Urban transport vehicles – Page 2

  • Darrmstadt Stadler TINA tram at InnoTrans 2022 (101)
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    ‘Most modern and innovative tram in Germany’ unveiled

    2022-09-23T09:35:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Launch customer HEAG Mobilo of Darmstadt has unveiled the first TINA tram, which Stadler has designed from scratch as its next generation of light rail vehicle. Speaking at the unveiling at InnoTrans, head of HEAG Mobilo Ann-Kristina Natus said buying a ...

  • Bozankaya Timișoara tram at InnoTrans 2022 (9)
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    Timișoara tram battery offers 70 km of off-wire operation

    2022-09-23T08:22:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Turkish manufacturer Bozankaya is showing one of its custom designed trams for Timișoara, the first trams to be built new for the Romanian city in 50 years. They include a battery able to provide power for 70 km of off-wire operation, ...

  • Skoda RNV ForCity Smart 36T tram at InnoTrans 2022 (11)
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    Tram designed to meet high specifications of three-city network

    2022-09-20T14:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Škoda has unveiled the prototype for the fleet of custom-designed ForCity Smart 36T trams ordered by Rhein-Neckar transport authority RNV for the metre-gauge network serving the three cities of Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg. The manufacturer said RNV required a high-specification vehicle ...

  • Nürnberg Siemens Mobility Avenio tram at InnoTrans 2022 (1)
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    Nürnberg Avenio tram to enter service this year

    2022-09-20T13:09:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Nürnberg operator VAG expects to put the first of its Siemens Mobility Avenio trams into service by Christmas. This will enable an increase in service frequencies and expand the fleet ahead of the introduction next year of Routes 10 Dutzendteich – Plärrer – Am Wegfeld ...

  • Wiener Linien Siemens Mobility Series X train at InnoTrans 2022 (1)
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    Series X train marks the spot for innovative passenger information

    2022-09-20T10:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: A detailed and location specific passenger information system is one of the highlights of the Series X metro trains which Siemens Mobility is supplying to the Austrian capital’s transport operator Wiener Linien. In September 2017 Siemens Mobility beat Bombardier Transportation to win a contract to ...

  • PowerTech-Group-Building
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    ABB to expand portfolio with acquisition of PowerTech Converter

    2022-09-19T08:35:00Z

    GERMANY: ABB is to acquire PowerTech Converter, which supplies auxiliary power converters for light rail vehicle and metro train onboard systems such as HVAC, lighting, safety equipment, doors and battery charging. Acquired by corporate turnaround specialist Radial Capital Partners from Knorr-Bremse in 2019, PTC has its ...

  • Marseille CAF Urbos tram impression
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    Marseille orders maritime themed trams

    2022-09-15T08:33:00Z

    FRANCE: Marseille transport operator RTM has awarded CAF a €57m contract to supply 15 trams, with options for more to support future expansion of the network. The seven-section low-floor cars from CAF’s Urbos range will be 42·5 m long. They will have a similar styling to ...

  • Hannover CAF TW4000 LRV (Image: Üstra/Tricon)
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    Hannover’s Üstra awards 275 LRV framework contract

    2022-09-12T14:11:00Z

    GERMANY: Hannover transport operator Üstra has awarded CAF a framework contract to supply up to 275 TW4000 light rail vehicles for the Stadtbahn network by 2040, with a €149·98m firm order for an initial 42. Niedersachsen transport authority LNVG is contributing €67·3m towards the cost. The ...

  • Buenos Aires metro Line A
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    Buenos Aires metro train overhaul

    2022-09-06T05:00:00Z

    ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires metro operator EMOVA has awarded Alstom a contract to overhaul five five-car trains over 19 months.

  • Boston Green Line Type 10 CAF light rail vehicle
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    CAF to supply 102 Type 10 Supercar light rail vehicles to Boston

    2022-09-02T14:42:00Z

    USA: The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority board has awarded CAF USA a contract to supply 102 light rail vehicles for Boston’s Green Line. The base contract approved on August 31 is worth $811m, including the 102 Type 10 Supercar LRVs, two driving simulators, spare parts, tools, ...

  • Kaohsiung Yellow Line map
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    Kaohsiung Yellow Line rolling stock and railway systems contract awarded

    2022-09-01T15:16:00Z

    TAIWAN: Kaohsiung City Mass Rapid Transit Bureau has awarded a turnkey contract to provide rolling stock and railway systems for the MRT Yellow Line to a consortium of ST Engineering, Stadler and Siemens Mobility. The 22·91 km, Y-shaped Yellow Line will have one elevated and 22 ...

  • Tyne & Wear Metro new Stadler train (1)
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    Tyne & Wear Metro trains rolled out

    2022-08-31T08:00:00Z

    UK: The first two of the 46 trainsets ordered for the Tyne & Wear Metro have been rolled out by Stadler in Switzerland. Following initial static and dynamic testing, they are to be sent to the Velim test track in the Czech ...

  • TMH St Petersburg metro train agreement
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    St Petersburg to replace almost half its metro fleet

    2022-08-30T12:42:00Z

    RUSSIA: St Petersburg metro operator Petersburg Metropoliten has signed a 25-year agreement for the lease of 950 metro cars from the Transholdleasing subsidiary of rolling stock manufacturer TMH. The agreement signed on August 26 is valued at 242·6bn roubles. The six and eight-car sets comprising Type ...

  • Nizhny Tagil retro tram (2)
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    Nizhny Tagil boosts its tram fleet

    2022-08-26T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Two single-section low-floor 71-415R trams built by UTM with retro styling have been delivered to Nizhny Tagil, and on August 16 Sverdlovsk oblast allocated a further 830m roubles for the acquisition of further vehicles. The next deliveries are likely to be ...

  • Cairo Hyundai Rotem metro train order
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    Local production included in Cairo metro train order

    2022-08-25T13:29:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has formally awarded a joint venture of Hyundai Rotem and National Egyptian Railway Industries Co a US$563·2m contract to supply 40 trainsets totalling 320 cars to increase capacity on Cairo metro lines 2 and 3. The trains are to be delivered ...

  • Halle Stadler Tina tram impression (1)
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    Halle orders 56 Tina trams

    2022-08-23T14:02:00Z

    GERMANY: Halle city transport operator HAVAG has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 56 TINA 100% low-floor trams for entry into service from late 2025. The €168m contract signed on August 23 covers 39 Type MGT-M trams which will be 30 m long with 64 seats ...

  • Novokuznetsk UKVZ tram
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    Novokuznetsk orders 12 trams

    2022-08-15T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: UKVZ has beaten three rival bids to win a contract to supply 12 trams to Novokuznetsk. The cost of 73·3m roubles per vehicle is being funded through the government’s the Cleaner Air programme. Deliveries are scheduled to start in mid-December, The Type 71-623-04 trams will ...

  • Moscow Metro Line 11 (5)
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    Moscow rolling stock loans

    2022-08-10T11:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The government has approved a second loan for the purchase of rolling stock for urban and suburban rail services around Moscow. The two 15-year, 3% loans approved in October and July have a total value of 106·7bn roubles. The city government intends to use 49·7bn ...

  • Alstom metro train for Agra
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    Agra metro train design revealed

    2022-08-09T14:57:00Z

    INDIA: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has unveiled the design of the trainsets which Alstom is to supply for Agra metro Line 1. In July 2020 state operator Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp awarded Bombardier Transportation — now Alstom — a €245m combined contract to ...

  • Hyundai Rotem tram design concept
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    Tram subsystem framework agreement signed

    2022-08-08T13:16:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Knorr-Bremse has signed a framework agreement to supply Hyundai Rotem with subsystems for more than 200 light rail vehicles in 2023-28. Valued in the ‘mid-double-digit million-euros’ range, the agreement announced on August 8 covers ‘field-proven and robust’ electro-hydraulic braking systems including sanding equipment and magnetic ...