San Diego MTS keeps playing the naming rights game

20 Oct 2017

USA: San Diego Metropolitan Transit System announced a naming rights deal for the Green Line on October 19. The 38 km route with 27 stops will be known as the Sycuan Green Line as part of the deal with Sycuan Casino. MTS ... more

Hradec Králové orders battery trolleybuses

20 Oct 2017

CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Electric is to supply nine of its 30 Tr trolleybuses to Hradec Králové, the manufacturer announced on October 19. Deliveries under the KC120m contract are due in mid-2018. The 12 m long vehicles ... more

Indra awarded Thessaloniki metro ticketing contract

19 Oct 2017

GREECE: Indra has won a contract to supply an automated fare collection system for the metro line under construction in Thessaloniki. Indra will supply equipment including ticket vending machines and gates for the 13 stations ... more

Line 2 tram depot work begins in Ulm

19 Oct 2017

GERMANY: A groundbreaking ceremony for a new tram depot in Ulm took place on October 18. The 184 m long, 17 m wide building with four tracks is being built to help accommodate a fleet that is being enlarged as a ... more

Nashville transport plan unveiled

18 Oct 2017

USA: Nashville Mayor Megan Barry announced a transport plan on October 17 that would include construction of a light rail network in the city. Let’s Move Nashville: Metro’s Transportation Solution will be put to a ballot in May ... more

Shell to acquire electric vehicle charging provider

18 Oct 2017

EUROPE: Shell announced on October 12 that it has signed an agreement to buy electric vehicle charging provider NewMotion. NewMotion operates 30 000 private electric charging points for homes and businesses in the ... more

Hyundai Rotem to supply 128 EMU cars to Korail

18 Oct 2017

SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem signed a 111·6bn won contract with Korail for the supply of 128 electric multiple-unit cars, the manufacturer announced on October 18. Delivery of the 110 km/h trainsets is due to be completed by ... more

Parramatta light rail Stage 2 plans announced

18 Oct 2017

AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government announced its preferred route for the second phase of the Parramatta light rail project on October 18. The 9 km preferred route would extend the network to Sydney Olympic Park, ... more

Nagpur metro test running starts with leased train

18 Oct 2017

INDIA: Project promoter Maharashtra Metro Rail Corp has begun test running on a 3·5 km at-grade section of the future Nagpur metro Line 1, using the first of two Hyundai Rotem trainsets which it has leased from Hyderabad ... more

Work begins on new Hamburg U-Bahn workshop

17 Oct 2017

GERMANY: Hamburg Transport Senator Frank Horch and Hamburger Hochbahn Technical Director Jens-Günter Lang laid the foundation stone for a new workshop on October 12. Due to open in early 2019, the €44m facility is being built ... more

Olomouc orders EVO1 trams

17 Oct 2017

CZECH REPUBLIC: Operator DP Olomouc signed a KC212·6m contract on October 4 for the supply of eight EVO1 trams. Krnovské Opravny a Strojírny will supply its single-section low-floor EVO1 model, produced under the Alliance TW ... more

Map of the planned Hythe Road and Old Oak Common Lane stations in west London.

Transport for London plans new Overground stations

17 Oct 2017

UK: Transport for London has begun a five-week public consultation on plans to build stations at Hythe Road and Old Oak Common Lane in west London. ‘These two potential new London Overground stations would improve connectivity ... more