Grand Paris fit-out contract awarded

25 Sep 2018

FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has awarded a consortium of Colas Rail (70%) and Alstom (30%) a €155m contract to supply track and rigid catenary for the eastern part of Line 15 South of the Grand ... more

Articulated electric buses ordered for København

25 Sep 2018

DENMARK: Arriva Denmark has ordered 21 Citeas SLFA-180 Electric buses from VDL Bus & Coach for use in København. The 18 m long articulated vehicles will replace the 13·7 m long buses ... more

Consultation opens on Sheffield Supertram’s future

24 Sep 2018

UK: South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has launched a public consultation on the future of the Sheffield Supertram network. Running from September 24 to November 5, the consultation ... more

Walk-through trains are coming to the New York Subway

24 Sep 2018

USA: Rolling stock component specialist Hübner used the InnoTrans trade show in Berlin on September 18-21 to introduce a model of the open gangway it is developing for the next generation of New York Subway ... more

Messina tram in danger of closure

24 Sep 2018

ITALY: Messina Mayor Cateno De Luca announced on September 15 that the city’s tram line would close by June 2019. De Luca, in power since June, cited loss-making as the reason for closure of the line, which was inaugurated in ... more

Hanoi metro carries passengers

24 Sep 2018

VIETNAM: Passenger-carrying tests on Hanoi’s first metro line began on September 20. The fleet of 13 CRRC trains is running at speeds of up to 65 km/h along the elevated 13·1 km route between Cat Linh and Yen Nghia. ... more

Replacement Liège tram PPP concession awarded

24 Sep 2018

BELGIUM: Opérateur de Transport en Wallonie has selected the Colas-led Tram’Ardent consortium as preferred bidder for a revised concession to design, build finance and maintain the long-planned tram route in Liège, the regional ... more