Naming ceremony for Grand Paris Express TBM

09 Apr 2019

FRANCE: The first tunnel boring machine to excavate metro Line 14 South of the Grand Paris Express network was named at a ceremony at Thiais on April 3. Next month, TBM Claire will start boring the initial 4·5 km ... more

The Messina tramway is to be extended.

Messina tramway saved from closure

09 Apr 2019

ITALY: The Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport has allocated €100m for an extension and upgrade of the Messina tram line. The funding would be put towards construction of a northern extension of the route from Annunziata ... more

The Southern Program Alliance consortium of Acciona Geotech subsidiary Coleman Rail, Lendlease and WSP has been awarded a A$536m contract for grade separation works in southeast Melbourne.

Melbourne grade separation contract awarded

09 Apr 2019

AUSTRALIA: The Southern Program Alliance consortium of Acciona Geotech subsidiary Coleman Rail, Lendlease and WSP has been awarded a A$536m contract for grade separation works in southeast Melbourne. The contract announced on ... more

Khon Kaen is in northeast Thailand (photo: Shutterstock).

Privately backed light rail scheme progresses in Khon Kaen

09 Apr 2019

THAILAND: The Prime Minister’s Office has granted approval for a proposed light rail route to be developed in Khon Kaen. Construction is expected to begin in the final quarter of 2019. The 22·6 km route would run on the ... more

Queensland has awarded Bombardier Transportation a A$361m contract to undertake modifications to improve the accessibility of the 75 EMUs being supplied under the New Generation Rollingstock programme.

New Generation Rollingstock accessibility modification contract awarded

09 Apr 2019

AUSTRALIA: The government of Queensland has awarded Bombardier Transportation a A$361m contract to undertake modifications to improve the accessibility of the 75 electric multiple-units which are being introduced to the southeast ... more

Ireland's National Transport Authority has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a contract to supply and maintain a mobile ticketing system.

Cubic awarded Irish mobile ticketing contract

08 Apr 2019

IRELAND: The National Transport Authority has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a contract worth more than US$4m to supply and maintain a mobile ticketing system. This will included a mobile app enabling users to purchase and ... more

President Hassan Rouhani and Tehran Mayor Pirouz Hanachi inaugurated the first phase of metro Line 6 on April 7.

President inaugurates Tehran metro Line 6

08 Apr 2019

IRAN: President Hassan Rouhani and Tehran Mayor Pirouz Hanachi inaugurated the first phase of metro Line 6 on April 7. The 9 km underground route runs south from Shohada Square, where interchange is provided with Line 4, ... more

Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein has ordered 16 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses.

Hamburg-Holstein becomes next eCitaro customer

04 Apr 2019

GERMANY: Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein has ordered 16 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses. Deliveries under the contract announced on April 4 are due to take place at the end of 2019. The buses will have three sets of ... more

Tatra-Yug is supplying 10 trams to Kyiv under a contract signed in December 2018.

Tatra-Yug tram presented in Kyiv

04 Apr 2019

UKRAINE: Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko and Deputy Mayor Dmytro Davtyan officially inaugurated a Tatra-Yug tram for the city on April 2. On December 18 operator Kyivpastrans signed a 428·9m hryvnia contract with Tatra-Yug for the ... more

Stadler is to undertake the work at its factory in Siedlce.

Stadler wins Łódź suburban EMU lengthening contract

03 Apr 2019

POLAND: Łódź suburban rail operator Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna has signed an agreement with Stadler Polska to lengthen 10 of its Flirt electric multiple-units. The 68·5m złoty contract announced on April 2 includes an extension ... more

Stadler has signed a contract to supply Bogestra with six light rail vehicles and to modernise 25 older vehicles.

Stadler wins further Bochum light rail vehicle order

02 Apr 2019

GERMANY: Bochum-Gelsenkirchen transport operator Bogestra has signed a contract with Stadler for the supply of six light rail vehicles for use on Route U35 in Bochum. The contract, announced by Stadler on April 2, also covers ... more

Hochbahn divests BeNEX stake ahead of direct award

01 Apr 2019

GERMANY: Infrastructure investment group International Public Partnerships Ltd is to acquire its joint venture partner Hamburger Hochbahn AG’s 51% stake in rail and bus operator BeNEX GmbH. The signing of the purchase agreement ... more