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First test train on Amsterdam North-South Line THE first dynamic tests on Amsterdam's 9.8km North-South Line were made on April 21 using an M4 train from the Ring Line propelled by a shunting tractor. The tests took place at the northern end of the line between Noord and Noorderpark stations.
dalian-metro-prepares-to-open-line-2
MORE than 7100 passengers took part in six hours of complimentary trial operations on Dalian metro Line 2 on April 30, with 11 trains carrying out more than 100 pilot runs.   The 20.6km line runs from...
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BUENOS Aires metro authority Sbase president Mr Juan Pablo Piccardo has announced that the authority is set to launch a tender this year to construct the first stage of metro Line F from Constitution Plaza...
milan-line-5-extension-opens
MILAN celebrated the opening of five stations on the 7.4km east-west extension of Line 5 on April 29, just two days before the inauguration of Expo 2015. The new stations are: Domodossola FNM, Lotto, Segesta, San...
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THE FIRST of 22 Alstom Metropolis trains for the Los Teques metro has left the French port of Le Havre on its three-week sea voyage to Venezuela. The six-car trains are being assembled at Alstom's Valenciennes...
acccelerating-walkway-could-extend-rail’s-reach
ThyssenKrupp has developed a moving walkway based on maglev technology which can transport people at higher speeds than conventional walkways. David Briginshaw explains how the system could extend the reach of metro stations to maximise...
private-sector-to-play-role-in-chile’s-$us-42bn-transit-plan
Last month President Michelle Bachelet of Chile announced ambitious plans to develop public transport in the country's main cities, with a focus on Santiago. Ian Thomson Newman outlines the objectives of the plan.THE Chilean government...
baku-metro-receives-alstom-trains
ALSTOM has delivered three five-car trains for the 35km two-line metro network in the Azerbaijani capital Baku. The 1520mm-gauge trains are the first on the Baku metro to be equipped with passenger gangways between vehicles and...
first-test-train-on-amsterdam-north-south-line
THE first dynamic tests on Amsterdam's 9.8km North-South Line were made on April 21 using an M4 train from the Ring Line propelled by a shunting tractor. The tests took place at the northern end...
trials-begin-on-taipei-airport-metro-line
DYNAMIC testing has begun on a new express metro link between Taipei and Taiwan's busiest airport, Taoyuan International, which was used by 35.8 million passengers last year. Construction began in 2006 on the 35km Taoyuan International...
first-fuzhou-metro-train-emerges
THE first of 28 six-car trains for the initial phase of the metro network in Fuzhou, the capital of China's Fujian province was ceremonially rolled out of the CNR Tangshan Railway Vehicle plant in nearby...