An on-demand bus service is set to launch in the south London borough of Sutton on May 28.

GoSutton on-demand bus service ready to launch in south London

24 May 2019

UK: An on-demand bus service is set to launch in the south London borough of Sutton on May 28. GoSutton is a joint project by Transport for London, the ViaVan joint venture of Mercedes-Benz Vans and ... more

Vancouver metro fleet renewal approved

24 May 2019

CANADA: The oldest SkyTrain cars on Vancouver’s automated metro network are to be replaced under a C$1·47bn upgrading and enhancement package unveiled on May 23. Announced by British Columbia’s ... more

The Light Rail Safety Standards Board has been established to facilitate more effective co-operation across the tram sector.

Light Rail Safety Standards Board appointed

24 May 2019

UK: The Light Rail Safety Standards Board has been established to facilitate more effective co-operation across the tram sector. Allocated £1·5m of government funding, it will build on work ... more

The first phase of a planned circular suburban railway serving Baku and the Abşeron Peninsula was inaugurated by President Ilham Aliyev on May 21.

President inaugurates Baku suburban railway first phase

24 May 2019

AZERBAIJAN: The first phase of a planned circular suburban railway serving Baku and the Abşeron Peninsula was inaugurated by President Ilham Aliyev on May 21. The first phase uses 13·5 km of modernised route eastwards from ... more

Prototype UKVZ Type 71-631 tram in St Petersburg (Photo: Vladmir Waldin).

Krasnodar orders UKVZ trams

24 May 2019

RUSSIA: Sole bidder UKVZ has been declared the winner of a 284m rouble contract to supply four six-axle three-section 70% low floor tram cars to Krasnodar city transport operator KTTU. The single-sided Type 71-631-04 vehicles ... more

RATP Dev selected to operate Brest network

23 May 2019

FRANCE: The municipality of Brest has selected RATP Dev to operate its local transport network from July 1 under a contract running until the end of 2027. RATP Dev replaces Keolis as the concession ... more

Transport for London is to begin collecting depersonalised wi-fi data from passengers’ mobile devices to obtain a better understanding of how people travel around the London Underground network.

Transport for London to use wi-fi data to understand passenger flows

23 May 2019

UK: Transport for London is to begin collecting depersonalised wi-fi data from passengers’ mobile devices to obtain a better understanding of how people travel around the London Underground network. A four-week pilot scheme in ... more