Storstockholms Lokaltrafik has terminated the contract for Ansaldo STS to resignal the Stockholm metro Red Line.

Stockholm metro resignalling contract terminated

08 Nov 2017

SWEDEN: A contract for Ansaldo STS to resignal the Stockholm metro’s Red Line was unilaterally terminated by transport authority Storstockholms Lokaltrafik on November 7. ‘There are fundamental shortcomings in Ansaldo STS's ... more

State approves Ahmedabad metro Phase 2 plans

08 Nov 2017

INDIA: The Gujarat government has approved the detailed project report for the second phase of the Ahmedabad metro. This would add 34·6 km to the two lines currently under construction as part of Phase 1. Delhi Metro Rail Corp ... more

State backs Mumbai metro plans

07 Nov 2017

INDIA: The Maharashtra government has approved detailed project reports for two more metro lines in Mumbai. The reports were prepared by Delhi Metro Rail Corp and has been approved by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development ... more

Transport research centre to be set up in Singapore

07 Nov 2017

SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority announced on November 7 that it is to establish a Transport Research Centre in partnership with the Singapore University of Technology & Design. It is envisaged that the TRC will carry ... more

Talgo to refurbish more Los Angeles metro cars

06 Nov 2017

USA: The board of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has decided to exercise a $18·3m option for Talgo to refurbish 36 Red Line metro cars. Last year LACMTA awarded the Spanish rolling stock manufacturer a ... more

Uraltransmash sole bidder in revised Kolomna tram tender

06 Nov 2017

RUSSIA: Uraltransmash has emerged as the sole bidder for a contract to supply 21 trams to Kolomna. The manufacturer is likely to supply its single-section partly low-floor Type 71-407. Six trams are due to be delivered by ... more

Łódź to buy more second-hand trams from Bochum

06 Nov 2017

POLAND: Bochum-Gelsenkirchen tram operator Bogestra submitted the only bid in a tender to supply trams to MPK Łódź. Bogestra is to supply 32 NF6D partly low-floor trams for €3·2m. Deliveries are due by 2020, and there are ... more

Metrowagonmash to supply metro cars to Nizhny Novgorod

06 Nov 2017

RUSSIA: Nizhny Novgorod metro operator Nizhegorodskoe Metro signed a 1·3bn rouble contract on November 1 with Metrowagonmash and Sberbank Leasing for the supply of 23 metro cars. Metrowagonmash is to supply 10 driving cars and ... more

First driverless metro line in Santiago inaugurated

03 Nov 2017

CHILE: President Michelle Bachelet opened the first driverless metro line in Santiago on November 2. Line 6 links Cerrillos to Los Leones on a 15·3 km underground alignment, serving 10 stations. Interchanges are provided ... more

Škoda wins Pardubice trolleybus contract

01 Nov 2017

CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Electric has won a KC150m contract to supply 15 trolleybuses to Pardubice, the manufacturer announced on October 31. The purchase is being co-financed by EU funds. The 12 m long low-floor ... more

Breeze moves to the cloud in Atlanta

01 Nov 2017

USA: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a $6·5m contract to migrate back office system for the Breeze Card to Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. As part of the upgrade, Cubic ... more

Free pre-peak travel in Singapore to end

01 Nov 2017

SINGAPORE: A trial offering free pre-peak metro travel will end on December 28, Land Transport Authority announced on October 30. Launched in June 2013, the scheme offers free travel to passengers who end their journey at 18 ... more