Urban rail business news

The latest business news from the global urban rail supply industry.

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Qatar metro and light rail operating contract awarded

07 Dec 2017

QATAR: Public transport authority Qatar Rail has awarded the RKH Qitarat joint venture between a consortium of RATP Dev and Keolis (49%) and local construction, property and trading business Hamad Group (51%) a contract to ... more

Helsinki transport authority HKL and Bombardier Transportation have reached an agreement which will see the 40 Variotrams withdrawn from service in the Finnish capital by the end of 2018.

Helsinki and Bombardier agree Variotram settlement

05 Dec 2017

FINLAND: Helsinki transport authority HKL and Bombardier Transportation have reached an agreement which will see the 40 Variotrams withdrawn from service in the Finnish capital by the end of 2018. The Variotrams were delivered ... more

Uber and Citymapper become UITP members

04 Dec 2017

INTERNATIONAL: App-based services Uber and Citymapper are among the first members to join the International Association of Public Transport’s Digital Platforms category, UITP announced on December 4. UITP has created the new ... more

Chinese urban rail vehicle supplier set up

30 Nov 2017

CHINA: China Railway Group subsidiary China Railway Hi-Tech Industry Corp and Changzhou Tiansheng New Materials have announced their intent to establish a joint venture for the production of urban transport vehicles. China ... more

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has selected Cubic Transportation Systems and John Laing as preferred bidder for a PPP contract to design, supply and operate a multimodal fare payment system.

MBTA’s CharlieCard to be replaced under PPP contract

21 Nov 2017

USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has selected Cubic Transportation Systems and John Laing as preferred bidder for a PPP contract to design, supply and operate a multimodal fare payment system. This will include ... more

Transport for London has awarded Cubic Transport Systems a three-year extension to its revenue collection services contract.

Cubic touches in to extended London ticketing contract

17 Nov 2017

UK: Transport for London has awarded Cubic Transport Systems a three-year extension to its revenue collection services contract, which covers the operation and maintenance of the multi-modal Oyster smart card and contactless ... more