Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualifications for a contract to finance and build the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project.

Lakeshore East – East Corridor Expansion procurement begins

24 Mar 2017

CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualifications for a contract to finance and build the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project in the Greater Toronto area. The scope includes ... more

Los Angeles confirms Chinese metro car order

24 Mar 2017

USA: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has issued CRRC MA Corp with a Notice to Proceed with the supply 64 HR4000 metro cars, the agency confirmed on March 23. The Chinese supplier had been selected in ... more

Rhein-Ruhr transport authority VRR has awarded Transdev a contract to manage its ticket distribution systems (Photo: VRR).

Rhein-Ruhr ticketing contract awarded

23 Mar 2017

GERMANY: Following a European tender, Rhein-Ruhr transport authority VRR has awarded Transdev a contract to manage its ticket distribution systems for 11 years from December 1 2019, when the current contract held by Deutsche Bahn ... more

Capital Metro in Austin has taken delivery of two more Stadler GTW diesel multiple-units.

Capital Metro takes delivery of more Stadler DMUs

23 Mar 2017

USA: Stadler has delivered two more GTW 2/6 diesel multiple-units to Capital Metro in Austin after a one-month journey from its Bussnang factory in Switzerland. After being carried by ship to the port of Galveston, the trains ... more

Transport for West Midlands is to take over the day-to-day operations of the Midland Metro light rail line.

Transport for West Midlands to take Midland Metro in-house

22 Mar 2017

UK: Transport for West Midlands is to take over the day-to-day operations of the Midland Metro light rail line when the current contract held by National Express ends in October 2018. ‘Metro is embarking on an unprecedented ... more

Boston Orange Line metro car mock-up receives official visit

22 Mar 2017

USA: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker visited a mock-up of the metro car design that CRRC is supplying for Boston’s Orange Line at MBTA’s Wellington Yard on March 21, accompanied by Secretary of Transportation Stephanie ... more

Santiago – Nos suburban line opens

21 Mar 2017

CHILE: President Michelle Bachelet attended the inauguration of a new suburban rail service in Santiago on March 17. The 21 km route runs south from the city’s main station at Alameda to Nos, serving 10 stations on an ... more

Bombardier has delivered the first trainset for Guadalajara metro Line 1.

Guadalajara takes delivery of first TEG-15 trainset

21 Mar 2017

MEXICO: The first of 12 trainsets that Bombardier is supplying for Guadalajara light metro Line 1 arrived in the city on March 18. It was shipped from Bombardier’s Sahagún factory on March 16, two months ahead of schedule. ... more

Stadler Bussnang has been selected to supply high-capacity EMUs to MÁV-Start.

Stadler selected for high-capacity EMU contract

21 Mar 2017

HUNGARY: Sole bidder Stadler Bussnang has been selected for a framework contract to supply high-capacity electric multiple-units, national passenger operator MÁV-Start announced on March 17. Further negotiations will now take ... more

Pisa Mover inaugurated

21 Mar 2017

ITALY: An automated peoplemover linking Galileo Galilei Airport with Pisa Centro railway station was inaugurated on March 18. Travel is free until March 26. Pisa Mover services take 4 min to complete the 1·8 km route, ... more

First refurbished Budapest Line M3 trainset enters passenger service

21 Mar 2017

HUNGARY: The first modernised metro train entered service on Budapest metro Line M3 on March 20. The six-car set was modernised by Transmashholding subsidiary Metrowagonmash, the original supplier. Two more are due to enter ... more

Stadler Rail Services UK has awarded BAM a contract to build the depot in Kirkdale where it will maintain the electric multiple-units which Stadler Bussnang is to supply for Merseyrail services.

Stadler awards Merseyrail depot construction contract

21 Mar 2017

UK: Stadler Rail Services UK has awarded BAM Nuttall a contract worth around £20m to build the depot in Kirkdale where it will maintain the fleet of 52 electric multiple-units which Stadler Bussnang is to supply for Merseyrail ... more