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Hradec Králové orders battery trolleybuses

20 Oct 2017

CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Electric is to supply nine of its 30 Tr trolleybuses to Hradec Králové, the manufacturer announced on October 19. Deliveries under the KC120m contract are due in mid-2018. The 12 m long vehicles ... more

Hyundai Rotem to supply 128 EMU cars to Korail

18 Oct 2017

SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem signed a 111·6bn won contract with Korail for the supply of 128 electric multiple-unit cars, the manufacturer announced on October 18. Delivery of the 110 km/h trainsets is due to be completed by ... more

Olomouc orders EVO1 trams

17 Oct 2017

CZECH REPUBLIC: Operator DP Olomouc signed a KC212·6m contract on October 4 for the supply of eight EVO1 trams. Krnovské Opravny a Strojírny will supply its single-section low-floor EVO1 model, produced under the Alliance TW ... more

Tampere tram order finalised

16 Oct 2017

FINLAND: Škoda Transportation subsidiary Transtech announced details of its tram order for Tampere on October 16. The firm order for 19 ForCity Smart Artic trams is worth €104m, and the framework contract includes options for up ... more

Škoda Transportation is to supply 13 ForCity Classic trams to Sofia.

Škoda to supply trams to Sofia

16 Oct 2017

BULGARIA: Škoda Transportation has won a contract to supply 13 trams to Sofia, the manufacturer announced on October 13. Škoda’s first tram order from Bulgaria is worth KC610m, which includes spare parts and staff training. The ... more

CRRC’s Springfield factory opens as Boston Orange Line cars on test

13 Oct 2017

USA: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker officially opened the CRRC MA rolling stock assembly plant in Springfield on October 12. The $95m plant and test track has been built to fulfil a contractual requirement for 60% ... more

NPRT wins Chinese metro train contracts

12 Oct 2017

CHINA: CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport Co announced on October 11 that it had been awarded three metro rolling stock contracts. The joint venture of CRRC and Midas Holdings is to supply trains for the first phase of Wuxi ... more

First Flexity Wien tram nearing completion

11 Oct 2017

AUSTRIA: The first of 119 Flexity trams that Bombardier Transportation is building for to Wiener Linien is nearing completion at the manufacturer’s plant in the capital. The Wien transport operator awarded Bombardier a ... more

The World Class Capacity programme of upgrades to London Underground’s Northern and Jubilee lines has been 'paused'.

London Underground capacity upgrade programme ‘paused’

10 Oct 2017

UK: Planned upgrades to increase service frequencies on London Underground’s Jubilee and Northern lines, including the procurement of additional trainsets, have been temporarily ‘paused’, Transport for London has confirmed. TfL ... more