Passenger tests begin on ‘railless train’ electric bus in Zhuzhou

24 May 2018

CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou began three months of passenger-carrying tests on its Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit ‘railless train’ in Zhuzhou on May 8. The 3 km first phase of Line A1 has four stops. A ... more

Ahmedabad metro fare collection contract awarded

24 May 2018

INDIA: Ahmedabad metro project promoter MEGA has awarded Nippon Signal a contract for the supply of an automatic fare collection system. Nippon Signal will supply ticket vending machines, ticket ... more

Bangkok Red Line ETCS contract awarded

24 May 2018

THAILAND: Nippon Signal has awarded a contract to Thales for the supply of European Train Control System Level 1 for the Bangkok Red Line. Being developed as part of part of Bangkok’s Mass Rapid ... more

Solaris wins Hamburg electric bus order

24 May 2018

GERMANY: Solaris is to supply 10 electric buses to Hamburg public transport operator Hochbahn, the company announced on May 24. Two of the Urbino 12 vehicles are due to be delivered later this year, with the remaining eight to ... more

Fast Forward plan seeks to renew the New York Subway

23 May 2018

USA: New York City Transit President Andy Byford has committed to significantly accelerate the renewal of the Subway and bus networks in the city under the Fast Forward programme unveiled on May ... more

VDL wins Umeå electric bus contract

23 May 2018

SWEDEN: VDL Bus & Coach is to supply 25 articulated electric buses to Umeå municipality, the manufacturer announced on May 23. The Citeas SLFA-180 buses are expected to enter service in June 2019 on routes 1 and 8, operated ... more

Contactless ticketing tests begin on Milano metro

23 May 2018

ITALY: Milano transport operator ATM started testing account-based contactless bank card ticketing at a metro station on May 14, making it the first such application in Italy. SIA has supplied the technology, which has been ... more