Urban transport news from Europe – Page 4

  • Alstom has been awarded a €70m firm order to supply Transilien SNCF with a further 13 Citadis Dualis tram-trains, funded by Île-de-France Mobilités.
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    More Île-de-France tram-trains ordered by SNCF

    2020-11-17T12:03:00Z

    FRANCE: Alstom has been awarded a €70m firm order to supply Transilien SNCF with a further 13 Citadis Dualis tram-trains, funded by Île-de-France Mobilités.

  • PK TS Type 71-931M tram
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    St Petersburg orders PK TS trams

    2020-11-13T12:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: St Petersburg tram and trolleybus operator Gorelektrotrans has awarded Tyazhpromleasing a 1·14bn rouble contract to supply 11 two-section and two three-section trams by March 2021. A rival offer submitted by Sberbank Leasing was 6m roubles higher. The 100% low-floor LRVs will be produced by PK ...

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    Omsk trams unveiled

    2020-11-11T12:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Uraltransmash has unveiled the first of 20 Type 71-407 and four 71-412 trams to be supplied to Omsk by the end of the year. The 688m rouble order placed on August 6 was the largest investment in the city’s tram fleet for 29 years. ...

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    Utrecht increases tram order

    2020-11-10T08:54:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: The province of Utrecht has placed a firm order for five more trams, CAF announced on November 6. These follow on from the 49 which are currently being delivering under previous contracts. The initial contract signed in January 2015 covered 27 five-section Urbos 100 trams, ...

  • De Lijn has approved the purchase of 23 trams from CAF for use on the network in Antwerpen.
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    De Lijn orders more trams for Antwerpen

    2020-11-10T05:00:00Z

    BELGIUM: Vlaanderen transport operator De Lijn has placed a firm order for a further 17 CAF trams, exercising an option in its framework agreement covering up to 146 vehicles which was signed October 2017.

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    Consortium chosen to build first phase of Athens Line 4

    2020-11-09T14:52:00Z

    GREECE: Attiko Metro has selected a consortium of Alstom, Greek construction company Avax and Italian tunnelling company Ghella to build the first section of Athens metro Line 4.

  • gb Manchester Metrolink M5000 tram
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    Delivery of next batch of Manchester trams begins

    2020-11-09T05:00:00Z

    UK: Greater Manchester’s Metrolink is to take delivery of the first of 27 additional M5000 high floor light rail vehicles this month, with entry into service planned by Christmas. Further trams are then expected to follow at three to four week intervals. The £72m order ...

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    Minsk’s third metro line opens

    2020-11-06T16:28:00Z

    BELARUS: The third metro line in Minsk was officially inaugurated with a ceremony at Kaval’skaya Slabada station on November 6. Passenger services were due to start at 12.30 the following day. The opening had originally been scheduled for August 9, but was ...

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    Budapest tram extension approved

    2020-11-06T06:11:00Z

    HUNGARY: The city of Budapest has approved plans to build a 2∙8 km tram route between Budafoki út/Dombóvári út and Szent Gellért tér, along the Buda side of the River Danube. Project management and delivery is to be undertaken by municipal development organisation BKF.

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    Lille funds tram renewal as expansion plans progress

    2020-11-06T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: The Lille municipal government has approved a provisional budget of €150m for replacement of the city’s tram fleet, as part of a programme to expand the capacity of the network. Rolling stock renewal is a core element in the €2bn operating contract awarded to ...

  • București metro operator Metrorex has awarded Alstom a €100m contract to supply 13 trainsets for Line M5, with an option for another 17 which would take the value to an estimated €240m.
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    Alstom awarded București metro Line M5 train contract

    2020-11-03T10:12:00Z

    ROMANIA: București metro operator Metrorex has awarded Alstom a €100m contract to supply 13 trainsets for Line M5, with an option for another 17 which would take the value to an estimated €240m. The order has been confirmed following the Court of Appeal’s rejection of ...

  • Agreement has been reached for the Department for Transport to make funding available to address the forecast shortfall in passenger revenue at Transport for London.
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    Transport for London and government agree six-month funding package

    2020-11-01T10:04:00Z

    UK: Transport for London confirmed on the morning of November 1 that an agreement had been reached for the Department for Transport to make further emergency funding available to address the forecast shortfall in passenger revenue as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This will ...

  • pl Katowice Pesa tram
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    Pesa trams enter service with Tramwaje Śląskie

    2020-10-30T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Tramwaje Śląskie’s first Pesa Twist 2017N tram entered revenue service on October 23, operating on Route 36 from Brynów Huberta to Szopienice Pętla. In June 2018 Tramwaje Śląskie awarded the manufacturer a 221m złoty contract to supply a total of 35 trams, co-financed by the ...

  • Masats tram ramp (1)
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    Tram access ramps offer obstacle detection and emergency options

    2020-10-29T11:00:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: The Urbos trams which CAF is currently supplying to Amsterdam operator GVB are fitted with four Masats RF2 automatic ramps to provide access for passengers with reduced mobility. Masats said its RF2 is a compact size and offers easy installation, as ...

  • gb London Underground escalators UV light (2)
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    London Underground deploys UV light escalator sanitisers

    2020-10-28T09:00:00Z

    UK: As part of bespoke cleaning measures during the coronavirus pandemic, Transport for London is installing more than 200 UV light devices to sanitise the handrails on 110 London Underground escalators. This follows a six-week trial launched in May which found ...

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    Liepāja tram unveiled

    2020-10-27T10:24:00Z

    LATVIA: The first of 12 trams ordered for the city of Liepāja was unveiled at Croatian manufacturer Končar Električnih Vozila’s factory on October 25. It was then transported to Zagreb’s Ljubljanica tram depot for testing. Liepāja ordered six trams from Končar in November 2018, and ...

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    Further funding for English light rail services

    2020-10-26T12:30:00Z

    UK: The government is making further funding of up to £67·8m available to support light rail services in England during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • ch Zuerich tram Flexity 2 VBZ
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    Flexity 2 tram enters service in Zürich

    2020-10-16T09:45:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Zürich’s first Flexity 2 tram entered revenue service on October 15, ahead of widespread deployment on Route 11 from October 19 and later on Route 4. Operator VBZ ordered 70 Flexity 2 trams from Bombardier Transportation in May 2016 at a cost of SFr358m including ...

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    Batteries to keep Moscow Metro trains moving

    2020-10-16T08:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The Moskva-2020 trainsets which Transmashholding company Metrowagonmash is supplying for the Moscow Metro are being fitted with underfloor emergency battery traction systems from Saft which enable them to run for up to 6∙5 km without external power. This is intended to enable the trains to ...

  • no Oslo CAF tram SL18 unveiling
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    CAF tram for Oslo unveiled

    2020-10-13T14:38:00Z

    NORWAY: The first of 87 CAF trams for Oslo operator Sporveien was unveiled at the Grefsen depot on October 12. Testing is expected to start shortly, ahead of entry into passenger service in 2021. The €200m order placed in June 2018 covers 87 Urbos 100 ...