First tram arrives in Canberra

15 Dec 2017

AUSTRALIA: CAF has delivered the first of 14 trams that it is supplying for the network under construction in Canberra. The five-section vehicle was shipped from Spain in October, arriving in Port ... more

Erdoğan opens first driverless metro line in Istanbul

15 Dec 2017

TURKEY: A ceremony to inaugurate Istanbul’s first driverless metro line was held at Üsküdar on December 15, attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Mayor Mevlüt ... more

Alstom to supply more trams and charging infrastructure to Nice

15 Dec 2017

FRANCE: Alstom announced on December 15 that it had been awarded a firm contract to supply six additional Citadis trams to Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur, along with 22 ground-based SRS static charging ... more

Hardbrücke tram extension opens in Zürich

14 Dec 2017

SWITZERLAND: A 700 m extension of the Zürich tram network from Hardplatz to Schiffbau opened on December 8, with one intermediate stop at Hardbrücke. Construction started in May 2015. The cost was met through SFr45·4m from ... more

St Petersburg tenders for second fast tram PPP

14 Dec 2017

RUSSIA: The city of St Petersburg is tendering for a PPP concession to build and operate a fast tram line that would serve two of the city’s satellite towns. The route would run from Kupchino station on metro Line 2 to Shushary ... more

Frankfurt electric bus order placed

14 Dec 2017

GERMANY: Solaris Bus & Coach has signed a contract with operator In der City Bus Frankfurt am Main for the supply of five electric buses. To be delivered in mid-2018, each of the Urbino 12 buses will be equipped with ... more

Yekaterinburg tram extension opens

13 Dec 2017

RUSSIA: A 2 km extension of the Yekaterinburg tram network opened on December 11. The new route runs along Ulitsa Tatishcheva between Ulitsa Moskovskaya and Ulitsa Krasnouuralskaya. It is being used by tram routes 2 and 18. ... more