Urban transport news

  • tn_at-salzburg_trolleybus_delivery_1

    First battery trolleybus delivered to Salzburg


    AUSTRIA: Swiss manufacturer Hess delivered the first of 15 battery trolleybuses that it is supplying to Salzburg AG to the operator’s depot on August 27. The vehicle travelled to Salzburg on a low-loader. Salzburg AG ordered 15 battery trolleybuses for €15·3m, with deliveries to be completed ...

  • tn_ca-Hurontario_LRT_impression_03

    Preferred bidder selected for Hurontario LRT project


    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have selected the Mobilinx consortium as preferred bidder for the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project to the west of Toronto. The contract is expected to the be awarded later this year. Mobilinx ...

  • tn_us-phoenix_northwest_extension_05

    Phoenix voters reject plan to block light rail funding


    USA: Residents of the city of Phoenix have voted overwhelmingly to reject a local legislative measure that would have halted funding for expansion of the city’s Valley Metro light rail network. Mayor Kate Gallego confirmed on August 28 that voters had rejected the Proposition 105 and ...

  • tn_gb-london-circle-line-paddington-AJG

    First Circle Line junctions converted to CBTC operation


    UK: A second section of London Underground’s Circle Line was converted to automatic train operation over the weekend of August 31-September 1, with the commissioning of CBTC signalling under the Four Lines Modernisation programme. Covering the so-called Signal Migration Areas 1 and 2, the ...

  • tn_ru-st-petersburg chizhik tram depot Vladimir Waldin

    St Petersburg’s Chizhik tram route completed


    Source: Photo: Vladimir Waldin RUSSIA: The Chizhik fast tram route in St Petersburg has been completed, with revenue services on the third section commencing on September 1. The final section includes 4·6 km of modernised and 1·8 km of new double-track alignment, as well as ...

  • au-melbourne suburban rail loop map

    Melbourne Suburban Rail Loop delivery body created


    AUSTRALIA: The government of Victoria has established an authority to deliver the Suburban Rail Loop, and has selected a preferred alignment for the first phase. The 90 km orbital suburban rail line would link existing stations at Cheltenham in the southeastern suburbs and Werribee in ...

  • tn_ch-limmattalbahn first phase opening

    ​First phase of Limmattalbahn opens in Zürich


    SWITZERLAND: The first section of the Limmattalbahn light rail line serving Zürich opened to passengers on September 2. The initial 2·9 km section serves seven stops between Farbhof and Geissweid in western Zürich, and is operated by VBZ as an extension of tram route 2. ...

  • Singapore non-fare business concessions awarded

    Singapore non-fare business concessions awarded


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded two contracts for non-fare revenue operations on the future Thomson-East Coast Line. The 16-year concessions are due to begin when the line opens in 2024. The advertising concession has been awarded to Hong Kong-based Asiaray Connect, which is to pay ...

  • Metro de Bogotá has shortlisted five bidders for the DFBOMT concession covering the initial phase of the city’s first metro line.

    Five shortlisted for Bogotá metro concession


    COLOMBIA: Metro de Bogotá has shortlisted five bidders for the design-finance-build-operate-maintain-transfer concession covering the initial phase of the city’s first metro line. It expects to award the concession on October 21. The shortlisted consortia are: APCA Transmimetro: China Harbor Engineering Co, Xi’an Metro Co, CRRC Changchun, Bombardier ...

  • The Greater London Authority’s East London Line - Growth Capacity programme aims to support the development of new homes.

    East London Line capacity increase project receives government funding


    UK: The Greater London Authority’s East London Line – Growth Capacity programme has been allocated an £80·8m from the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund. This project envisages an increase in the frequency of London Overground services on the core section of the East London Line between Dalston Junction and ...