Archive for category: Subways and Metros

7 New York subway stations to partially close for final phase of $395m renovations

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced that seven New York City subway stations will partially close until ‘late 2018’ as part of a $395.7 million modernisation of the BMT Sea Beach line. In total nine century-old stations will be upgraded from July 31, with structural repairs, repainting and restoration to take place and enhanced safety […]
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Cross Yarra Partnership consortium to build Melbourne Metro Tunnel

Cross Yarra Partnership, a consortium which includes Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital, is to design and build Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel. As well as a 9km twin-bore tunnel, the consortium is also responsible for building the tunnel’s five new underground stations: Arden, Parkville, CBD North and South, and Domain. The Metro Tunnel, which […]
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New transit line to open in Malaysia

Phase Two of MRT’s Sungai Buloh–Kajang (SBK) line is ready for its grand launch on Monday, July 17 in Malaysia. The opening completes the 51km-long SBK line meaning commuters can now reach the centre of Kuala Lumpur from the towns of Sungai Buloh or Kajang, to the north and south of the capital city, respectively. MRT […]
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Planning permission approved for Luton airport rail link

London Luton Airport (LLA) has received planning permission for a proposed driverless rail link between the airport terminal and Luton Airport Parkway (LAP) station. The 2.1 km mass passenger transit (MPT) line will replace an existing shuttle bus service and create the required capacity to meet the airport’s predicted growth. The £200 million link is […]
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Planning permission approved for Luton airport rail link

London Luton Airport (LLA) has received planning permission for a proposed driverless rail link between the airport terminal and Luton Airport Parkway (LAP) station. The 2.1 km mass passenger transit (MPT) line will replace an existing shuttle bus service and create the required capacity to meet the airport’s predicted growth. The £200 million link is […]
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Train packed with 400 works of art launched on Paris commuter network

A new SNCF train promises to take passengers on a cultural trip to the far corners of the globe as they travel on the Paris commuter network. The ‘Arts and Civilisations’ train was launched on the capital city’s RER E metro line in June and features international works of art, photographs, paintings and historical objects […]
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CRRC unveils new suburban EMU

Train manufacturer CRRC has unveiled a new model of suburban electric multiple unit (EMU). Made by CRRC Qingdao Sifang, the train features rapid acceleration and braking – similar to metro trains – but has more powerful traction equipment which enables it to reach speeds of up to 140km/h. It’s also designed for journeys between 50 […]
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Construction begins on southern section of Moscow’s new metro line

Workers have started building the southern section of Moscow’s Third Interchange Contour (TIC) line with work expected to be complete by December 2019. The Ulitsa Novatorov, Vorontsovskaya and Sevastopolsky Prospekt stations are now under construction. The new 66km metro line will feature 31 stations and will be the second circle line in the Russian capital city […]
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Goods delivered by tram in Saint-Etienne trial

An innovative use of the Saint-Etienne tramway to carry goods was trialled earlier this month. The ‘TramFret’ project aims to capitalise on the existing tram network to launch integrated cargo services in-between passengers services using recycled rolling stock. Feedback from the experiment – which took place on June 13 – will be used to measure the […]
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Contractor appointed for second phase of Sydney Metro tunnelling

A John Holland CPB Contractors Ghella Joint Venture has been awarded the $2.81 billion contract to construct a twin-bore tunnel beneath Sydney Harbour for the Sydney Metro project. Work will begin straight away, says Transport for NSW, with the first of five tunnel boring machines set to begin its drive by the end of next […]
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First Elizabeth line train enters passenger service

The first train built for London’s Elizabeth line has gone into passenger service on the capital’s rail network. It is the first of 66 Class 345 EMUs being built by Bombardier in Derby for the Elizabeth line, which is being opened in stages up to 2019. Transport for London (TfL) has said 11 of the […]
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