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Kadmar Group’s specialist heavy load logistics company EGL has won a contract to transport equipment for the construction of a 68 km electrified rail link which is being built to link Cairo with the new administrative capital.

Cairo construction fleet delivered

16 Jul 2018

EGYPT: Kadmar Group’s specialist heavy load logistics company EGL has won a contract to transport equipment for the construction of a 68 km electrified rail link which is being built to link Cairo with the new administrative ... more

Fortaleza metro construction contract awarded

13 Jul 2018

BRAZIL: The state of Ceará has awarded Spain’s Sacyr Engineering & Infrastructure and Brazilian company Ferreira Guedes a 48-month contract to build Phase 1 of the 12·4 km East Line of the Fortaleza metro within a budget ... more

The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12.

Digital S-Bahn Hamburg automation agreement signed

12 Jul 2018

GERMANY: The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12. The partners have agreed to share the €60m cost ... more

Max Bögl plans to enter urban maglev market

11 Jul 2018

GERMANY: Construction company Max Bögl is planning to relaunch the maglev concept with a view to winning export contracts. Instead of a high speed application, the company envisages low or medium speed operation over ... more

Alstom is to supply of 19 four-car Metropolis trainsets for Taipei Metro Line 7 Phase 1

Taipei Metro Line 7 railway systems contract awarded

10 Jul 2018

TAIWAN: Taipei City Government’s Department of Rapid Transit Systems has awarded a consortium of Alstom and local engineering and contracting company CTCI the €378m rolling stock and railway systems contract for Taipei Metro Line ... more

Angers tram contracts awarded

10 Jul 2018

FRANCE: Colas has won two contracts for the construction of the second tram line in Angers. The 10·1 km route would run from Belle-Beille in the west to Monplaisir in the northeast, crossing the Maine River on a new ... more

Oradea tram (Photo: Smiley.toerist/CC BY-SA 4.0).

Oradea tramway extension contract awarded

09 Jul 2018

ROMANIA: SC Mari-Vila has been awarded a 47·9m lei contract to build a 3·8 km extension of the Oradea tram network. The project includes the construction of a double-track link from Calea Aradului to Strada Dimitrie Cantemir in ... more

Alstom has signed a letter of intent to work with Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority on the Blue Line metro project.

Lagos Blue Line metro agreement

06 Jul 2018

NIGERIA: Alstom has signed a letter of intent to work with Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority on the Blue Line metro project. The ‘head of agreement’ was signed when France’s President Macron visited the France-Nigeria ... more

Map of the Green Line automated metro project in Taoyuan.

Siemens to supply Taoyuan Green Line E&M systems

05 Jul 2018

TAIWAN: Siemens is to supply electrical and mechanical systems for the Green Line automated metro project in Taoyuan. The line is to be built under a turnkey contract which the city government has awarded to a consortium of ... more