All Urban transport vehicles articles – Page 11

  • Transport for London has placed a £12m order for Wrightbus to supply 20 hydrogen-powered double-deck buses.
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    London orders fuel cell powered double-deck buses


    UK: Transport for London has placed a £12m order for Wrightbus to supply what the authority says will be the world’s first hydrogen-powered double-deck buses, and their associated fuelling infrastructure. The 20 buses will be fitted with FCveloCity-HD 85 kW fuel cell modules from Ballard Power Systems. They are ...

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    Anaheim Transportation Network orders battery buses


    USA: California’s Anaheim Transportation Network has awarded BYD a contract to supply 40 battery-electric buses. Half of these will be the BYD K9M design, the others the shorter BYD K7M and articulated K11M. The order is being placed through two existing contracts in Washington and Georgia, which local authorities and ...

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    Stadler inaugurates Salt Lake City factory


    USA: Vehicles being built for Caltrain and TEXRail were used to re-enact the completion of the transcontinental railway at Promontory Summit 150 years before as part of celebrations marking the official inauguration of Stadler US Inc’s factory in Salt Lake City on May 9. ‘It seems fitting that as we ...

  • FS owns a stake in Milano metro Line 5 concessionaire Metro 5 SpA.
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    Urban mobility a feature of FS Group’s investment plan


    ITALY: State railway holding FS Group Chief Executive Gianfranco Battisti unveiled an ‘unprecedented’ spending programme on May 10, with €58bn to be invested across various modes in 2019-23. A total of €28bn is to be spent on rail infrastructure and €14bn on the strategic road network through FS Group’s ...

  • BYD has delivered 15 electric buses to Badajoz.
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    Electric buses handed over in Badajoz


    SPAIN: Badajoz Mayor Francisco Javier Fragoso attended a ceremony on May 9 marking the delivery of 15 battery electric buses from Chinese manufacturer BYD. Transport operator Tubasa, a Grupo Ruiz subsidiary, placed the order in July 2018, as part of the city’s plan to have a completely electric bus ...

  • Scomi has supplied monorail vehicles to cities including Kuala Lumpur.
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    Scomi Rail ordered to wind up


    MALAYSIA: The High Court ordered the winding-up of monorail manufacturer Scomi Rail on May 6. The order follows Scomi Rail defaulting on debts to Maybank and Voyage Logistics International (Malaysia). The property of the Scomi Engineering subsidiary, which had a net book value of just under 507m ringgit on ...

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    PK TS wins further St Petersburg tram order


    RUSSIA: St Petersburg tram operator Gorelektrotrans announced on May 6 that PK TS was the sole bidder for a 2bn rouble contract to supply 21 three-section trams. It is thought that other producers did not bid owing to the tight delivery schedule: tenders were called on April 15 and ...

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    BYD wins further Swedish electric bus order


    SWEDEN: Bus operator Nobina has ordered 20 K11 articulated electric buses from BYD. Deliveries of the 18 m long vehicles are due to begin at the end of 2019. Four of the buses will be put into service in the Barkarby district of Stockholm, and 16 in Linköping. The ...

  • Siemens is supplying 34 Type G1 trains to Nürnberg transport operator VAG.
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    First G1 metro train arrives in Nürnberg


    GERMANY: The first of 34 Type G1 metro trainsets that Siemens is supplying to Nürnberg transport operator VAG arrived at VAG’s Langwasser depot on May 3. The four-car trainset was delivered by rail from Siemens’ Wien factory. It is expected to enter passenger service on Line U1 at the ...

  • Stadler is supplying 17 four-car driverless trainsets to operate the Glasgow Subway.
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    First driverless Glasgow Subway train delivered


    UK: The first of 17 driverless metro trainsets that Stadler is supplying for the Glasgow Subway has arrived in the city ahead of the start of on-site testing. Two more are due to be delivered by the end of the summer. In March 2016 Strathclyde Partnership for Transport approved ...

  • China Railway Signal & Communications Group is supplying 17 trams to operate on the first tram line in Tianshui.
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    Tianshui tram rolled out


    CHINA: China Railway Signal & Communications Group has rolled out at its Changsha factory the first of 17 trams that it is supplying to operate the initial tram route being developed in Tianshui. The five-section Pioneer tram has a capacity of 370 passengers including 58 seated. The 100% low-floor ...

  • Alstom has delivered the first MPL16 metro train to Lyon.
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    Alstom delivers first MPL16 metro train to Lyon


    FRANCE: Alstom has delivered the first of 30 MPL16 trainsets that it is supplying to the Lyon metro. The train is due to enter service on Line B in 2020. In October 2016 transport authority Sytral awarded Alstom a €140m contract that includes options for up to 18 more ...

  • Metro do Porto is to order 18 light rail vehicles to augment its current fleet of 102.
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    CRRC, Siemens and Škoda bid for Porto LRV contract


    PORTUGAL: Metro do Porto has received three bids for a contract to supply 18 light rail vehicles, the authority announced on April 30. Metro do Porto called tenders in December for the contract with an estimated value of €56·1m, including five years of maintenance. Bids have been received from ...

  • King Philippe has unveiled a mock-up of the next-generation Bombardier Flexity tram for Brussels.
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    King unveils Brussels tram mock-up


    BELGIUM: On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of trams in Brussels, King Philippe unveiled a mock-up of the next-generation Flexity tram on April 30. City transport operator STIB signed a €480m framework contract with Bombardier Transportation in April 2018, covering the supply of up to 175 trams. The ...

  • CRRC and Tianjin Trust Co have launched a financial leasing subsidiary with the aim of expanding the rolling stock manufacturing group’s export activities.
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    CRRC launches rolling stock finance business


    CHINA: CRRC and Tianjin Trust Co have launched a financial leasing subsidiary with the aim of expanding the rolling stock manufacturing group’s export activities and supporting the government’s Belt & Road Initiative. Target market sectors include urban rail vehicles, as well as high speed trainsets, high-power locomotives and wagons. CRRC ...

  • Pesa is to supply 15 more Jazz Duo trams to Gdańsk.
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    Gdańsk tram purchase to be funded from late delivery fines


    POLAND: Gdańsk tram operator GAiT is purchasing 15 more Jazz Duo trams from Pesa, the city authorities announced on April 25. The order forms an option on a contract signed in February 2018. Due to arrive by the end of 2020, the trams from the option will be partly ...

  • The City of Ottawa and TransitNEXT have selected Stadler to supply seven four-car Flirt diesel-electric multiple-units.
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    Ottawa Trillium Line DMU contract awarded


    CANADA: The City of Ottawa and TransitNEXT consortium leader SNC Lavalin have formally declared Stadler the winner of a contract to supply seven four-car Flirt diesel-electric multiple-units. The C$106m order confirmed on April 23 has been placed as part of the Trillium Line extension project. Forming part of the city’s ...

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    UKVZ to supply more trams to Krasnodar


    RUSSIA: Krasnodar transport operator KTTU is due to sign a contract for the supply of 27 trams with sole bidder UKVZ on April 29. Deliveries of the single-section 40% low-floor trams are due by November 11. The 672·3m rouble contract includes a one-year manufacturer’s warranty. UKVZ would supply ...

  • CRRC Changchun is supplying a fleet of light metro vehicles to Tel Aviv.
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    Tel Aviv light metro vehicle rolled out


    ISRAEL: CRRC Changchun rolled out the first of the light metro vehicles it is supplying for the Red Line in Tel Aviv on April 16. Project promoter NTA signed a contract at the end of 2015 for 90 vehicles with an option for 30 more. The rolling stock will be ...

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    BYD launches ‘longest electric bus’


    CHINA: BYD has launched what it claims is the longest pure battery electric bus in the world at its headquarters in Shenzhen. The three-section aluminium alloy bodied K12A is 27 m long and has capacity for 250 passengers. It has a maximum speed of 70 km/h and can be ...