Kassel tram accessibility testing

Kassel operator KVG is testing the use of modular materials to raise the height of areas of tram platforms to increase accessibility. Ramps on existing trams are to be modified for compatibility, and KVG is procuring up to 40 new vehicles which will enable step-free access in the longer term.

Olomouc transport operator DPMO has proposed a 550 m tramway extension southwards to ul Jižní in the Slavonín district from ul Schweitzerova, the terminus of an extension which is currently under construction for completion this October

A joint venture of Alstom, Gulermak and Nurol is to supply communications-based train control signalling system and electromechanical infrastructure to support driverless operation on the future 13 km, 11 station Ümraniye – Ataşehir – Göztepe metro line M12 on the Asian side of Istanbul.

Delhi Metro Rail Corp has appointed McKinsey to develop plans for an e-commerce service which passengers could use to place orders for products such as groceries for collection from digital lockers at their destination station.


Trial running is underway on Mauritius Metro Express Phase 2B from Quatre-Bornes to Phoenix, with revenue services planned by une.

Tramwaje Śląskie has awarded a consortium of Spaw-Tor, Silesia Invest and Grotex a 39·7m złoty, 14-month contract to build a 600 m double-track tram line along ul Grundmanna in Katowice.

Delhi Metro has signed a contract for a consortium of Thales and Paytm Payments Bank to implement the National Common Mobility Card across the network, supporting QR tickets and account-based ticketing.

Comunidad de Madrid has approved three metro projects, with €18m to repair and modernise 312 of the 1 700 escalators, €5·5 m to upgrade fire protection systems at 85 stations in line with the latest regulations, and €3m to upgrade the Siemens CTC on the entire network, except for lines 1 and 6 which use different technology.

Law firm Ashurst advised Sydney Metro on A$2·16bn Western Tunnelling Package contract to design and build 9 km of twin tunnels between Sydney Olympic Park and Westmead. The contract was won by a consortium of Gamuda Australia and Laing O’Rourke.

Transport for London has awarded NotLost a contract to supply software for its lost property systems. In 2019-20 TfL handled more than 320 000 items of lost property.