Solaris to supply electric buses to Bascharage

11 Oct 2018

LUXEMBOURG: Operator Sales-Lentz has ordered five battery buses from Solaris to operate in Bascharage. Solaris is due to deliver two 12 m buses in March 2019, followed by three 18 m articulated buses in June. All five ... more

Auckland City Rail Link fit-out contractor selected

11 Oct 2018

NEW ZEALAND: Project promoter City Rail Link Ltd has selected the Systems Integration, Testing & Commissioning Alliance joint venture of RCR Tomlinson and design partners Opus International Consultants for the interim project ... more

Vertical platform gates to be tested in Paris

10 Oct 2018

FRANCE: SNCF’s Transilien business unit is to test vertically-rising platform edge gates from South Korean manufacturer Woori Technology at Vanves-Malakoff station in southern Paris. Under a €4m contract awarded at the end of ... more

České Budějovice receives battery buses

10 Oct 2018

CZECH REPUBLIC: The first batch of a total of 11 electric buses that Škoda Electric is supplying to České Budějovice arrived in the city on October 3, ahead of entry into passenger service expected on November 1. Škoda is ... more

Work starts on Wien metro reconfiguration

09 Oct 2018

AUSTRIA: A groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Matzleinsdorfer Platz station on October 8 marked the start of work on the reconfiguration of Wien metro Line U2 and new driverless Line U5. The event was attended by ... more

Škoda presents Mannheim tram mock-up

09 Oct 2018

GERMANY: Škoda Transportation has presented a 16·5 m long mock-up of the ForCity Smart trams that it is supplying to Rhein-Neckar transport authority RNV in Mannheim. Earlier this year RNV awarded Škoda Transportation a ... more

Solaris signs Kaunas trolleybus contract

08 Oct 2018

LITHUANIA: Kaunas public transport operator UAB Kauno Autobusai has signed a €29·4m contract with Solaris Bus & Coach for the supply of 85 trolleybuses. Deliveries of the low-floor Trollino 12 vehicles are due in 15 months ... more

UITP and APTA sign MoU

08 Oct 2018

NORTH AMERICA: UITP and APTA signed a memorandum of understanding on September 25 to strengthen their relationship and future co-operation. The two organisations will work together on areas of mutual benefit to their members ... more

First Caen tram delivered

08 Oct 2018

FRANCE: The first Citadis X05 tram arrived at the Fleury-sur-Orne depot in Caen on October 4, having left Alstom’s La Rochelle factory two days earlier. In November 2016 the city awarded Alstom a €52m contract to supply 23 ... more

Work begins on T13 Express tram-train route in Paris

08 Oct 2018

FRANCE: Work on the T13 Express tram-train project in the western suburbs of Paris was officially launched on October 5, with the start of construction of a new depot at Versailles. The first 18·8 km phase would introduce ... more

Catania metro extension delayed

05 Oct 2018

ITALY: The extension of the Catania metro to Monte Po is now due to open in June, rather than this month as previously envisaged. Work on the 1·7 km section from Nesima began in December 2015. Tunnelling was completed in ... more

Doha metro fleet expanded ahead of World Cup 2022

05 Oct 2018

QATAR: Qatar Railways Co has awarded Kinki Sharyo a contract to supply a further 35 three-car driverless trainsets for the Doha metro project. The contract announced on October 4 takes the total order to 110 trainsets, which are ... more