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Istanbul to launch tenders for two metro lines ISTANBUL Metropolitan Municipality announced on August 12 that it will launch tenders next month for contracts to build two new metro lines as part of plans to expand the city's urban rail network to 441km by the end of the decade.
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THE Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded contracts totalling $US 205.8m to Siemens and Thales to install communications-based train control (CBTC) on New York Subway's Queens Boulevard Line.At 43km, this is the second longest line...
XIAMEN has announced plans to build metro line 6 connecting the Haicang, Jimei and Tong'an districts of the city which is located in China's Fujian province. Line 6, which will be 44.5km long and have 27...
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FOLLOWING a series of strikes London Underground has decided to postpone the introduction of 24-hour services for the first time at weekends on five lines to allow negotiations with trade unions to continue.The Night Tube...
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THE final phase of a 10-year project to upgrade Oslo Sporveien's Kolsås line to metro standards has been completed with the commissioning of new signalling at Avløs depot.The work at Avløs involved modernising and expanding...
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PUBLIC transport and road networks in the US are in urgent need of investment, according to the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard released by the American Public Transportation Association (Apta) on August 26. The report reveals that...
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LONDON Underground's £11m project to enable 36 trains/hour/direction to operate on the Victoria Line for the first time - the highest frequency on the network - has reached the halfway point.The Victoria Line has already...
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TURKEY's transport minister Mr Feridun Bilgin confirmed on August 19 that a consortium of Turkish construction companies Gülermak and YSE has been awarded a contract to carry out civil works on the 7.4km extension of...
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A consortium of Siemens and Newag has submitted the lowest-price bid for a contract to supply 20 three-car trains together with automation for the initial phase of Sofia metro Line 3, which is due to...
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METRO Jeddah Company (MJC) has invited expressions of interest for contracts to carry out civil works on the first phase of the city's metro network, together with a turnkey contract to design, build, operate and...
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ST PETERSBURG Metro announced on August 12 that it has selected Oktyabrsky Electric Car Plant (OEVRZ), a subsidiary of Transmashholding (TMH), as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 20 eight-car trains for the city's...