Keolis to operate Odense tram line

05 Dec 2018

DENMARK: Odense Letbane has selected Keolis as preferred bidder to operate and maintain the light rail line due to open in the city in 2020. The 15-year contract to be signed by the Keolis Odense Letbane subsidiary is expected ... more

Station moved underground as Tianjin metro extension opens

05 Dec 2018

CHINA: A short extension of Tianjin metro Line 1 was inaugurated on December 3. The 1·5 km southeastern extension has two stations. Shuanglin, the previous terminus of Line 1, has reopened after nearly two years of closure ... more

Contactless payment arrives on Sydney Trains

05 Dec 2018

AUSTRALIA: The open payment ticketing trial in Sydney was expanded on November 27 to include the Sydney Trains network and NSW Train Link services that accept Opal cards. Transport for New South Wales began a contactless ... more

Seoul metro Line 9 extended

04 Dec 2018

SOUTH KOREA: The third phase of Seoul metro Line 9 opened on December 1, bringing the total length of the route to 40·6 km and 28 stations. The 8·9 km eastern extension from Sports Complex to VHS Medical Centre serves ... more

Daugavpils tram contract signed

04 Dec 2018

LATVIA: Public transport operator Daugavpils Satiksme and UAB Railvec signed a contract on November 26 for the supply of eight single-section trams. UAB Railvec was selected as preferred bidder in March. The Lithuanian company ... more

Guiyang metro line extended

04 Dec 2018

CHINA: An extension of Guiyang’s only metro line opened on December 1. The 20·2 km extension from Guiyangbei Railway Station to Xiaomeng Industrial Park serves 14 stations. The extension brigs the total length of Line 1 to ... more

Orange County breaks ground on streetcar line

03 Dec 2018

USA: Orange County Transportation Authority held a groundbreaking ceremony for the OC Streetcar line on November 30. The total project cost is estimated at $408m and is being funded through federal and state funding, as well as ... more

Minneapolis Southwest LRT breaks ground

03 Dec 2018

USA: A groundbreaking ceremony for the Minneapolis Southwest Light Rail project took place on November 30 at the site of the line’s rolling stock stabling depot in Hopkins. Main construction work is due to take place in ... more

Test running starts on next phase of Rio tram network

03 Dec 2018

BRAZIL: Test running has started on Route 3 of the VLT Carioca tram network in Rio de Janeiro, ahead of a public opening expected later this month. Route 3 will serve 1·3 km of new alignment along Rua Visconde de Inhauma ... more

Nine bids for Almaty light rail project

03 Dec 2018

KAZAKHSTAN: Almaty municipality has received nine bids for the 26-year PPP contract to design, build and operate a light rail line. The bidders are: CMC China National Machinery Import & Export Corp and CRCC16 ... more

Valley Metro launches incident reporting app

03 Dec 2018

USA: Phoenix’s Valley Metro has launched AlertVM, a free safety and security app which passengers can use to discreetly report suspicious activity, vandalism, graffiti, disruptive behavior and maintenance issues to staff, or ... more

FTA allocates $281m for five transport projects

30 Nov 2018

USA: A total of $281m in additional Fiscal Year 2018 federal funding for transport projects through the Capital Investment Grants programme was announced by the Federal Transit Administration on November 28. The five projects ... more