Passenger tests begin on ‘railless train’ electric bus in Zhuzhou

24 May 2018

CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou began three months of passenger-carrying tests on its Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit ‘railless train’ in Zhuzhou on May 8. The 3 km first phase of Line A1 has four stops. A second 9 km phase is due ... more

Ahmedabad metro fare collection contract awarded

24 May 2018

INDIA: Ahmedabad metro project promoter MEGA has awarded Nippon Signal a contract for the supply of an automatic fare collection system. Nippon Signal will supply ticket vending machines, ticket gates and back-office servers. ... more

Bangkok Red Line ETCS contract awarded

24 May 2018

THAILAND: Nippon Signal has awarded a contract to Thales for the supply of European Train Control System Level 1 for the Bangkok Red Line. Being developed as part of part of Bangkok’s Mass Rapid Transit Master Plan, the ... more

Solaris wins Hamburg electric bus order

24 May 2018

GERMANY: Solaris is to supply 10 electric buses to Hamburg public transport operator Hochbahn, the company announced on May 24. Two of the Urbino 12 vehicles are due to be delivered later this year, with the remaining eight to ... more

Fast Forward plan seeks to renew the New York Subway

23 May 2018

USA: New York City Transit President Andy Byford has committed to significantly accelerate the renewal of the Subway and bus networks in the city under the Fast Forward programme unveiled on May ... more

VDL wins Umeå electric bus contract

23 May 2018

SWEDEN: VDL Bus & Coach is to supply 25 articulated electric buses to Umeå municipality, the manufacturer announced on May 23. The Citeas SLFA-180 buses are expected to enter service in June 2019 on routes 1 and 8, operated ... more

Contactless ticketing tests begin on Milano metro

23 May 2018

ITALY: Milano transport operator ATM started testing account-based contactless bank card ticketing at a metro station on May 14, making it the first such application in Italy. SIA has supplied the technology, which has been ... more

KeolisAmey to develop South Wales Metro

23 May 2018

UK: The ‘Core Valleys’ rail network radiating from Cardiff will be ‘developed’ by KeolisAmey under the South Wales Metro programme, after the company was named as preferred bidder to ‘operate and develop the Wales & Borders ... more

SKM Warszawa signs Pesa Elf2 order

22 May 2018

POLAND: Suburban rail operator SKM Warszawa signed a contract with Pesa on May 21 for the supply of up to 21 Elf2 electric multiple-units. Deliveries of the base order of eight five-car and five four-car trainsets are due to be ... more

Buenos Aires Line H extension opens

22 May 2018

ARGENTINA: A northern extension of Buenos Aires metro Line H was inaugurated on May 17. The line now reaches Julieta Lanteri-Facultad de Derecho. The 800 m extension from the previous terminus of Las Heras adds one ... more

London tram enhancements included in Growth Fund

22 May 2018

UK: Transport for London is to finance around one-third of the cost of double-tracking the Elmers End branch of the tram network, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced on May 21. TfL is to provide £3·3m from its Growth Fund ... more

Teleste to equip Merseyrail EMUs with data transmission platform

21 May 2018

UK: Stadler has selected Teleste to supply a data transmission platform for the electric multiple-units that it is building for the Merseyrail network around Liverpool. Teleste will supply an Ethernet network that will support ... more