Warszawa tests increased metro frequencies

29 Jun 2018

POLAND: Metro Warszawskie tested running Line 1 trains at 2 min headways during the morning peak on June 27. The operator expects that extending the east-west Line 2 at both ends would generate more ridership not only on ... more

Ticket machines with video links on test

29 Jun 2018

GERMANY: Duisburg transport operator DVG is testing five Cubic Transportation Systems ticket machines which include video links to its customer service centre. Passengers can use the video links to talk to customer service ... more

MING fleet to replace RER B Interconnexion stock

28 Jun 2018

FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités, RATP and SNCF have called tenders for supply of replacement rolling stock for Paris RER Line B which links Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Mitry-Claye northeast of Paris with Robinson in the ... more

USA: Phoenix’s Valley Metro Rail board has appointed Jacobs Engineering to design Phase II of the Northwest Phase II light rail extension.

Valley Metro extension design contract approved

28 Jun 2018

USA: Phoenix’s Valley Metro Rail board has appointed Jacobs Engineering to design Phase II of the Northwest Phase II light rail extension. This will extend the light rail line west from 19th Avenue on Dunlap Avenue, then run ... more

Pardubice introduces new trolleybuses

28 Jun 2018

CZECH REPUBLIC: City transport operator DP Pardubice put into service 15 Škoda 30Tr SOR trolleybuses on June 22. The KC118·5m order signed in November is partly financed by EU funds. The trolleybuses are intended to replace ... more

Stadler-Siemens consortium rolls out first Berlin S-Bahn train

27 Jun 2018

GERMANY: The first of the electric multiple-units that a Stadler-Siemens consortium is supplying for the Berlin S-Bahn was rolled out on July 27 at Stadler’s Pankow factory in the capital. The four-car Class 484 EMU is due to ... more

Franconian interurban tram contract awarded

27 Jun 2018

GERMANY: Project promoter Zweckverband Stadt-Umland-Bahn signed the engineering design contract for the Nürnberg Stadt-Umland-Bahn project on June 21. The contract was awarded to a consortium of Gauff Rail Engineering, Rambøll ... more

Metro standards committee formed

27 Jun 2018

INDIA: The government has established a committee to develop standards for locally-manufactured components to be used in the country’s metro networks. Announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the opening of the Delhi ... more

CRRC to supply 300 metro cars to Nanjing

27 Jun 2018

CHINA: CRRC Nanjing Puzhen won a contract to supply 50 six-car trainsets to operate on Nanjing metro Line 5 on June 15. Deliveries are due to start by the end of October 2019. The Type A trainsets will have a maximum speed of ... more

Solaris Bus & Coach has delivered a first batch of 11 Urbino  battery-electric buses to the city of Cluj-Napoca.

Solaris delivers battery buses to Cluj-Napoca

27 Jun 2018

ROMANIA: Solaris Bus & Coach has delivered a first batch of 11 Urbino battery-electric buses to the city of Cluj-Napoca. The order was supported by the Swiss-Romanian Co-operation Programme. The city has already excercised ... more

Italian state railway launches multimodal app

26 Jun 2018

ITALY: State railway FS Italiane launched a nationwide multimodal transport planning app on June 22. Nugo is available for Apple and Android devices. It enables users to plan a door-to-door journey throughout the country and ... more

Hyundai Rotem wins Taoyuan metro order

26 Jun 2018

TAIWAN: Hyundai Rotem announced on June 26 that it will supply railway systems to the Taoyuan metro Green Line. The 54·2bn won contract includes the supply of 40 two-car driverless trainsets, which the company will assemble at ... more