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The latest global news about metro, light rail and suburban rail infrastructure, including construction and maintenance, contracts, tenders and technology.

Alstom to supply more trams and charging infrastructure to Nice

15 Dec 2017

FRANCE: Alstom announced on December 15 that it had been awarded a firm contract to supply six additional Citadis trams to Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur, along with 22 ground-based SRS static charging zones. The €27m order is an ... more

CAF has supplied 21 trams to Luxtram. The vehicle design is intended to evoke local architecture while also providing a very high level of comfort, Luxtram says.

Revenue operations begin on first section of Luxembourg tramway

11 Dec 2017

LUXEMBOURG: The first section of the city of Luxembourg’s 16 km tramway opened for public service on December 10, with free travel offered until the end of January. The starter section covers ... more

Alstom is supplying a fleet of 14 Citadis 302 low-floor cars for the Cuenca tramway.

ACTN consortium to complete Cuenca tramway works

11 Dec 2017

ECUADOR: A consortium of Alstom, Compagnie International de Maintenance and the NGE Group joint venture of NGE Contracting and TSO has been selected to complete the civil works on the starter light rail line in ... more

Following a detailed review of the estimated cost-to-complete of the main construction works for Hong Kong’s Shatin – Central Link project, MTR Corp has increased its estimate to HK$87·3bn.

Shatin – Central project faces 23% cost increase

07 Dec 2017

CHINA: Following a detailed review of the estimated cost-to-complete of the main construction works for Hong Kong’s Shatin – Central Link project, MTR Corp announced on December 6 that it had increased its estimate by 23% to ... more

Impression of London Underground’s Train Modification Unit workshop.

London Underground depot construction contract awarded

06 Dec 2017

UK: A joint venture of Morgan Sindall and BeMo Tunnelling has been awarded a £20m contract to design and build a workshop for London Underground’s Train Modification Unit. The facility at the Acton Works site in west London will ... more

The half-hourly service on the single track route linking Naumburg's old town with the main station is operated using a fleet of historic East German trams.

Smallest tramway gets longer

06 Dec 2017

GERMANY: What claims to be Germany’s smallest tramway grew by 440 m to reach a total of 2·9 km on December 1, with the opening of a one-stop extension from Vogelwiese to Salztor in Naumburg. The extension returns trams ... more

København metro extension contractors selected

30 Nov 2017

DENMARK: København metro authority Metroselskabet announced on November 27 that it had selected contractors to build and fit out the southern section of Line M4. The TUNN3L joint venture of Hochtief Infrastructure and Vinci ... more

Parramatta light rail shortlists announced

23 Nov 2017

AUSTRALIA: New South Wales Minister for Transport & Infrastructure Andrew Constance announced shortlisted bidders to build and operate Stage 1 of the Parramatta light rail project on November 22. Two bidders have been ... more

The award of a design and build contract for Boston’s Green Line light rail extension was approved by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority on November 20.

Boston Green Line light rail extension contract awarded

22 Nov 2017

USA: The award of a design and build contract for Boston’s Green Line light rail extension was approved by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority on November 20. The winning bidder was the GLX Constructors joint venture led ... more