AUSTRALIA: The first of 65 High Capacity Metro Trains being built for the Melbourne suburban network entered service on the Pakenham line on December 26.
AUSTRALIA: Light rail PPP concessionaire Canberra Metro has refinanced a A$280m debt facility using a green loan with climate bond initiative certification under low carbon transport criteria.
AUSTRALIA: Cubic Transportation Systems contactless smart ticketing has now been rolled out across the entire Gold Coast Light Rail network in Queensland, enabling passengers to pay using credit or debit cards, smart phones and smart watches.
AUSTRALIA: The NSW government is to finance the construction of Pyrmont station on the Sydney Metro West project using a value share contribution mechanism on the Pyrmont Peninsula.
AUSTRALIA: Prequalification has started for a second package of civil engineering works on the planned metro line to serve the future Western Sydney International Airport and the proposed Western Parkland City.
AUSTRALIA: Conduent Transportation has deployed a contactless open payment system for the Adelaide tram network, enabling passengers to use Visa, MasterCard and NFC-enabled smart devices to pay their fares.