Solaris develops remote bus monitoring system

15 Aug 2018

SOLARIS: Solaris Bus & Coach has developed a remote diagnostics system for its electric buses. A pilot of eSConnect, which can be retrofitted, is to be carried out. The platform would collect ... more

Volvo wins Uddevalla battery bus order

14 Aug 2018

SWEDEN: Bivab and Uddevalla Omnibus have ordered four Volvo 7900 Electric buses for use in the city of Uddevalla. The vehicles are expected to enter service in mid-2019. Volvo will undertake ... more

First Stadler Tango tram enters service in Ostrava

14 Aug 2018

CZECH REPUBLIC: The first of 30 trams that Stadler is supplying to Ostrava entered revenue service on Route 4 on August 13. The Tango NF2 nOVA arrived in Ostrava from Stadler’s Siedlce factory in ... more

Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky Engineering Plant a contract to supply 10 EP2D EMUs.

Central Suburban Passenger Co orders EMUs

13 Aug 2018

RUSSIA: Moscow commuter operator Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky Engineering Plant a contract to supply 10 Type EP2D electric multiple-units by the end of the year This follows from an ... more

South Wales Metro rolling stock order confirmed

13 Aug 2018

UK: Stadler Rail has been confirmed as preferred bidder to supply rolling stock for use on the South Wales Metro network serving Cardiff. The Swiss company is to supply 36 three-car Citylink tram-train vehicles for use on ... more

Wellington trolleybuses to be converted to battery operation

13 Aug 2018

NEW ZEALAND: The Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority is giving a NZ$763 000 grant for the conversion of 50 Wellington trolleybuses to battery power. Bus operator NZ Bus is to install fast-charging stations at ... more

Autonomous shuttle to be tested in mixed traffic near Montréal

13 Aug 2018

CANADA: Keolis Canada announced the launch of a 12-month pilot of an autonomous electric shuttle in mixed traffic on public roads in Candiac near Montréal on August 10. A Navya Autonom shuttle, with capacity for 15 passengers ... more