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  • 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 ...

  • Bombardier Transportation announced on June 14 that it is opening an assembly plant in Pittsburg, California.
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    Bombardier to open assembly plant in California

    2019-06-17T14:00:00Z

    USA: Bombardier Transportation announced on June 14 that it is opening an assembly plant in Pittsburg, California. The first vehicles to be assembled at the new factory will be the Fleet of the Future metro cars that Bombardier is supplying for the BART network serving San Francisco. Intended to ...

  • PK TS presented the first Lionet tram last year (photo: Vladimir Waldin).
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    Ulan-Ude becomes launch customer for PK TS Lionet tram

    2019-06-17T10:11:57Z

    RUSSIA: Sole bidder PK TS has won a contract to supply 15 trams to Ulan-Ude. The 498m rouble order is being finance mostly through a government grant via the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East. PK TS will supply its unidirectional single-section Lionet model. The 100% ...

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    BYD wins contract to supply 183 electric buses to Santiago

    2019-06-14T15:43:21Z

    CHILE: BYD has won a contract to supply 183 battery electric buses to Santiago. Deliveries are due to start in August, and the buses will be operated by Metbus. The buses will have 38 seats, air-conditioning, wi-fi and USB sockets, and will have a range of 250 km. They ...

  • Hyundai Rotem expects to assemble at least 40% of the trams at a new factory in Poland.
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    Hyundai Rotem plans Polish factory as it signs Warszawa tram contract

    2019-06-13T09:27:43Z

    POLAND: Hyundai Rotem has signed a contract to supply up to 213 trams to Warszawa. Operator Tramwaje Warszawskie says that the order, announced on June 12, is the largest tram contract ever signed in Poland. The base order includes 123 fully low-floor trams to be delivered by the end ...

  • Transport for London has selected CAF to supply 43 five-car driverless light metro trains for the Docklands Light Railway.
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    CAF wins Docklands Light Railway train contract

    2019-06-12T09:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has selected CAF as the winner of a contract to supply a fleet of 43 five-car driverless light metro trains for the Docklands Light Railway. The first of the new trains are expected to enter service from 2023. The £350m order announced on June 12 ...

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    Toshkent metro train loan agreement signed

    2019-06-11T09:01:41Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Russian development bank VEB.RF and the National Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Foreign Economic Activity have signed a €28m loan agreement for the purchase of rolling stock for a metro line being built in Toshkent. In October national railway UTY signed a contract with Transmashholding subsidiary ...

  • CRRC Qingdao Sifang has unveiled the first of eight eight-car Class 2500 electric multiple-units that it is supplying for São Paulo Line 13 to Guarulhos Airport.
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    São Paulo airport EMU unveiled

    2019-06-10T15:30:00Z

    BRAZIL: CRRC Qingdao Sifang has unveiled the first of eight eight-car Class 2500 electric multiple-units that it is supplying for São Paulo suburban operator CPTM’s Line 13 to Guarulhos Airport under a contract awarded in September 2017. The 12·2 km Line 13 was inaugurated in June 2018, and is currently ...

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    RATP to test Solaris hydrogen bus

    2019-06-10T15:07:02Z

    FRANCE: RATP is to test a hydrogen fuel cell bus in passenger service next year, after signing an agreement with manufacturer Solaris at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019 on June 10. RATP will test a bus over a 10-week period between April and June as part of ...

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    Yutong to supply electric buses to Newport

    2019-06-06T13:42:18Z

    UK: Newport Transport has ordered 15 battery electric buses from Chinese manufacturer Yutong. The order is being partly financed through a funding line from battery manufacture Zenobe Energy, and the buses will be supplied in partnership with Yutong’s UK distributor Pelican Engineering. The first of the 12 m ...

  • TriMet has 79 SD660 LRVs in its fleet.
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    Siemens wins Portland light rail vehicle overhaul contract

    2019-06-05T13:00:00Z

    USA: Portland transport agency TriMet has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to undertake the mid-life overhaul of 79 SD660 light rail vehicles. Due to be completed in 2025, the €80m contract includes options worth a further €25m. Following two pilot overhauls at the Siemens Mobility West Coast Rail Services ...

  • Bombardier has so far supplied 776 Movia metro cars to Delhi Metro Rail Corp.
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    Bombardier to supply more metro trains to Delhi

    2019-06-05T09:58:50Z

    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply 40 Movia metro cars for use on three of its 1 676 mm gauge lines. Bombardier will supply the rolling stock from its Savli and Maneja sites in Gujarat. The trains will be equipped with Mitrac ...

  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit has awarded Stadler a $199m contract to supply eight Flirt diesel multiple-units for the $1·1bn Cotton Belt Regional Rail Project in the northern suburbs of Dallas.
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    Cotton Belt railway DMU order placed

    2019-06-03T12:55:27Z

    USA: Dallas Area Rapid Transit has awarded Stadler a $199m contract to supply eight Flirt diesel multiple-units for the $1·1bn Cotton Belt Regional Rail Project in the northern suburbs of Dallas. The 42 km line between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Shiloh Road in Plano is under construction for opening ...

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    Dublin seeks battery-electric DART fleet

    2019-05-31T07:00:00Z

    IRELAND: National railway Iarnród Éireann and the National Transport Authority have invited expressions of interest in a 10-year framework agreement covering the supply of between 250 and 600 vehicles for Dublin Area Rapid Transport suburban rail services. Expansion of DART electric services to Maynooth, Drogheda and Hazelhatch forms part of ...

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    RATP picks three manufacturers to supply up to 800 electric buses

    2019-05-30T07:00:00Z

    FRANCE: RATP has awarded three framework contracts to Alstom, Heuliez Bus and Bolloré for the supply of up to 800 12 m long electric buses. Each of the orders, which are being financed by Île-de-France Mobilités, is worth up to €133m. Deliveries of the firm orders of 150 buses ...

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    Impact-absorbing tram front meets EU fire safety standards

    2019-05-27T11:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Hübner has launched what it says is the first impact-absorbing material for tram front ends to meet the latest EU fire safety standard EN45545. The 3P Front End System is made from a flexible polyurethane foam with a cell structure which makes it robust but flexible. It deforms on ...

  • TransLink's oldest Mark I SkyTrain vehicles are currently being refurbished under a programme to extend their life to 2026. (Photo: wikipedia/Wakasui)
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    Vancouver metro fleet renewal approved

    2019-05-24T11:08:57Z

    CANADA: The oldest SkyTrain cars on Vancouver’s automated metro network are to be replaced under a C$1·47bn upgrading and enhancement package unveiled on May 23. Announced by British Columbia’s Minister of Transportation & Infrastructure Claire Trevena and federal Minister of National Defence Harjit Singh Sajjan, on behalf of Minister of ...

  • Prototype UKVZ Type 71-631 tram in St Petersburg (Photo: Vladmir Waldin).
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    Krasnodar orders UKVZ trams

    2019-05-24T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Sole bidder UKVZ has been declared the winner of a 284m rouble contract to supply four six-axle three-section 70% low floor tram cars to Krasnodar city transport operator KTTU. The single-sided Type 71-631-04 vehicles will be 28 m long, with a capacity of 201 passengers at 5/m 2 ...

  • A new design of narrow-gauge tram bogie was launched by PK TS at the Elektrotrans-2019 trade fair in Moscow.
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    Narrow gauge tram bogie unveiled

    2019-05-21T13:44:38Z

    RUSSIA: A new design of narrow gauge tram bogie was launched by PK TS at the Elektrotrans-2019 trade fair in Moscow on May 14-16. The bogie is intended for use with fully low-floor single-car or articulated light rail vehicles. It is designed for trams with narrow bodies 2 300 to ...