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Delhi metro Pink Line inaugurated DELHI’s metro network reached 252km on March 14, when the initial 21.6km section of the Pink Line from Majlis Park to Durgabhai Deshmukh South Campus was inaugurated in the presence of Delhi chief minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal and India’s housing and urban affairs minister Mr Hardeep Singh Puri.
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QINGDAO opened its first suburban metro line on April 23 with the start of passenger operation on Line 11. The 58.4km line runs northeast from an interchange with Line 2 at Miaoling Road and passes through...
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TOULOUSE public transport authority Tisséo Communities and its Tisseo Engineering subsidiary have selected a consortium led by Systra and including Arcadis for a systems project management assistance contract for the French city’s third metro line. The...
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METRO do Porto has awarded Spanish engineering company Sener a contract to carry out detailed design for the Portuguese city’s 2.8km Line G (Pink Line). The four-station line will run underground from Praça da Liberdade near...
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SIEMENS announced on April 17 that the first painted bodyshell for the new fleet of G1 trains for Nuremberg U-Bahn Line U1 has been completed at its Simmering plant in Vienna. Nuremberg Transport (VAG) awarded Siemens...
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A major expansion programme has transformed Manchester Metrolink into Britain’s largest light rail network over the past decade. But what is the secret of this success? And what is next? Kevin Smith met Jon Lamonte,...
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Copenhagen is edging towards the start of construction on its first light rail project. Kevin Smith visits the Danish capital to get an update on the work that has taken place so far.SPREADING out like...
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THE government of Macau special administrative region announced on April 11 that MTR Corporation has been selected for a contract to operate and maintain the Macau LRT Taipa Line. Under the Pataca 5.88bn ($US 730m) 80-month...
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A groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 12 to mark the start of construction on Montreal’s Metropolitan Electric Network (REM), the new 67km automated light metro for the Canadian city. The ceremony was attended by representatives...
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THE government of Ile-de-France has appointed a committee of experts to evaluate the feasibility of offering public transport services free-of-charge in the area around Paris. The 10-member committee will be led by Mr Jacques Rapoport, former...
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ALGERIA’s president, Mr Abdelaziz Bouteflika, inaugurated two extensions of the Algiers metro on April 10, adding five more stations to the network. The opening of the 1.7km two-station extension from Tafourah Grande Poste to Place des...

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