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Alstom is to supply another 28 Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles to Ottawa.

Alstom wins second Ottawa light rail vehicle order

23 Jun 2017

CANADA: Ottawa light rail project developer Rideau Transit Group has awarded Alstom a €200m contract to supply 38 Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles for Stage 2 of the O-Train network. The consortium of SNC-Lavalin, ACS ... more

Tallinn tram modernised

23 Jun 2017

ESTONIA: The first of 14 trams to be refurbished under a €12m contract awarded last year has returned to Tallinn. Czech companies Ekova Electric and Cegelec are modernising two Tatra KT4 trams and 12 Tatra KT6T trams which were ... more

Six bids for Mumbai metro driverless trains

23 Jun 2017

INDIA: Mumbai Metro Rail Corp announced on June 20 that it had received six bids to pre-qualify for a contract to supply driverless trains to operate on Line 3: Hitachi CAF Mitsubishi Corp A ... more

A Class 345 EMU entered passenger service on the TfL Rail route in London on June 22.

First Class 345 EMU enters passenger service in London

22 Jun 2017

UK: The first of 66 Class 345 electric multiple-units for London’s future Elizabeth Line entered passenger service on June 22. TfL Rail is initially operating one off-peak return trip per day between Liverpool Street and ... more

Electric buses enter service in Differdange

21 Jun 2017

LUXEMBOURG: The first series-built fully electric buses in Differdange have entered service. Volvo has supplied four of its 7900 Electric buses to operator Sales-Lentz. These will be used on four routes of between 8 km and ... more

BYD ADL to supply more short electric buses to London

15 Jun 2017

UK: RATP Dev London has selected a joint venture of Shenzhen-based BYD and Alexander Dennis as preferred bidder to supply 36 electric buses. The operator signed a memorandum of understanding with BYD on June 14 at the Guangdong ... more

Guangzhou Metro rolls out its longest train

14 Jun 2017

CHINA: Guangzhou Metro has unveiled its longest train at CRRC Dalian’s factory. The eight-car trainset is the first of 17 that will enter service on Line 13 later this year. The Type A trainset is 186 m long and ... more

Kyiv orders more Elektron trams

14 Jun 2017

UKRAINE: Kyiv tram operator Kyivpastrans has announced that Elektrontrans has submitted the best offer to supply seven 100% low-floor trams to operate on the city’s 1 524 mm gauge network. The supplier’s offer of 301m ... more

São Paulo suburban EMU on test

13 Jun 2017

BRAZIL: São Paulo suburban operator CPTM has started testing the first Class 9500 electric multiple-units that Hyundai Rotem is supplying. CPTM awarded Hyundai Rotem a R$788m contract in 2013 to supply 30 eight-car EMUs. A ... more