Urban transport news in brief

02 Aug 2019

Nice tram route T2 has been extended by 2 km from Magnan to Jean Médecin.

The Samsun tram line has been extended northwest by 6 km from OMÜ Rektörlük / Batı Garajı to Yurtlar.

A 2·7 km tram route that goes over the Ada Bridge over the River Sava in Beograd was inaugurated on July 5.

Harsco Rail has entered into a partnership with Möser Maschinenbau, which includes the distribution of road-rail grinding machine Ro-V 149. One such machine would be located in the UK, intended for work on tram and metro networks.

Alstom’s SATEE and XAYEECO joint ventures have won contracts totalling €42m to supply OptONIX traction systems for 222 metro cars to be supplied for the future Xi’an Line 5 Phase 1 and 180 cars for Phase 2.

The last trolleybus routes in Perm closed at the end of June.

SATEE and Xi’an Alstom Yongji Electric Equipment Co are to supply traction equipment for the fleet of 318 metro cars that will operate on the driverless Nanjing metro Line 7.

Sumy has taken delivery of four low-floor T70117 trolleybuses supplied by Bogdan Motors under a 22·5m hryvnia contract.

ABB has supplied its i-bus KNX intelligent building control system for stations and control rooms on Shijiazhuang metro lines 1 and 3. This includes a digital addressable lighting interface control unit for smart management of station lighting.

GMV is to supply planning software for the Toruń bus network.

Dnipro has started taking delivery of 20 second-hand Tatra T4D-M1 trams from Leipzig. The vehicles were modernised in 1992-95.

Solaris is to supply 10 Trollino 12 trolleybuses to TEP Parma and eight to SETA Modena.

UKVZ is to supply four 30% low-floor single-section trams to Krasnodar.

ZUE is to repair and maintain tram tracks in Kraków for three years from October 2019 under a 68·4m złoty contract.

Škoda Transtech is working with Etteplan to produce technical documentation for the ForCity Smart Artic trams that it is supplying to Tampere and the Artic trams for the Raide-Jokeri line in Helsinki.

A geological survey has started for metro Line D in Praha.

A realignment of a tram line in Dresden to serve Strehlen S-Bahn station was inaugurated on July 5.

Pro-Tra Building has signed a 64·6m złoty contract to undertake utility relocation and other preparatory works for the first 1·2 km phase of a planned 7 km extension of the Wrocław tram network to Nowy Dwór.

PKS Bielsko-Biała has ordered 26 Solaris Urbino 12 buses with CNG drives for 32m złoty.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced C$1·3bn of federal funding towards the extension of the Montréal metro Blue Line to Anjou.

Transport for Greater Manchester has launched account-based contactless ticketing on the Metrolink light rail network.

The government of Québec and the City of Montréal have agreed in principle to a funding arrangement that would allow the construction of the Pink Line light rail project.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland and the National Transport Authority have awarded Transdev Ireland a six-year contract to operate and maintain the Luas light rail network in Dublin. The contract begins on December 1 and includes options for an additional five years.

Thales is to supply SelTrac CBTC signalling for Stage 2 of the O-Train Confederation Line in Ottawa.

SECOTrans has selected Atkins as a subconsultant to carry out systems engineering services for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

BYD ADL is to supply 19 Enviro400EV double-deck electric buses to National Express for use in Birmingham.

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