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Russia One tram abandoned

10 Nov 2017

RUSSIA: The Russia One tram will not go into series production, Rostec’s Director for Special Commissions Vasily Brovko said on November 8. The Russia One or R1 design was developed by the Uraltransmash tram manufacturing ... more

Body formed for joint procurement of tram-trains

09 Nov 2017

EUROPE: Seven transport operators and the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) announced on November 8 that they had formed a group to place joint orders for tram-train vehicles. VDV TramTrain includes Karlsruhe ... more

Hyundai Rotem to supply Ahmedabad metro train fleet

08 Nov 2017

INDIA: Hyundai Rotem announced on November 7 that it had been awarded a 177·1bn won contract to supply 32 three-car trainsets for the Ahmedabad metro. Deliveries from Rotem’s Changwon plant are due to take place between April ... more

Talgo to refurbish more Los Angeles metro cars

06 Nov 2017

USA: The board of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has decided to exercise a $18·3m option for Talgo to refurbish 36 Red Line metro cars. Last year LACMTA awarded the Spanish rolling stock manufacturer a ... more

Uraltransmash sole bidder in revised Kolomna tram tender

06 Nov 2017

RUSSIA: Uraltransmash has emerged as the sole bidder for a contract to supply 21 trams to Kolomna. The manufacturer is likely to supply its single-section partly low-floor Type 71-407. Six trams are due to be delivered by ... more

Łódź to buy more second-hand trams from Bochum

06 Nov 2017

POLAND: Bochum-Gelsenkirchen tram operator Bogestra submitted the only bid in a tender to supply trams to MPK Łódź. Bogestra is to supply 32 NF6D partly low-floor trams for €3·2m. Deliveries are due by 2020, and there are ... more

Metrowagonmash to supply metro cars to Nizhny Novgorod

06 Nov 2017

RUSSIA: Nizhny Novgorod metro operator Nizhegorodskoe Metro signed a 1·3bn rouble contract on November 1 with Metrowagonmash and Sberbank Leasing for the supply of 23 metro cars. Metrowagonmash is to supply 10 driving cars and ... more

Škoda wins Pardubice trolleybus contract

01 Nov 2017

CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Electric has won a KC150m contract to supply 15 trolleybuses to Pardubice, the manufacturer announced on October 31. The purchase is being co-financed by EU funds. The 12 m long low-floor ... more

Refurbished metro trainsets enter service in Tbilisi

31 Oct 2017

GEORGIA: Two modernised four-car trainsets entered service on Tbilisi metro Line 1 on October 23. Originally built by Metrowagonmash, the sets were modernised by Electro-Rolling-Stock Repair Plant Tbilisi Branch (ZREPS), a ... more