All Urban transport vehicles articles – Page 13

  • Sofia metro has ordered a further 10 Inspiro trainsets from a consortium of Newag and Siemens Mobility.

    Sofia orders metro trains


    BULGARIA: Sofia metro operator Metropolitan EAD has ordered a further 10 three-car Inspiro trainsets from a consortium of Newag and Siemens Mobility. The latest order has been placed using an option on a September 2015 contract covering an initial 20 trains, which are currently being produced at Newag’s Nowy Sącz ...

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    Accessibility and sustainability at the heart of Berlin transport plan


    GERMANY: The Senate of the Land of Berlin on February 26 issued a 2019-23 transport plan, with accessibility and emissions reduction key components. As well as the bus, tram, U-Bahn and ferry networks operated by municipal company BVG, the plan also addresses multimodal transport investment and integration with the regional ...

  • The five EMUs would operate on Poznańska Kolej Metropolitalna services serving Poznań.

    More trains ordered for Poznań regional network


    POLAND: Wielkopolskie voivodship signed a contract with Pesa for the supply of five five-car Elf2 electric multiple-units on February 14. Pesa beat bids from Newag and Stadler, and will work with its subsidiary ZNTK Mińsk Mazowiecki to supply the EMUs between June and December 2020. The EU is providing ...

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    Class 2000 enters service on Tokyo’s Marunouchi Line


    JAPAN: The first of 53 six-car Class 2000 trainsets entered revenue service on the Marunouchi Line of the Tokyo metro on February 23. Nippon Sharyo is supplying the 600 V DC trainsets from its Toyokawa factory. They are equipped with permanent magnet synchronous motors supplied by Toshiba. Deliveries are ...

  • The latest Ina Line train will have a golden topaz colour scheme.

    Mitsubishi to adds to the Ina Line’s ‘rainbow’ of trains


    JAPAN: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering is to supply one more six-car Model 2020 Automated Guideway Transit rubber-tyred light metro trainset for use on Saitama New Urban Transit Co’s Ina Line in Greater Tokyo. MHI delivered three Model 2020 sets in 2015, with the first entering service in November that ...

  • PK Transportnye Systemy is working with Cognitive Technologies to develop a prototype autonomous tram.
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    Autonomous tram under development in Russia


    RUSSIA: Tram builder PK Transportnye Systemy is working with Cognitive Technologies to develop a prototype autonomous tram. A Vityaz-M vehicle is being fitted with 10 to 20 video cameras and up to 10 radar sensors, in addition to Cognitive’s Low Level Data Fusion technology, which processes the raw data. ...

  • Tatra-Yug is supplying 15 trams to Alexandria.

    Tatra-Yug delivers tram to Alexandria


    EGYPT: The first of 15 high-floor trams that Tatra-Yug is supplying to Alexandria Passenger Transportation Authority began test running on February 10, having arrived in Alexandria four days earlier. The tram is expected to enter revenue service on the 32 route-km standard gauge network in late February. It is ...

  • Transport for London is among the recipients of funding for the purchase of emission-free buses.
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    Emission-free bus funding announced


    UK: The government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles is providing a total of £48m for emission-free buses and associated infrastructure in various cities, Buses Minister Nusrat Ghani announced on February 6. The 19 successful bidders that took part in the ultra-low emission bus scheme competition last year are to ...

  • A little over half of the tram fleet in Warszawa is currently low-floor (Photo: Ryszard Piech)

    Hyundai Rotem selected for Warszawa tram contract


    POLAND: Tramwaje Warszawskie has selected Hyundai Rotem as preferred bidder to supply up to 213 low-floor trams, the operator announced on February 8. Rotem’s bid of 1·852bn złoty excluding VAT beat those of Pesa, which offered a price exceeding TW’s budget, and that by a consortium of Stadler and ...

  • Siemens had previously supplied two batches of light rail vehicles to Houston.
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    Siemens to supply more light rail vehicles to Houston


    USA: Houston Metro has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 14 S70 low-floor light rail vehicles. The LRVs will be built to an updated design with wider gangways for better passenger flow. To meet Buy America requirements, they will be assembled at Siemens Mobility’s plant in Sacramento, California. ...

  • BYD is supplying 200 K8S buses to Xi'an.
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    Electric double-decker buses enter service in Xi’an


    CHINA: Xi’an put into service 100 electric double-decker buses supplied by BYD on January 30, ahead of the Chinese New Year festival. The K8S vehicles have entered service on routes 284, 608 and 609. A further 100 are due to enter service on routes 19, 25 and 603 at ...

  • Stuttgart is to receive 58 more Class 430 EMUs (Photo: DB/Wolfgang Klee).
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    Extra Stuttgart S-Bahn EMUs will support ATO project


    GERMANY: The Stuttgart regional government has approved the purchase of 58 four-car Class 430 electric multiple-units and the installation of ETCS Level 2 and automatic train operation on the entire S-Bahn fleet. Trains from the €421·8m order are to be delivered by 2022. The Land of Baden-Württemberg is providing ...

  • Metrowagonmash most recently supplied metro trains to Baku in 2018.

    Metrowagonmash signs Baku metro train contract


    AZERBAIJAN: Baku Metropoliten has signed a contract with Transmashholding subsidiary Metrowagonmash for the supply of six five-car metro trainsets, the manufacturer announced on January 31. The first train is scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of the year, with all six due to arrive in Baku by ...

  • The driverless trainsets will be used on the New Airport Line in Beijing.
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    Driverless 160 km/h metro train on test


    CHINA: Rolling stock to be used on the New Airport Line in Beijing has commenced testing. The 160 km/h Type D trainset is reported to be the fastest metro train in China. CRRC Qingdao Sifang is supplying a fleet of 12 driverless trainsets to operate on the line that ...

  • Pesa has already supplied 25 Swing trams to Sofia.

    Pesa to supply more trams to Sofia


    BULGARIA: Sofia tram operator Stolichen Elektrotransport EAD signed a €22·8m contract with Pesa for the supply of 13 low-floor trams on January 29. Deliveries are due to be completed by the end of the year, and the vehicles will operate on Route 5 serving the southwest of the city. ...

  • MPK Kraków is purchasing 15 more Tramino Kraków trams.

    MPK Kraków exercises Tramino option


    POLAND: MPK Kraków has exercised an option for 15 low-floor trams from a consortium of Stadler Poland and Solaris Bus & Coach. The purchase price is 109·1m złoty excluding VAT. In January 2018 MPK Kraków signed a framework contract for the supply of up to 50 trams, with the ...

  • Some London Overground services on the Gospel Oak – Barking line in north London will be operated using a modified Class 378 electric multiple-unit.

    First Gospel Oak – Barking services to go electric on January 28


    UK: Some London Overground services on the Gospel Oak – Barking line in north London will be operated using an electric multiple-unit from January 28, Transport for London announced on January 25. Free travel is to be offered at a later date as compensation for the late arrival of the ...

  • Hyundai Rotem has shipped the car bodies for two driverless trainsets for Klang Valley Line 2.

    First Klang Valley Line 2 car bodies arrive in Malaysia


    MALAYSIA: Car bodies for the first two trainsets that will operate Klang Valley Line 2 arrived at Westport in Port Klang on January 23. The bodies have arrived from Hyundai Rotem’s Changwon plant in South Korea and will now be transported to a factory in Rasa for final assembly. ...

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    Battery trolleybuses ordered for Saint-Etienne


    FRANCE: Solaris Bus & Coach is to supply 22 battery trolleybuses to Saint-Etienne, the manufacturer announced on January 17. The €17m order includes options for two more vehicles, and is Solaris’ first trolleybus order for the French market. Škoda will supply the drive system for the 12 m long ...

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    Solaris to supply electric buses to Włocławek


    POLAND: Solaris Bus & Coach has signed an 8·5m złoty contract to supply three electric buses to Włocławek. Solaris will also supply four plug-in charging stations for depots. These will be used to charge the Solaris High Energy batteries with a capacity of 200 kWh that will power each ...