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Stadler to supply tram-trains to Lugano

15 Jun 2018

SWITZERLAND: Stadler is to supply nine tram-trains to Ferrovie Luganesi for operation on a network being developed to serve Lugano. Deliveries under the SFr47m contract are due in 2020. The vehicles will initially operate on ... more

Siemens to supply London Underground deep tube fleet

15 Jun 2018

UK: Transport for London has selected Siemens Mobility to supply 94 metro trainsets for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line, it announced on June 15. The £1·5bn contract is due to be signed following a 10-day standstill period. ... more

A prototype vehicle for testing at the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre in Dudley is to be designed by Transport Design International and produced in partnership with automotive company RDM.

Very light rail vehicle prototype contract awarded

15 Jun 2018

UK: A prototype vehicle for testing at the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre in Dudley is to be designed by Transport Design International and produced in partnership with automotive company RDM. The R&D proof of ... more

Helsinki orders more Transtech trams

14 Jun 2018

FINLAND: Helsinki transport operator HKL has ordered a further 10 ForCity Smart Artic trams from Škoda Transportation subsidiary Transtech. The contract announced on June 14 is worth €30m. HKL ordered 40 trams from Transtech ... more

Electric buses on Chicago’s Route 66

14 Jun 2018

USA: Chicago Transit Board awarded Proterra a $32m contract on June 13 for the supply of 20 electric buses. Due to arrive in 2018-20, the buses will be used on routes 66 and 124. The order follows CTA’s testing of two electric ... more

Electric buses ordered for Christchurch

13 Jun 2018

NEW ZEALAND: Christchurch bus operator Red Bus has ordered three Enviro200EV battery buses from a joint venture of Alexander Dennis and battery supplier BYD. The 12 m long buses will have a capacity of 60 passengers and ... more

CAF to supply 87 trams to Oslo

12 Jun 2018

NORWAY: Oslo public transport operator Sporveien has selected CAF to supply 87 trams, it announced on June 11. The €200m contract includes options for 60 more vehicles. CAF is to supply 100% low-floor Urbos 100 trams similar to ... more

Solaris signs Milano trolleybus contract

08 Jun 2018

ITALY: Milano public transport operator ATM has signed a €61·5m framework contract with Solaris for the supply of up to 80 trolleybuses. An initial batch of 30 articulated Trollino 18 vehicles from the base order are due to be ... more

Belkommunmash signs Minsk battery bus contract

08 Jun 2018

BELARUS: Belkommunmash has signed a contract to supply 60 battery electric buses to Minsk. Deliveries are due to be completed by the end of April 2019, with the first 17 to arrive by the end of 2018. BKM will supply 28 ... more