Next phase of Firenze tram network inaugurated

16 Jul 2018

ITALY: A tram extension was inaugurated in Firenze on July 16, adding 4·1 km to the city’s sole light rail route. The extension links the former eastern terminus of T1 at Alamanni-Stazione with Careggi-Ospedale to the ... more

Hitachi signs new Leonardo train contract

16 Jul 2018

ITALY: Hitachi Rail Italy has signed an €87m contract with Milano transport operator ATM for the supply of 12 Leonardo trains for metro Line 2, the supplier announced on July 16. The through-gangwayed trains will be ... more

Electric bus leasing programme launched

16 Jul 2018

USA: A joint venture of electric bus manufacturer BYD Motors and infrastructure financier Generate Capital has launched a $200m electric bus leasing programme. The aim is to help public- and private-sector clients accelerate ... more

BYD wins Oslo electric bus order

16 Jul 2018

NORWAY: Bus operator Nobina has awarded BYD a contract to supply 42 electric buses to operate in Oslo. The 18 m articulated buses are due to arrive in the second quarter of 2019. They will join two BYD electric buses that ... more

Esfahan metro reaches Soffeh

16 Jul 2018

IRAN: The sole line of the Esfahan metro was extended south from Azadi to Soffeh on July 10. The 4 km extension adds four stations, taking Line 1 to 20·2 km with 20 stations. On the same day two infill stations were opened ... more

Kadmar Group’s specialist heavy load logistics company EGL has won a contract to transport equipment for the construction of a 68 km electrified rail link which is being built to link Cairo with the new administrative capital.

Cairo construction fleet delivered

16 Jul 2018

EGYPT: Kadmar Group’s specialist heavy load logistics company EGL has won a contract to transport equipment for the construction of a 68 km electrified rail link which is being built to link Cairo with the new administrative ... more

Fortaleza metro construction contract awarded

13 Jul 2018

BRAZIL: The state of Ceará has awarded Spain’s Sacyr Engineering & Infrastructure and Brazilian company Ferreira Guedes a 48-month contract to build Phase 1 of the 12·4 km East Line of the Fortaleza metro within a budget ... more

Uraltransmash Holdings unveiled two prototype trams at the Innoprom-2018 industrial exhibition.

UTM unveils two prototype trams

13 Jul 2018

RUSSIA: Uraltransmash Holdings unveiled two prototype trams at the Innoprom-2018 industrial exhibition held in its home city of Yekaterinburg on July 9-12. The Type 71-415 is a fully-low floor vehicle designed in-house by UTM as ... more

EBRD is providing Mariupol city transport operator MTTU with a loan to finance the acquisition of trolleybuses.

Mariupol trolleybus network modernisation financing in place

13 Jul 2018

UKRAINE: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is providing Mariupol city transport operator MTTU with a loan of up to €13m to finance the acquisition of up to 72 low-floor trolleybuses, spare parts and ... more

The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12.

Digital S-Bahn Hamburg automation agreement signed

12 Jul 2018

GERMANY: The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12. The partners have agreed to share the €60m cost ... more

Trial passenger operation has begun on the initial phase of the first metro line in Urumqi.

Trial operation begins on first Urumqi metro line

12 Jul 2018

CHINA: Trial passenger operation on the initial phase of the first metro line in the western city of Urumqi began on July 9. The 16·5 km Line 1 runs entirely underground from Balou in the city centre to the international ... more

Göteborg orders 30 electric buses

12 Jul 2018

SWEDEN: The GS Buss subsidiary of Göteborgs Spårvägar and public transport authority Västtrafik have ordered 30 electric buses from Volvo, the supplier announced on July 3. Due to be delivered in the third quarter of 2019, they ... more