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Chennai inaugurates first metro line CHENNAI became the seventh Indian city to launch a metro network on June 29, when the chief minister of Tamil Nadu Dr Selvi Jayalalithaa inaugurated the 9km elevated section of Line 2 from Koyambedu to Alandur.
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A joint venture of Isolux Corsan, Spain, Turkish construction company Kolin, and Haif Contracting, Saudi Arabia, has been selected as preferred bidder for a contract to carry out civil works on two sections of the...
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THE Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (Sagia) and the metro authorities from the cities of Jeddah and Mecca are in the final stages of producing a joint request for proposals (RFP) for the Mecca and...
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IN response to growing demand, Medellin Metro has selected CAF to supply 20 three-car trains for the 34.5km two-line metro network in Colombia's second city.   The deal is worth approximately €89m and the trains will be...
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ROME added another six stations to its metro network on June 29 with the opening of the 5.4km western extension of Line C from Parco di Centocelle to Lodi. The extension takes the total length of...
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THE governor of the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, Mr Luiz Fernando Pezão, has confirmed an election pledge to build the new Line 3 linking Niterói with São Gonçalo as a metro rather than...
chennai-inaugurates-first-metro-line
CHENNAI became the seventh Indian city to launch a metro network on June 29, when the chief minister of Tamil Nadu Dr Selvi Jayalalithaa inaugurated the 9km elevated section of Line 2 from Koyambedu to...
delhi-orders-more-bombardier-metro-cars
DELHI Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has awarded Bombardier a contract worth around Rs 15bn ($US 228m) to supply 162 broad-gauge metro cars. The vehicles will be assembled in India at Bombardier's Salvi plant in Gujarat with...
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TOKYO Metro and Tobu Railway have decided to have a common design of train which will be introduced on their two networks between 2016 and 2019.The new seven-car EMU, which will be classified series 13,000...
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THE Municipality of Budapest voted on June 23 in favour of building a connection between metro Line 2 and the HÉV suburban rail line to Gödöllő to allow through running between both lines. HÉV used to...