Urban transport vehicles

  • Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has unveiled the designs for the CQ400 metro trains to be supplied by Stadler from 2023.
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    Comfort, technology and sleek minimalism selected for Atlanta metro trains

    2022-01-18T13:00:00Z

    USA: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has unveiled the designs for the CQ400 metro trains to be supplied by Stadler from 2023. This follows a public outreach programme which MARTA said led to its users choosing ‘comfort and technology for the interior and sleek minimalism for ...

  • Busan Metro Line 1 train impression
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    Busan metro traction equipment ordered

    2022-01-11T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions is to supply permanent magnet synchronous motors and other electrical equipment for 25 eight-car trains which Woojin Industrial Systems is to build for use on Busan Transportation Corp’s 40 km north-south metro Line 1 from 2025. TISS launched its ...

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    Alstom to supply driverless trains for Santiago Line 7

    2022-01-06T15:06:00Z

    CHILE: Metro de Santiago has selected Alstom to supply and maintain for 20 years the driverless trains and train control systems for the 25·8 km metro Line 7 now under construction.

  • Bucuresti metro train maintenance (Photo: Alstom)
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    București metro train maintenance contract awarded

    2022-01-04T15:52:00Z

    ROMANIA: București metro operator Metrorex has awarded Alstom a 15-year contract to provide full preventive and corrective maintenance and overhaul services for its train fleet. The contract covers 82 trains totalling 492 cars which are currently in service, as well as the new trains on order ...

  • Potsdam Stadler tram order
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    Potsdam orders low-floor trams to ‘strengthen sustainable mobility’

    2021-12-23T12:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Potsdam transport operator ViP has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 10 Tramlink trams along with spare parts and 10 years of maintenance services. Deliveries are planned for 2024, taking the city’s fleet of Stadler vehicles to 28 trams. There is an option for a ...

  • MPK Wrocław has awarded Pesą Bydgoszcz a 204m złoty firm order for the supply of 24 low-floor trams tailored for the needs of the city
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    Wrocław tram contract awarded

    2021-12-22T12:00:00Z

    POLAND: Operator MPK Wrocław has awarded Pesą Bydgoszcz a 204m złoty firm order for the supply of 24 low-floor trams tailored for the needs of the city, with options for 16 more which could take the total value to 337·5m złoty. The 29 ...

  • Warszawa metro Skoda Transportation Varsovia trainset (2)
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    Warszawa metro train unveiled

    2021-12-21T15:53:00Z

    POLAND: Škoda Transportation has unveiled the first of the trainsets it is producing for the Warszawa metro. Testing is to be undertaken the Czech manufacturer’s Plzeň plant, ahead of further trials at the Velim test centre and on the Praha metro network before delivery to Poland ...

  • Sachsen tram of the future
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    ‘Tram of the future’ selected by Sachsen operators

    2021-12-21T12:16:00Z

    GERMANY: The LEIWAG consortium of HeiterBlick and Kiepe Electric has been awarded a framework contract to supply up to 155 trams to city transport operators in Leipzig, Zwickau and Görlitz under the ‘Sachsen Tram of the Future’ programme. The contract was signed on December 15, following ...

  • Glasgow Subway new train testing (Photo: SPT)
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    Glasgow Subway train testing gets underway

    2021-12-17T13:53:00Z

    UK: Preliminary testing of the new Stadler trains for the Glasgow Subway has begun, in what Strathclyde Partnership for Transport said marks a ‘major milestone’ for the modernisation of the 10·5 km circular underground line. In March 2016 SPT awarded a consortium of Stadler and Ansaldo ...

  • Bratislava Skoda tram
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    Bratislava orders trams

    2021-12-13T05:00:00Z

    SLOVAKIA: Bratislava transport operator DPB has awarded Škoda Transportation two contracts to supply 30 single-ended and 10 double-ended trams for its metre gauge network. The city already operates 30 bidirectional ForCity Smart Plus trams designated Type 30T supplied by Škoda in 2014-15 and 30 unidirectional variants ...

  • Siemens Mobility Avenio tram in München.
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    Noise and energy consumption cut during SiC tram testing

    2021-12-07T14:14:00Z

    GERMANY: A ‘sharp’ reduction in motor noise and a 10% drop in energy consumption were observed during a year-long test of Infineon Technologies silicon carbide power semiconductors in one of the two traction converters fitted to a Siemens Mobility Avenio tram in München.

  • Tyne & Wear Metro new Stadler train bodyshell (2)
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    First Tyne & Wear Metro train bodyshell completed

    2021-12-02T15:40:00Z

    UK: The first aluminium bodyshell for the Tyne & Wear Metro’s new fleet of custom-designed trainsets been completed at Stadler’s St Margrethen factory in Switzerland, and is now ready for fitting out. ‘Completing the first bodyshell is a highly symbolic landmark in the manufacturing process, and ...

  • Delhi Metro refubished train
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    Delhi metro train refurbished

    2021-12-02T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Mid-life refurbishment has been completed on the the first of the 70 trainsets supplied for Delhi Metro Phase I in 2002-07. Work on an initial 10 trainsets is being undertaken by Escorts Ltd Railway Equipment Division and Naledi Rail Engineering with ...

  • Catania metro train delivery
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    Titagarh Firema metro cars arrive in Catania

    2021-11-25T05:00:00Z

    Photos: Mobilità Catania ITALY: The first two-car metro trainset to be manufactured by Titagarh Firema for the Catania metro has been delivered to the Sicilian city, ready for the start of test running in the coming weeks. A framework agreement between operator Ferrovie Circumetnea and Titagarh ...

  • West Midlands Metro tram in Birmingham city centre (Photo: Tony MIles)
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    West Midlands Metro governance inquiry launched

    2021-11-22T10:26:00Z

    UK: An independent review into the governance of the West Midlands Metro light rail network is to be carried out in the wake of the withdrawal of the CAF tram fleet which operates services between Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

  • Sofia Pesa Swing tram (5)
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    Sofia orders 25 trams after delayed process

    2021-11-22T05:00:00Z

    BULGARIA: Sofia operator Elektrotransport has ordered 25 Swing trams from Pesa Bydgoszcz, the Polish manufacturer’s fourth order from the city. They are to be delivered in 2023, taking the city’s Pesa fleet to 62 of the Swing design. The latest batch of 1 009 mm gauge ...

  • Calgary Green Line CAF Urbos 100 LRV impression cab side
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    CAF wins its first Canadian light rail contract

    2021-11-18T10:26:00Z

    CANADA: The city of Calgary has selected CAF to supply 28 light rail vehicles for Stage 1 of the future Green Line. The Spanish company said the contract announced on November 17 is its first rolling stock order from Canada, and includes design, manufacturing and commissioning ...

  • New York subway tracks (Photo: F Muhammad/Pixabay)
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    Subway cars to be converted into emergency pump trains

    2021-11-16T15:09:00Z

    USA: Redundant New York Subway cars are to be converted into mobile pump trains which can be used to remove water from tunnels following hurricanes and unusually heavy rainfall. The project forms part of NYC Transit’s storm preparedness efforts following Superstorm Sandy in 2012, and is ...

  • Kaohsiung Red Line Hyudai Rotem train impression
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    Kaohsiung Red Line extension E&M contract awarded

    2021-11-16T12:34:00Z

    TAIWAN: Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit Bureau has awarded a consortium of South Korea’s Hyundai Rotem and Singapore’s ST Engineering a 207·8bn won seven-year contract to provide metro trains and electrical systems for a 9·3 km northern extension of the Red Line with six elevated stations. The ...

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    Hyundai Rotem to supply Edmonton LRVs

    2021-11-16T12:07:00Z

    CANADA: The City of Edmonton has selected Hyundai Rotem as preferred bidder to supply 40 low-floor light rail vehicles for the C$2·6bn Valley Line West project. Subject to final negotiations, the city expects to finalise the contract by December 2, with the first to be delivered ...