The first 100 of 183 K9FE battery buses that BYD is supplying to operate in Santiago arrived at the port of San Antonio on July 31.

Electric buses arrive in Chile

07 Aug 2019

CHILE: The first 100 of 183 K9FE battery buses that BYD is supplying to operate in Santiago arrived at the port of San Antonio on July 31. The vehicles left the port of Shanghai on July 1 and will travel by road to the capital. ... more

Hannover city transport operator Üstra signed a framework agreement with Daimler Buses on August 6 for the supply of up to 48 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses.

Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses ordered for Hannover

07 Aug 2019

GERMANY: Hannover city transport operator Üstra signed a framework agreement with Daimler Buses on August 6 for the supply of up to 48 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses. The contract covers 30 rigid and 18 eCitaro G ... more

Class 710 Aventra electric multiple-units have taken over operation of London Overground’s Gospel Oak – Barking Line.

London Overground Gospel Oak – Barking Line fleet replacement complete

06 Aug 2019

UK: Class 710 Aventra electric multiple-units have now taken over operation of London Overground’s Gospel Oak – Barking Line, Transport for London announced on August 6. The eight four-car trainsets, of which six are required ... more

BEML has started assembling the 378 metro cars that it is supplying to operate on three driverless lines being built in Mumbai.

Work begins on driverless Mumbai metro trains

06 Aug 2019

INDIA: BEML has started assembling the 378 metro cars that it is supplying to operate on three driverless lines being built in Mumbai. Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority awarded BEML a Rs30·15bn contract last year ... more

Trial operations begin on Bangkok Blue Line extension

06 Aug 2019

THAILAND: An extension of the Bangkok metro Blue Line started trial operation on July 29. Services are free, and revenue operations are scheduled to commence on September 29. The 5·4 km partly underground southwestern ... more

The Glenridge Operations & Maintenance Facility will contain the operations control centre and the maintenance depot for the fleet of 26 five-section light rail vehicles being supplied by CAF.

Maryland Purple Line depot topped out

05 Aug 2019

USA: The Maryland Transit Administration held a ceremony on July 30 to mark the topping out of the Glenridge Operations & Maintenance Facility being built for the future Purple Line light rail route. Planned to accommodate ... more

Sejong City is being developed to take over some functions from the existing capital of Seoul.

Sejong City to test autonomous buses

05 Aug 2019

SOUTH KOREA: Trials of autonomous buses are due to begin in Sejong City from 2021, as part of a government initiative to encourage regional innovation. Seven areas outside of the Seoul metropolitan area, including Busan, have ... more

Urban transport news in brief

02 Aug 2019

Nice tram route T2 has been extended by 2 km from Magnan to Jean Médecin. The Samsun tram line has been extended northwest by 6 km from OMÜ Rektörlük / Batı Garajı to Yurtlar. A 2·7 km tram route that ... more

MTS is currently taking deliveries of Siemens light rail vehicles from a previous order.

San Diego selects Siemens S700 light rail vehicles

01 Aug 2019

USA: San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 25 light rail vehicles. Siemens will supply its low-floor S700 LRV. Deliveries from its Sacramento plant are expected to be complete ... more

The Line 7 extension will provide interchange with the AREX airport rail link (photo: Benjámin Zelki).

Seoul metro Line 7 extension approved

01 Aug 2019

SOUTH KOREA: The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport has approved a project to extend Seoul metro Line 7 to Cheongna International City in Incheon. Line 7 currently connects Jangam in the north of Seoul with ... more

TriMet has ordered S700 vehicles from Siemens that will operate on the MAX light rail network.

Siemens to supply S700 light rail vehicles to Portland

31 Jul 2019

USA: Portland transport agency TriMet has selected Siemens Mobility to supply up to 86 light rail vehicles, the manufacturer announced on July 29. Deliveries from Siemens’ Sacramento plant are expected to begin in 2021. The ... more

Barcelona metro operator TMB has selected Alstom for a contract to supply 42 five-car trainsets.

Alstom to supply 42 metro trainsets to Barcelona

31 Jul 2019

SPAIN: Barcelona metro operator TMB has selected Alstom for a contract to supply 42 five-car trainsets. Signing of the €268·1m contract is expected in late September. CRRC Qingdao Sifang and CAF also bid. Alstom is to supply 24 ... more