Metro Trains Sydney has awarded Alstom a 15-year contract to maintain the 22 six-car Metropolis automated trainsets, Urbalis 400 CBTC and point machines which the company is supplying for the 36 km Sydney Metro Northwest project.

Alstom awarded Sydney metro maintenance contract

11 Jul 2018

AUSTRALIA: Metro Trains Sydney has awarded Alstom a 15-year contract to maintain the 22 six-car Metropolis automated trainsets, Urbalis 400 CBTC and point machines which the company is supplying for the 36 km Sydney Metro ... more

Île-de-France funds initial Grand Paris fleet

11 Jul 2018

FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités confirmed on July 11 that it had allocated €680m to fund 53 driverless metro trains for the initial phases of the Grand Paris Express project. Representing the first tranche of orders expected to ... more

Max Bögl plans to enter urban maglev market

11 Jul 2018

GERMANY: Construction company Max Bögl is planning to relaunch the maglev concept with a view to winning export contracts. Instead of a high speed application, the company envisages low or medium speed operation over ... more

The first Alstom tram for Caen was unveiled on July 10 (Photo: Caen La Mer).

First Caen tram unveiled

11 Jul 2018

FRANCE: The first Alstom tram for Caen was unveiled on July 10. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in October with entry into service scheduled for September next year. In November 2016 the city awarded Alstom a €52m contract to ... more

Alstom is to supply of 19 four-car Metropolis trainsets for Taipei Metro Line 7 Phase 1

Taipei Metro Line 7 railway systems contract awarded

10 Jul 2018

TAIWAN: Taipei City Government’s Department of Rapid Transit Systems has awarded a consortium of Alstom and local engineering and contracting company CTCI the €378m rolling stock and railway systems contract for Taipei Metro Line ... more

HQ Equita acquires transport technology companies and expects market growth

10 Jul 2018

INTERNATIONAL: German investment group HQ Equita has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in public transport communication, security and monitoring technology supplier r2p from Swedish investor Alder Fund ... more

Angers tram contracts awarded

10 Jul 2018

FRANCE: Colas has won two contracts for the construction of the second tram line in Angers. The 10·1 km route would run from Belle-Beille in the west to Monplaisir in the northeast, crossing the Maine River on a new ... more

The completion of the first of 238 Class 423 electric multiple-units which are to be refurbished for the München S-Bahn under an €300m programme was marked with a special run on July 9 (Photo: S-Bahn München/BEG).

Refurbished München S-Bahn trainset returns to service

09 Jul 2018

GERMANY: The completion of the first of 238 Class 423 electric multiple-units which are to be refurbished for the München S-Bahn under an €300m programme was marked with a special run on July 9. Following two days of preview ... more

Oradea tram (Photo: Smiley.toerist/CC BY-SA 4.0).

Oradea tramway extension contract awarded

09 Jul 2018

ROMANIA: SC Mari-Vila has been awarded a 47·9m lei contract to build a 3·8 km extension of the Oradea tram network. The project includes the construction of a double-track link from Calea Aradului to Strada Dimitrie Cantemir in ... more

Contactless ticketing rolled out across Milano metro

09 Jul 2018

ITALY: Milano transport operator ATM introduced account-based contactless bank card ticketing across the metro network on June 29. All 113 stations are now equipped with card readers at ticket gates that accept MasterCard and ... more

Alstom has signed a letter of intent to work with Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority on the Blue Line metro project.

Lagos Blue Line metro agreement

06 Jul 2018

NIGERIA: Alstom has signed a letter of intent to work with Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority on the Blue Line metro project. The ‘head of agreement’ was signed when France’s President Macron visited the France-Nigeria ... more

Berlin orders electric Mercedes buses

06 Jul 2018

GERMANY: Berlin transport operator BVG has ordered 15 Mercedes‑Benz Citaro electric buses. Deliveries are due to begin in the first quarter of 2019. Each bus will have ten battery modules which will be charged using a plug-in ... more