UKRAINE: Poltava transport operator Poltavaelectroavtotrans has awarded Bogdan Motors an €8m contract to supply 40 trolleybuses by the end of 2020, financed using the first loan to be finalised under the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development’s €250m Ukraine Public Transport Framework II programme.
UK: The London Paddington to Abbey Wood central section of the Elizabeth Line is now expected to open in ‘summer 2021’. The full service from Reading and Heathrow Airport in the west to Abbey Wood and Shenfield in the east is now expected to commence by mid-2022, promoter Crossrail Ltd ...
POLAND: Solaris has won an order to supply Ząbkowice Śląskie with seven Urbino 12 buses equipped with supercapacitor energy storage and an engine control system designed to reduce emissions at bus stops.
GERMANY: Stadler has won the first order for its next generation of trams, with a €62m deal to supply 14 vehicles to Darmstadt operator HEAG Mobilo.
RUSSIA: St Petersburg tram and trolleybus operator Gorelektrotrans has placed orders for 55 new trolleybuses as part of a programme to update its extensive fleet. Deliveries are expected in May and June 2020.
SERBIA: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development has signed the first loan under its Green Cities programme, covering the provision of €7m to enable Novi Sad’s city transport operator to purchase compressed natural gas fuelled buses.