UKVZ to supply more trams to Krasnodar

19 Apr 2019

RUSSIA: Krasnodar transport operator KTTU is due to sign a contract for the supply of 27 trams with sole bidder UKVZ on April 29. Deliveries of the single-section 40% low-floor trams are due by November 11. The 672·3m rouble ... more

Urban transport news in brief

18 Apr 2019

Mobile ticketing was introduced on the Melbourne suburban rail network on March 28. Chinese companies are to undertake a feasibility study for construction of a monorail in Phnom ... more

CRRC Changchun is supplying a fleet of light metro vehicles to Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv light metro vehicle rolled out

17 Apr 2019

ISRAEL: CRRC Changchun rolled out the first of the light metro vehicles it is supplying for the Red Line in Tel Aviv on April 16. Project promoter NTA signed a contract at the end of 2015 for 90 vehicles with an option for 30 ... more

A new light rail line is to be built in Porto, along with an extension of an existing route.

Porto light rail extensions progress

17 Apr 2019

PORTUGAL: Prime Minister António Costa attended a ceremony on April 5 at which Metro do Porto called tenders for contracts to build a light rail line and extend an existing route. The projects were approved by the Council of ... more

Proterra manufactures battery electric buses.

Battery leasing credit line set up

16 Apr 2019

USA: Proterra is working with Mitsui & Co to establish a US$200m credit facility to support a battery leasing programme, the electric bus manufacturer announced on April 16. Under the programme, a customer that purchases a ... more

Line 14 is one of the lines that will be open at night during the trial.

Paris to trial all-night metro operation

15 Apr 2019

FRANCE: All-night service on selected metro and tram lines in Paris is to be trialled later this year, Ile-de-France President Valérie Pécresse announced on April 13. ‘To relaunch going out in Paris, I have decided to break a ... more

BYD launches ‘longest electric bus’

15 Apr 2019

CHINA: BYD has launched what it claims is the longest pure battery electric bus in the world at its headquarters in Shenzhen. The three-section aluminium alloy bodied K12A is 27 m long and has capacity for 250 passengers. ... more

Based in Aachen, EBS Ebus Solutions aims to develop rostering tools tailored to the needs of electric bus fleets.

Electric bus planning joint venture formed

15 Apr 2019

BUSES: Transport software company IVU Traffic Technologies and Aachen-based consultancy Ebusplan have formed a joint venture to develop software and components for battery electric buses. Based in Aachen, EBS Ebus Solutions ... more

Preferred bidders have been selected for the three main works packages to build and equip Brisbane’s A$5·4bn cross-city rail link.

Brisbane Cross River contractors selected

15 Apr 2019

AUSTRALIA: The Queensland government’s Cross River Rail Delivery Authority has selected preferred bidders for the three main works packages to build and equip Brisbane’s A$5·4bn cross-city rail link. Enabling works are already ... more

Harbin metro Line 1 uses a fleet of 17 six-car trainsets.

Harbin metro Line 1 extended

12 Apr 2019

CHINA: An 8·6 km extension of Harbin metro Line 1 opened on April 10. The extension from Hananzhan (Harbin South railway station) to Xinjiang Street is entirely underground and adds four stations. One more station is ... more

The first completed electric multiple-unit for the future Léman Express cross-border regional passenger service between Genève in Switzerland and destinations in France was unveiled at Alstom’s Reichshoffen factory.

Léman Express cross-border EMU unveiled

12 Apr 2019

EUROPE: The first completed Alstom electric multiple-unit for the Léman Express cross-border regional passenger service between Genève in Switzerland and destinations in France was unveiled at the manufacturer's Reichshoffen ... more

Wiesbaden transport operator ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft has ordered 56 Mercedes‑Benz eCitaro battery electric buses.

Mercedes-Benz electric buses ordered for Wiesbaden

11 Apr 2019

GERMANY: Wiesbaden transport operator ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft has ordered 56 Mercedes‑Benz eCitaro battery electric buses. The contract announced on April 10 includes the supply of chargers and other depot infrastructure. The ... more