Civils contractor selected to build Avignon tram line

30 May 2017

FRANCE: Grand Avignon council and its project organisation Tecelys have selected the civil works contractor to build a tram line in the city. Led by NGE Group subsidiary TSO, the consortium ... more

CRRC has delivered the first train that will operate on Chongqing metro Line 5 (Photo: Xinhua).

First train for Chongqing metro Line 5 delivered

30 May 2017

CHINA: CRRC Qingdao Sifang has delivered the first trainset for Chongqing metro Line 5. It is the first of 39 six-car trainsets that will operate on the future route. Designed for the steep ... more

Delhi Metro opens heritage corridor extension

30 May 2017

INDIA: The latest section of the Delhi metro network opened to passengers on May 28, when Minister of Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu and Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal flagged off the ... more

APTA reiterates Trump budget cut concern

24 May 2017

USA: The American Public Transportation Association has reiterated its disappointment about the urban transport funding aspects of President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget.The Trump administration has reaffirmed ... more

Alstom is supplying 60 Citadis X05 trams to Sydney.

First Citadis X05 tram rolled out

24 May 2017

AUSTRALIA: The first of 60 Citadis X05 trams that Alstom is supplying to operate on the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney has been rolled out, and is due to arrive in Sydney later this year. A consortium including ... more

Kansas City Streetcar looks south

24 May 2017

USA: The KC Streetcar Authority and Kansas City Area Transportation Authority have selected the KC Streetcar Southern Extension Technical Services consortium to study a southern extension of the city’s starter tram line. The ... more

Latest phase of Salvador metro opens

24 May 2017

BRAZIL: The second phase of Salvador metro Line 2 opened on May 23. The 6·2 km extension with four stations runs east from Rodoviária to Pituaçu. Test running on this section started on January 20. The initial 2·2 km ... more