Government revises Grand Paris Express construction timetable

22 Feb 2018

FRANCE: Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne have confirmed changes to the planned construction timetable for the Grand Paris Express automated metro. Announcing ... more

Tokyo metro CBTC test train equipped

22 Feb 2018

JAPAN: Mitsubishi Electric announced on February 22 that it had installed wayside and onboard radio equipment for a trial of CBTC signalling on part of the Tokyo metro. Mitsubishi will work with ... more

Modertrans delivers first updated Moderus Beta tram

22 Feb 2018

POLAND: MPK Wrocław has taken delivery of the first of 40 Moderus Beta trams of a new design at its Borek depot. This is the first new-look Moderus Beta tram that Poznań-based supplier Modertrans ... more

Driverless shuttles on test in mixed traffic in Paris

22 Feb 2018

FRANCE: A six-week trial of driverless shuttles running in mixed traffic started at the CEA Paris-Saclay research campus on February 13, and will run until March 30. Two EasyMile electric shuttles are working a 2·6 km loop ... more

Mumbai metro Line 3 electrification contracts awarded

22 Feb 2018

INDIA: Mumbai Metro Rail Corp signed contracts on February 21 for the power supply works and electrification of metro Line 3. Larsen & Toubro won the power supply contract. A consortium of Alstom Transport India and Alstom ... more

More Grand Paris Express contracts let as delays are confirmed

21 Feb 2018

FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has announced the award of construction contracts for sections of Lines 14, 16 and 17 which need to be completed in time for the 2024 Olympic Games. Worth €1·84bn, the work has been placed with a ... more

Alstom ships first Lusail tram

21 Feb 2018

QATAR: Alstom has shipped the first tram for Lusail from its La Rochelle factory in France. It will travel by ship from the port of Barcelona in Spain to Doha, and is expected to arrive next month. In 2014 Qatar Rail awarded a ... more