Urban transport vehicles – Page 6

  • Series X metro trainset
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    A ‘leap into the future’ as Wien’s first Series X metro train enters service


    AUSTRIA: Wien ‘is taking a big leap into the future of digitalised transport’ Siemens Mobility’s CEO of Rolling Stock Albrecht Neumann said when the first of 34 Series X metro trainsets entered passenger service on June 16. ‘Innovations like the new passenger information system with real-time ...

  • Singapore Cross Island Line CRRC Sifang metro train impression
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    Singapore LTA orders Cross Island Line metro trains


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has ordered 44 six-car trains for the Cross Island Line from a consortium of CRRC Qingdao Sifang and Singapore CRRC Sifang Railway Vehicles Service. The S$589m contract announced on June 14 includes the option to order up to 11 additional trainsets and ...

  • Metro train traction equipment which combines a silicon carbide traction converter and permanent magnet synchronous motor has been demonstrated in passenger service on Chengdu Line 7.
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    SiC and permanent magnet motor traction system demonstrated


    CHINA: Metro train traction equipment which combines a silicon carbide traction converter and permanent magnet synchronous motor has been demonstrated in passenger service on Chengdu Line 7. The technology has been developed by the Alstom NUG Propulsion System Co joint venture. ANP said the use of ...

  • Russian tram
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    Driverless tram development agreement signed


    RUSSIA: A tram equipped for unattended driverless operation is to be developed and tested in St Petersburg. An agreement to undertake the project was signed on June 2 by tram manufacturer PK TS, automation technology company Cognitive Pilot and St Petersburg operator Gorelektrotrans, which will provide ...

  • Milano Stadler Tramlink tram (Photo ATM) (2)
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    Tramlink on test in Milano


    ITALY: Milano municipal transport operator ATM has begun overnight testing of the first of 30 Stadler Tramlink trams. In September 2020 ATM signed a six-year framework agreement for Stadler to supply up to 80 trams worth €172·6m, including a €75·5m firm order for an initial 30 ...

  • Philapdelphia SEPTA Alstom streetcar impression
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    ‘Accessible and equitable’ Philadelphia tram contract signed


    USA: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has formally awarded Alstom a $718·2m contract to supply 130 fully-customised low-floor trams to replace the Philadelphia trolley fleet with modern and more accessible vehicles. The tram order is a key element in SEPTA’s Trolley Modernisation programme which aims to ‘transform ...

  • Singapore new metro trains
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    Singapore metro trains begin entering service


    SINGAPORE: The first of 106 six-car metro trains which Alstom is supplying for the East-West and North-South lines entered passenger service on June 4. Minister of Transport S Iswaran said the trains have features to make rides more comfortable and convenient for commuters, including additional spaces ...

  • Tbilisi metro
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    Metro train contract cancelled because of international sanctions


    GEORGIA: The city of Tbilisi has announced that it is to terminate a contract for Metrowagonmash to supply metro trains, because the Russian manufacturer is now subject to sanctions imposed by Georgia’s international partners as a result of the Russian war against Ukraine. ‘Georgia enforces international ...

  • Washington Metro Series 8000 train impression(1)
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    Washington Metro seeks feedback on next generation of trains


    USA: Washington DC’s Metro is showcasing design concepts for its next generation of trains to seek passenger feedback. ‘We are working hard to get as much public input as possible’, said General Manager & CEO Randy Clarke. ‘Metro’s next generation of trains will serve our region ...

  • St Petersburg UKVZ tram (Photo Vladimir Waldin)
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    UKVZ awarded St Petersburg tram contract


    RUSSIA: UKVZ has won a tender to supply 14 fully low-floor, single section, four-axle trams to St Petersburg in 2023-24. UKVZ last supplied trams to St Petersburg in 2017, when it delivered Type 71-631 vehicles. The latest order is worth 1·3bn roubles and covers trams with ...

  • Kocaeli municipality centred on Izmit has awarded Bozankaya a TL697m contract to supply 10 trams.
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    Bozankaya to supply trams to growing network


    TURKEY: Kocaeli municipality centred on Izmit has awarded Bozankaya a TL697m contract to supply 10 trams. The 100% low-floor bidirectional trams will be 33 m long and able to carry 298 passengers, including 66 seated. Bozankaya says that the trams are to be designed and built ...

  • PK TS tram
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    St Petersburg light rail vehicle contract awarded


    RUSSIA: Concessionaire BaltNedvizhService has awarded PK TS a 4bn rouble contract to supply trams for the Kupchino – Shushary – Slavyanka fast light rail route which is under construction in St Petersburg. The 21 km line is being built under a 30-year PPP agreement signed by ...

  • Jena tram delivery
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    Jena tram deliveries begin


    GERMANY: Stadler has delivered the first of 24 Tramlink low-floor trams that it is building for the metre-gauge network in Jena. The tram was delivered from the Valencia factory in two parts, arriving at municipal transport operator Jenaer Nahverkehr’s Burgau depot on May 5. ...

  • Cleveland RTA cheque
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    Six US rolling stock renewal projects awarded funding


    USA: Six urban and commuter rail rolling stock renewal projects have been awarded Federal Transit Administration grants totalling $703m. Rail Vehicle Replacement Programme grants Agency Location Grant Project ...

  • PATH new Kawasaki train (Photo PANYNJ)
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    PATH increases capacity as Kawasaki cars enter service


    USA: The first of 72 additional EMU cars which Port Authority of New York & New Jersey ordered from Kawasaki have begun entering service on the PATH metro network. The vehicles are all expected to enter service in 2023-24, supplementing the operator’s existing 350-car fleet. This ...

  • Brussels Alstom Flexity tram front view
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    New generation Flexity tram enters service in Brussels


    BELGIUM: Brussels transport operator STIB has put the first of its ‘new generation’ Flexity trams into service on Route 51 between Midi and Stade with effect from April 26. The 100% low-floor Series 3200 vehicles are being supplied by Alstom under a €480m framework contract which ...

  • Cleveland
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    Cleveland light rail vehicle fleet renewal approved


    USA: The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority board has approved the selection of Siemens Mobility for a contract to replace its light rail vehicle fleet. Fleet renewal will be a ‘historic moment in RTA’s history that will usher in a new era of mobility for rail ...

  • Toulouse aeroport 2
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    Three cities place joint tram order to reduce costs


    FRANCE: The transport authorities in Toulouse, Brest and Besançon have jointly awarded Alstom an eight-year framework agreement for the supply of trams, with firm orders for an initial 22 vehicles. The three cities opted for a joint contract with the aim of optimising costs. ...

  • Quebec tram project impression
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    Québec orders Alstom Citadis Spirit trams


    CANADA: The city of Québec has selected Alstom Transport Canada to supply and maintain 34 Citadis Spirit trams to operate its future tram line. The 19·3 km line with 29 stops is intended to connect Pôle Le Gendre in the southwest with Pôle D’Estimauville to the ...

  • Trabzon tram plan
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    Minister pledges to build long-planned Trabzon tram line


    TURKEY: Long-standing plans for a light rail network in the northeastern port city of Trabzon are set to be implemented with current Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu announcing that the first line would be completed by the end of 2025. Turkey will hold presidential and parliamentary elections ...