Hudson-Bergen light rail extension progresses

13 Dec 2018

USA: New Jersey transport agency NJ Transit has awarded a design and preliminary engineering contract worth $160·2m to WSP USA to develop the Route 440 extension of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail ... more

Amsterdam electric bus contract signed

13 Dec 2018

NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB signed a contract with VDL Bus & Coach on December 12 for the supply of 31 battery-electric buses with options for up to 69 more. The buses ... more

Crossrail opening likely to be delayed further

10 Dec 2018

UK: Transport for London confirmed on December 10 that the Crossrail tunnels under central London are unlikely to open in autumn 2019, and that a new financing package had been agreed to meet the ... more

Flexity tram enters passenger service in Wien

10 Dec 2018

AUSTRIA: The first Flexity Wien tram entered revenue service on December 6 on Route 67. Bombardier Transportation is delivering 119 trams from its factory in the city until 2025 under a €431m contract signed in 2015 that ... more

Second tram line opens in Ulm

10 Dec 2018

GERMANY: The second tram line in Ulm was officially inaugurated on December 8 with a day of free travel. Line 2 links Science City in the northwest to Kuhberg in the southwest via a section that is shared with Line 1 between ... more

Alstom wins Mumbai metro signalling contract

10 Dec 2018

INDIA: Mumbai Metro Rail Corp has awarded Alstom a €100m contract to supply CBTC signalling for Mumbai metro Line 3, the supplier announced on December 10. Alstom is to supply its Urbalis 400 for unattended operation, as well ... more

Tunnelling poised to start on Paris RER Line E extension

07 Dec 2018

FRANCE: Construction of the main tunnel of the RER Line E extension between Courbevoie and Haussmann-Saint Lazare to the west of Paris will commence during the first quarter of 2019. This follows a traditional ceremony held at ... more