Urban transport vehicles – Page 8

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    Alstom to replace Philadelphia trolley fleet


    USA: The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority board has selected Alstom Transportation to replace its entire Philadelphia trolley fleet with modern vehicles meeting current accessibility standards. The contract announced by SEPTA on February 23 will include a $714m base order for 130 trams to be delivered in ...

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    Grand Paris Express trains combine ‘capacity, fluidity and comfort’


    FRANCE: Alstom says ‘capacity, fluidity and comfort for passengers’ will be offered by the 37 automated metro trainsets that it is to supply for the future Grand Paris Express Line 18. The interior design unveiled on February 15 was developed by Alstom’s Advanced & Creative Design ...

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    Alstom unveils next-generation Nantes tram


    FRANCE: The first of 61 Citadis X05 trams that Alstom is building for Nantes Métropole is unveiled at the supplier’s La Rochelle plant.

  • Porto CRRC LRV
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    Metro de Porto unveils CRRC Tangshan light rail vehicle


    PORTUGAL: Metro do Porto has officially unveiled the first of 18 Class CT light rail vehicles ordered from CRRC Tangshan, ahead of the planned entry into service in May. CRRC Tangshan beat Siemens Mobility and Škoda Transportation to win the €49·6m order financed by the Ministry ...

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    Badner Bahn LRVs enter service as more ordered


    AUSTRIA: ‘Accessibility, air-conditioning and more seats than before are just a few of the major improvements’, said Wiener Lokalbahnen Managing Director Monika Unterholzner at a presentation of the Alstom light rail vehicles which are entering service on the Badner Bahn inter-urban light rail line. ‘The new ...

  • New York Subway open-gangway train (2)
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    New York’s first walk-through Subway trains unveiled


    USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority unveiled the first walk-through R211 Subway trainset at Coney Island Yard in Brooklyn on February 3. The open gangway cars are being supplied by Kawasaki Rail Car as part of a January 2018 order to pilot the use of such ...

  • Warszawa tram
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    Withdrawn Warszawa trams head to Ukraine


    UKRAINE: Warszawa is to provide the city of Konotop with 23 Konstal 105Na trams as humanitarian aid. The trams date from around 1990, and are currently stored after being been replaced by the Warsolino trams now being supplied to the Polish capital by Hyundai Rotem. ...

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    Bern Tramlink tram delivered


    SWITZERLAND: The first of 27 Stadler Tramlink trams ordered by Bern operator Bernmobil was delivered for testing on February 1. Entry into service is planned for late summer. A framework contract signed between the two parties in September 2019 covers the supply of up to 50 ...

  • Bonn's first Skoda tram delivered
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    Škoda tram delivered to Bonn


    GERMANY: The first of 28 Škoda Group trams for Bonn was delivered to Beuel depot on the morning of February 1, having left the factory in Plzeň on a heavy-duty road transporter at 21.00 on January 30. Entry into service is planned for this summer, following ...

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    Knorr-Bremse wins metro train coupler contract


    ITALY: Knorr-Bremse has announced its entry into the international passenger rolling stock coupler market, as part of a contract to supply subsystems for metro trains which Milano operator ATM has ordered from Hitachi for use on lines M1, M2 and M3. Hitachi was awarded a framework ...

  • Docklands Light Railway CAF train (Photo: TfL)
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    Docklands Light Railway trains unveiled


    UK: The first of 52 automated light metro trainsets which CAF is supplying for London’s Docklands Light Railway was unveiled at Beckton depot on February 8. The 750 V DC third-rail driverless trainsets are expected to enter service from between 2024 and 2026. ...

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    Stadler awarded València and Alacant tram contract


    SPAIN: Operator FGV has awarded sole bidder Stadler a contract to supply 16 trams to support future network expansion in València and Alacant. The first of the Series 4500 LRVs are scheduled to be delivered from the manufacturer’s Albuixech plant in 24 months, and the last ...

  • Tbilisi metro (Photo Vladimir Waldin
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    Tbilisi metro train order back on again


    GEORGIA: An aborted contract for Russia’s Metrowagonmash to supply metro trains to Tbilisi has been renegotiated, the city has announced. Financing was agreed with the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development in February 2020, and following an international tender Transmashholding subsidiary Metrowagonmash was awarded €49·2m contract ...

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    Reșita tramway reopening makes progress


    ROMANIA: The first of 13 trams which Durmazlar is to supply for the reopening of the abandoned tramway in Reșita was delivered on January 29. Tram services ended in 2011 because the city could not afford to renew the ageing infrastructure and rolling stock. Since then, it ...

  • København metro train
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    København metro train mid-life refurbishment contract awarded


    DENMARK: København metro operator Metroselskabet has awarded Alstom a €30m contract to undertake the mid-life refurbishment of the 34 three-car AnsaldoBreda driverless trainsets used on lines M1 and M2. Alstom is to undertake the work at a workshop in Rotterdam in the Netherlands over three years. ...

  • Dortmund Heiterblick tram (Photo: DSW21/Claudia Posern)
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    Energy-efficient Dortmund tram unveiled


    GERMANY: The first of 90 energy-efficient high-floor light rail vehicles being supplied for use in Dortmund has been unveiled by operator DSW21, HeiterBlick and Kiepe Electric at Dorstfeld depot. Under the B-car project, the two manufacturers are assembling 26 new trams in Leipzig and rebuilding 64 ...

  • Roma metro Line A (Photo ATAC)
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    Hitachi Rail awarded Roma metro train contract


    ITALY: The city of Roma has awarded Hitachi Rail a framework contract to supply up to 30 metro trainsets for Lines A and B. The contract was signed on December 29 after an unsuccessful appeal from another bidder, and includes a firm order for 12 trainsets ...

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    Kursk tram fleet modernisation begins


    RUSSIA: The first of 22 PK TS Lionet trams ordered for Kursk has been delivered. A 25-year PPP agreement for the modernisation of the city’s 42·6 km tram network was signed by the regional authority and transport concessionaire Movista Regions in August 2022. The Lionet single-section ...

  • Alstom Metropolis working Santo Domingo metro Line 1.
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    Next Santo Domingo metro trains to feature design enhancements


    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Santo Domingo metro operator OPRET has awarded Alstom a contract to supply a further 10 three-car Metropolis trainsets.

  • Warszawa metro train
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    Warszawa offers metro cars to Kyiv


    UKRAINE: A letter of intent has been signed for the transfer of 60 Warszawa metro cars to Kyiv as humanitarian aid. The agreement was signed by mayors Rafał Trzaskowski and Vitali Klitschko during a visit to Kyiv by the leaders of the cities of Warszawa, Praha, Budapest ...