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The first section of the London Underground network has been switched over to a Thales signalling system which is being rolled out across the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.

First stage of ‘highly complex’ London Underground resignalling goes live

20 Mar 2019

UK: The first section of the London Underground network has been switched over to a Thales signalling system which is being rolled out across the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines under Transport for ... more

President Erdoğan officially opened the 77 km Marmaray suburban rail corridor across Istanbul.

Marmaray suburban rail corridor across Istanbul opened

13 Mar 2019

TURKEY: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan officially opened the 77 km Marmaray suburban rail corridor across Istanbul on March 12, 15 years after construction began. The President rode an inaugural train from the opening ceremony ... more

Boston subway signalling contract awarded

04 Mar 2019

USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has awarded Alstom and construction contractor Barletta Heavy Division an €80m contract to modernise the signalling on Boston’s Red and Orange metro lines, covering a total of ... more

Accessibility and sustainability at the heart of Berlin transport plan

01 Mar 2019

GERMANY: The Senate of the Land of Berlin on February 26 issued a 2019-23 transport plan, with accessibility and emissions reduction key components. As well as the bus, tram, U-Bahn and ferry networks operated by ... more

CFR has called tenders for the design and construction of a 2·95 km rail connection to Terminal 1 at Henri Coandă International Airport.

București airport rail link tendering underway

25 Feb 2019

ROMANIA: Infrastructure manager CFR has called tenders for the design and construction of a 2·95 km rail connection to Terminal 1 at Henri Coandă International Airport, which would allow the operation of a direct rail service ... more

East Japan Railway is to build a third rail route to Haneda Airport in Tokyo.

Third rail route to Tokyo Haneda Airport finalised

25 Feb 2019

JAPAN: East Japan Railway expects to start work in May on its Haneda Airport Access Line, which would provide a third rail link to Tokyo’s largest airport. This is currently served by the Tokyo Monorail from Hamamatsucho and the ... more

Both Bangalore metro lines are being extended as part of Phase 2.

Alstom wins Bangalore metro electrification contract

21 Feb 2019

INDIA: Bangalore Metro Rail Corp has awarded Alstom a €71m contract to provide power supplies and electrification for the extension to the city’s two metro lines being built as part of Phase 2 of BMRC’s network development plan. ... more