Újpest-Központ, the most recently built,...
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DESIGN studies for the next-generation of New York subway trains and refurbished stations were revealed as part of the $US 27bn Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) five-year capital programme, which was unveiled by New York state...
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SPAIN's Official Credit Institute (ICO), representing the government of Spain and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Ecuador has signed a funding agreement with CAF financing rolling stock, auxiliary vehicles, workshop tools and...
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SINGAPORE Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on July 15 that it has reached an agreement with urban rail operator SMRT to transfer ownership of the company's operating assets to LTA. The transfer is part of the...
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ROLLING stock used on the London Underground District Line will now receive maintenance using a lifting system created by Pfaff Rail Systems which has been coined the "transformer" by maintenance staff. The system comprises 28 stationary...