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SiC traction converter offers energy saving

17 Apr 2018

SWEDEN: Bombardier Transportation has demonstrated a silicon carbide Mitrac TC1500 traction converter on a Stockholm metro C20 trainset, as part of a research programme to investigate the potential for SiC devices to lower energy ... more

London Underground alarm contract

16 Apr 2018

UK: London Undeground has awarded Leeds company Pickersgill-Kaye a £0·5m contract to supply 1 400 emergency alarm pull handle units for the trainsets used on the Bakerloo Line. This follows orders to supply similar ... more

First Newag Impuls II EMU nears completion

16 Apr 2018

POLAND: The first next-generation Impuls electric multiple-unit is nearing completion at Newag’s factory in Nowy Sącz. It is expected to be completed next month and begin tests at the Żmigród test circuit in June. Newag is ... more

Upgraded Ankara suburban rail line reopens

13 Apr 2018

TURKEY: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım attended a ceremony on April 12 to mark the reopening of the Başkentray suburban line in Ankara following its upgrade. The 37 km route between Kayaş ... more

Siemens to supply electric bus charging stations to Denmark

11 Apr 2018

DENMARK: Siemens has signed a framework contract with public transport authority Movia to supply rapid charging stations for electric buses, the manufacturer announced on April 11. The charging infrastructure is being deployed ... more

To celebrate the launch of Whim in the West Midlands, a small house built to a Finnish design was erected in the centre of Birmingham on a plot claimed to be the size of a single car parking space.

Whim brings ‘mobility as a service’ to Birmingham

06 Apr 2018

UK: Amid celebrations in Birmingham on April 5, Helsinki-based technology company MaaS Global has launched its Whim multimodal transport application in the UK, working in partnership with the West Midlands Combined ... more

Ansaldo STS wins Paris metro CBTC contract

06 Apr 2018

FRANCE: Ansaldo STS is to supply CBTC signalling equipment for Line 6 of the Paris metro. The contract with RATP announced on April 6 is worth €17·6m. Ansaldo STS is to supply its Zone Controller and Frontam lineside equipment ... more

New cross-city line in €5bn Madrid suburban plan

05 Apr 2018

SPAIN: On April 5 Development Minister Íñigo de la Serna unveiled a 2018-25 investment plan for Madrid’s Cercanías suburban network, the result of a year-long study by the Ministry of Development, infrastructure authority ... more

Durmazlar trams to run off-wire in Istanbul

05 Apr 2018

TURKEY: Alstom announced on April 5 that it is to supply its APS ground-level power supply technology for tram route T5, which is under construction in Istanbul. Alstom will also provide staff training and a two-year warranty. ... more