All Urban transport vehicles articles – Page 6

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    First RER NG EMU emerges


    FRANCE: The first of 255 double-deck EMUs being built by Alstom and Bombardier for Paris RER lines D and E has been completed, and is expected to start testing shortly, Île-de-France Mobilités announced on October 18. The regional transport authority has committed to a complete replacement of ...

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    Kiel orders VDL electric buses


    GERMANY: VDL Bus Coach signed a contract on October 8 to supply 36 articulated electric buses to Kiel. VDL is to supply its Citea SLFA-187 Electric model. The 18·7 m long three-axle low-floor vehicles will operate on five routes in Kiel. Charing will take ...

  • Ioki and Regionalbus Ostbayern have launched a driverless shuttle service to Bad Birnbach station.
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    DB launches driverless shuttle to station


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary Ioki and its local bus operator Regionalbus Ostbayern have launched a driverless shuttle service using public roads to provide ‘last mile’ transport between the centre of Bad Birnbach and the town’s station. The service on the 2 ...

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    Miami-Dade orders Proterra battery buses


    USA: Miami-Dade has agreed to purchase 33 Proterra Catalyst E2 battery-electric buses and up to 75 plug-in chargers. ‘Florida is one of the most vulnerable areas in the country to climate change, and Miami is working tirelessly to lower its greenhouse gas emissions’, said Mayor Carlos Giménez. ...

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    Indian metro bogie test facility inaugurated


    INDIA: BEML has inaugurated a bogie and traction motor testing facility at its metro car manufacturing plant at the BEML Bangalore Complex. The company said the indigenously- developed facility was ‘one of its kind’ in India, and would help it to improve metro train reliability and ride ...

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    Solaris awarded Bilbao electric bus contract


    SPAIN: Operator ALSA has awarded CAF-owned company Solaris a contract to supply two Urbino 12 electric buses and two charging stations for use in Bilbao. Deliveries are scheduled for later this year. The buses will have 26 seats and a total capacity of least 75 passengers, ...

  • gb-merseyrail-New train on journey to test track Oct 2019-credit-Stefan Schulthess - Railroad, Aviation and Landscape Photography, Switzerland
    Rail Business UK

    Merseyrail’s first Stadler train heads for testing


    The first of 52 EMUs which Stadler is building for Merseyrail has been sent for dynamic testing (Photo: Stefan Schulthess Railroad, Aviation & Landscape Photography, Switzerland). UK: The first of 52 bespoke four-car electric multiple-units which Stadler Bussnang is building for Liverpool area commuter operator Merseyrail has ...

  • Alstom is to supply 42 five-car Metropolis trainsets to Barcelona (Image: Alstom Design & Styling).
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    More sustainable metro trains to ‘reflect the identity of Barcelona’


    Barcelona metro car order SPAIN: Contracts for the replacement of the Barcelona metro’s oldest trains were finalised on October 7, with financing put in place and Alstom formally awarded a €268m contract to supply 42 five-car Metropolis trainsets. The renewal programme is being ...

  • The West Midlands Combined Authority has selected CAF to supply 21 additional battery-equipped trams for the West Midlands Metro light rail line.
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    CAF wins West Midlands Metro battery tram order


    UK: The West Midlands Combined Authority has selected CAF to supply 21 additional battery-equipped trams for the West Midlands Metro light rail line from late 2021, with an option for 29 more. The £83·5m contract was announced on October 7 following a competitive ...

  • BYD 12 m electric bus
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    BYD wins its first German electric bus order


    GERMANY: Bochum-Gelsenkirchen transport operator Bogestra and Herne transport operator HCR have placed a joint order for electric buses with BYD in what the manufacturer says is its first electric bus contract in Germany. BYD is to supply 20 buses for Bogestra and two for HCR from ...

  • München Siemens Avenio
    In depth

    Tram orders falling but still strong

    Worldwide tram and light rail vehicle orders have fallen for the second year in a row, but volumes are still high.

  • ru-krasnodar trolleybus
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport news in brief


    Khmelnitsky has taken delivery of the first of 10 trolleybuses that it ordered from Bogdan Motors The 100m hryvnia order includes five vehicles with traction batteries to enable up to 20 km of off-wire operation. Krasnodar transport operator KTTU has taken delivery of the ...

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    Stadler wins Augsburg tram order


    GERMANY: Stadtwerke Augsburg has awarded Stadler a €57m contract to supply 11 low-floor trams. The contract announced on October 1 includes options for 16 more vehicles, as well as 16 years of maintenance. Stadler says that this is its first tram maintenance contract in Germany. Stadtwerke ...

  • ZAGRO U 423 road-rail auxiliary train with re-railing equipment for MVB
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    Magdeburg tram rescue vehicle in service


    GERMANY: Magdeburg’s municipal transport operator MVB has acquired a Unimog 423 road-rail rescue vehicle for use on the city’s tram network. Ordered to replace a predecessor dating from 1992, the vehicle carries tools and re-railing equipment, and it is capable of hauling a failed tram back ...

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    Škoda trams enter service in Chemnitz


    GERMANY: The first ForCity Classic trams that Škoda Transportation is supplying to Chemnitz entered passenger service on September 25. Chemnitz transport operator CVAG and Škoda signed a €35m contract in June 2016 for the supply of 14 bidirectional fully low-floor vehicles, marking Škoda’s first tram order ...

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    Ground-level electric bus recharging system presented


    SPAIN: Alstom has unveiled a pilot installation of its SRS ground-based recharging system for electric buses in front of the University of Malaga’s School of Industrial Engineering. Based on the supplier’s established recharging technology for trams, this is designed to provide a safe ground-level ...

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    Messina tramway’s future secured


    ITALY: The Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport has provided an initial €11·1m for track (€4·4m) and rolling stock (€6·7m) maintenance on the Messina tramway. Works are due to start within weeks and will require partial closures. The funding marks a turnaround from September 2018 when Mayor Cateno ...

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    Bergen orders more trams


    NORWAY: Hordaland County Council has exercised an €27m option for Stadler Pankow to supply a further six Variobahn trams for the Bergen Bybanen tramway, taking the total fleet to 34. The additional trams are scheduled to be delivered from the end of 2021, ahead of the ...

  • The Victorian government has awarded incumbent Keolis Downer the next contract to operate the Yarra Trams network in Melbourne.
    Metro Report International

    Victoria plans next-generation trams and trains


    AUSTRALIA: The government of Victoria has invited suppliers to participate in a ‘collaborative design process’ for Melbourne’s next generation of trams and trains, with workshops to be held in coming months. The Department of Transport is working with rolling stock manufacturers on an interactive process to ...

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    Toshkent Metro receives new trains


    UZBEKISTAN: Transmashholding subsidiary Metrowagonmash handed over five metro trainsets to Toshkent Metro on September 19. MWM’s contract signed in October 2018 includes spare parts and staff training. The order is being partly financed through a loan from Russian development bank VEB.RF and the National Bank of ...