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

Electric minibus presented in Barcelona

14 Nov 2018

SPAIN: Barcelona transport operator TMB presented a prototype electric minibus at the Smart Mobility Congress on November 13. The vehicle has been developed as part of the RIS3CAT research project managed by Catalan ... more

Mobile ticketing is coming to Madrid

13 Nov 2018

SPAIN: Bus operator EMT Madrid plans to launch a 12-month mobile ticketing pilot on its Airport Express bus route from the first quarter of 2019. The ticketing app will be based on Masabi’s Justride software platform and will ... more

BYD to supply electric buses to København

13 Nov 2018

DENMARK: Bus operator Anchersen has ordered 27 electric buses from BYD to operate in København. The 12 m long buses will be charged overnight. They are due to enter passenger service at the end of 2019 on the north-south ... more

Dubai takes delivery of first Route 2020 metro train

12 Nov 2018

UAE: Dubai Roads & Transport Authority has taken delivery of the first of 50 driverless Metropolis trainsets that Alstom is supplying for the Route 2020 extension. The five-car train was shipped from the German port of ... more

Solaris delivers trolleybus to Vilnius

12 Nov 2018

LITHUANIA: The first of 41 Trollino trolleybuses that Solaris Bus & Coach is supplying to Vilnius arrived in the city on November 8. Last year Solaris Bus & Coach emerged as sole bidder for the contract to supply the ... more

Additional Azur trains ordered for Montréal

12 Nov 2018

CANADA: Montréal metro operator STM has ordered a further 17 nine-car trainsets from a consortium of Bombardier Transportation and Alstom, the suppliers announced on November 12. Bombardier’s share of the €300m contract is €188m ... more

El Paso Streetcar inaugurated

12 Nov 2018

USA: The El Paso Streetcar opened to passengers on November 9 with a weekend of free travel. The 7·7 km route is arranged in a single-track figure of eight serving 27 stops. The Uptown Loop service runs around both loops ... more

A contract for Siemens to supply a new fleet of trains for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line is expected to be formally signed shortly, Transport for London has confirmed.

London Underground train contract to be signed shortly

09 Nov 2018

UK: A contract for Siemens to supply a new fleet of trains for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line is expected to be formally signed shortly, Transport for London has confirmed. Metro Report International understands ... more

Brescia tram funding proposal presented

09 Nov 2018

ITALY: Transport authority Brescia Mobilità and state railway FS Group submitted a PPP project finance proposal to Brescia municipality for a two-line tram network on October 31. The total cost is estimated to be €400m, most of ... more

Manila metro Line 3 upgrade financing agreed

08 Nov 2018

PHILIPPINES: The government signed a loan agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency on November 8 for the metro Line 3 rehabilitation project. The 40-year, ¥38·1bn loan will fund the overhaul of infrastructure and ... more

Končar selected for Liepaja tram contract

07 Nov 2018

LATVIA: Liepaja tram operator Liepājas Tramvajs has selected Končar to supply six meter-gauge trams. Končar’s €8·8m bid was lower than that of Modertrans. Railvec UAB had also bid with an offer of trams made by Belkommunmash, ... more