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On 11/16/2020 at 7:28 PM, GojiMet86 said:

The new Alstom cars for the new Montreal Réseau express métropolitain (REM) system:

https://www.facebook.com/ALSTOM

 

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These new Alstom trains look amazing! Everyone is joining the automation wave. I neee to look up the Montreal REM because I've never heard of it. 

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On 11/16/2020 at 7:28 PM, GojiMet86 said:

The new Alstom cars for the new Montreal Réseau express métropolitain (REM) system:

https://www.facebook.com/ALSTOM

 

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The livery and doors made me think of Medellin. (No, I've never been to Colombia, but I've seen a few videos.)

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This is a RFW video from the London Crossrail project, which is in its testing phase. The new line (to be called the Elizabeth line) runs west to east across London. The project has had its fair share of delays and overruns, but it will be a very important link, or at least might have been if COVID hadn't hit.

 

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The JR East Sobu (Rapid) & Yokosuka line E235-1000 are finally in service.

 

 

 

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https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2021/01/04/london-underground-runs-first-tube-trains-on-the-northern-line-extension/
 

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London Underground runs first tube trains on the Northern line extension

Posted on 4th January 2021

Tube trains have made their first test trips along the Northern line extension to Battersea over the Christmas break.

The Northern line passenger trains entered the new 3.2km tunnels at Kennington, travelling through the newly constructed step-plate junction that connects the existing Northern line tunnels to the extension. The trains then continued to Nine Elms Tube station before arriving at the extension’s second new station at Battersea Power Station. They then turned around using the new crossover junction to complete the journey back to Kennington.

Battery-powered engineering trains have travelled through the Northern Line extension since last Summer, but this was the first trial of a powered passenger train down the tunnels.

Stuart Harvey, TfL’s Director of Major Projects, said: “Seeing a Northern line train travelling through the extension for the first time is a really significant milestone and demonstrates the commitment of our brilliant team who have been working so hard during such a challenging year.”

Work to finish the extension is now focused on completing necessary signalling software upgrades and the fit-out of the two new stations – at Nine Elms and Battersea. The extension was due to open last year remains on target for its revised completion in the autumn of this year.

The £1.2 billion extension is being funded by a mix of developer contributions and borrowing against future business rates to be collected from the Nine Elms Enterprise Zone that was set up in 2016 and due to exist for 25 years.

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I came across these maps on reddit. They represent the 2035 planned urban rail transit network for the Pearl River Delta in China, which is often considered a megalopolis. This area consists of the cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Huizhou, Zhaoqing, Hong Kong, and Macau. According to wikipedia, this area has a population of 63,724,157, which is almost eight times the amount that New York City has!

According to the translation:

Black- 普线 (地铁): General Line (Metro)

Green- 快线 (地铁): Fast Line (Metro)

Red- 市域快线 (地铁): City Express Lines (Metro)

Blue- 珠三角城际: Pearl River Delta Intercity Lines

Yellow- 国铁: National Railway Lines (HSR + Regular Trunk Lines)

 

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As some of you may be aware, Paris is undergoing one of the largest transportation projects known the Grand Paris Express (GPE). Included are 4 new automated lines, conversion of one line into automation, and five extensions within 4 existing lines (Line 1, 4, 11 and 14).

Line 14 is currently undergoing two simultaneous extensions due in 2024, but as of Dec 2020, the line was extended slightly north for the time being. MP14 are the new rubber-tired train-sets due to dominate the MP fleet of Paris soon, with service to Lines 1, 4, 11 and 14 all due by 2024. Line 14 already has 5 sets in service, and line 4 has one in test.

 

Below is a video demonstrating the MP14 action on Line 14. These trains are 8 cars long (a first ever for Paris metro). The existing stations were designed to accommodate 8 car trains for future capacity if needed, but before Oct 2020 they were only running 6 car trains.

The video is in French, so I've translated the text for easy comprehension.

Intro: So for a few months, the MP14 have been running on line 14. This new material gradually replaces all the MP89 and MP05 of the line (current MP89/MP05 trains to go to Line 4 (with 20 additional MP14s), Line 4 trains to go to Line 6 (shortened to 5 cars from 6), Line 6 trains to be scrapped. Line 11 current trains to be scrapped in favor of MP14s.

The arrival of the MP14 on line 14 is not easy; this material is totally different from the previous ones. It therefore requires improvements in all the stations of the line to be able to be put into service.


1. Platform Screen Doors 1:05-2:04

The doors at the end of the stations are now lit in red when there is no MP14 at the doors or on the approach, as indicated on each of the platform doors (doors served by long trains) they therefore light up in white when an MP14 is approaching (just after the departure of the previous train) then resume their red lighting after the departure, unless the following train is also an mp14, in which case the doors will remain lit in white.


2. Information Screens 2:06-2:24

The information screens display the length/arrival of the next two trains (long train is MP14) The display of this information therefore goes hand in hand with the landing doors. However, it is not yet available in all stations.

3. The Length of the Platforms 2:26-2:58

Here we see this MP14 using the location of the platform that the MP89/MP05 does not use. This is possible thanks to its length of 8 cars, compared to that of MP89/MP05 which is 6 cars.

4. Saint-Lazare 3:00-4:06

Saint-Lazare is a special case. it is the only station whose platforms have not been fitted out along their entire length from the start. The remaining portion of the doors were therefore upgraded last year. This area before was inaccessible and walled off to travelers even, but even now there are still some final touches to be made (the tiling on the
ground does not follow the pattern of the rest of the doors and remains to be completed). This is also the case on the two platforms of the station. The information screens are only present on the platform direction towards the Olympiades. The other platform, having been the original terminal of the line, still does not have information screens to this
day. The switch that previously allowed trains to turn around is located inside the station, instead of being located outside it, (due to the station originally being only 6 cars in length. With the arrival of the MP14 and although not used to turn trains around during regular operations, this can be a problem if trains need to turn around at Saint Lazare, due to the train not aligning properly into the station, therefore, this switch will be permanently out of service, and perhaps converted to straight track.


5. MP14 Interior 4:08-5:18

Information screens are present throughout the train. Include on the screens: the time, the direction of the train, the next stations, the estimated travel time for the most important stations on the line, a map of the line represented in Paris, connections to the next station, and finally the large display of the next station, with locations of the exits along the platforms synchronized with the arriving voice announcement. A dynamic map of stations is visible above each door, the doors also present the novelty of emitting a sound when they open (not counting the squealing from the new platform doors). The doors closing alarm is just as unusual for a Paris Metro train, the chime is accompanied by an orange lighting reminiscent of that of the landing doors of line 4.


Various Stations along Line 14, catching the MP14 in Action.


5:31-6:51 - Olympiades (Southern Terminal until 2024)
6:52-9:28 - Bibliotheque Francois Mitterrand
9:29-9:54 - Cour Saint-Emilion
9:55-10:40 - Bercy
10:41-13:09 - Chatelet
13:10-16:18 - Mairie de Saint-Ouen (Northern Terminal until 2024)

 

 

By 2027, Paris will have 19 Metro lines (Lines 1-19), with 7 automated lines (Lines 1,4,14-18).

 

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Look at that Milan Metro ATM rolling stock!

 

The thumbnail is reversed, so it says MTA, but really it's ATM.

 

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