Bombardier Transportation announced on June 14 that it is opening an assembly plant in Pittsburg, California.

Bombardier to open assembly plant in California

17 Jun 2019

USA: Bombardier Transportation announced on June 14 that it is opening an assembly plant in Pittsburg, California. The first vehicles to be assembled at the new factory will be the Fleet of the Future metro cars that Bombardier ... more

Jakarta light metro opens

17 Jun 2019

INDONESIA: The first section of the Jakarta light metro started trial operation on June 14, ahead of the planned launch of revenue services on June 21. The 4·5 km elevated route between Kelapa Gading Mall and Velodrome ... more

PK TS presented the first Lionet tram last year (photo: Vladimir Waldin).

Ulan-Ude becomes launch customer for PK TS Lionet tram

17 Jun 2019

RUSSIA: Sole bidder PK TS has won a contract to supply 15 trams to Ulan-Ude. The 498m rouble order is being finance mostly through a government grant via the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East. PK TS will ... more

Engineering and maintenance MoU signed in Singapore

17 Jun 2019

SINGAPORE: Metro operators SBS Transit and SMRT Trains signed a memorandum of understanding with ST Engineering on June 17 to share maintenance and engineering knowledge. The three-year agreement allows the parties to explore ... more

BYD wins contract to supply 183 electric buses to Santiago

14 Jun 2019

CHILE: BYD has won a contract to supply 183 battery electric buses to Santiago. Deliveries are due to start in August, and the buses will be operated by Metbus. The buses will have 38 seats, air-conditioning, wi-fi and USB ... more

Trackwork on London Underground's Northern Line extension has been completed.

Northern Line extension due to open in September 2021 as trackwork completed

14 Jun 2019

UK: Trackwork on London Underground’s Northern Line extension has been completed, and an engineering train has travelled the full length of the new route for the first time. The train carried 750 m of power cable, which was ... more

Huawei launches communications tools at UITP

13 Jun 2019

COMMUNICATIONS: Huawei used the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019 to launch three tools designed for urban rail operators. The Urban Rail Light Cloud is used to store data from various physical devices across an urban ... more

Hyundai Rotem and Tramwaje Warszawskie have signed a contract for the supply of up to 213 low-floor trams.

Hyundai Rotem plans Polish factory as it signs Warszawa tram contract

13 Jun 2019

POLAND: Hyundai Rotem has signed a contract to supply up to 213 trams to Warszawa. Operator Tramwaje Warszawskie says that the order, announced on June 12, is the largest tram contract ever signed in Poland. The base order ... more

HaCon to develop multimodal app for Andorra

12 Jun 2019

ANDORRA: National energy company Forces Elèctriques d’Andorra has selected Siemens Mobility subsidiaries HaCon and eos.uptrade to develop a multimodal journey planning app. To be rolled out in three phases, this will include ... more

Transport for London has selected CAF to supply 43 five-car driverless light metro trains for the Docklands Light Railway.

CAF wins Docklands Light Railway train contract

12 Jun 2019

UK: Transport for London has selected CAF as the winner of a contract to supply a fleet of 43 five-car driverless light metro trains for the Docklands Light Railway. The first of the new trains are expected to enter service from ... more

Tanzania Railways Corp has commissioned a study for a commuter rail network in Dodoma (Photo: Tanzania Tourist Board).

Dodoma commuter rail study commissioned

11 Jun 2019

TANZANIA: Tanzania Railways Corp has awarded an international consortium a €2·5m nine-month contract to undertake feasibility and preliminary design studies for a commuter rail network in the capital Dodoma. The consortium is ... more

São Paulo metro Line 2 extension plans confirmed

11 Jun 2019

BRAZIL: São Paulo State Governor João Doria announced plans on June 3 for an 8·3 km extension of São Paulo metro Line 2. Work is due to start in the first quarter of 2020 for completion by the end of 2025. The northeastern ... more