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

Shanghai Pudong airport peoplemover operations contract

27 Oct 2017

CHINA: The Shanghai Keolis joint venture of Shanghai Shentong Metro Group (51%) and Keolis (49%) has been awarded a 20-year contract to operate and maintain the planned airport peoplemover at Shanghai Pudong International ... more

DB has launched a driverless electric road shuttle in Bad Birnbach in Bayern.

Deutsche Bahn launches driverless shuttle

27 Oct 2017

GERMANY: National railway Deutsche Bahn launched an electric driverless shuttle service in the town of Bad Birnbach in Bayern on October 25. DB said it aims to use the multi-year project to become better acquainted with the ... more

New York to get London-style fare collection system

26 Oct 2017

USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has selected Cubic Transportation Systems to supply an account-based fare collection system to replace the current MetroCard. The $539·5m contract, which is subject to ... more

VDL to supply electric minibuses to Noord-Holland

26 Oct 2017

NETHERLANDS: Transdev subsidiary Connexxion has placed an order with VDL Bus & Coach for 62 electric minibuses to be used for services that are part of the Noord-Holland Noord concession from next year. The 8 m long ... more

Metro do Porto operating concession awarded

26 Oct 2017

PORTUGAL: Barraqueiro SGPS has been selected for a contract to operate and maintain the Metro do Porto light rail network in 2018-25. The contract was awarded on the basis of the lowest bid following an international tender, ... more

Holborn station is currently used by 63 million passengers a year.

Transport for London consults on Holborn capacity upgrade

26 Oct 2017

UK: Transport for London is undertaking public consultation until November 17 on proposals to increase capacity at Holborn station on London Underground’s Central and Piccadilly lines. Handling 63 million passengers a ... more