London to install 300 rapid charging points for electric taxis

28 Apr 2017

UK: Transport for London has selected five suppliers to fund, maintain, operate and install a network of rapid charging points for electric taxis: The Centrica Consortium of Centrica, Evolt and ChargePoint ... more

FTA announces low-emission bus funding

28 Apr 2017

USA: The Federal Transit Administration announced on April 27 that it is to provide up to $55m per year in grants through its Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus programme. The deadline for applications is June 26, and winners are to ... more

Alstom and Airbus to co-operate on cybersecurity

28 Apr 2017

CYBERSECURITY: Alstom and Airbus have signed a strategic co-operation agreement in cybersecurity that aims to develop a risk management model adapted to the evolution of the transport industry. Alstom notes that the expansion ... more

MTR Corp to assist MRT Jakarta

28 Apr 2017

INDONESIA: Project promoter MRT Jakarta signed a memorandum of understanding with the MTR Academy on April 27 to support the development of the city’s first metro line. The MTR Academy will share operational, maintenance and ... more

Panamá City takes delivery of more Metropolis metro cars

27 Apr 2017

PANAMA: The first three metro cars to augment the Panamá City metro Line 1 fleet arrived in the city on April 26 from Alstom’s Santa Perpetua plant in Spain. Alstom is supplying 70 Metropolis cars under a contract awarded in ... more

Plans for a two-line metro network in Konya have been finalised.

Konya metro route confirmed

27 Apr 2017

TURKEY: Konya Metropolitan Municipality has finalised plans for a two-line metro network in the city. To be built in three stages, the network would connect the city’s main universities and hospitals. Plans for a metro were ... more

ABB to supply electric bus ‘opportunity charging’ stations to Harrogate

27 Apr 2017

UK: ABB has won a contract to supply electric bus charging infrastructure for a fleet of electric buses that will operate in Harrogate from 2018, the company announced on April 24. Transdev Blazefield subsidiary Harrogate Bus ... more

Autonomous tram stabling experiment completed

27 Apr 2017

FRANCE: Paris transport authority RATP and tram supplier Alstom have completed an experiment with a tram which can stable itself in the depot autonomously. The tram uses lidar sensors to detect obstacles, and can react by ... more

Siemens is using 3D printing to reduce its lead times for the supply of customised tram components.

Tram components 3D printed on demand

27 Apr 2017

GERMANY: Siemens is using 3D printing to reduce its lead times for the supply of customised tram components from weeks to days while eliminating the cost of specialised tooling and the need to keep parts in stock. ... more

A £173·5m four-year funding package for public transport improvements in Leeds was confirmed by Transport Minister Andrew Jones on April 21 (Photo: Martin Latus).

Leeds transport funding package confirmed

26 Apr 2017

UK: A £173·5m four-year funding package for public transport improvements in Leeds was confirmed by Transport Minister Andrew Jones on April 21. In addition, FirstGroup has agreed in principle to commit £71m to providing 284 new ... more

Liebherr-Transportation Systems is to supply 400 hydraulic level control systems for use on the Series 7000 metro cars that CRRC is to build for Chicago.

Liebherr level control for Chicago metro cars

26 Apr 2017

USA: CRRC Sifang America has awarded Liebherr-Transportation Systems a contract to develop and supply 400 hydraulic level control systems for use on the Series 7000 metro cars that it is to build for Chicago Transit Authority. ... more

Work begins on second phase of Karlsruhe tram and road tunnel project

25 Apr 2017

GERMANY: Jazz played on alpenhorns accompanied Baden-Württemberg Transport Minister Winfried Hermann and Lord Mayor of Karlsruhe Frank Mentrup as they attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the second phase of the Kombilösung ... more