Crossrail opening likely to be delayed further

10 Dec 2018

UK: Transport for London confirmed on December 10 that the Crossrail tunnels under central London are unlikely to open in autumn 2019, and that a new financing package had been agreed to meet the additional costs incurred through ... more

Flexity tram enters passenger service in Wien

10 Dec 2018

AUSTRIA: The first Flexity Wien tram entered revenue service on December 6 on Route 67. Bombardier Transportation is delivering 119 trams from its factory in the city until 2025 under a €431m contract signed in 2015 that ... more

Second tram line opens in Ulm

10 Dec 2018

GERMANY: The second tram line in Ulm was officially inaugurated on December 8 with a day of free travel. Line 2 links Science City in the northwest to Kuhberg in the southwest via a section that is shared with Line 1 between ... more

Alstom wins Mumbai metro signalling contract

10 Dec 2018

INDIA: Mumbai Metro Rail Corp has awarded Alstom a €100m contract to supply CBTC signalling for Mumbai metro Line 3, the supplier announced on December 10. Alstom is to supply its Urbalis 400 for unattended operation, as well ... more

Tunnelling poised to start on Paris RER Line E extension

07 Dec 2018

FRANCE: Construction of the main tunnel of the RER Line E extension between Courbevoie and Haussmann-Saint Lazare to the west of Paris will commence during the first quarter of 2019. This follows a traditional ceremony held at ... more

Bangkok Sukhumvit Line reaches Kheha

07 Dec 2018

THAILAND: A 10 km extension of the elevated Sukhumvit Line in Bangkok was inaugurated on December 6. The southern metro extension runs from Samrong to Kheha, adding eight stations. A depot has been built 1·5 km ... more

Škoda presents Chemnitz tram

06 Dec 2018

GERMANY: Škoda Transportation has officially presented the first of 14 trams that it is supplying to Chemnitz transport operator CVAG. CVAG and Škoda signed a €35m contract in 2016 for the supply of the bidirectional ForCity ... more

Alstom completes last Sydney metro train

06 Dec 2018

AUSTRALIA: Alstom has rolled out the last of the 22 driverless Metropolis trains that it is supplying for the Sydney metro at its Sricity factory in India. Alstom is supplying 22 six-car Metropolis driverless trainsets, ... more

Riyadh metro naming rights partners chosen

05 Dec 2018

SAUDI ARABIA: Riyadh Development Authority has selected partners for the naming rights to eight of the 85 stations on the city’s future metro network. The 10-year contracts are worth a total of 1·05bn riyals, which is to be ... more

Integrating driverless road shuttles into public transport

05 Dec 2018

INTERNATIONAL: Bestmile and Init announced on November 28 that they will work together to develop technologies to enable the incorporation of driverless road vehicles into public transport operations. Focusing on autonomous ... more

Keolis to operate Odense tram line

05 Dec 2018

DENMARK: Odense Letbane has selected Keolis as preferred bidder to operate and maintain the light rail line due to open in the city in 2020. The 15-year contract to be signed by the Keolis Odense Letbane subsidiary is expected ... more

Station moved underground as Tianjin metro extension opens

05 Dec 2018

CHINA: A short extension of Tianjin metro Line 1 was inaugurated on December 3. The 1·5 km southeastern extension has two stations. Shuanglin, the previous terminus of Line 1, has reopened after nearly two years of closure ... more