Urban transport vehicles – Page 2

  • 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, ...

  • South Korean hydrogen fuel cell tram project
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    Hydrogen fuel cell tram development project launched

    2021-10-21T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: A hydrogen-electric tram demonstration project has been launched by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, which aims to adapt existing automotive hydrogen technologies for rail use to develop a strong position for South Korean suppliers in the global light rail market. ‘While we ...

  • Stuttgart Stadler ZT4.2 rack tram (3)
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    Stuttgart rack railway tram and bicycle wagon delivered

    2021-10-14T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The first of first of three light rail vehicles and bicycle carrying trailers for the 2·2 km metre-gauge Riggenbach rack line which climbs 200 m up a valley in Stuttgart has been delivered to operator Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen. These are the fifth generation of cars for ...

  • Porto_01
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    Porto unveils CRRC LRV design

    2021-10-13T11:00:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Metro do Porto has unveiled the design of the 18 Class CT light rail vehicles it has ordered from CRRC Tangshan. The styling has been developed jointly by the manufacturer and external consultants, supported by a multidisciplinary team from the operator. ‘We wanted to keep ...

  • Grand Paris Express Line 18 Alstom train impression
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    Alstom awarded Grand Paris Express Line 18 rolling stock and automation contract

    2021-10-12T11:36:00Z

    FRANCE: Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply rolling stock and automation systems for the future Grand Paris Express driverless metro Line 18. The €230m contract announced on October 11 includes automation, data transmission and supervisory equipment and systems integration, with a firm order for ...

  • RVLR Demonstrator Ironbridge 071021 TM1
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    Revolution Very Light Rail demonstrator offers options for branch line revival

    2021-10-11T10:40:00Z

    Rail Business UK takes a ride on the Revolution Very Light Rail vehicle, which is designed to provide an attractive, low-cost option to facilitate the reopening of disused branch lines and extending existing lines.

  • Dresden Alstom NGT DX DD Flexity tram (Photo: DVB AG)
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    Dresden unveils its wider trams

    2021-10-06T11:39:00Z

    GERMANY: Dresden transport operator DVB and Alstom have unveiled the first NGT DX DD Flexity tram, with 2 500 people visiting Gorbitz depot over the weekend of October 2-3 to take a look at the vehicle. Built to Dresden’s unusual 1 450 mm gauge, with a ...

  • Paris tramway T1 stop (Photo: RATP)
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    Paris tram framework contract awarded

    2021-10-05T14:04:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités and operator RATP have selected Alstom for a framework contract to supply up to 120 trams worth €310m. There will be a firm order for 37 to replace the current Route T1 fleet which entered service from 1992. The 83 ...

  • Impression of Stadler tram for Darmstadt
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    Aircraft component supplier wins Stadler tram order

    2021-10-05T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Lightweight aircraft materials supplier Elbe Flugzeugwerke has announced its first contract to supply rolling stock components to Stadler Rail, saying the order is a milestone in the expansion of its activities in the rail sector. The initial order covers the supply of durable floor panels ...

  • Kanpur metro train handover (1)
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    First Kanpur metro train unveiled

    2021-09-20T15:00:00Z

    INDIA: The first trainset for the metro under construction in Kanpur was handed over to state project promoter Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp in a virtual ceremony on September 18. In July 2020 UPMRC awarded Bombardier Transportation — since acquired by Alstom — a €245m contract ...