Map of the Green Line automated metro project in Taoyuan.

Siemens to supply Taoyuan Green Line E&M systems

05 Jul 2018

TAIWAN: Siemens is to supply electrical and mechanical systems for the Green Line automated metro project in Taoyuan. The line is to be built under a turnkey contract which the city government has awarded to a consortium of ... more

Bergen tram operations contract renewed

05 Jul 2018

NORWAY: Bergen transport authority Bybanen selected Keolis Norge to continue operating the city’s trams on June 29. Keolis expects to sign the contract after a 10-day standstill period. The contract would run for eight years ... more

First Thomson-East Coast Line train arrives in Singapore

04 Jul 2018

SINGAPORE: The first Thomson-East Coast Line train has arrived at Mandai Depot near the northern end of the line after being unloaded at Jurong Port. Land Transport Authority ordered 91 four-car driverless trainsets from a ... more

BYD to supply 100 electric buses to Santiago

04 Jul 2018

CHILE: BYD has signed a contract to supply 100 K9FE electric buses to Santiago public transport operator Transantiago, the manufacturer announced on July 3. The buses are being supplied in collaboration with energy distributor ... more

Boston Green Line extension breaks ground

04 Jul 2018

USA: A groundbreaking for Boston’s Green Line light rail extension took place on June 25 at the future site of Union Square station in Somerville. The GLX Constructors joint venture led by Fluor and including Balfour Beatty ... more

CRRC rolls out Delingha tram

04 Jul 2018

CHINA: CRRC’s Qingdao factory has rolled out the first tram for Delingha, which is expected to enter service by the end of the year in the city in Qinghai province. The two-section low-floor tram is equipped with onboard energy ... more

CAF signs agreement to acquire Solaris

03 Jul 2018

INDUSTRY: Spanish rolling stock and signalling supplier CAF signed an agreement to negotiate the purchase of 100% of the shares in Polish bus and tram manufacturer Solaris Bus & Coach on July 2. The enterprise value of ... more

Manchester tram contract signed

02 Jul 2018

UK: Transport for Greater Manchester has signed a £72m contract with Bombardier Transportation UK and Kiepe Electric for the supply of 27 trams, the authority announced on July 2. The first tram is expected to arrive in ... more

Electric buses presented in Luxembourg

02 Jul 2018

LUXEMBOURG: Irizar has presented six electric buses from the 10 that it is supplying to Luxembourg. The 12 m long Irizar ie buses will operate on Route 290, which links Luxembourg City with Mersch to the north. The buses ... more

Nice opens second tram line

02 Jul 2018

FRANCE: The initial section of the second tram line in Nice was inaugurated on June 30, with a ceremony at the Cadam administrative centre attended by the city’s Mayor Christian Estrosi, as Président of the local ... more

Dalian metro Line 2 extended

02 Jul 2018

CHINA: A one-station extension of Dalian metro Line 2 was inaugurated on June 28. The 3·1 km underground extension runs from Dalian Airport to Xinzhaizi, where interchange will be provided with the future Line 4. Line 2 ... more

Elizabeth Line maintenance trains on test

29 Jun 2018

UK: Three maintenance trains for the Elizabeth Line are being tested ahead of delivery to London later this year. Linsinger is testing an MG31 UK rail milling train between Salzburg and Linz. The 48 m long vehicle ... more