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Belgrade to launch feasibility study for metro project

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The City of Belgrade has presented its transport system master plan, which also includes the construction of the city’s first metro line and the expansion of BG voz uban rail lines.  The presentation was attended by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, Mayor of Belgrade Sinisa Mali, French Ambassador to Serbia Christine …

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Warsaw Metro announces concept design tender for next Line II stations

Warsaw Metro announces concept design tender for next Line II metro stations

Warsaw Metro has announced a tender for the concept architectural design and construction of the next section of Line II towards Bemowo district. The 4 km long route will include three metro stations and a depot/technical station (STP Mory). The last stations of the western section will be ready in 2023. The planned …

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Over EUR 20 million investment for Bucharest Railway Ring development project

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Romanian Transport Ministry has presented Bucharest Railway Ring development project, the western section: Gara de Nord – Domnești – Măgurele – Gara Progresu. According to the Ministry, this project worth over EUR 20 million  brings to Romania the “urban regio” train concept, which will serve both Bucharest citizens and nearby communities. The development project of the 68 …

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Istanbul to announce tenders for monorail, metro and tram projects

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Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İMM) plans to soon initiate three important rail infrastructure development projects to address the city’s heavy road traffic levels.  IMM will launch on the 14 of November a tender for Sefaköy-Halkalı-Başakşehir monorail system implementation, informs Anadolu Agency. The nine km-long monorail line is planed to enter operations in 2019.  On the 26 of October, IMM will also announce a tender for the construction …

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EUR 89 million infrastructure project to improve Bucharest air-rail link connection

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Romanian Minister of Transport Sorin Buse and representatives of the state-owned rail infrastructure manager CFR SA and rail passenger operator CFR Calatori  have presented a EUR 89 million project for the development of the railway connection between Bucharest North Railway station and Bucharest  International Airport Henri Coanda (Otopeni). According to the project, CFR will carry out electrification and rehabilitation …

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St. Petersburg Metro announces tender for 40 metro cars

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St. Petersburg Metro has announced a new RUB 3.9 bn tender for the acquisition of five eight-car metro trains. The trains powered by asynchronous traction motors will enter service on Line 1.  Deliveries are expected between January – April 2018. According to the tender documents the level of production localisation of the rolling stock should not be …

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EIB evaluates GBP 500 m loan for ATC signalling upgrade of the London Underground

EIB evaluates GBP 500 m loan for ATC signalling upgrade of the London Underground

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is evaluating a GBP 500 million loan to Transport for London for the upgrade of the signalling system on four lines of the London Underground network.  The project primarily involves renewal of the communication and control system on parts of the London Underground, aiming to improve the …

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St. Petersburg Metro launches tender for 27 metro trains

St. Petersburg Metro launches tender for 27 new metro trains

Saint Petersburg Metro announced on Tuesday a tender for the purchase of 27 six-car metro trains with automatic driving system and asynchronous traction drive, for a maximum price of RUB 13,6 billion (EUR 186 million). The new metro trains will enter service on St. Petersburg Metro Line 3 (Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya line).  The new metro trains procurement plan includes 54 front cars …

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RATP, Nokia complete first ‘real-world’ trial of 4G LTE technology in mass transport

RATP: RAME A QUAI A LA STATION PYRAMIDES SUR LA LIGNE 14

RATP and Nokia successfully have successfully completed the trial of 4G LTE technology on a portion of the Paris Metro Line 14. The trial demonstrated that a single 4G LTE network can be used for all operational communications of a train, whereas today they are supported by different channels – a …

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Automated metro infrastructure to reach 2200 km by 2025

Automated metro infrastructure to reach 2200 km by 2025

Automated metros are enjoying exponential global growth and infrastructure length has increased by 17% since 2014, shows a new study carried out by UITP, the International Association of Public Transport.  Automated metros are a proven solution for cities globally: there are now 53 fully automated lines around the world in 36 cities …

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