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Solaris wins Hamburg electric bus order

24 May 2018

GERMANY: Solaris is to supply 10 electric buses to Hamburg public transport operator Hochbahn, the company announced on May 24. Two of the Urbino 12 vehicles are due to be delivered later this year, with the remaining eight to ... more

VDL wins Umeå electric bus contract

23 May 2018

SWEDEN: VDL Bus & Coach is to supply 25 articulated electric buses to Umeå municipality, the manufacturer announced on May 23. The Citeas SLFA-180 buses are expected to enter service in June 2019 on routes 1 and 8, operated ... more

SKM Warszawa signs Pesa Elf2 order

22 May 2018

POLAND: Suburban rail operator SKM Warszawa signed a contract with Pesa on May 21 for the supply of up to 21 Elf2 electric multiple-units. Deliveries of the base order of eight five-car and five four-car trainsets are due to be ... more

Kazan orders more Uraltransmash trams

21 May 2018

RUSSIA: Kazan transport agency Metroelectrotrans has signed contract with trading company Fobos-TS for the supply of 20 Uraltransmash 71-407 trams. Deliveries are due to be completed by the end of August. The 340m rouble order ... more

Durmazlar to supply trams to Olsztyn

17 May 2018

POLAND: Sole bidder Durmazlar has been selected to supply up to 24 trams to Olsztyn, the city announced on May 16. The base order covers 12 trams for 107·9m złoty. This would rise to 206·2m złoty if all options were to be ... more

Oskemen tram services to restart using ex-Almaty vehicles

10 May 2018

KAZAKHSTAN: The first five of 13 used KT4Dt trams bought from Almaty for 118·5m tenge have arrived in Oskemen. The trams were built in 1983-85 and originally operated in Berlin, before being acquired by Almaty in 2013. They ... more

Moscow orders 200 battery buses

10 May 2018

RUSSIA: Moscow bus operator Mosgortrans has selected two manufacturers to supply a total of 200 electric buses and charging infrastructure. KAMAZ and GAZ are each to supply 100 low-floor battery buses. Each of the 6·35bn rouble ... more

VDL wins Oslo electric bus order

09 May 2018

NORWAY: Greater Oslo bus operator Unibuss placed an order for 40 electric buses from VDL Bus & Coach on May 8. Unibuss has ordered 30 Citeas SLFA-180 Electric buses, which have a 169 kWh battery pack, to operate on ... more

Grand Paris selects supplier for up to 1 000 driverless train cars

03 May 2018

FRANCE: Alstom has been selected as preferred bidder to supply up to 1 000 large-profile metro cars to operate three lines of the automated Grand Paris Express network, project promoter Société du Grand Paris announced on ... more