BYD signs Messina electric midibus contract

21 Aug 2018

ITALY: Messina municipality signed a contract to purchase 13 electric midibuses from BYD, the supplier announced on August 21. To be delivered in two batches this year, the 8·7 m long buses ... more

Santo Domingo metro extension opens

21 Aug 2018

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: President Danilo Medina opened an eastern extension of Santo Domingo metro Line 2 on August 8. Known during construction as Line 2B, the 4·6 km extension from Eduardo Brito ... more

TRB Lightweight Structures has developed a biocomposite resin based carbon fibre reinforced sandwich panel door leaf.

Biocomposite resin train door launched

21 Aug 2018

DOOR: TRB Lightweight Structures has developed a biocomposite resin based carbon fibre reinforced sandwich panel door leaf with a 100% recycled foam core which is fire rated for both surface and ... more

Hyundai Rotem wins Seoul metro driverless train contract

21 Aug 2018

SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem has been awarded a 361·5bn won contract to supply driverless rolling stock and railway systems for a metro line being developed in Seoul. Rotem is to supply 50 two-car trainsets to operate the ... more

Mernda extension completed

21 Aug 2018

AUSTRALIA: A public open day on August 19 marked the official completion of an 8 km extension of Melbourne’s South Morang Line to Mernda, with around 6 000 local residents invited to sample a shuttle service on the ... more

Frankfurt light rail vehicles to be lengthened

21 Aug 2018

GERMANY: Bombardier is to supply 22 light rail vehicle centre sections for Frankfurt am Main transport operator VGF. The 25 m long modules will be used to lengthen VGF’s U5-50 LRVs to 75 m or 100 m. Bombardier ... more

Singapore data analysis contract awarded

20 Aug 2018

SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded a consortium of Siemens and ST Engineering Electronics an S$18·8m contract to develop a rail enterprise asset management system. The core functions are expected to be operational ... more