Systra awarded Québec City tramway contract

19 Nov 2018

CANADA: The City of Québec and transport authority RTC have awarded Systra Canada a seven-year C$12·5m contract to undertake engineering design for a proposed tram line. Norton Rose Fulbright ... more

Battery bus in service in Hamburg

16 Nov 2018

GERMANY: The first of 60 battery electric bus ordered by Hamburger Hochbahn has entered service in Hamburg. The operator ordered a total of 60 eCitaro buses from Mercedes-Benz, which are to be ... more

Driverless shuttle trial in Rennes

16 Nov 2018

FRANCE: A driverless shuttle trial started on the Beaulieu campus of Université de Rennes 1 on November 15 and will run until June. Two autonomous shuttles supplied by Navya are running on a ... more

Minneapolis Southwest LRT civils contract awarded

16 Nov 2018

USA: The Twin Cities Metropolitan Council awarded the civil works contract for the Southwest LRT light rail line on November 15 to a joint venture of Lunda and C.S. McCrossan. Bids were invited last year, and the joint venture ... more

Autonomous vehicle research centre to be set up in Singapore

16 Nov 2018

SINGAPORE: Continental and EasyMile have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a research and development team based in Singapore to work on autonomous vehicles. The team’s work would focus on developing perception and ... more

Second München S-Bahn crossing contract awarded

16 Nov 2018

GERMANY: DB Netz has awarded the first contract for main construction works for the second S-Bahn city crossing in München, the infrastructure manager announced on November 15. The €189m Overground West package, covering the ... more

Santiago metro extension electrification contract awarded

14 Nov 2018

CHILE: Metro de Santiago has awarded Colas Rail a €20m contract for the electrification of a southern extension of Santiago metro Line 2. The scope of work covers the 5·1 km underground extension and enlarged depot. The ... more