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    Stadler wins Augsburg tram order


    GERMANY: Stadtwerke Augsburg has awarded Stadler a €57m contract to supply 11 low-floor trams. The contract announced on October 1 includes options for 16 more vehicles, as well as 16 years of maintenance. Stadler says that this is its first tram maintenance contract in Germany. Stadtwerke ...

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    Rotterdam metro reaches Hoek van Holland


    Photo: Kees Torn RET has purchased 22 HSG3 trainsets to operate the extended metro lines. NETHERLANDS: September 30 saw the start of revenue services on the Schiedam Niewland – Hoek van Holland line following conversion of the former railway line to metro operation. The line ...

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    København inaugurates Cityringen M3


    DENMARK: The capital’s third automated metro line M3 was formally inaugurated by Queen Margrethe on September 29, with a formal ceremony at Radhusetplads and public celebrations at Kongens Nytorv, followed by free rides for the rest of the day. Branded as Cityringen, the 15·5 km orbital ...

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    Magdeburg tram rescue vehicle in service


    GERMANY: Magdeburg’s municipal transport operator MVB has acquired a Unimog 423 road-rail rescue vehicle for use on the city’s tram network. Ordered to replace a predecessor dating from 1992, the vehicle carries tools and re-railing equipment, and it is capable of hauling a failed tram back ...

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    Battery vehicle recharging project launched


    SWEDEN: The Solaris Sverige subsidiary of Solaris Bus Coach is supplying a trolleybus for the EVolution Road R D project that aims to test dynamic electric vehicle charging. Evolution Road is led by Elonroad and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Lund. ...

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    TfL confirms details of Reading services


    UK: Details of the transfer of London Paddington – Reading stopping services from Great Western Railway to TfL Rail from the December 15 timetable change have been confirmed by Transport for London. The services are to be operated under the TfL Rail brand, which will be ...

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    Praha airport trolleybus route approved


    The trolleybus route would replace the busy bus route 119. CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha city council has approved a project to build a trolleybus route to Vaclav Havel Airport. The 4·8 km route would follow that of the existing bus 119 from Veleslavín metro Line A ...

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    Warszawa metro loan agreement signed


    POLAND: The city of Warszawa signed a loan agreement with the European Investment Bank on September 26 covering extensions of metro Line 2. The 1·5bn złoty loan is to be put towards extensions at both ends of the east-west line. A 9·3 km western extension is ...

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    Škoda trams enter service in Chemnitz


    GERMANY: The first ForCity Classic trams that Škoda Transportation is supplying to Chemnitz entered passenger service on September 25. Chemnitz transport operator CVAG and Škoda signed a €35m contract in June 2016 for the supply of 14 bidirectional fully low-floor vehicles, marking Škoda’s first tram order ...

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    Systra awarded Grand Paris Express contract


    Grand Paris Express FRANCE: Grand Paris Express metro project promoter Société du Grand Paris has awarded Systra a contract to provide technical project management assistance services for construction of the East and West sections of the future automated Line 15. What Systra described as ‘an ...

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    Ground-level electric bus recharging system presented


    SPAIN: Alstom has unveiled a pilot installation of its SRS ground-based recharging system for electric buses in front of the University of Malaga’s School of Industrial Engineering. Based on the supplier’s established recharging technology for trams, this is designed to provide a safe ...

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    Messina tramway’s future secured


    ITALY: The Ministry of Infrastructure Transport has provided an initial €11·1m for track (€4·4m) and rolling stock (€6·7m) maintenance on the Messina tramway. Works are due to start within weeks and will require partial closures. The funding marks a turnaround from September 2018 when ...

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    Bergen orders more trams


    NORWAY: Hordaland County Council has exercised an €27m option for Stadler Pankow to supply a further six Variobahn trams for the Bergen Bybanen tramway, taking the total fleet to 34. The additional trams are scheduled to be delivered from the end of 2021, ahead of the ...

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    Hitachi to supply trams to Torino


    ITALY: Torino transport operator GTT has selected Hitachi Rail SpA as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 30 trams. Hitachi beat four other bidders to win the €63·4m contract, which is expected to be signed by the start of October. The value includes €1·1m for ...

  • MPK Kraków is purchasing 15 more Tramino Kraków trams.
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    Stadler sole bidder for Kraków tram contract


    POLAND: MPK Kraków announced on September 17 that it had received one bid for a contract to supply up to 60 low-floor trams. The sole bidder was a consortium of Stadler Polska and Stadler Środa, whose bid of 619·3m złoty was above MPK’s estimate of 554·7m złoty. ...

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    First Odyssey-Max tram unveiled


    Photo: Alexander Velmozhko UKRAINE: Odesa tram operator Odesmiskelektrotrans presented a three-section version of an Odyssey-branded tram on September 17. Branded Odyssey-Max, the 30 m long unidirectional vehicle comprises three sections, of which the central section has a low floor. It has capacity for 250 passengers ...

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    Warszawa metro extension inaugurated


    POLAND: An eastern extension of Warszawa metro Line 2 was inaugurated on September 15, with a day of free travel on the entire line. The 3·1 km extension from Dworzec Wileński to Trocka serves intermediate stations at Szwedzka and Targówek Mieszkaniowy. The stations were built using ...

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    PK TS selected for two Tatarstan tram orders


    RUSSIA: PK TS has been selected as preferred bidder to supply fully low-floor trams to two cities in the Republic of Tatarstan. Naberezhnye Chelny is to receive five trams for 135m roubles by the end of November. An order for five trams to Nizhnekamsk is to ...

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    Köln smart city transport agreement signed


    GERMANY: The city of Köln, Deutsche Bahn and Nahverkehr Rheinland have signed a memorandum of understanding to co-operate for three years on ‘smart city’ transport initiatives. The aim is to harness digital technologies and other innovations to make public transport more environmentally friendly and comfortable. Areas ...

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    Wuppertal Schwebebahn adopts ETCS Level 3 train control


    GERMANY: ETCS Level 3 train control has been successfully commissioned on the Schwebebahn suspension monorail in Wuppertal, which reopened in August following a nine-month closure for infrastructure renewals. Under Level 3, track occupancy is determined solely by the vehicles communicating their positions to the central computer ...