All Urban transport vehicles articles – Page 15

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    Metro Report International

    BYD electric buses delivered to São Paulo

    2018-12-14T13:41:01Z

    BRAZIL: A ceremony on December 10 marked the delivery of 15 battery electric buses to São Paulo by Chinese manufacturer BYD. Three of the buses are being tested by operator Transwolff in the south of the city as part of a pilot project which uses solar energy generated with ...

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    More DT5 metro trains ordered for Hamburg

    2018-12-14T11:55:51Z

    GERMANY: Hamburger Hochbahn has directly awarded a consortium of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply 13 additional DT5 metro trainsets. The contract includes two options each for the supply of a further 16 sets. The order brings the number of DT5 sets ordered to 131, of which ...

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    Yekaterinburg metro cars modernised

    2018-12-14T11:31:52Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding has completed the overhaul of four 81-717.5 and 81-714.5 metro cars for Yekaterinburg metro. The work was carried out by TMH subsidiary OEVRZ, which signed an agreement with the metro operator in September. The vehicles’ lifetime has been extended by 15 years, with bodyshells, ventilation system, bogies ...

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    Alstom delivers Avignon’s first Citadis Compact tram

    2018-12-14T09:57:38Z

    FRANCE: Alstom delivered the first of 14 trams that it is supplying to Avignon on November 29. The journey from Alstom’s La Rochelle factory took three days. The three-section Citadis X05 Compact is 24 m long and 2 400 mm wide with capacity for 140 passengers. The tram is ...

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    Amsterdam electric bus contract signed

    2018-12-13T11:29:26Z

    NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB signed a contract with VDL Bus & Coach on December 12 for the supply of 31 battery-electric buses with options for up to 69 more. The buses are due to enter service in 2020 on routes 15, 22 and 36. VDL is to ...

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    Flexity tram enters passenger service in Wien

    2018-12-10T11:45:02Z

    AUSTRIA: The first Flexity Wien tram entered revenue service on December 6 on Route 67. Bombardier Transportation is delivering 119 trams from its factory in the city until 2025 under a €431m contract signed in 2015 that includes 24 years of maintenance support under the manufacturer’s FlexCare programme. There ...

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    Škoda presents Chemnitz tram

    2018-12-06T11:25:47Z

    GERMANY: Škoda Transportation has officially presented the first of 14 trams that it is supplying to Chemnitz transport operator CVAG. CVAG and Škoda signed a €35m contract in 2016 for the supply of the bidirectional ForCity Classic trams. The first is expected to enter passenger service early next year, ...

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    Metro Report International

    Alstom completes last Sydney metro train

    2018-12-06T10:24:11Z

    AUSTRALIA: Alstom has rolled out the last of the 22 driverless Metropolis trains that it is supplying for the Sydney metro at its Sricity factory in India. Alstom is supplying 22 six-car Metropolis driverless trainsets, together with Urbalis 400 communications-based train control, Iconis control systems and Smartlock 400 computer-based ...

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    Daugavpils tram contract signed

    2018-12-04T10:00:00Z

    LATVIA: Public transport operator Daugavpils Satiksme and UAB Railvec signed a contract on November 26 for the supply of eight single-section trams. UAB Railvec was selected as preferred bidder in March. The Lithuanian company is partnering with PK Transportnye Systemy, which is likely to supply its Lionet tram. The ...

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    Electric buses head to the Baltic seaside

    2018-11-30T06:00:00Z

    LATVIA: The seaside resort of Jūrmala has ordered two Solaris Urbino 8.9 LE electric buses which are expected to enter service in the third quarter of 2019. Announcing the order on November 27, the manufacturer said they would be the first battery buses it has supplied to the Baltic States. ...

  • Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has signed a contract for CAF to supply 30 three-car metro trainsets.
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    Amsterdam metro train contract signed

    2018-11-29T15:56:39Z

    NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB formally signed a contract for preferred bidder CAF to supply 30 three-car metro trainsets on November 28. Entry into service is planned from mid-2021, with the new trainsets replacing the S2 and S3/M4 fleets from 2024 and 2027 respectively. Branded Inneo by the ...

  • CRRC Dalian has rolled out the first of 23 three-car trainsets it is building for the Nagpur Metro.
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    Nagpur Metro’s first train unveiled

    2018-11-29T11:57:00Z

    INDIA: CRRC Dalian has rolled out the first of 23 three-car trainsets it is building for the Nagpur Metro. Formed of stainless steel bodied cars with a 16 tonne axleload, the trains have a design speed of 80 km/h and can carry a crush load of 974 passengers. The ...

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    Salzburg expands trolleybus fleet

    2018-11-29T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: The city of Salzburg announced on November 26 that Swiss manufacturer Hess had been formally awarded a €15·3m contract to supply 15 articulated trolleybuses. Of the 15 vehicles, 11 will be equipped with batteries to permit off-wire operation. These will be charged while the vehicles are operating from ...

  • Nürnberg transport operator VAG has ordered a further six Type G1 four-car metro trainsets (Photo: Siemens Mobility).
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    Nürnberg orders Siemens U-Bahn trainsets

    2018-11-27T12:18:40Z

    GERMANY: Nürnberg transport operator VAG has ordered a further six Type G1 four-car metro trainsets from Siemens Mobility. They are scheduled to enter service on Line U1 from 2021, replacing 12 two-car Type DT2 trainsets. The firm order announced on November 27 has been placed by exercising the first of ...

  • BVG has directly awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply a further 21 Flexity Berlin trams.
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    Berlin buys trams to support energy switch and population growth

    2018-11-27T11:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Berlin transport operator BVG has directly awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply a further 21 Flexity Berlin trams. The new order has been placed as a follow-on to a 2006 framework agreement which covered the supply of up to 210 trams from the Flexity family customised to Berlin’s ...

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    Bombardier selected for Wiener Lokalbahnen LRV contract

    2018-11-23T14:45:04Z

    AUSTRIA: Wiener Lokalbahnen has selected Bombardier Transportation Austria as preferred bidder to supply up to 34 light rail vehicles, the operator announced on November 23. Bombardier’s bid in the tender called in February was judged as the best. The contract, due to be signed after the statutory 10-day standstill ...

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    BEML to supply 378 metro cars to Mumbai

    2018-11-23T10:32:09Z

    INDIA: BEML has been selected to supply 63 six-car driverless trainsets to operate on Mumbai metro lines 2A, 2B and 7, the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs announced on November 22. The state-owned company’s bid of Rs30·15bn was the lowest, beating bids from Alstom, Bombardier, a consortium of ...

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    Metro Report International

    BYD to supply electric buses to Guayaquil

    2018-11-21T15:37:47Z

    ECUADOR: Bus operator Saucinc has signed a US$7·7m credit agreement with state development bank CFN to finance the purchase of 20 electric buses from BYD. Due to be delivered by March 2019, the 12 m buses will have capacity for 80 passengers and will be equipped with air-conditioning and ...

  • A consortium of Stadler and Solaris signed a contract earlier this year to supply up to 50 trams to Kraków.
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    Stadler becomes sole owner of Solaris Tram

    2018-11-20T14:51:31Z

    POLAND: Stadler has become the sole owner of Solaris Tram after buying 40% of the joint venture from CAF, the Swiss company announced on November 19. Solaris Tram came into being on April 1 2017 as a joint venture of Solaris Bus & Coach and Stadler. The following year ...

  • London Underground Ltd has formally signed the contract for Siemens Mobility to supply 94 Inspiro London trainsets for the Piccadilly Line.
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    Siemens signs £1·5bn London Underground train contract

    2018-11-20T11:04:58Z

    UK: London Underground Ltd has formally signed the contract for Siemens Mobility to supply 94 Inspiro London trainsets for the Piccadilly Line, Transport for London announced on November 20. Siemens had been named preferred bidder on June 15, but signing was delayed after losing bidders Alstom and a joint venture ...