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NEW YORK City Transit (NYCT) president Mr Andy Byford unveiled plans for the modernisation of the city’s bus and subway networks on May 23, bringing forward major improvements to signalling…
BUENOS Aires City Council and Argentina’s Ministry of Urban Development and Transport inaugurated a 1km extension of metro Line H to Faculty of Law-Julieta Lanteri on May 17.
CALIFORNIA Transportation Commission (CTC) approved $US 703.6m in SB-1 funding for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) transport projects on May 16 as part of its transport funding allocations…
ACCORDING to the International Association of Public Transport’s (UITP) Observatory of Automated Metros the total length of fully-automated driverless metro lines globally has topped 1000km for the first time. The…
BOMBARDIER has launched a real-time passenger load display on Singapore’s Downtown Line (DTL) using the line’s existing Train Control Monitoring System (TCMS) following the completion of testing by Singapore's Land…
IRANIAN president Dr Hassan Rouhani inaugurated a 2km extension of Mashhad metro Line 2 from Shohada to Shariati on May 7, connecting the city’s two metro lines for the first…
SINGAPORE Land Transport Agency (LTA) revealed the alignment and locations for the island’s seventh metro line on May 9.
THE tendering committee of Société du Grand Paris (SGP) and the SGP-Ile-de-France Mobility coordination committee have approved the selection of Alstom as preferred bidder for a contract to supply around…
THE governor of the Brazilian state of Bahia, Mr Rui Costa, inaugurated a 3.5km extension of metro Line 2 from Mussurunga to Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport on April…
Last month’s World Metro and Light Rail conference, organised by Terrapinn in Bilbao, Spain, provided an opportunity to compare the impact which different political climates have on three major transit…
AMSTERDAM Municipal Transport (GVB) has selected CAF as preferred bidder to supply 30 metro trains with an option for an additional 30 trains.
SINGAPORE’s Land Transport Authority has placed an order worth €150m with Alstom to supply six six-car and 11 three-cars Metropolis metro trains for use respectively on the extensions to the…
DELHI Metro Rail Corporation, on behalf of Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority, has issued a call for tender for the supply of 378 standard-gauge metro cars for the Mumbai Metro…
THE International Union of Railways (UIC) and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) have signed a memorandum of understanding outlining how the two organisations can develop closer cooperation and…
PARIS Transport Authority (RATP) has awarded a contract to Alstom to supply and install communications-based train control (CBTC) equipment to modernise the existing analogue automatic train control system on Line…
THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has announced that track laying on Sydney Metro Northwest has been completed, and the project is on course to…
QINGDAO opened its first suburban metro line on April 23 with the start of passenger operation on Line 11.
TOULOUSE public transport authority Tisséo Communities and its Tisseo Engineering subsidiary have selected a consortium led by Systra and including Arcadis for a systems project management assistance contract for the…
METRO do Porto has awarded Spanish engineering company Sener a contract to carry out detailed design for the Portuguese city’s 2.8km Line G (Pink Line).
SIEMENS announced on April 17 that the first painted bodyshell for the new fleet of G1 trains for Nuremberg U-Bahn Line U1 has been completed at its Simmering plant in…
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