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Major upgrades start at Metro Vancouver’s SkyTrain stations in Canada

Transport operator TransLink and the governments of Canada and British Columbia (BC) have announced the start of upgrades at Metro Vancouver’s SkyTrain stations to improve accessibility, capacity, safety and security. Construction work has already been initiated at Metrotown, Commercial-Broadway and New Westminster stations. For the C$66.6m ($51.3m) Commercial-Broadway Station upgrade, ...

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Bechtel consortium begins tunnelling work on Riyadh Metro Line 1

US-based Bechtel-led consortium BACS has started tunnelling work on Line 1 of the $23bn Riyadh Metro project in Saudi Arabia. The consortium, which includes Almabani General Contractors, Consolidated Contractors Company, and Siemens (BACS), is responsible for the $10bn contract for the design, construction, signalling, electrification, and integration of the Lines ...

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Metro opens Green and Purple lines in Houston, US

Houston’s Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) in the US has opened its Green (East End) and Purple (South-East) lines, offering better connections on the network. The new Green Line covers 3.3 miles from downtown, east along Harrisburg and the Purple Line runs 6.6 miles, connecting downtown with the ...

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