EdilonSedra has supplied 1 700 customised Trackelast BPP/RPU/6000 baseplate pads for track renewals on the Carola Bridge in Dresden. These reused the existing individual supporting points. The supplier’s technical specialists worked with operator DVB and HTW Dresden to define the optimum static and dynamic stiffness.

int Singapore Malaysia RTS viaduct impression

Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport and Singapore’s Land Transport Authority have appointed a consortium of Systra, Minconsult and Bureau Veritas as independent verification and validation agent for the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System Link metro shuttle project.

DFW airport Skylink peoplemover

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has awarded Alstom a €200m contract to continue to operate and maintain its Skylink automated peoplemover for further 10 years until January 2032. The peoplemover has 32 two-car Innovia APM200 vehicles and 8 km of elevated double-track guideway.

Ayesa secures contract Santiago Metro in Chile

Metro de Santiago has awarded Ayesa a €11m, 66-month contract to undertake technical inspection and compliance monitoring on sections 2, 3 and 4 of the future Line 7, totalling 10 km of the 26 km route. It is the engineering company’s second contract win after entering the Chilean market, following on from a contract to provide technical inspection services for a Line 3 extension.


Stadler has installed a Hegenscheidt underfloor wheel lathe at the Tyne & Wear Metro’s Gosforth depot which is undergoing a £70m rebuild to support the new trains which are to be delivered from the end of this year.

South San Francisco station

On April 8 Caltrain and the city of South San Francisco marked the completion of the $96·6m South San Francisco Station Improvement Project. This was launched in 2017 with funding from the San Mateo County Transportation Authority, the municipality and the Federal Transit Administration. The work provides a fully accessible station with a centre-boarding platform and a pedestrian and bicycle underpass, and better integrates the station into surrounding area.

Moscow’s municipal transport department has announced what it says will be the city’s first new tram line in 40 years, running 1·6 km along Prospekt Akademika Sakharova to connect the existing tram lines at Komsomolskaya and Chistye Prudy metro stations. Opening is planned for the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024.