Oslo electric bus pilot begins

04 Jan 2018

NORWAY: December marked the start of a two-year electric bus pilot project in Oslo, involving three operators running a total of six electric buses. The total cost of the pilot is NKr43m. Nobina is operating two 18 m long ... more

Xiamen metro opens

04 Jan 2018

CHINA: The flurry of metro projects commissioned in December culminated on the last day of the month with the opening of the first metro line in Xiamen. The 30·3 km Line 1 connects the mainland with Xiamen island, running ... more

Guiyang metro opens

04 Jan 2018

CHINA: Guiyang became the 30th city in China with a metro when its first metro line was put into passenger service on December 28. The 12·8 km Line 1 runs from Xiamaixi to Guiyang North railway station serving 10 stations. ... more

Modertrans to supply more trams to Katowice

03 Jan 2018

POLAND: Tramwaje Śląskie has selected Modertrans to supply up to 15 partly low-floor trams for its network centred on Katowice. The base order covers eight unidirectional and two bidirectional single-section 13·5 m long ... more

Brussels articulated electric bus order placed

03 Jan 2018

BELGIUM: Brussels city transport operator STIB has awarded a €21m contract to Solaris Bus & Coach for the supply of 25 articulated electric buses. This forms part of STIB’s plan to have an entirely electric bus fleet by 2030. ... more

NPRT wins rolling stock orders for Shenzhen and Hangzhou

03 Jan 2018

CHINA: CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport Co announced on January 3 that it had been awarded three metro rolling stock contracts. MTR Technology Consultation (Shenzhen) Co awarded the joint venture a contract worth 1·15bn yuan ... more

More LRVs ordered for Vitoria

03 Jan 2018

SPAIN: Euskotren has awarded CAF a €14∙5m contract to supply three seven-section LRVs for the Vitoria light rail network, and to extend from five to seven sections three of the 11 Series 500 LRVs it had supplied for the ... more

Second metro line opens in Nanning

03 Jan 2018

CHINA: The second metro line in Nanning opened on December 28. Line 2 is 21 km long and serves 18 stations between Xijin in the north and Yudong in the south. Interchanges with Line 1 are provided at Nanning railway ... more

Moscow metro reaches Khovrino

03 Jan 2018

RUSSIA: Line 2 of the Moscow metro was extended by 2·9 km on December 31, with the opening of a northern extension from Rechnoy Vokzal to Khovrino. Construction started in 2014, with Stroygazconsulting acting as main ... more

Chongqing adds two metro lines

03 Jan 2018

CHINA: Two new metro lines were opened in Chongqing on December 28, bringing the city’s network to 164 route-km. The first phase of Line 5 links Expo Garden Centre and Dalongshan on a 13·6 km alignment with nine stations ... more

Ostrów Wielkopolski receives first battery buses

02 Jan 2018

POLAND: Solaris Bus & Coach handed over four electric buses to MZK Ostrów Wielkopolski on December 28. The Urbino 12 buses are the first zero-emission buses for the city and have been supplied under a contract that also saw ... more

Barcelona tests vertical platform screen doors

02 Jan 2018

SPAIN: Barcelona public transport operator TMB is to undertake what it says will be the first test of vertical platform screen doors on a metro network, with doors supplied by STraffic of South Korea to be installed at Can ... more