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    Urban news

    Next generation metro train completes tests in Guangzhou

    2019-12-13T07:00:00Z

    CHINA: Guangzhou Metro Group has completed two months of test running on Line 8 with a next-generation metro trainset developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang. CRRC unveiled a prototype Cetrovo metro vehicle at InnoTrans 2018, saying it was the first metro car with a carbon fibre bodyshell. ...

  • ee-Tallin CNG buses contract
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    Solaris to supply 100 CNG buses to Tallinn

    2019-12-12T12:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: Tallinn transport operator Tallinna Linnatranspordi has ordered a total of 100 CNG buses from Solaris Bus Coach. The contract announced on December 10 is worth €27m. Solaris will supply 60 Urbino 12 buses and 40 Urbino 18 articulated buses between September and November ...

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    Urban news

    Alstom to supply 20 trams to Angers

    2019-12-12T08:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Angers Loire Metropole has ordered 20 Citadis trams from Alstom to operate on the second route of the city’s tram network, which is due to open in the early 2020s. The order announced on December 10 is worth €55m. Deliveries are due to be completed ...

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    Hannover LRVs to be fitted with collision detection technology

    2019-12-10T11:35:00Z

    GERMANY: Hannover transport operator Üstra has awarded Kiepe Electric a contract to equip 50 light rail vehicles with collision detection systems. Following a successful trial with a TW3000 vehicle, 50 more are to be retrofitted next year. Bosch Engineering will provide the technology. Radar and ...

  • Perth C-series Alstom EMU impression
    News

    Local content emphasised as Alstom awarded Perth train contract

    2019-12-10T09:36:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Public Transport Authority of Western Australia has formally signed the A$1·3bn contract for Alstom to supply and maintain diesel and electric multiple-units for use around Perth. Announcing completion of the deal on December 10, PTA said the biggest rolling stock contract that it had placed ...

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    Urban news

    BYD to supply 259 electric buses to Keolis Nederland

    2019-12-09T11:36:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Keolis Nederland has ordered 259 electric buses from BYD. The Shenzhen-based supplier said that the contract signed on December 6 is its largest single order for electric buses in Europe. Deliveries are due to begin in mid-2020 for entry into service at the end of ...

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    Urban news

    Keolis orders battery buses and trolleybuses for Bergen

    2019-12-05T16:12:00Z

    NORWAY: Keolis Norge has ordered 88 battery buses and 10 battery trolleybuses for use in Bergen under two contracts announced on December 2. Yutong Eurobus Scandinavian is to supply 88 E12 electric buses next year. A pre-production prototype is due to be delivered next month. The ...

  • tn_br-rio suburban crrc emu 1 Zelki
    Urban news

    Rio suburban trains slowly return to service after traction fault

    2019-12-04T14:59:00Z

    Photo: Benjámin Zelki BRAZIL: Six more electric multiple-units returned to service on the SuperVia suburban rail network serving Rio de Janeiro on December 2, after being taken out of service in November because of traction equipment faults. SuperVia withdrew 40 of its CRRC-built EMUs from ...

  • cn-foshan hydrogen tram
    Urban news

    Foshan welcomes hydrogen fuel cell tram

    2019-12-02T15:29:00Z

    CHINA: A hydrogen fuel cell tram has started test running on the Gaoming Line in Foshan, ahead of opening of the city’s first tram route later this month. The 17·4 km Gaoming Line on the west bank of the Xijiang River is intended to serve 20 ...

  • fr-paris metro Alstom-Bombardier impressio
    Urban news

    Alstom-Bombardier consortium to supply up to 410 metro trains to Paris

    2019-11-29T16:24:00Z

    FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités and RATP have selected a 50:50 consortium of Alstom and Bombardier to supply up to 410 trainsets to operate on the Paris metro. The contract announced on November 29 includes a base order worth €530m for 30 five-car walkthrough trainsets 76 m long ...

  • nl-utrecht tram maintenance contract signing
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    Alstom wins Utrecht tram maintenance contract

    2019-11-29T14:58:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: The Province of Utrecht signed a contract with Alstom on November 28 for the maintenance of the entire sneltram fleet. The contract runs for four years and has two options to extend the length by three and two years. It covers the existing fleet ...

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    In depth

    ABB targets battery traction applications

    2019-11-29T08:00:00Z

    Traction equipment supplier ABB has inaugurated a battery production facility in Switzerland to support decarbonisation initiatives. Hans Weigum reports from Baden.

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    Urban news

    Pesa Swing tram presented to Sofia

    2019-11-28T16:27:00Z

    BULGARIA: Pesa presented the first of 13 trams that it supplying under a contract placed earlier this year to Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandukova on November 28, a day ahead of its entry into passenger service on Route 18. The low-floor trams from Pesa’s Swing family are ...

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    Urban news

    Battery buses enter passenger service in Poznań

    2019-11-28T12:01:00Z

    POLAND: The first of 21 electric buses that MPK Poznań ordered from Solaris in December entered regular passenger service on route 174 on November 27. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed in February of the 15 Urbino 18 articulated vehicles and six Urbino 12 buses. The ...

  • A new light rail line is to be built in Porto, along with an extension of an existing route.
    Urban news

    Porto eyes Chinese trams as ridership grows

    2019-11-28T09:38:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Metro do Porto has reportedly selected CRRC Tangshan as preferred bidder to supply and maintain a batch of 18 low-floor light rail vehicles as part of a network expansion project approved earlier this year.

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    Urban news

    Brisbane Metro BRT vehicle supplier selected

    2019-11-27T11:15:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Brisbane City Council has selected Hess, Volgren and ABB to supply 60 electric buses and charging infrastructure for the Brisbane Metro bus rapid transit project. A prototype is due to be delivered next year, ahead testing and series production. Final assembly will take place at ...

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    Urban news

    Alstom wins contract to automate Marseille metro

    2019-11-27T09:58:00Z

    FRANCE: Alstom is to supply trains and signalling for the conversion of the Marseille metro to fully driverless operation, the manufacturer announced on November 26. The €430m contract, financed by local authority Métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence, will see both lines of the city’s rubber-tyred metro move to driverless ...

  • The first of 22 trams that Alstom is supplying to operate route T9 in Paris has arrived in Orly.
    Urban news

    First tram arrives for Paris T9

    2019-11-25T12:41:00Z

    FRANCE: The first of 22 trams that Alstom is supplying to operate route T9 in Paris arrived in Orly on November 22, four days after leaving Alstom’s La Rochelle factory. Ile-de-France regional transport authority STIF awarded Alstom a contract in 2016 that includes options for up to 68 additional ...

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    Urban news

    Sydney metro second phase E&M contract awarded

    2019-11-22T11:37:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Sydney Metro has exercised an option on the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium’s Operations, Trains Systems concession to cover the line’s second phase. In 2014 the consortium of MTR Corp, John Holland, CPB Contractors, UGL Rail and Plenary Group was awarded a PPP concession ...

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    Modertrans to supply 30 trams to Łódź

    2019-11-21T10:00:00Z

    POLAND: Modertrans is to supply 30 low-floor trams to operate on the metre-gauge network in Łódź. Deliveries under the 268m złoty contract are due by the end of September 2022. The Poznań-based supplied beat bids from Stadler, Pesa and Bozankaya. The rolling stock has been ...