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  • Stadtwerke Osnabrück had previously ordered 13 electric buses from VDL.
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    VDL to supply 49 more articulated battery buses to Osnabrück

    2019-07-11T14:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Stadtwerke Osnabrück signed a contract on July 5 for VDL Bus & Coach to supply a further 49 electric buses. The Citeas SLFA-181 buses are due to be in service by the end of 2021. They will supplement the fleet of 13 such buses that were ordered last ...

  • Bozankaya wins Timișoara tram order
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    Bozankaya wins Timișoara tram order

    2019-07-11T09:30:00Z

    ROMANIA: Bozankaya is to supply up to 40 trams to Timișoara, the Turkish manufacturer announced on July 9. The firm order for 16 trams is worth €33m excluding VAT, which would rise to €80m if all options were to be exercised. Bozankaya’s bid beat one from ...

  • Catania metro operator Ferrovie Circumetnea has presented the design of its new metro trains at Giovanni XXIII station.
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    Catania metro train design unveiled

    2019-07-11T09:13:00Z

    ITALY: Catania metro operator Ferrovie Circumetnea has presented the design of its new metro trains at Giovanni XXIII station. In February Ferrovie Circumetnea signed a framework contract with Titagarh Firema, the Italian subsidiary of Titagarh Wagons, for the supply of up to 54 two-car trainsets. A ...

  • Karsan’s Atak Electric is powered by five batteries supplied by BMW.
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    Karsan unveils Atak Electric bus

    2019-07-11T06:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Karsan has unveiled a battery-electric version of its Atak bus. The Atak Electric is powered by five batteries supplied by BMW with a total capacity of 220 kWh, giving it a range of up to 300 km. The bus is 8·3 m long, 2 430 mm wide and ...

  • Five Enviro400EV electric double-decker buses are in service on Route 43 in London.
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    Electric double-decker buses in service in London

    2019-07-10T11:00:00Z

    UK: The first five of 37 electric double-decker buses that the BYD ADL joint venture is supplying to London operator Metroline entered passenger service on July 3. The Enviro400EV buses are being assembled at the Alexander Dennis factory in Scarborough using a powered chassis supplied from BYD’s Komarom plant ...

  • Belkommunmash has announced that Dushanbe’s trolleybus order is to be increased from 100 to a total of 150 vehicles.
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    Dushanbe trolleybus order increased

    2019-07-10T05:00:00Z

    TAJIKISTAN: Belarusian manufacturer Belkommunmash has announced that Dushanbe’s trolleybus order is to be increased from 100 to a total of 150 vehicles. The orders have been placed as part of the Dushanbe public transport sustainable development programme which is backed by the EBRD. The first four of the 32100D ...

  • Milano transport operator ATM has awarded a framework contract for the supply of up to 250 battery electric buses to Solaris.
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    Solaris to supply up to 250 electric buses to Milano

    2019-07-09T13:49:06Z

    ITALY: Milano transport operator ATM has awarded a framework contract for the supply of up to 250 battery electric buses to Solaris. Delivery of the base order of 40 buses is to begin in June 2020, and the contract would be worth €192m if all options are exercised. ...

  • The first of 18 light rail vehicles which CAF is supplying for the Metro Express project was delivered on July 4.
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    Mauritius Metro Express light rail vehicle arrives

    2019-07-05T13:04:33Z

    MAURITIUS: The first of 18 light rail vehicles which CAF is supplying for the Metro Express project was delivered on July 4, with five more expected to follow by the end of the year. The initial 13 km Port Louis – Rose Hill section of the Metro Express line is ...

  • Uraltransmash has unveiled its fully low-floor Type 71-418 tram.
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    Uraltransmash unveils low-floor tram

    2019-07-05T08:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Uraltransmash unveiled its fully low-floor Type 71-418 tram on July 3, ahead of displaying the vehicle at the Innoprom-2019 trade fair which is to be held in Yekaterinburg on July 8-11. The Type 71-418 is an evolution of the 71-415 which was presented at Innoprom-2018 but has ...

  • The first two trainsets for Mass Rapid Transit Corp’s Klang Valley metro Line 2 have been delivered to the Sungai Buloh depot (Photo: MRT Corp).
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    First Klang Valley SSP Line metro trains delivered

    2019-07-04T13:17:01Z

    MALAYSIA: The first two completed trainsets for Mass Rapid Transit Corp’s Klang Valley metro Line 2 project, known as the SSP Line, have been delivered to the Sungai Buloh depot ready for dynamic testing. The 52·2 km line will link Sungai Buloh, Serdang and Putrajaya, with 26 above-ground and ...

  • Stadtwerke München has exercised options worth more than €200m for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 73 four-section Avenio trams.
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    München orders 73 trams

    2019-07-04T09:37:30Z

    GERMANY: München’s municipally-owned utility company Stadtwerke München has exercised options worth more than €200m for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 73 four-section Avenio trams, similar to those already in service. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2021. Ingo Wortmann, Chairman of the management board of SWM’s transport operator MVG, ...

  • A prototype ‘next-generation’ metro car developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang using materials including carbon fibre has been tested in Qingdao.
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    CRRC tests carbon fibre metro car

    2019-07-02T12:55:42Z

    CHINA: A prototype ‘next-generation’ metro car developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang using materials including carbon fibre has been tested in Qingdao, and plans are being developed for testing in other cities. CRRC unveiled a Cetrovo metro vehicle at InnoTrans 2018, saying it was the first metro car with a carbon ...

  • Bogestra has ordered a further eight Variobahn trams from Stadler.
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    Stadler wins further Bogestra tram order

    2019-07-02T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Bochum-Gelsenkirchen transport operator Bogestra has ordered a further eight Variobahn trams from Stadler, exercising an option on an order placed in 2015. The five-section bidirectional low-floor trams will have capacity for 165 passengers. The metre-gauge vehicles will have five sets of doors per side, with foldable ramps, CCTV ...

  • he government of South Australia has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply a further 12 three-car A-City electric multiple-units to increase capacity on the Adelaide suburban network.
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    Adelaide A-City fleet expansion

    2019-07-02T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of South Australia has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply a further 12 three-car A-City electric multiple-units to increase capacity on the Adelaide suburban network. The order announced on June 28 will take the A-City fleet to 34 units. The 1 600 ...

  • Hamburger Hochbahn has exercised options to purchase a further 32 three-car DT5 metro trainsets from a consortium of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation.
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    Hamburger Hochbahn orders more DT5 metro trains

    2019-07-01T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Hamburger Hochbahn has exercised options to purchase a further 32 three-car DT5 metro trainsets from a consortium of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation. Alstom’s share of the €186m contract is €100m and includes mechanical systems; Bombardier Transportation will supply electrical and traction equipment. The trains will be assembled at ...

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    Transmashholding reveals new metro car design

    2019-06-26T09:06:04Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding presented a mock-up of its latest metro car design at the SmartTransport trade show that took place in St Petersburg on June 19-21. The ‘Metro 2020’ bodyshell features ‘innovative and super-technological’ aerodynamic characteristics as well as wider doors and an improved cab configuration. TMH subsidiary OEVRZ ...

  • Alstom said Aptis was designed to have lower maintenance and operating costs and a longer service life than diesel buses.
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    La Rochelle orders Aptis electric buses

    2019-06-26T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Greater La Rochelle has ordered four Alstom Aptis electric buses for use on the Illico 4 bus rapid transit route from early 2020. The vehicles will be 12 m long with three doors, and La Rochelle has opted for them to be equipped for overnight slow charging in the ...

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    Five-year Boston transport investment plan approved

    2019-06-21T15:07:00Z

    USA: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority voted on June 18 to approve the 2020-24 capital investment plan. This includes a contribution of $753·7m towards the Red and Orange metro line fleet replacement. CRRC is supplying 252 cars for the Red Line ...

  • CAF, Hitachi Rail and Stadler have been shortlisted for the contract to design, supply and maintain a replacement fleet of 42 EMUs for the Tyne & Wear Metro.
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    Three on Tyne & Wear Metro fleet replacement shortlist

    2019-06-18T15:00:00Z

    UK: CAF, Hitachi Rail and Stadler have been shortlisted for the contract to design, supply and maintain a replacement fleet of 42 EMUs for the Tyne Wear Metro, transport authority Nexus announced on June 18. Best and final offers are to be submitted this summer, with the ...

  • Bombardier has won orders to supply 90 trams to Brussels, under a framework contract covering up to 175 vehicles.
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    Bombardier to supply 30 more next-generation Flexity trams to Brussels

    2019-06-18T09:24:04Z

    BELGIUM: Brussels transport operator STIB has ordered a further 30 five-section Flexity trams from Bombardier Transportation, the supplier announced on June 18. The €67m order is an option on a €480m framework contract for up to 175 trams signed in April 2018. The base order was for 49 five-section ...