Urban transport vehicles – Page 4

  • Baku metro train (2)
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    Baku metro trains delivered


    AZERBAIJAN: Transmasholding’s Metrowagonmash plant at Mytishi in Russia has delivered a further four of the 12 five-car trainsets which Baku Metropoliten ordered in October 2019 for delivery by 2023. The Type 81-765.B and 81-766.B vehicles feature a high level of sound ...

  • London Underground Piccadilly Line new Siemens Mobility train impression
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    London Underground detrainment equipment contract awarded


    UK: Siemens Mobility has selected Huntingdon-based composites specialist TRB Lightweight Structures to supply emergency evacuation equipment for the 94 Inspiro trainsets which it is to build to replace London Underground’s Piccadilly Line fleet from 2025. The evacuation doors, bridges and stairs are required to meet stringent ...

  • Magdeburg Alstom Flexity tram impression (Image Alstom DesignandStyling)
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    Magdeburg orders customised low-floor trams


    GERMANY: Magdeburg transport authority MVB has awarded Alstom a contract to supply Flexity trams featuring a ‘unique and timeless’ design specifically developed for the city. The order for an initial 35 vehicles is valued at €190m including the supply of spare parts for 24 years. There ...

  • Tyne & Wear Metro Stadler train interior impression (2)
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    Tyne & Wear Metro train interior design revealed


    UK: The interiors of the new Tyne & Wear Metro fleet will provide an ‘open-plan and linear’ seating layout, with design changes made following feedback from passengers, staff and user groups. Stadler is to start production of the new fleet in August, with the first of ...

  • The first route of a planned 98 km seven line tram network in Jiaxing was opened on June 25, operated using a fleet of trams fitted with supercapacitors for catenary-free operation
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    Supercapacitor tramway opens in Jiaxing


    CHINA: The first route of a planned 98 km seven line tram network in Jiaxing was opened on June 25, operated using a fleet of trams fitted with supercapacitors for catenary-free operation. Route T1 runs 10·6 km from Jiaxing Nan high ...

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    Cairo monorail train rolled out in Derby


    EGYPT: The first of 70 four-car Innovia 300 driverless monorail trainsets for two lines which are under construction in Cairo has been rolled out at Alstom’s Derby plant in the UK. In August 2019, Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels and a ...

  • Sydney Inner West Light Rail Line tram (Photo: CAF)
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    Sydney tram order


    AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has awarded CAF a contract to supply a further four Urbos 100 five-section trams for Sydney’s Inner West Light Rail Line. Announcing the order in June 29, CAF said the trams are scheduled to be delivered in early 2023, ...

  • De Lijn coast tram (Photo: CAF)
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    De Lijn orders Antwerpen trams


    BELGIUM: Vlaanderen transport operator De Lijn has placed a firm order for CAF to supply a further 18 Urbos 100 trams for use in Antwerpen. The order announced by the Spanish manufacturer on June 29 is the fifth to be placed under an October 2017 framework ...

  • Čiernohronská Železnica has taken delivery of a fleet of electric railcars formerly used on Switzerland’s Waldenburgerbahn (Photo: Jakub Kothaj).

    Slovakian forest railway takes delivery of Swiss railcars


    SLOVAKIA: As part of ambitious plans to provide year-round passenger services on a 760 mm gauge former forestry railway, non-profit heritage organisation Čiernohronská Železnica has taken delivery of a fleet of electric railcars formerly used on Switzerland’s Waldenburgerbahn. The Čierny Hron valley revitalisation project, which has ...

  • Gdansk tram
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    Gdańsk tram overhaul


    POLAND: Gdańsk’s tram operator has awarded sole bidder 4iB a 12·7m złoty contract to overhaul 10 Düwag N8C-MF01 trams. The 12-month project will include modernisation of the traction and control systems, mechanical repairs and upgrading of the passenger information systems on the vehicles, which were ...

  • Ruhrbahn Essen CAF tram impression
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    Ruhrbahn orders 51 light rail vehicles


    GERMANY: Essen and Mülheim transport operator Ruhrbahn has awarded CAF a €150m contract to supply 51 light rail vehicles, which will enable the complete replacement of its Stadtbahn-B cars as well as the P86/P89 sets which were acquired second-hand from London’s Docklands Light Railway. ...

  • Helsinki Variotram (Photo: Vladimir Waldin)
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    Withdrawn Helsinki trams to be tested in Poland


    POLAND: Two of the 40 Variotrams which have been withdrawn from service in Helsinki are to be tested in Łódź this summer, with the city’s transport operator potentially looking to acquire further vehicles if the trials prove successful. MPK Łódź will be able to use ...

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    Design of Moscow’s next tram unveiled


    RUSSIA. Sinara has revealed the appearance of the 90 Type 71-628M fully low-floor, four-axle trams which it has designed for Moscow and which will be produced by subcontractor UKVZ. The contract includes 30 years of maintenance. The first five cars are ...

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    Brussels M7 metro trains launched


    BELGIUM: Brussels metro operator STIB has officially launched its M7 series trainsets into operation, with CEO Brieuc Meeûs d’Argenteuil and the capital region’s Minister of Mobility Elke van den Brandt taking invited guests for a short ride on the first unit from Erasmus station on Line 1.

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    Test running starts on Tel Aviv Red Line


    ISRAEL: Tel Aviv light rail project promoter NTA has started test running with its Chinese-built LRVs on the first section of the Red Line, which is now under construction between Petakh-Tikva and Bat Yam.

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    Tokyo Metro’s Hanzomon Line trains unveiled


    JAPAN: The first of 19 Series 18000 trainsets to operate Tokyo Metro’s Hanzomon Line was unveiled at Saginuma depot in Kawasaki city on June 2.

  • Taganrog Andrey Lisitsky (left) and Evgeny Vasiliev (right) are signing a concession agreement
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    Taganrog tramway to be modernised in first concession agreement


    RUSSIA: What the contractor says is the first concession agreement for the comprehensive modernisation of an entire Russian tramway has been signed by city of Taganrog and the Sinara-GTR Taganrog subsidiary of Sinara-City Transport Solutions. ‘As a result of this large scale project, Taganrog will receive ...

  • Tehran metro station (Photo: Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Co)
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    Iranian metro train rolled out


    IRAN: A domestically-designed metro train with 85% local content has been unveiled by President Hassan Rouhani. Development began in June 2019, when a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Vice-Presidency for Science Technology, Tehran Urban Suburban Railway Co and the ...

  • Erfurt Stadler Tramlink tram (1)
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    Longer Erfurt tram unveiled ahead of garden festival


    GERMANY: Erfurt operator EVAG has unveiled the first of 14 Stadler Tramlink trams ordered to replace its first generation of low-floor vehicles and provide an increase in capacity on the 103 km metre-gauge network. Two of the new trams are scheduled to enter service in ...

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    Shenzhen driverless metro train unveiled


    CHINA: CRRC Changchun has rolled out the first of the nine Type A trainsets for GoA4 unattended automatic operation on the future Shenzhen metro Line 20. Six of the eight aluminium-bodied cars in each trainset are powered, giving a maximum speed ...