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Hitachi signs new Leonardo train contract

16 Jul 2018

ITALY: Hitachi Rail Italy has signed an €87m contract with Milano transport operator ATM for the supply of 12 Leonardo trains for metro Line 2, the supplier announced on July 16. The through-gangwayed trains will be ... more

BYD wins Oslo electric bus order

16 Jul 2018

NORWAY: Bus operator Nobina has awarded BYD a contract to supply 42 electric buses to operate in Oslo. The 18 m articulated buses are due to arrive in the second quarter of 2019. They will join two BYD electric buses that ... more

Kadmar Group’s specialist heavy load logistics company EGL has won a contract to transport equipment for the construction of a 68 km electrified rail link which is being built to link Cairo with the new administrative capital.

Cairo construction fleet delivered

16 Jul 2018

EGYPT: Kadmar Group’s specialist heavy load logistics company EGL has won a contract to transport equipment for the construction of a 68 km electrified rail link which is being built to link Cairo with the new administrative ... more

Uraltransmash Holdings unveiled two prototype trams at the Innoprom-2018 industrial exhibition.

UTM unveils two prototype trams

13 Jul 2018

RUSSIA: Uraltransmash Holdings unveiled two prototype trams at the Innoprom-2018 industrial exhibition held in its home city of Yekaterinburg on July 9-12. The Type 71-415 is a fully-low floor vehicle designed in-house by UTM as ... more

Göteborg orders 30 electric buses

12 Jul 2018

SWEDEN: The GS Buss subsidiary of Göteborgs Spårvägar and public transport authority Västtrafik have ordered 30 electric buses from Volvo, the supplier announced on July 3. Due to be delivered in the third quarter of 2019, they ... more

Metro Trains Sydney has awarded Alstom a 15-year contract to maintain the 22 six-car Metropolis automated trainsets, Urbalis 400 CBTC and point machines which the company is supplying for the 36 km Sydney Metro Northwest project.

Alstom awarded Sydney metro maintenance contract

11 Jul 2018

AUSTRALIA: Metro Trains Sydney has awarded Alstom a 15-year contract to maintain the 22 six-car Metropolis automated trainsets, Urbalis 400 CBTC and point machines which the company is supplying for the 36 km Sydney Metro ... more

Île-de-France funds initial Grand Paris fleet

11 Jul 2018

FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités confirmed on July 11 that it had allocated €680m to fund 53 driverless metro trains for the initial phases of the Grand Paris Express project. Representing the first tranche of orders expected to ... more

The first Alstom tram for Caen was unveiled on July 10 (Photo: Caen La Mer).

First Caen tram unveiled

11 Jul 2018

FRANCE: The first Alstom tram for Caen was unveiled on July 10. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in October with entry into service scheduled for September next year. In November 2016 the city awarded Alstom a €52m contract to ... more

Alstom is to supply of 19 four-car Metropolis trainsets for Taipei Metro Line 7 Phase 1

Taipei Metro Line 7 railway systems contract awarded

10 Jul 2018

TAIWAN: Taipei City Government’s Department of Rapid Transit Systems has awarded a consortium of Alstom and local engineering and contracting company CTCI the €378m rolling stock and railway systems contract for Taipei Metro Line ... more