Urban transport vehicles

  • 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 ...

  • ca-edmonton-valley-line-impression
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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 ...

  • Baselland tram operator BLT has formally awarded Stadler a SFr125m contract to supply 25 TINA trams.
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    BLT signs contract for 25 TINA trams

    2021-11-16T08:58:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Baselland tram operator BLT has formally awarded Stadler a SFr125m contract to supply 25 TINA trams. Stadler had been named preferred bidder in February. The contract signed on November 12 followed agreement on the vehicle specifications, together with the confirmation of funding from the federal ...

  • Birmingham West Midlands Metro tram (Photo: CAF)
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    West Midlands Metro services suspended over tram cracks

    2021-11-12T17:19:00Z

    UK: West Midlands Metro announced on November 12 that services would be suspended for at least four weeks from the following day because of cracking on its CAF Urbos 3 trams. The manufacturer discovered cracks during maintenance checks in June, and services were suspended from June ...

  • Sydney Inner West Light Rail Line tram (Photo: CAF)
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    Cracking sidelines Sydney’s Inner West trams

    2021-11-12T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Services on Sydney’s Inner West light rail line have been suspended following the discovery of cracks on the low-floor tram fleet. A temporary bus service has been put in place to carry around 5 000 passengers/day. Cracks were discovered on all 12 of the route’s ...

  • Impression of Mitsubishi and Kinki Sharyo train for Phase 1 of Cairo metro Line 4
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    Pyramid metro trains ordered

    2021-11-11T12:01:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has awarded Mitsubishi Corp and Kinki Sharyo a ¥40bn contract to supply 184 metro cars incorporating ‘advanced railway technologies developed in Japan’ for use on Phase 1 of Cairo Line 4. Announcing the contract on November 9, Mitsubishi Corp said ...

  • Krakow tram depot
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    Tram bogie on test

    2021-11-11T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Stadler has begun dynamic test of its TINA tram bogie, which is designed to improve ride quality while reducing noise and wear of the moving parts. The bogie is being tested in Kraków on a Tango tram which was built for research purposes. This is ...

  • Cairo metro Line 1 Alstom Metropolis train impression
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    Cairo Metro fleet modernisation agreements

    2021-11-08T15:00:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has reached an agreement for Alstom to supply and maintain 55 Metropolis trainsets for Cairo Metro Line 1, and has awarded CAF and Mitsubishi a contract to refurbish 23 existing trains. The agreements announced on November 8 form part of ...

  • Ostrava tram
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    Ostrava tram on test

    2021-11-08T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: City transport operator DP Ostrava has begun dynamic testing of the first of 35 Škoda Transportation ForCity Smart 39T trams which are being supplied under a KC1·7bn contract. Formal handover is scheduled for early next year. The contract for the 35 trams was signed at ...

  • Krasnoyarsk PK TS Lionet tram in factory (3)
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    Krasnoyarsk tram deliveries underway

    2021-11-05T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: PK TS’s Neva Electric Transport Works in St Petersburg has begun delivering 19 Type 71-911EM Lionet four-axle single-section low-floor trams ordered by the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The order is being funded from a 2·4bn rouble federal Cleaner Air programme grant awarded to the city ...

  • Wuhu’s first driverless straddle-beam monorail line opened on November 3, running 30·5 km north–south from Baoshun Road via Jiuziguangchang to Baimashan with 25 stations.
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    Wuhu driverless monorail line opens

    2021-11-04T11:27:00Z

    CHINA: Wuhu’s first driverless straddle-beam monorail line opened on November 3, running 30·5 km north–south from Baoshun Road via Jiuziguangchang to Baimashan with 25 stations. The National Development & Reform Commission approved the Wuhu Urban Rail Transit Phase 1 construction plan for 2016-20 in ...

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    Plzeň confirms ForCity tram order

    2021-11-04T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Plzeň municipal transport operator PMDP has awarded Škoda Transportation a firm contract to supply a further 10 ForCity Smart X34 trams, designated Type 40T by the manufacturer. Valued at KC55m per vehicle, the order signed in October represents the first series build to be ...

  • Sofia metro car refurbished2
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    Sofia metro cars refurbished

    2021-10-28T05:00:00Z

    BULGARIA: TMH’s Metrowagonmash subsidiary has returned 12 Type 81-717.4/714.4 metro cars to Sofia Metro following their refurbishment. Sofia Metro has 168 cars which were built at the Mytishchi plant in Russia. A pilot batch of eight vehicles was modernised under a contract signed in December 2018, ...