PK Transportnye Systemy is working with Cognitive Technologies to develop a prototype autonomous tram.

Autonomous tram under development in Russia

13 Feb 2019

RUSSIA: Tram builder PK Transportnye Systemy is working with Cognitive Technologies to develop a prototype autonomous tram. A Vityaz-M vehicle is being fitted with 10 to 20 video cameras and up to 10 radar sensors, in addition ... more

Firenze tram Route T2 was inaugurated on February 11.

Firenze tram route T2 inaugurated

12 Feb 2019

ITALY: Firenze tram Route T2 was inaugurated at noon on February 11, ahead of the entry into passenger service at 14.30. Travel on the route is free for two weeks. The opening ceremony was attended by President Sergio ... more

Tatra-Yug is supplying 15 trams to Alexandria.

Tatra-Yug delivers tram to Alexandria

12 Feb 2019

EGYPT: The first of 15 high-floor trams that Tatra-Yug is supplying to Alexandria Passenger Transportation Authority began test running on February 10, having arrived in Alexandria four days earlier. The tram is expected to ... more

Lucknow residents can now use their GoSmart Card tickets to pay house and property taxes at the metro‘s ticket machines.

Pay tax at metro ticket machines

12 Feb 2019

INDIA: Lucknow residents can now use their GoSmart Card tickets to pay house and property taxes at the metro‘s ticket machines, and the system is to be extended to cover other bills. Receipts are issued providing details of the ... more

The maintenance vehicle to be used on SEPTA's Norristown High Speed Line has snow ploughs at both ends.

Maintenance vehicle delivered to Philadelphia

11 Feb 2019

USA: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has taken delivery of a maintenance vehicle and a flat wagon with driving cab for use on the Norristown High Speed Line rapid transit route. The Plasser American PMC50 ... more

Transport for London is among the recipients of funding for the purchase of emission-free buses.

Emission-free bus funding announced

11 Feb 2019

UK: The government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles is providing a total of £48m for emission-free buses and associated infrastructure in various cities, Buses Minister Nusrat Ghani announced on February 6. The 19 successful ... more

A little over half of the tram fleet in Warszawa is currently low-floor (Photo: Ryszard Piech)

Hyundai Rotem selected for Warszawa tram contract

11 Feb 2019

POLAND: Tramwaje Warszawskie has selected Hyundai Rotem as preferred bidder to supply up to 213 low-floor trams, the operator announced on February 8. Rotem’s bid of 1·852bn złoty excluding VAT beat those of Pesa, which offered ... more

Construction of the Almaty light rail line is planned to start this year.

Four shortlisted for Almaty light rail PPP

07 Feb 2019

KAZAKHSTAN: Almaty municipality has shortlisted four bidders for the 26-year PPP contract to design, build and operate a light rail line in the city. The shortlisted bidders are: Itochu, Makyol and CAF;China ... more

Manchester is one of the UK cities with a tram network.

UK government seeks views on developing light rail technology

07 Feb 2019

UK: The government issued a call for evidence to inform the future development of light rail and related transport on February 7. Light Rail Minister Jesse Norman said that the ‘wide-ranging call for evidence seeks new ideas ... more

Rambus Ticketing Managing Director Russell McCullagh

Rambus and Worldline join up the journey

07 Feb 2019

TICKETING: Smart ticketing offers a ‘real opportunity to join up the journey’, according to Russell McCullagh, Managing Director of Rambus Ticketing. Ticketing in the UK bus and metro sectors has been ‘revolutionised’ by ... more

Stadler lowest bidder for Milano tram renewal

06 Feb 2019

ITALY: Stadler Rail Valencia has been announced as low bidder for a contract to supply a new generation of 1 445 mm gauge trams to Milano public transport operator ATM. Formal contract award is expected to follow legal ... more

Testing on the next light rail line in Antalya began on January 25.

Testing starts on next Antalya light rail line

06 Feb 2019

TURKEY: Testing on the next light rail line in Antalya began on January 25, after the completion of the route’s first stage four days earlier. The 11 km first phase has been built in 1½ years at a cost of TL700m. It will ... more