More TW3000 LRVs ordered for Hannover

22 Mar 2018

GERMANY: Hannover city transport operator Üstra has ordered a further seven TW3000 light rail vehicles from a consortium of Kiepe Electric and Alstom. Niedersachsen Land transport agency LNVG is financing 50% of the €19·4m cost ... more

Moscow metro reaches Seligerskaya

22 Mar 2018

RUSSIA: A northern extension of Moscow metro Line 10 was opened on March 16, adding 4·3 km. The extension from Petrovsko-Razumovskaya to Seligerskaya includes two stations at a depth of 65 m and a terminus 20 m ... more

Ouargla tramway inaugurated

20 Mar 2018

ALGERIA: Minister of Public Works & Transport Abdelghani Zaalane inaugurated a tram line in Ouargla on March 20. Construction of the 9·7 km route with 16 stops was undertaken by a consortium of Rover Alcisa, Elecnor ... more

Charlotte’s LYNX Blue Line extended

19 Mar 2018

USA: The LYNX Blue Line in Charlotte almost doubled in length on March 16 with the inauguration of a 15 km extension from 7th Street to UNC Charlotte Main. The northwestern extension adds 11 stops and includes a 300 m ... more

Chengdu metro Line 1 extended at both ends

19 Mar 2018

CHINA: The north-south metro Line 1 in Chengdu was extended at both ends on March 18. A southern extension from Sihe to Science City adds 14·1 km and 11 stations, while a one-station northern extension from Shengxian Lake ... more

Rail Baltica tram feasibility study commissioned for Tallinn

19 Mar 2018

ESTONIA: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail and the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications have awarded Egis Rail a €171 000 contract to undertake a feasibility and technical study for proposed a tram ... more

Buenos Aires RER to be built through a PPP

16 Mar 2018

ARGENTINA: The government intends to use a public-private partnership model for the project to create an RER network in Buenos Aires, it announced at a presentation for potential investors held on March 13. Minister of Finances ... more

Oskemen tram operations suspended

16 Mar 2018

KAZAKHSTAN: Tram operations were suspended in Oskemen on March 12. Debts accumulated by operator Takhami Put led to a limiting of the traction electricity supply. The 16·5 km, 1 524 mm gauge network dating from ... more

Sound Transit picks expansion partners

15 Mar 2018

USA: Seattle-Tacoma transport authority Sound Transit has selected the South County Transit Partners joint venture of Mott MacDonald and SNC-Lavalin to provide project management services for the 11·5 km light-rail extension ... more

Uber opens up its London data

15 Mar 2018

UK: On-demand taxi company Uber made data from its trips in London available to third parties on March 15 when it launched its Uber Movement data tool for the city. Uber says that it has had feedback from cities in which it ... more

Second driverless line takes Delhi metro over 250 km

15 Mar 2018

INDIA: Passenger services on the first phase of Delhi metro Line 7 began on March 14, taking the city’s network to 252 route-km with 185 stations. The route between Majlis Park and Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus is 21·6 km ... more

SMRT and McLaren Applied Technologies are to explore the potential for rolling stock to be equipped with technology developed for Formula 1 cars.

Formula 1 technology to be trialled on metro train

15 Mar 2018

SINGAPORE: Transport operator SMRT and McLaren Applied Technologies are to work together to explore the potential for rolling stock to be equipped with data collection, logging and analysis technology originally developed for ... more