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Financing opportunities for sustainable urban mobility projects

Cities can turn to ten sources of funding for sustainable urban mobility:

The biggest source is the European Structural and Investment Funds. These are the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund. They are managed by specific authorities in the Member States who have agreed specific Operational Programmes on a regional level with the European Commission. Over 2014-2020, 24 Member States benefit from those funds and cities …

New recuperation upgrade in London Underground

Transport for London has announced that the ‘world first’ installation of Alstom’s Harmonic & Energy Saving Optimiser inverting substation energy recovery technology on a metro line has proved successful.

As well as feeding energy regenerated by braking trains back into the traction power supply, HESOP can return power to the grid when it not required by accelerating trains.

The HESOP …

Konya tram extension

The first section of catenary-free tram line in Konya opened on September 29, with free travel available until October 31. The 4·4 km Route 2 leaves the southern end of the north-south Route 1 at Alaaddin and runs east to Adliye, with six stops.

A 1·8 km section in the historic city centre has no overhead wires. The Škoda ForCity Classic 28T trams operating the route are fitted with roof-mounted nano-lithium-titanium batteries that enable …

Increased capacity of the railway line

Banedanmark has finished a DKK 750 million upgrade to the railway between Vamdrup and Vojens.

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