Urban transport vehicles – Page 2

  • Chennai metro extension signature (Photo Alstom)
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    Dance inspires styling of Chennai driverless metro fleet


    INDIA: Alstom’s Sricity plant has begun production of 36 Metropolis trainsets with local-inspired styling for Chennai metro Phase II. They are scheduled to enter service with operator Chennai Metro Rail Ltd by the end of 2025 on the 26 km Orange Line which will run from ...

  • Siemens Mobility Goole factory aerial view (Photo Siemens Mobility)
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    Goole gets larger share of Piccadilly Line train contract


    UK: Siemens Mobility has revised its plans for the production of trainsets for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line so that up to 80% of the fleet will now be assembled in the UK, an increase from the 50% initially planned. This has no impact on the overall ...

  • Los Angeles metro train impression (Image Hyundai Rotem)
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    Hyundai Rotem USA wins Los Angeles metro train contract


    USA: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority has selected Hyundai Rotem USA as the winner of a contract to supply metro trains. The $663·7m order approved by the board on January 25 covers 182 vehicles, with an option to order 50 more. Designated HR5000, the trains ...

  • Graz Alstom Flexity tram impression (Image Alstom)
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    Graz signs ‘milestone’ tram contract


    AUSTRIA: Operator Graz Linien formally signed a contract for Alstom to supply and maintain 15 Flexity trams on January 31, when the future styling was unveiled. Alstom had been selected for the contract in May 2023. Production is to be undertaken in Wien from later this ...

  • New York’s first open gangway trainset in service photos MTA (1)
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    New York’s first walk-through Subway trainset enters service


    USA: The first R211T open gangway trainsets being supplied by Kawasaki Rail Car for the New York Subway entered service on February 1 on the C/Eighth Avenue Local Line linking Washington Heights and East New York. New York state Governor Kathy Hochul, Metropolitan ...

  • Sheffield Supertram
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    Sheffield Supertram refurbishment planned


    UK: South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority is seeking market feedback to help it draw up plans to extend the lives of the original Supertram fleet. SYMCA says the 25 Siemens–Düwag trams built for the opening of the Sheffield light rail network in 1994 are suffering from ...

  • BLT Stadler TINA tram (Photo BLT) (2)
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    BLT begins testing Tina trams


    SWITZERLAND: Baselland tram operator BLT has begun testing the first of 25 Tina trams being supplied by Stadler. BLT was the first Swiss customer for the Tina (Total Integrierter Niederflur-Antrieb or total integrated low-floor drive) design, placing a SFr125m order in November 2021. The first of ...

  • Berlin U-Bahn Stadler Type JK trainset
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    ‘A good day for Berlin’ as first Type JK metro train handed over


    GERMANY: The first of the Type JK trainsets for the Berlin U-Bahn’s small-profile lines was ceremonially handed over to operator BVG by Stadler on January 11.

  • Galati trams (Photo Mayor of Galati)
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    Galați tram order signed


    ROMANIA: Astra Vagoane Călători Arad has been awarded a contract to supply a further 10 Autentic trams to the city of Galați within 19 months. Bozankaya had also bid for the contract, which was signed on January 15. The order is worth 80m lei+VAT, and is ...

  • Timisoara Bozankaya tram (2)
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    Timișoara orders more battery-equipped trams


    ROMANIA: Bozankaya has been awarded a further order to supply battery-equipped trams for use in Timișoara. In July 2019 the Turkish manufacturer beat Pesa to win a contract to supply 16 trams, with options for up to 24 more. A firm order for another five was ...

  • Praha Skoda ForCity Plus Praha 52T tram impression (4)
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    Praha tram order confirmed


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha transport operator DPP has formally awarded Škoda Group an KC16·6bn eight-year framework contract covering the supply of up to 200 ForCity Plus Praha 52T trams, with a firm order for an initial 40. Škoda was named preferred bidder in November. Stadler had also ...

  • Odesa tram (Photo Tatra-Yug) (1)
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    Odesa tram deliveries begin


    UKRAINE: Odesa municipal transport operator Odesmiskelektrotrans has begun dynamic testing of the first of 13 K1T306 trams being supplied by a consortium led by Tatra-Yug. The order was placed in December 2022, with the manufacturer saying it was the first tram contract ...

  • CAF factory (Photo CAF)
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    Roma tram framework contract awarded


    ITALY: Roma transport operator ATAC has awarded CAF a framework contract for the supply of up to 121 trams. Hitachi Rail, Stadler and Škoda Group had also bid. CAF was named as preferred bidder on September 29, and the contract has now been finalised following government ...

  • Lille Alstom tram impression (Image Alstom Advanced & Creative Design, non-contractual design for illustration only)
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    Alstom to renew Lille tram fleet


    FRANCE: Métropole Européenne de Lille has awarded Alstom a contract to supply replacement trams for inter-urban routes R and T, also known as ‘the Mongy’, which link Lille with Roubaix and Tourcoing. The order announced by the manufacturer on December 20 covers an initial 24 Citadis ...

  • London Underground Central Line train refurbishment (Photo TfL) (1)
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    London Underground train refurbishment underway


    UK: Work has been completed on the first trainset to be overhauled as part of London Underground’s £500m Central Line Improvement Programme. TfL is working with more than 30 suppliers on the project, which is being undertaken at Acton depot by more than 125 fitters and ...

  • Zaragoza CAF Urbos 100 tram (Photo CAF)
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    Design updates for latest Zaragoza trams


    SPAIN: Some design changes from the current fleet are included in two additional trams which CAF is supplying to increase peak capacity on the Zaragoza tramway. The cabs have been redesigned to improve visibility, and internal steps eliminated for better accessibility. The number of windows that ...

  • Gera Stadler TINA tram impression
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    Gera orders TINA trams


    GERMANY: Gera transport operator GVB has awarded Stadler a contract to supply six TINA trams in 2026, with options for a further three. The contract signed on December 11 is worth €38m, with the city of Gera providing €7·2m, the Land of Thüringen €17·1m and co-financing ...

  • Glasgow Subway Stadler train (Photo SPT) (3)
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    Glasgow Subway’s Stadler trains enter passenger service


    UK: The first two of 17 trainsets that Stadler is supplying to replace the Glasgow Subway fleet entered passenger service with a soft launch on the afternoon on December 11. The trains have been custom-made to the unique specifications of the 10·5 km circular underground line, ...

  • Moskva Pesa Fokstrot trams
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    Sanctions lead to withdrawal of Moskva’s Polish trams


    RUSSIA: The use of Moskva’s Pesa Fokstrot 71-414 trams was suspended from December 4, because international sanctions imposed as a result of the war against Ukraine have made the vehicles difficult for the operator to maintain. A framework contract for up to 120 trams was agreed ...

  • Monorail vehicle photo CRRC (2)
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    Monterrey World Cup monorail cars unveiled


    MEXICO: The first of 13 six-car automated monorail trainsets that CRRC Nanjing Puzhen is building for Monterrey lines 4 and 6 was unveiled on November 21. The GoA4 driverless trainsets will be deployed on two lines currently under construction ahead of the 2026 FIFA World Cup, ...