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  • Photos: Benjámin Zelki
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    Budapest tram Route 1 reaches Kelenföld

    2019-07-10T09:07:00Z

    HUNGARY: Budapest Mayor István Tarlós inaugurated an extension of Budapest tram Route 1 to Kelenföld railway station on July 9. The 1·7 km western extension from Etele út/Fehérvári út adds intermediate stops at Bikás Park and Bártfai út. Interchange is provided with metro Line M4 at Bikás Park and ...

  • Milano transport operator ATM has awarded a framework contract for the supply of up to 250 battery electric buses to Solaris.
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    Solaris to supply up to 250 electric buses to Milano

    2019-07-09T13:49:06Z

    ITALY: Milano transport operator ATM has awarded a framework contract for the supply of up to 250 battery electric buses to Solaris. Delivery of the base order of 40 buses is to begin in June 2020, and the contract would be worth €192m if all options are exercised. ...

  • Plzeň transport operator PMDP and the European Investment Bank have signed a €50m loan agreement.
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    Trams, trolleybuses and a greener depot for Plzeň

    2019-07-05T08:17:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Plzeň transport operator PMDP and the European Investment Bank have signed a €50m loan agreement which will be used to finance the purchase of 34 trams and approximately 34 trolleybuses to replace existing vehicles, as well as the modernisation of the Slovany tram depot and power supply infrastructure. ...

  • Uraltransmash has unveiled its fully low-floor Type 71-418 tram.
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    Uraltransmash unveils low-floor tram

    2019-07-05T08:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Uraltransmash unveiled its fully low-floor Type 71-418 tram on July 3, ahead of displaying the vehicle at the Innoprom-2019 trade fair which is to be held in Yekaterinburg on July 8-11. The Type 71-418 is an evolution of the 71-415 which was presented at Innoprom-2018 but has ...

  • Thales has selected Eurotech to supply embedded hardware and internet of things software for the automatic passenger counting systems to be installed on trains for the future Grand Paris Express metro lines 15, 16 and 17.
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    Grand Paris Express passenger counters ordered

    2019-07-05T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Thales has selected Eurotech to supply embedded hardware and internet of things software for the automatic passenger counting systems to be installed on trains for the future Grand Paris Express metro lines 15, 16 and 17. The project will require at least 1 400 passenger counters, and potentially up ...

  • Stadtwerke München has exercised options worth more than €200m for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 73 four-section Avenio trams.
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    München orders 73 trams

    2019-07-04T09:37:30Z

    GERMANY: München’s municipally-owned utility company Stadtwerke München has exercised options worth more than €200m for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 73 four-section Avenio trams, similar to those already in service. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2021. Ingo Wortmann, Chairman of the management board of SWM’s transport operator MVG, ...

  • Metrostav is to build a 900 m long and partly underground extension of Brno tram Route 8 to serve the Bohunice university campus and hospital.
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    Brno university tram extension contract awarded

    2019-07-04T07:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: The City of Brno has awarded Metrostav a KC1·4bn contract to build a 900 m long and partly underground extension of tram Route 8 to serve the Bohunice university campus and hospital, which are accessed by around 40 000 people every day. The project is being supported with ...

  • Bergen public transport authority Skyss has awarded two contracts for the operation of the city’s bus services with electric and biogas vehicles.
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    Bergen aims to be the electric bus capital of the Nordic region

    2019-07-03T07:00:00Z

    NORWAY: Bergen public transport authority Skyss has awarded two contracts for the operation of the city’s bus services with electric and biogas vehicles. Keolis has operated the city’s tramway since 2020, and has now won its first bus contract in Norway. The NKr280m/year Bergen Central contract ...

  • Bogestra has ordered a further eight Variobahn trams from Stadler.
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    Stadler wins further Bogestra tram order

    2019-07-02T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Bochum-Gelsenkirchen transport operator Bogestra has ordered a further eight Variobahn trams from Stadler, exercising an option on an order placed in 2015. The five-section bidirectional low-floor trams will have capacity for 165 passengers. The metre-gauge vehicles will have five sets of doors per side, with foldable ramps, CCTV ...

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    Bringing driverless technology to Wien

    Work has started on the first driverless metro line in Wien, and investments are being made in other modes as well.

  • Hamburger Hochbahn has exercised options to purchase a further 32 three-car DT5 metro trainsets from a consortium of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation.
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    Hamburger Hochbahn orders more DT5 metro trains

    2019-07-01T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Hamburger Hochbahn has exercised options to purchase a further 32 three-car DT5 metro trainsets from a consortium of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation. Alstom’s share of the €186m contract is €100m and includes mechanical systems; Bombardier Transportation will supply electrical and traction equipment. The trains will be assembled at ...

  • The funding agreement was signed on the platform of the disused Siemensstadt station.
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    Siemensstadt S-Bahn funding agreement

    2019-07-01T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The long-disused S-Bahn branch to the Berlin suburb of Siemensstadt and Gartenfeld is set to be reactivated following the signing of an agreement between Deutsche Bahn s Board Member for Infrastructure Ronald Pofalla and the city s Mayor Michael Müller on July 28 to fund the necessary planning studies ...

  • Photos: Vladimir Waldin
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    Transmashholding reveals new metro car design

    2019-06-26T09:06:04Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding presented a mock-up of its latest metro car design at the SmartTransport trade show that took place in St Petersburg on June 19-21. The ‘Metro 2020’ bodyshell features ‘innovative and super-technological’ aerodynamic characteristics as well as wider doors and an improved cab configuration. TMH subsidiary OEVRZ ...

  • Alstom said Aptis was designed to have lower maintenance and operating costs and a longer service life than diesel buses.
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    La Rochelle orders Aptis electric buses

    2019-06-26T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Greater La Rochelle has ordered four Alstom Aptis electric buses for use on the Illico 4 bus rapid transit route from early 2020. The vehicles will be 12 m long with three doors, and La Rochelle has opted for them to be equipped for overnight slow charging in the ...

  • Transport for Wales has awarded Balfour Beatty, Alun Griffiths and Siemens Mobility early contractor involvement contracts ahead of procurement for the first stages of the South Wales Metro project.
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    South Wales Metro ECI contracts awarded

    2019-06-25T06:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for Wales has awarded Balfour Beatty, Alun Griffiths and Siemens Mobility early contractor involvement contracts ahead of procurement for the first stages of the South Wales Metro project. The project which is scheduled to be completed in 2023 covers modernisation, capacity enhancement and electrification works on branch lines ...

  • Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated a southern extension of metro Line 1 on June 20.
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    Moscow metro Line 1 reaches Kommunarka

    2019-06-21T10:30:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated a southern extension of metro Line 1 on June 20. The 11·6 km extension from Salaryevo to Kommunarka brings Line 1 to 44·1 km. Construction started in February 2018 and was undertaken by Mosinzhproyekt. Testing on the extension started on January 14 2019. ...

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    Erzurum tramway project receives government approval

    2019-06-20T15:05:00Z

    TURKEY: The Ministry of Transport Infrastructure has approved the construction of a tram line in Erzurum. Planning has been underway since 2015, and the government has allocated TL890m for the project. Due to be built in five years, the 15·5 km first phase would ...

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    Funds sought to build next stage of Lausanne metro

    2019-06-19T07:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Plans to increase capacity on the Line m2 automated metro and to build the 4 km Line m3 took a step forward on June 13 when the government of Vaud canton sought approval from the cantonal parliament for credits worth SFr153∙7m to cover the next stage of work and ...

  • CAF, Hitachi Rail and Stadler have been shortlisted for the contract to design, supply and maintain a replacement fleet of 42 EMUs for the Tyne & Wear Metro.
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    Three on Tyne & Wear Metro fleet replacement shortlist

    2019-06-18T15:00:00Z

    UK: CAF, Hitachi Rail and Stadler have been shortlisted for the contract to design, supply and maintain a replacement fleet of 42 EMUs for the Tyne Wear Metro, transport authority Nexus announced on June 18. Best and final offers are to be submitted this summer, with the ...

  • Bombardier has won orders to supply 90 trams to Brussels, under a framework contract covering up to 175 vehicles.
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    Bombardier to supply 30 more next-generation Flexity trams to Brussels

    2019-06-18T09:24:04Z

    BELGIUM: Brussels transport operator STIB has ordered a further 30 five-section Flexity trams from Bombardier Transportation, the supplier announced on June 18. The €67m order is an option on a €480m framework contract for up to 175 trams signed in April 2018. The base order was for 49 five-section ...