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Munich launches €3.8bn second cross-city S-Bahn project THE first sod was cut on April 5 for a €3.84bn 10-year project to build a second east-west S-Bahn line under the centre of Munich to relieve congestion on the parallel existing line.
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LONDON Underground (LU) introduced a new timetable on the Victoria line on May 22 meaning that during rush hour a train will arrive every 100 seconds. With 36 trains per hour running along the entire line,...
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THE Brazilian city of Salvador added four stations to its metro network on May 23 with the start of commercial operations on the 6km section of Line 2 from Rodoviária to Pituaçu. Services on Line 2...
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CANTON Vaud Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport has awarded two contracts to support the planned expansion of the Lausanne metro network, which is being carried out as part of the Strong Public Transport Corridors (AFTPU)...
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THE mayor of Nuremberg Mr Ulrich Maly and Bavarian interior minister Mr Joachim Herrmann inaugurated the extension of Nuremberg U-Bahn Line U3 from Friedrich Ebert Platz to Klinikum Nord and Nordwestring on May 22. Work began...
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WARSAW Metro has issued a call for tender for the supply of 37 six-car trains for operation on lines 1 and 2. Closing date for bids is September 27.The fleet will be divided into 74...
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THE Catalan government is seeking a €740m loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance the completion of construction on the stalled central section of metro Line 9. The government is expected to announce an...
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THE president and CEO of Paris Transport Authority (RATP), Ms Elisabeth Borne, was named transport minister on May 17 in the new French government of president Emmanuel Macron and prime minister Mr Edouard Philippe.Borne, who...
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IRJ at UITP Global Summit 2017: CDPQ Infra's ambitious plans to develop Metropolitan Electric Network (REM), a new 67km double-track automated light metro in Montreal, remain on schedule in spite of some alterations to the...
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TRANSPORT for London (TfL) is seeking expressions of interest for a supplier to build 43 87m-long trains to be used on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) from 2022 to replace 33 of DLR’s oldest trains...
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NEW YORK’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) unveiled a comprehensive plan on May 15 to improve reliability on the New York subway and restructure its management team.“Decades of underinvestment in the century-old New York City subway...

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