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Panamá City takes delivery of more Metropolis metro cars

27 Apr 2017

PANAMA: The first three metro cars to augment the Panamá City metro Line 1 fleet arrived in the city on April 26 from Alstom’s Santa Perpetua plant in Spain. Alstom is supplying 70 Metropolis cars under a contract awarded in ... more

Autonomous tram stabling experiment completed

27 Apr 2017

FRANCE: Paris transport authority RATP and tram supplier Alstom have completed an experiment with a tram which can stable itself in the depot autonomously. The tram uses lidar sensors to detect obstacles, and can react by ... more

Siemens is using 3D printing to reduce its lead times for the supply of customised tram components.

Tram components 3D printed on demand

27 Apr 2017

GERMANY: Siemens is using 3D printing to reduce its lead times for the supply of customised tram components from weeks to days while eliminating the cost of specialised tooling and the need to keep parts in stock. ... more

Liebherr-Transportation Systems is to supply 400 hydraulic level control systems for use on the Series 7000 metro cars that CRRC is to build for Chicago.

Liebherr level control for Chicago metro cars

26 Apr 2017

USA: CRRC Sifang America has awarded Liebherr-Transportation Systems a contract to develop and supply 400 hydraulic level control systems for use on the Series 7000 metro cars that it is to build for Chicago Transit Authority. ... more

The six Urbos trams which CAF is to supply for the light rail line in Newcastle will be equipped with onboard energy storage to permit catenary-free operation.

Catenary-free operation for Newcastle light rail line

25 Apr 2017

AUSTRALIA: The six Urbos trams which CAF is to supply for the light rail line under development in Newcastle will be equipped with onboard energy storage to permit catenary-free operation, New South Wales Minister for Transport ... more

Alstom completes Los Teques metro train deliveries

20 Apr 2017

VENEZUELA: Alstom delivered the last of 22 Metropolis trainsets to Los Teques on April 19. In 2011 the Consorcio Linea 2 consortium of Odebrecht and Vinccler awarded the Grupo de Empresas consortium of Alstom (61%), Colas Rail ... more

Court backs Bombardier in Ontario LRV dispute

20 Apr 2017

CANADA: Ontario provincial transport authority Metrolinx cannot immediately cancel a contract with Bombardier Transportation for the supply of 182 light rail vehicles without compensating the manufacturer, a court ruled on April ... more

Stadler selected to supply Szeged tram-trains

19 Apr 2017

HUNGARY: National passenger operator MÁV-Start has selected Stadler Rail Valencia to supply eight electro-diesel tram-trains to operate on the planned route between Szeged and Hódmezővásárhely. The order announced on April 18 ... more

EKE-Electronics is to replace the data transmission system on London Underground’s Central Line train fleet.

London Underground data transmission contract awarded

19 Apr 2017

UK: London Underground has awarded Finnish company EKE-Electronics a €20m contract to replace the data transmission system on the Central Line train fleet. Announcing the award on April 18, EKE-Electronics said that it had beaten ... more