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  • New prototype_image Lisbon trams © Lisbon Municipality
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    CAF wins Lisboa tram tender

    2019-12-19T11:13:00Z

    PORTUGAL: CAF has won a competition to supply 15 trams to Lisboa bus and tram operator Carris. CAF’s proposal was selected ahead of a bid from Stadler, whose offer was around €1·5m more. The €45m procurement was launched in April 2018 and includes €5m for maintenance activity. The tender ...

  • ch-Geneve Annemasse tram extension inauguration
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    Genève tram network crosses the border into France

    2019-12-19T08:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: A cross-border extension of Genève’s tram network was inaugurated on December 15. The 2·5 km extension east from Moillesulaz on the border to Annemasse-Parc Montessuit serves four stops in France and is operated as route 17. Construction started in October 2018 and cost €57m. ...

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    Three French cities expand their tram networks

    2019-12-18T07:00:00Z

    Paris T4 was one of the lines that was extended on December 14. FRANCE: Tramway extensions were inaugurated in three cities on December 14. A 4·7 km branch of Paris route T4, northeast of the city centre, was inaugurated between Gargan and Arboretum. A further ...

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    Škoda and Sinara establish vehicle joint venture

    2019-12-18T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Škoda Transportation and Sinara Group have signed an agreement to establish a 50:50 joint venture for the production of metro trains, trams and trolleybuses. The joint venture, branded Sinara-Škoda will be headquartered in St Petersburg. ‘Russia is a huge and promising market in which we ...

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    Škoda wins contract to supply trams to Bonn

    2019-12-17T07:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Škoda Transportation has won a contract to supply up to 38 ForCity Smart trams to Bonn. The framework contract announced on December 16 could be worth up to KC4bn if all options are exercised. The base order includes deliveries of 26 trams from 2022 and ...

  • Sheffield Supertram tram-train
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    Sheffield tram-train fleet taken out of service for inspection

    2019-12-16T15:24:00Z

    UK: Stagecoach Supertram tram train services between Sheffield and Rotherham were suspended on December 13, after manufacturer Stadler advised the operator that the seven Citylink tram-tram vehicles needed to be taken out of service for inspection. This followed what Supertram described as a ‘tram engineering issue‘. ...

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    Flexity tram delivered to Göteborg

    2019-12-16T14:59:00Z

    SWEDEN: The first of 40 trams that Bombardier Transportation is supplying to Göteborg arrived in the city on December 13 after a three-day journey from the manufacturer’s Bautzen factory. A consortium of Bombardier and Kiepe Electric is supplying 30 unidirectional and 10 bidirectional Flexity trams under ...

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    Stadler delivers first tram to Kraków

    2019-12-16T12:05:00Z

    POLAND: On December 13 Stadler delivered the first of 50 trams that it is supplying to MPK Kraków under a framework contract signed on January 2018. The low-floor trams is 33·4 m long and 2 400 mm wide with capacity for 227 passengers including 80 seated. ...

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    Metro do Porto selects CRRC to supply light rail vehicles

    2019-12-16T10:55:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Metro do Porto has selected CRRC Tangshan to supply 18 light rail vehicles, the operator announced on December 13. CRRC beat bids from Siemens Mobility and Škoda Transportation. The €49·6m order is being financed from the Ministry of Environment Climate ...

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    Utrecht inaugurates Uithof tram line

    2019-12-16T09:58:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Revenue services began running on Utrecht’s 8km Uithoflijn express tram route on December 16, following a formal launch on December 14 attended by Minister of Infrastructure & Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen and a day of free travel.

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    MAN to supply 17 battery buses to Hamburg

    2019-12-13T12:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Hamburg-Holstein transport authority VHH has ordered 17 Lion City E buses from MAN Truck Bus. A pre-series vehicle is due to be delivered at the end of December for testing, ahead of the start of series deliveries in the second half of 2020; ...

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    HeiterBlick wins Würzburg tram contract

    2019-12-13T11:33:00Z

    GERMANY: Würzburg transport authority WVV signed a contract with HeiterBlick for the supply of 18 trams on December 9. The Leipzig-based supplier is due to deliver the vehicles in 2022-24, when they will replace the older GT-E and GT-D vehicles. The five-section trams will have ...

  • The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12.
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    Nokia to trial 5G in Hamburg S-Bahn automation programme

    2019-12-12T12:12:00Z

    The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens in July 2018. GERMANY: DB Netz has selected Nokia to trial what the telecoms group calls the first ‘standalone 5G ...

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    Solaris to supply 100 CNG buses to Tallinn

    2019-12-12T12:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: Tallinn transport operator Tallinna Linnatranspordi has ordered a total of 100 CNG buses from Solaris Bus Coach. The contract announced on December 10 is worth €27m. Solaris will supply 60 Urbino 12 buses and 40 Urbino 18 articulated buses between September and November ...

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    Alstom to supply 20 trams to Angers

    2019-12-12T08:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Angers Loire Metropole has ordered 20 Citadis trams from Alstom to operate on the second route of the city’s tram network, which is due to open in the early 2020s. The order announced on December 10 is worth €55m. Deliveries are due to be completed ...

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    Catenary-free tram extension inaugurated in Birmingham

    2019-12-11T11:03:00Z

    UK: The first phase of the Westside tram extension in Birmingham opened to passengers on December 11. The extension runs from Grand Central, which serves New Street railway station, to Library stop in Centenary Square, with an intermediate stop at Town Hall in Victoria Square. ...

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    Hannover LRVs to be fitted with collision detection technology

    2019-12-10T11:35:00Z

    GERMANY: Hannover transport operator Üstra has awarded Kiepe Electric a contract to equip 50 light rail vehicles with collision detection systems. Following a successful trial with a TW3000 vehicle, 50 more are to be retrofitted next year. Bosch Engineering will provide the technology. Radar and ...

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    BYD to supply 259 electric buses to Keolis Nederland

    2019-12-09T11:36:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Keolis Nederland has ordered 259 electric buses from BYD. The Shenzhen-based supplier said that the contract signed on December 6 is its largest single order for electric buses in Europe. Deliveries are due to begin in mid-2020 for entry into service at the end of ...

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    Keolis orders battery buses and trolleybuses for Bergen

    2019-12-05T16:12:00Z

    NORWAY: Keolis Norge has ordered 88 battery buses and 10 battery trolleybuses for use in Bergen under two contracts announced on December 2. Yutong Eurobus Scandinavian is to supply 88 E12 electric buses next year. A pre-production prototype is due to be delivered next month. The ...

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    Wien agrees €2bn S-Bahn expansion package

    2019-12-05T12:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Proposals for a €2bn package of infrastructure enhancements to expand the capital’s S-Bahn network were unveiled by the Mayor of Wien Michael Ludwig and ÖBB CEO Andreas Matthä on December 3.