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London Underground capacity upgrade programme ‘paused’
UK: Planned upgrades to increase service frequencies on London Underground’s Jubilee and Northern lines are temporarily ‘paused’.

Trolleybus with battery drive presented in Linz
AUSTRIA: Linz city transport operator Linz Linien presents a prototype double-articulated battery trolleybus.

In the news this week
Kochi metro extension opens
INDIA: The second phase of the Kochi metro opens, adding five stations to the line, which is now 18 km long.

Testing begins on Lahore Orange Line
PAKISTAN: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif launches dynamic tests of the first metro train for the Lahore Orange Line.

Refurbished New York Subway cars enter service
USA: The first refurbished R160 cars enter service on New York City Transit’s E Subway line.

Keolis awarded Caen operating contract
FRANCE: The city of Caen awards incumbent Keolis a new public service contract covering the operation of its urban transport network under the Twisto brand.

Volgograd agrees tram leasing deal
RUSSIA: Volgograd municipality agrees a leasing deal for 20 vehicles to operate on its fast tram line.

Loan signed for Bangalore metro Reach 6
INDIA: The European Investment Bank signs a €500m loan agreement for the Reach 6 metro project in Bangalore.

New technologies can make our cities more livable, greener, healthier and more efficient. And public transportation is one of the key livability factors in smart cities. What role in future of transport ticketing does Infineon play and what are the benefits of open and non-proprietary standards like CIPURSE™? Watch the interview with Bernardo Knoblich, Head of Transport Ticketing Product Line at Infineon and learn more about transport ticketing technology.

More news
Navya plans US production
USA: Keolis Transit America demonstrates the potential for autonomous bus shuttles at the APTA Expo in Atlanta.

București financing approved
ROMANIA: The European Commission approves financing worth €252m for București metro Line M5.

Moderus Gamma on test in Gdańsk
POLAND: A Moderus Gamma tram starts test running in Gdańsk.

International rail jobs
Programme Manager
Recruiter: Shift2Rail (S2R) Joint Undertaking (JU)
Type: Contract
Location: Brussels

Qualified Train Drivers
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Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Oxford, Bristol, Exeter, Westbury & Penzance

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