The Andhra Pradesh government is reviewing bids to undertake feasibility studies for a metro in Visakhapatnam.

Toronto’s first Bombardier Flexity Outlook trams entered service on the 510 Spadina route on August 31. The 100% low-floor cars are part of the first new generation of streetcars in the city for 30 years.

The second phase of the Washington metro Silver Line is to receive a $1·28bn Transportation Infrastructure Financial Innovation Act loan. This is part of a $1·87bn combined commitment of Tifia loans for the Silver Line Phase 2.

Incumbent Transdev Dublin Light Rail Ltd has signed a five-year contract worth €150m to run the city’s Luas tram network. Starting on September 29, it includes responsibility for infrastructure and rolling stock maintenance.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has sold the naming rights for Market East station in Philadelphia to Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. The station is now known as Jefferson. Septa will get 85% of the $4m proceeds from the five-year deal with a $3·4m four-year option.

Moscow Metro opened a new station at Spartak on August 27, between Shchukinskaya and Tushinskaya on Line 7.