Alstom to supply 31 driverless trains to Mumbai

23 Jul 2018

INDIA: Project promoter Mumbai Metro Rail Corp awarded the rolling stock contract for Line 3 to a consortium of Alstom Transport India and Alstom Transport on July 19. Alstom is to supply 31 ... more

Digital transport and the challenges of urbanisation

19 Jul 2018

Digitalisation was the key topic of the SITCE conference in Singapore, held for the first time as part of the World Cities Summit. ... more

Fortaleza VLT line extends

19 Jul 2018

BRAZIL: The VLT line in Fortaleza was extended east from Borges de Melo to Papicu with the opening of a 6·2 km extension on July 6, adding four stations. A further 2·3 km extension from ... more

First Line 3 metro train arrives in Sofia

19 Jul 2018

BULGARIA: Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova and Sofia Metropoliten CEO Stoyan Bratoev have visited the first train for metro Line 3 following its delivery to Sofia. The train was transported by road from Newag’s Nowy Sącz factory in ... more

London Walking Action Plan published

19 Jul 2018

UK: London Walking & Cycling Commissioner Will Norman published the city’s first Walking Action Plan on July 19. The plan is part of Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s aim to increase the combined modal share of walking, cycling ... more

Rotterdam orders 55 electric buses

19 Jul 2018

NETHERLANDS: Rotterdam public transport operator RET has awarded VDL Bus & Coach an contract to supply 55 Citea SLF-120 Electric buses. The 12 m long low-floor buses are due to enter service in Rotterdam, Schiedam and ... more

Abuja metro starts operation with diesel-hauled trains

19 Jul 2018

NIGERIA: President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the initial section of the Abuja metro on July 12. China Civil Engineering & Construction Corp acted as main contractor, and construction started in 2007. The 27·3 km ... more