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DPP gave the green light to full electrification of a bus line

The Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) continues to develop ecological electric bus transport. Based on the assessment of the trial operation, DPP has approved the intention of full electrification of bus line no. 140 on the route Palmovka – Letňany – Čakovice – Miškovice. The electric buses with in-motion charging should be deployed on the entire route of line no. 140 no later than in 2021.

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EU Investment: Over €800 million to finance transport infrastructure in Poland

The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency, INEA selected ten new projects to modernise transport infrastructure in Poland. The ten projects will be co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme and are expected to develop the Polish rail network and to make the road and maritime transport greener.

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UITP Seminar on Smart and Innovative mobility in Central Eastern Europe: read all about it

On 22-23 November 2017, UITP organised a high-level international seminar on Smart Mobility 2020: Innovative and sustainable urban transport in Europe. The event took place in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia which is currently at the helm of the Council of the European Union and the EU Presidency.

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First phase of the construction of metro D in Prague approved

The construction of a new fourth metro line in Prague, which will be marked by “D” letter and blue colour, will begin by the section from Pankrác to the Olbrachtova station. Supervisory board of the Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) has approved the construction variant, thanks to which it is not necessary to wait for purchase of land for the entire route, which will accelerate the metro construction. DPP’s decision is supported by the management of the capital city of Prague, the Prague mayor Adriana Krnáčová welcomes the effort to accelerate the construction of the metro.

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EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK AWARD: Skopje among the finalist

The European Commission announced the winners of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2016 on 20 March. Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city, won the Award for its efforts to promote sustainable urban mobility to different target groups of all ages and for its long-term commitment to active mobility. Recognising also its efforts towards a more sustainable mobility, Skopje together with Lisbon were the two other finalist.

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DPP is preparing the construction of a tram infrastructure

The tram transport in Prague has had a long and rich history. Nowadays, the tram infrastructure consists of an incredible total of 142 km of tracks, on which 24 daily tram lines and 9 night tram lines are available to passengers. Trams in Prague transport about 30% of all passengers thus forming an important complement to the backbone of the City transport, which is the metro with about 50% of all passengers, who every year use the public transport in Prague. Those are annually around 1.2 billion.

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Slovenian Public Transport Company Marprom joins UITP

UITP is pleased to welcome its new Slovenian member Marprom, strengthening the presence of Central and Eastern Europe in the international network promoting and supporting sustainable public transport. Marprom is the company responsible for public transport in Maribor.

The story of public transport in Maribor began way back in 1926 when the municipality at that time bought 3 buses. The first bus company was founded and started with two routes on 26th of December 1926. It managed to successfully navigate in the field of public transport through all the years.

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Estonian startup Ridango wins a global award for its ticketing solution

UITP’s member Ridango, the Estonian transport information technology provider, was awarded first prize at the Transport Ticketing Global Awards in the Best Smart Ticketing Programme category for its ticketing solution implemented in Sörmland County in Sweden. It was the second time in a row that Ridango won the award.

According to the judges in the award jury, the solution was “an impressive progress at a regional level, which has real potential to shift modal split towards public transport”.

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Prague's DPP expands electric buses

As a part of the long-term strategy of the bus transport emissions reduction, the Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) has been testing an electric bus that is charged from the tram power supply network in real operation with passengers for a year and a half. The charging takes place during operational breaks in the Želivského turning loop via a two-pole pantograph collector located on the vehicle roof, from a short section of a trolley built specifically for this purpose.

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Warsaw : Launch of a tender for 123 new trams

ZTM Warszawa, Warsaw public transport company, launched on February 3rd a tender for the acquisition of 213 new trams with an estimated value of PLN 2.3 billion (€538 million). The contract comprises a firm order for 123 vehicles with a single option for 90 more.

The base order includes 85 bidirectional and 18 unidirectional trams, which will be 33m long, as well as 20 24m-long vehicles. The option is exclusively for 33m-long vehicles with 45 unidirectional and 45 bidirectional units.

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