Nanjing’s Qilin Line opens to passengers

01 Nov 2017

CHINA: The Qilin Line tram route in Nanjing began trial passenger operation on October 31. Test running started last year on the 9 km route, which links Maqun station on metro Line 2 with Wang Wu Zhuang. There are 13 stops, ... more

Refurbished metro trainsets enter service in Tbilisi

31 Oct 2017

GEORGIA: Two modernised four-car trainsets entered service on Tbilisi metro Line 1 on October 23. Originally built by Metrowagonmash, the sets were modernised by Electro-Rolling-Stock Repair Plant Tbilisi Branch (ZREPS), a ... more

Tramwaje Szczecińskie orders Modertrans tram kits

31 Oct 2017

POLAND: Tramwaje Szczecińskie has selected sole bidder Modertrans to supply two Moderus Beta trams kits for assembly by TS at its workshops. The first kit is to be delivered within 90 days, with the second to come by the end of ... more

Stadler to supply more metro trains to Berlin

31 Oct 2017

GERMANY: Berlin transport operator BVG has ordered a further 80 metro cars from Stadler Pankow, in response to an urgent need to increase capacity on its small-profile lines. The first must be delivered at the latest during the ... more

CRRC tests ‘railless train’ electric bus in Zhuzhou

31 Oct 2017

CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou has started testing its Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit vehicle on a 3 km route in Zhuzhou, ahead of the planned introduction of a 6·5 km passenger service early next year. In June the manufacturer ... more

Izmir suburban rolling stock order planned

30 Oct 2017

TURKEY: Izmir suburban rail operator Izban is planning to purchase the first double-deck rolling stock in Turkey, it announced on October 28. Izban intends to purchase 25 three-car electric multiple-units, of which nine would ... more

Solaris to supply electric buses to Rzeszów

30 Oct 2017

POLAND: The city of Rzeszów signed a contract with Solaris Bus & Coach on October 30 for the supply of 10 electric and 30 diesel buses. Solaris will supply 10 of its Urbino 12 buses under a 30·2m złoty contract that ... more

Fuel cell tram enters service in Tangshan

28 Oct 2017

CHINA: A hydrogen fuel tram entered commercial service in Tangshan on October 26. Built by CRRC Tangshan, the low-floor tram runs along an 13·8 km route that includes part of the Tang Xu railway. The tram can run up to ... more

CAF to supply more trams to Stockholm

27 Oct 2017

SWEDEN: CAF has won a further tram order from Stockholm transport authority Storstockholms Lokaltrafik, the company announced on October 25. The €37m contract for 12 trams includes 10 three-section trams for the Tvärbana line, ... more

Multimodal journey planning and ticketing app launched in Utrecht

27 Oct 2017

NETHERLANDS: Keolis has launched a multimodal journey planning and ticketing app in the province of Utrecht. The helloGo app has been developed by Keolis Nederland, journey planning software developer 9292, national passenger ... more

Class 345 testing starts in Crossrail core

27 Oct 2017

UK: The Crossrail commissioning programme has reached a further milestone, with the first gauging run of a Class 345 trainset through part of the cross-London tunnels scheduled to take place on the night of October ... more

Alstom to supply more trams to Rabat

27 Oct 2017

MOROCCO: Société des Transports de Rabat-Salé has signed a €45m contract with Alstom for the supply of 22 Citadis trams, the manufacturer announced on October 26. The 32 m long low-floor vehicles will run in coupled pairs ... more