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 ... 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 ... 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

Chennai Metro selects Trimble diagnostics platform

19 Jul 2018

INDIA: Chennai Metro Rail Ltd is to deploy Trimble’s asset management platform to provide real-time status monitoring and analytics for its fleet of Alstom trainsets. This is intended to improve the operator’s ability to make ... more

Nice transport operator partners with Uber

18 Jul 2018

FRANCE: Nice public transport operator Lignes d’Azur is partnering with on-demand taxi service Uber for a one-year pilot project. Services on tram Line 1 run until around 02.30 but the last buses linking some tram stops with ... more