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More TW3000 LRVs ordered for Hannover

22 Mar 2018

GERMANY: Hannover city transport operator Üstra has ordered a further seven TW3000 light rail vehicles from a consortium of Kiepe Electric and Alstom. Niedersachsen Land transport agency LNVG is financing 50% of the €19·4m cost ... more

First Innsbruck Regionalbahn LRV rolled out

13 Mar 2018

AUSTRIA: The first Flexity light rail vehicle for Innsbruck’s Regionalbahn project left Bombardier’s factory in Wien on March 12. It is expected to enter service in June on Innsbruck’s metre-gauge network. The city of ... more

More driverless metro trains ordered for København

13 Mar 2018

DENMARK: København metro authority Metroselskabet signed a €50m contract with Hitachi Rail Italy on March 7 for the supply of eight driverless trainsets to operate on lines M1 and M2. To be delivered by 2020, the trains are to ... more

CAF and Alstom to supply more metro trains to Barcelona

13 Mar 2018

SPAIN: Barcelona metro operator TMB has selected CAF and Alstom to supply a total of 12 five-car metro trainsets to increase capacity on the network. CAF is to supply four Series 6000 trains for Line 1, two Series 5000 trains ... more

Italian transport funding approved

12 Mar 2018

ITALY: The Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport allocated €190·9m for urban rail projects in seven cities on March 7. €40m has been earmarked for the upgrade of the Milano – Limbiate interurban tram line. Milano ... more

Inowrocław electric bus order signed

09 Mar 2018

POLAND: The city of Inowrocław signed a contract for Volvo to supply eight electric buses and eight electric hybrid buses on March 9. Volvo is to deliver the 7900 Electric and 7900 Electric Hybrid buses from its Wrocław factory ... more

FGC to refurbish Class 112 EMU fleet

09 Mar 2018

SPAIN: Catalunya regional operator FGC is to undertake a €33m refurbishment of its 22 four-car Class 112 EMUs this year. Built in 1996, the Class 112 fleet is deployed on FGC’s 1 435 mm gauge Vallès commuter network in ... more

Modertrans and Tramwaje Śląskie sign single-section tram contract

09 Mar 2018

POLAND: Tramwaje Śląskie has placed an order for 10 single-section trams from Modertrans. The contract signed on March 8 is worth 29m złoty excluding VAT, and is co-funded by the EU. Modertrans is to deliver the eight ... more

Eskişehir ForCity tram delivered

08 Mar 2018

TURKEY: Škoda Transportation has delivered the first of 14 ForCity Classic trams that it is supplying to Eskişehir. The metre-gauge tram is to undergo 2 000 to 3 000 km of dynamic testing in Eskişehir, with some ... more