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  • Solaris is supplying 85 Trollino 12 trolleybuses to Kaunas.
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    Kaunas takes Solaris trolleybus delivery

    2019-08-08T08:31:51Z

    LITHUANIA: The first of 85 Trollino 12 trolleybuses that Solaris is supplying to Kaunas public transport operator UAB Kauno Autobusai arrived in Kaunas on August 6. UAB Kauno Autobusai signed a €29·4m contract in October, with delivery of all 85 vehicles due by the end of this year. ...

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    Alexander Dennis’ new hybrid bus model ordered for Brighton

    2019-08-08T07:00:00Z

    UK: Brighton & Hove Bus Company has become the UK launch customer for the Alexander Dennis Enviro400ER hybrid bus. The Go-Ahead Group subsidiary has ordered 30 of the buses, which are due to begin operating on route 5 later this year, and will run on batteries in Brighton ...

  • The first 100 of 183 K9FE battery buses that BYD is supplying to operate in Santiago arrived at the port of San Antonio on July 31.
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    Electric buses arrive in Chile

    2019-08-07T12:53:47Z

    CHILE: The first 100 of 183 K9FE battery buses that BYD is supplying to operate in Santiago arrived at the port of San Antonio on July 31. The vehicles left the port of Shanghai on July 1 and will travel by road to the capital. The other 83 ...

  • Hannover city transport operator Üstra signed a framework agreement with Daimler Buses on August 6 for the supply of up to 48 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses.
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    Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses ordered for Hannover

    2019-08-07T09:41:34Z

    GERMANY: Hannover city transport operator Üstra signed a framework agreement with Daimler Buses on August 6 for the supply of up to 48 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses. The contract covers 30 rigid and 18 eCitaro G articulated buses. The four buses from the firm order are due to ...

  • Class 710 Aventra electric multiple-units have taken over operation of London Overground’s Gospel Oak – Barking Line.
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    London Overground Gospel Oak – Barking Line fleet replacement complete

    2019-08-06T10:41:17Z

    UK: Class 710 Aventra electric multiple-units have now taken over operation of London Overground’s Gospel Oak – Barking Line, Transport for London announced on August 6. The eight four-car trainsets, of which six are required for regular services, replace the fleet of two-car DMUs that operated the orbital ...

  • BEML has started assembling the 378 metro cars that it is supplying to operate on three driverless lines being built in Mumbai.
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    Work begins on driverless Mumbai metro trains

    2019-08-06T08:00:00Z

    INDIA: BEML has started assembling the 378 metro cars that it is supplying to operate on three driverless lines being built in Mumbai. Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority awarded BEML a Rs30·15bn contract last year to supply 63 six-car trainsets to operate on Mumbai metro lines 2A, 2B ...

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    Trial operations begin on Bangkok Blue Line extension

    2019-08-06T06:00:00Z

    THAILAND: An extension of the Bangkok metro Blue Line started trial operation on July 29. Services are free, and revenue operations are scheduled to commence on September 29. The 5·4 km partly underground southwestern extension from Hua Lamphong to Tha Phra adds five stations to the metro line. ...

  • The Glenridge Operations & Maintenance Facility will contain the operations control centre and the maintenance depot for the fleet of 26 five-section light rail vehicles being supplied by CAF.
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    Maryland Purple Line depot topped out

    2019-08-05T13:40:46Z

    USA: The Maryland Transit Administration held a ceremony on July 30 to mark the topping out of the Glenridge Operations & Maintenance Facility being built for the future Purple Line light rail route. Planned to accommodate 200 staff when fully operational, the 15 800 m 2 site ...

  • Sejong City is being developed to take over some functions from the existing capital of Seoul.
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    Sejong City to test autonomous buses

    2019-08-05T09:52:23Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Trials of autonomous buses are due to begin in Sejong City from 2021, as part of a government initiative to encourage regional innovation. Seven areas outside of the Seoul metropolitan area, including Busan, have been designated as zones exempt from or with deferred regulation. The policy ...

  • MTS is currently taking deliveries of Siemens light rail vehicles from a previous order.
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    San Diego selects Siemens S700 light rail vehicles

    2019-08-01T13:00:00Z

    USA: San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 25 light rail vehicles. Siemens will supply its low-floor S700 LRV. Deliveries from its Sacramento plant are expected to be complete by the end of 2021, and the LRVs would replace the high-floor SD100 ...