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

Work begins on Gebze metro

05 Oct 2018

TURKEY: Construction of the first metro line in Gebze started at Cumhuriyet Meydanı on September 29. The 15·6 km driverless line will link Gebze and Darıca, serving 12 stations. Construction is expected be completed in ... more

Tram-train services from Sheffield to Rotherham are to be launched on October 25 (Photo: Tony Miles).

Rotherham tram-train to launch this month

04 Oct 2018

UK: Tram-train services from Sheffield to Rotherham are to be launched on October 25, operator Stagecoach Supertram, infrastructure manager Network Rail and the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive announced on October ... more

Panasonic to supply Merseyrail wi-fi

04 Oct 2018

UK: Panasonic is to supply a wireless communications network for the Merseyrail network serving Liverpool that will include on-board passenger wi-fi and video and voice links to the control centre. The wi-fi will be fitted to ... more

Grand Paris signalling contract awarded

04 Oct 2018

FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has awarded a consortium of Siemens Mobility and Thales a contract to supply signalling for the driverless lines 15, 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express metro project. Siemens Mobility will ... more

Izmit tram extensions approved

04 Oct 2018

TURKEY: Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Mayor İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu announced three extensions of the Izmit tramway on October 3. These have been approved by Izmit Municipality. The first phase of the city’s tram network ... more