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St. Petersburg Metro announces tender for 40 metro cars


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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Siemens-Newag consortium awarded contract for Sofia’s metro line 3

Siemens stattet in Sofia neue U-Bahnlinie mit Zügen und Bahnautomatisierung aus / Siemens provides trains and automatic train control system for new metro line in Sofia

Sofia’s metro operator Metropolitan EAD has commissioned Siemens – Newag consortium for equipping the new metro line 3 in the capital of Bulgaria. The order is worth around EUR 140 million and includes the delivery of 20 Inspiro type metro trains and the Trainguard MT automatic train protection system, using wireless CBTC technology …

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Works for two new sections of Bucharest Metro  to be completed by the end of 2016


The construction works for the Raul Doamnei – Eroilor (Line 5) and the Bazilescu Park – Straulesti (Line 4) of Bucharest Metro will be completed at the end of next year, stated Catalin Homor, the general manager of Bucharest metro operator Metrorex, cited in Mediafax. The construction works of the structural frame of …

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Istanbul to announce tender for new two metro lines construction

Istanbul municipality plans to organise a tender for Atakoy-Ikitelli and Dudullu-Bostanci metro lines construction works in September. The Atakoy-Ikitelli line on Istanbul’s European side will be 13.3 kilometers and will transport around 45,000 passengers/hour. Journey time between Atakoy and Ikitelli will be 19.5 minutes and the tender for this line will be held on September …

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Ukraine plans to replace obsolete urban public transport rolling stock


The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have reached an agreement for the co-funding of projects to replace the obsolete rolling stock of municipal public transportation companies in Ukraine for the total amount of 300 million EUR. Based on the based on the proposals from cities, the …

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FCC and Odebrecht selected for Panama City Line 2 construction contract


FCC (Spain) – Norberto Odebrecht (Brazil) consortium has submitted the best offer in the tender for the construction of Line 2 of the Panama City Metro. The € 1.65 billion contract provides for engineering design, construction of the civil works, installation of auxiliary works, supply and installation of the track and the supply of rolling …

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Alstom to supply 3 extra metros to line m2 in Lausanne


Alstom will supply three extra metro train sets to Transports Publics de la Région Lausannoise SA (tl) for line m2 of the automatic, rubber-tyred metro of Lausanne in Switzerland. The train sets, consisting of two cars each, will be identical to the first 15 train sets delivered in October 2008. …

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Technical assistance project for Metro Line 5 in Ho Chi Minh City approved


The Prime Minister of Vietnam has approved the technical assistance project preparation for Metro Line No.5 construction in Ho Chi Minh City.  Financing for the first stage of the project to build a 8.8 km section is provided by the Asian Development Bank ($500 million), the EIB ($199 million), and Spain ($265.5 million). The …

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Documentation for Bucharest underground network connection with Otopeni Airport ready in April

Think Railways report on Bucharest underground operator

The documentation for Bucharest underground Line VI, Gara de Nord – Henri Coandă Otopeni Airport Otopeni Airport connection will be ready next month, stated Ioan Rus, Romanian Minister of Transport for the local press. Metrorex plans to allocate RON 38.5 million (EUR 8.6 MILLION) for Line VI design, consultancy and …

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Warsaw’s second metro line inaugurated


Warsaw’s second metro line was inaugurated on Sunday, with free travel for passengers. The 6.5 km long central section connects the West to East of Warsaw, from Dworzec Wileński to Rondo Daszyńskiego station. It includes seven metro stations: Rondo Daszyńskiego, Rondo ONZ, Świętokrzyska,, Nowy Świat, Powiśle, Stadion and Dworzec Wileński Station. The construction project total cost was estimated at over PLN …

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