Dynamic testing has started on the catenary-free section of the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney.

Catenary-free tram running tested in Sydney

31 Jul 2019

AUSTRALIA: Dynamic testing has started on the catenary-free section of the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney, Transport for New South Wales announced on July 30. The 2 km section from Town Hall to the northern ... more

Taichung metro on test

30 Jul 2019

TAIWAN: The initial period of test running on the Taichung metro Green Line has been completed, ahead of planned opening of the line next year. Tests were focused on the driverless train systems and took place for almost a month. ... more

John Holland is part of the consortium that operates the existing Sydney metro line.

RATP Dev enters Australian market with John Holland partnership

29 Jul 2019

AUSTRALIA: RATP Dev and John Holland have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly bid for operations and maintenance contracts for the Sydney Metro West and Sydney Metro Greater West projects. RATP Dev expects to open ... more

Ankara’s Başkentray suburban railway is being extended.

Work begins on Ankara suburban rail extension

29 Jul 2019

TURKEY: Construction has started on an extension of Ankara’s Başkentray suburban railway from the current western terminus of Sincan to Yenikent. The 8 km northwestern extension is being funded from public sources. ... more

A three-line tram network was inaugurated in Caen on July 27.

Trams replace guided buses in Caen

29 Jul 2019

FRANCE: A three-line tram network was inaugurated in Caen on July 27. This replaces the city’s TVR guided bus routes, which closed at the end of 2017. The 16·8 km network serves 36 stops and is operated with a fleet of 26 ... more

Ireka and CRRC form urban transport joint venture

29 Jul 2019

MALAYSIA: Ireka Corp and CRRC Urban Traffic (Europe) have formed a 51:49 joint venture to pursue opportunities in the rail, urban transport, logistics, trading and construction sectors in Malaysia and across the Southeast Asia ... more

Improving reliability of the New York Subway is a core aim of the restructuring. Other objectives include reducing major project costs and delivering on investment programmes including rolling stock renewal.

‘Historic’ restructuring of New York MTA approved

26 Jul 2019

USA: A landmark restructuring of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority was approved at a board meeting on July 24. The ‘historic reorganisation’ is the first such effort since MTA was ... more

Barcelona currently has two unconnected tram networks.

Barcelona tram networks to be connected

26 Jul 2019

SPAIN: Barcelona transport authority ATM announced on July 23 that it had approved the project to build a tram line along Avinguda Diagonal to connect the city’s two tram networks, which are currently not connected. The ... more

Wrightbus is supplying 15 double-deck StreetDeck fuel cell buses to Aberdeen.

Hydrogen fuel cells ordered for Aberdeen buses

26 Jul 2019

UK: Ballard Power Systems has won an order to supply fuel cell modules for 15 buses that Wrightbus is supplying to Aberdeen, Ballard announced on July 23. The FCveloCity-HD 85 kW modules due to be delivered by the end of ... more

São Paulo Line 18 project cancelled

25 Jul 2019

BRAZIL: São Paulo State Governor João Doria has announced that the São Paulo metro Line 18 project has been cancelled. A PPP concession to build, operate and maintain the monorail line was signed in 2014. The planned alignment ... more

Singapore LTA is purchasing a further 12 trainsets from Alstom for the Cirlce Line.

More trains ordered as tunnelling begins on Singapore Circle Line extension

25 Jul 2019

SINGAPORE: Tunnelling started on the Circle Line Stage 6 extension on July 25 with the launch of the tunnel boring machine at Keppel station. The TBM will bore a tunnel to HarbourFront, and will be followed by two more, ... more

Warszawa bus operator MZA has ordered 130 electric buses from Solaris at a cost of 399·6m złoty.

Solaris to supply 130 articulated battery buses to Warszawa

24 Jul 2019

POLAND: Warszawa bus operator MZA has ordered 130 electric buses from Solaris at a cost of 399·6m złoty, the supplier announced on July 22. Solaris is to begin deliveries of its articulated Urbino 18 electric vehicles in 2020. ... more