Newcastle tram testing begins

23 Oct 2018

AUSTRALIA: Powered testing started on the tram route in Newcastle on the night of October 22-23. Daytime testing is expected to commence in the coming weeks, with opening of the 2·6 km route ... more

Tianjin metro Line 5 opens

23 Oct 2018

CHINA: Tianjin metro Line 5 began trial operations on October 22. Services operate between 6.00 and 23.40 every 6 min in the peaks and 7 to 8 min off-peak. The 35 km underground ... more

Astra Vagoane to supply trams to two Romanian cities

22 Oct 2018

ROMANIA: A financing agreement for the purchase of 10 trams for Oradea was singed on October 19. Sole bidder Astra Vagoane Călători Arad is to supply 10 trams under an 88·8m lei contract that ... more

Second phase of driverless metro line opens in Istanbul

22 Oct 2018

TURKEY: The second phase of the driverless metro Line M5 on the Asian side of Istanbul was inaugurated on October 21 with a ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Mayor Mevlüt Uysal. The 9·5 km eastern ... more

Automating payments for concessionary journeys

22 Oct 2018

UK: Fujitsu subsidiary Applied Card Technologies has launched an automated service designed to streamline the process of reimbursing transport operators for journeys made using transport authorities’ concessionary travel ... more

Grand Paris Line 16 construction contract awarded

19 Oct 2018

FRANCE: A €718·8m contract to build the eastern section Grand Paris Express automated metro Line 16 has been awarded to Salini Impregilo, Societé du Grand Paris announced on October 19. The Lot 2 contract covers the excavation ... more

Barcelona city council and the Sagrada Família have signed an agreement which will see a package of transport improvements funded by the organisation building the famous church designed by Antoni Gaudí.

Sagrada Família to fund Barcelona transport improvements

19 Oct 2018

SPAIN: Barcelona city council and the Sagrada Família have signed an agreement which will see a package of transport improvements funded by the organisation building the famous church designed by Antoni Gaudí. Part of a UNESCO ... more