All Urban transport vehicles articles – Page 14

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    Paris RER Line A refurbishment contract awarded


    FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités and RATP have signed a €121·3m contract for CAF to refurbish the 43 MI2N electric multiple-units operating on RER Line A. In addition to a new livery, the EMUs will gain a new interior layout, as well as CCTV and passenger information screens. The first renovated ...

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    Result of Grand Paris front-end design vote announced


    FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités and Société du Grand Paris announced on January 14 the winning design for the metro trainsets that will be used on lines 15, 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express project. In December future users of the metro could vote for one of three front-end ...

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    Škoda to supply more trolleybuses to Pardubice


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Sole bidder Škoda Electric signed a contract on January 4 to supply five 32Tr trolleybuses to Pardubice. The 12 m long low-floor vehicles will be produced jointly with SOR Libchavy using its SOR NS 12 bodyshell. Deliveries are due in 10 months. The KC52·5m order is ...

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    Metro Report International

    Manila Line 3 upgrade contract awarded


    PHILIPPNIES: The Department of Transportation has awarded a ¥35·5bn contract for the rehabilitation and maintenance of Manila metro Line 3 to a consortium of Sumitomo Corp and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering. Sumitomo group company TES Philippines will also work on the project. Work is due to start this month ...

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    Metro Report International

    Medellín orders BYD electric buses


    COLOMBIA: BYD has won a contract to supply 64 electric buses to Medellín BRT operator Metroplús, the manufacturer announced on January 7. The K9G buses are to be delivered in the second half of 2019. The 12·5 m long buses will have capacity for 80 passengers and will require ...

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    RNV takes delivery of Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses


    GERMANY: Daimler handed over three Mercedes-Benz eCitaro battery buses to Rhein-Neckar transport authority RNV on January 7. RNV is the launch customer for the eCitaro, having signed a memorandum of understanding with Daimler subsidiary EvoBus in 2017. As part of the agreement, the operator and supplier would exchange information ...

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    Metro Report International

    CRRC delivers LRVs to Hong Kong


    CHINA: The first two of 40 light rail vehicles that CRRC Nanjing Puzhen is supplying to MRT Corp arrived at the Tuen Mun depot in Hong Kong on December 28. CRRC is supplying the LRVs under a HK$745m order placed in 2016. In addition to replacing the 30 Phase ...

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    Metro Report International

    First CAF LRV in service on Boston Green Line


    USA: The first of 24 light rail vehicles that CAF is supplying to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Boston Green Line entered regular passenger service on December 21. The 70% low-floor LRVs, designated Type 9 by MBTA, were ordered under a $118m contract signed in 2014. CAF has produced the ...

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    Hyundai Rotem wins further Cairo metro train contract


    EGYPT: National Authority for Tunnels has awarded Hyundai Rotem a 150·8bn won contract for the supply of 48 cars to operate on Cairo metro Line 2. Deliveries are due to be completed in 2021, and the manufacturer will provide maintenance until 2031. The trainsets will have a maximum speed ...

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    First Ahmedabad metro train delivered


    INDIA: The first train for the Ahmedabad metro has arrived from Hyundai Rotem’s Changwon plant in South Korea via Mundra Port. Rotem is supplying 32 three-car trainsets under a contract signed in 2017. The trains have a maximum speed of 80 km/h and capacity for 782 passengers. They will ...

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    Metro Report International

    CAF to supply catenary-free trams to Parramatta


    AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has awarded contracts for the construction and operation of Stage 1 of the Parramatta light rail project. A joint venture of Downer and CPB Contractors has been awarded the A$840m civil works contract, while the A$536m fit-out and operations contract has been signed ...

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    Metro Report International

    First CRRC metro cars assembled in Springfield delivered to Boston


    USA: The first two metro cars assembled at CRRC’s factory in Springfield, Massachusetts were delivered to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority on December 18. The cars for Boston’s Orange Line are part of an order for 152 that CRRC is supplying under a contract awarded in 2014. This also ...

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    Solaris to supply electric buses to private operator in München


    GERMANY: Solaris is to supply three Urbino 12 electric buses to private bus operator Josef Ettenhuber for services in München. The buses will be built to a new design. The 240 kWh Solaris High Energy batteries will be charged via a plug-in connection, and the buses will be fitted ...

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    Paris commuter EMUs ordered


    FRANCE: SNCF has awarded Bombardier Transportation a €330m firm order to supply a further 42 seven-car and five eight-car train Francilien suburban electric multiple-units. The contract announced on December 21 has been placed on behalf of Greater Paris public transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités, which is funding the order. The latest ...

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    CNG buses delivered to Abidjan


    CÔTE D’IVOIRE: Iveco Bus officially handed over 26 compressed natural gas buses to Abidjan transport operator SOTRA on December 13, at a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly and Transport Minister Amadou Koné. In January the government signed a contract with Iveco for the supply of 450 ...

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    Forchbahn rolling stock to be refurbished


    SWITZERLAND: Metre-gauge interurban operator Forchbahn has awarded Stadler Rail a contract to modernise its 13 type Be 4/6 electric multiple-units, with Voith to supply new traction inverters. The custom-designed metre-gauge vehicles supplied by Stadler in 2004 operate using 600 V DC overhead on the Zürich tram network, and at ...

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    Public to vote on Grand Paris fleet design


    FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités and Société du Grand Paris have invited future users of the Grand Paris Express metro to participate in the design of rolling stock for lines 15, 16 and 17. Residents in the greater Paris area have until December 31 to vote for one of three front-end styles ...

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    Metro Report International

    Singapore North East Line upgrades to start next month


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded CRRC Nanjing Puzhen a S$116·7m contract for the midlife overhaul of the first-generation trains operating on the North East Line. Alstom supplied the 25 six-car trainsets for the opening of the North East Line in 2003. The overhaul will include new interiors, as ...

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    More LRVs ordered for Karlsruhe tram-train services


    GERMANY: Karlsruhe tram-train operator AVG has ordered a further 20 dual-system Flexity light rail vehicles from Bombardier Transportation, the supplier announced on December 17. Vehicles from the €87m order are due to be delivered between May 2020 and March 2021. The 37 m long LRVs have capacity for 244 ...

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    Astra sole bidder in Galaţi tram tender


    ROMANIA: Astra Vagoane Călători has emerged as the sole bidder for a contract to supply eight low-floor trams to Galaţi with options for 10 more. Astra put in a bid of 119·7m lei for all 18 trams, and the option would be exercised if the municipality receives sufficient EU ...