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First tram arrives in Canberra

15 Dec 2017

AUSTRALIA: CAF has delivered the first of 14 trams that it is supplying for the network under construction in Canberra. The five-section vehicle was shipped from Spain in October, arriving in Port Kembla before being transported ... more

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

Frankfurt electric bus order placed

14 Dec 2017

GERMANY: Solaris Bus & Coach has signed a contract with operator In der City Bus Frankfurt am Main for the supply of five electric buses. To be delivered in mid-2018, each of the Urbino 12 buses will be equipped with ... more

Hyundai Rotem wins train orders for two Istanbul metro projects

13 Dec 2017

TURKEY: Hyundai Rotem announced on December 5 that it had signed a 156·5bn won contract to supply rolling stock for two Istanbul metro lines. Hyundai Rotem is to supply 10 four-car driverless trainsets for Line M8, which is ... 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transport authority HKL and Bombardier Transportation have reached an agreement which will see the 40 Variotrams withdrawn from service in the Finnish capital by the end of 2018.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transport authority HKL and Bombardier Transportation have reached an agreement which will see the 40 Variotrams withdrawn from service in the Finnish capital by the end of 2018.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

Brookville Equipment Corp is to supply Seattle’s Sound Transit with five Liberty light rail vehicles.

Sound Transit orders Tacoma Link extension LRVs

05 Dec 2017

USA: Terms have been agreed for Brookville Equipment Corp to supply Seattle’s Sound Transit with five Liberty light rail vehicles for $26·5m plus tax, the manufacturer announced on December 4. The LRVs are required as part of ... more

Solaris Tram wins Kraków order as Pesa pulls out of tender

04 Dec 2017

POLAND: MPK Kraków announced on November 30 that it is to sign a framework contract for the supply of up to 50 trams with a consortium of Solaris and Stadler, after Pesa withdrew its bid. MPK Kraków selected Pesa as preferred ... more

Hitachi Rail Italy metro train enters service in Miami

01 Dec 2017

USA: The first trainset supplied by Hitachi Rail Italy entered service with Miami Metrorail on November 30, marking the first new rolling stock on the network since it opened to passengers in 1984. Miami-Dade Transit placed a ... more

Siemens is supplying 12 Avenio M trams to Ulm from its Wien factory.

Siemens completes first Avenio M tram for Ulm

01 Dec 2017

GERMANY: The first of 12 Avenio M trams that Siemens is supplying to Ulm has left Siemens’ factory in Wien and is on its way to the supplier’s Wegberg-Wildenrath test track. Stadtwerke Ulm ordered the trams in May 2015 under a ... more