A 3·4 km branch of the Mauritius light rail line from Rose Hill Central to Mahatma Gandhi opened on January 22, along with an extension from Port Louis Victora to Place d’Armes


Regional saving bank OstseeSparkasse Rostock is financing the €11·1m modernisation of 10 Rostocker Strassenbahn 6N1 trams dating from 1994-96. The work is be completed by Leipzig-based IFTEC in 2024 and will provide another 10 years of service life.

On December 26, Japan International Co-operation Agency signed a 40-year official development assistance loan agreement to provide Egypt with up to 41bn yen for the Greater Cairo Metro Line 4 Phase 1 Project II. This will include the use of Japanese trains and technology. Opening is planned for February 2028.

Myslowice tramway works

Tramwaje Śląskie has terminated the NDI consortium’s 55m złoty contract to modernise 5 track-km of the network in Mysłowice. The operator said the work was scheduled to be finished in September 2022, but the contractor said the delay was caused by circumstances beyond its control and there were shortcomings in the submitted design documentation and contractual arrangements. A new tender is to be called to complete the work, which the EU funding agreement required to be completed by the end of this year.

UITP Hamburg

UITP has selected Hamburg to host its 2025 and 2027 global summits. ‘The award is a great confirmation of Hamburg’s ambitions for the future of mobility and, of course, an incentive for us to give further impetus in the field of innovation’, said Henrik Falk, CEO of Hamburger Hochbahn.

Tyne & Wear Metro has updated its Pop app for Apple smartphones to offer real time travel information, including train and car park occupancy. This was already available on Android devices.


Matsuyama tramway operator Iyotetsu has taken delivery of a further two Series 5000 Aluna Little Dancer trams, taking its fleet to 12 of the type delivered since September 2017.

Shane Ellison has been appointed to the board of project promoter Auckland Light Rail Ltd. He was Chief Executive of Auckland Transport in 2017-22, and previously worked for Transdev in Australia and France.