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Alstom and SNC-Lavalin to build Montréal’s automated metro

08 Feb 2018

CANADA: CDPQ Infra announced the winning bidders for the construction and operation of the Réseau Électrique Métropolitain automated metro project in Montréal on February 8. Construction is due to start in April, with testing ... more

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Škoda and Iveco present new battery trolleybus

07 Feb 2018

CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Electric has tested a new battery trolleybus model in Plzeň. The 35 Tr 18 m articulated trolleybus is manufactured in co-operation with Iveco, which has supplied its Urbanway bus bodyshell from its ... more

Electric bus on test in Nürnberg

06 Feb 2018

GERMANY: Nürnberg public transport operator VAG has started testing an electric bus, which it expects will enter regular service next month. The bus supplied by Solaris is powered by six lithium-ion batteries, mounted on the ... more

Bombardier selected to supply more trams to Brussels

06 Feb 2018

BELGIUM: Brussels city transport operator STIB has selected Bombardier for a framework contract to supply up to 175 trams, it announced on February 5. STIB expects to sign the contract after the 15-day standstill period. The ... more

Edmonton Valley Line LRV mock-up presented

05 Feb 2018

CANADA: A mock-up of a light rail vehicle for Edmonton’s Valley Line was presented to officials on February 2. Bombardier Transportation is supplying 26 LRVs for the first phase of the project as part of the TransEd Partners ... more

Iași receives ex-Mülheim trams

05 Feb 2018

ROMANIA: CTP Iași has taken delivery of four second-hand M6D trams from Mülheim an der Ruhr. The trams were ordered along with seven M8C vehicles from Essen, one of which has already arrived in Iași. Following tests, all 11 ... more

Sardinia transport funding approved

01 Feb 2018

ITALY: Sardinia regional government approved the allocation of €117·6m from EU funds for four public transport projects on January 23. The proposals must now be approved by the country’s Ministry of Infrastructure & ... more

Electric buses ordered for Den Haag

01 Feb 2018

NETHERLANDS: Den Haag transport operator HTM signed a contract on January 23 with VDL Bus & Coach for the supply of five Citeas SLF-120 Electric buses with options for three more. VDL will also supply the charging ... more

BKM trams ordered for Volgograd

01 Feb 2018

RUSSIA: Sole bidder Avtotekhkom was awarded a 257·5m rouble contract on January 29 to supply 10 Belkommunmash trams to Volgograd. Deliveries are due before April 10 and VEB-Leasing is providing financial backing. The 37% ... more