Palermo approves four tram projects

30 Nov 2018

ITALY: Palermo city council has approved changes to its public works plan to include the construction of four tramway extensions. A: an extension of the existing Line 1 from the Palermo Centrale station to the ... more

Electric buses head to the Baltic seaside

30 Nov 2018

LATVIA: The seaside resort of Jūrmala has ordered two Solaris Urbino 8.9 LE electric buses which are expected to enter service in the third quarter of 2019. Announcing the order on November 27, the manufacturer said they would ... more

Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has signed a contract for CAF to supply 30 three-car metro trainsets.

Amsterdam metro train contract signed

29 Nov 2018

NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB formally signed a contract for preferred bidder CAF to supply 30 three-car metro trainsets on November 28. Entry into service is planned from mid-2021, with the new trainsets ... more

The Land of Hessen has agreed to provide Darmstadt transport operator HEAG Mobilo with €12·3m towards the €19·6m cost of extending the tramway to Technischen Universität Darmstadt's Lichtwiese campus.

Darmstadt tram extension funding

29 Nov 2018

GERMANY: The Land of Hessen has agreed to provide Darmstadt transport operator HEAG Mobilo with €12·3m towards the €19·6m cost of extending the tramway to Technischen Universität Darmstadt's Lichtwiese campus, Economics, ... more

CRRC Dalian has rolled out the first of 23 three-car trainsets it is building for the Nagpur Metro.

Nagpur Metro’s first train unveiled

29 Nov 2018

INDIA: CRRC Dalian has rolled out the first of 23 three-car trainsets it is building for the Nagpur Metro. Formed of stainless steel bodied cars with a 16 tonne axleload, the trains have a design speed of 80 km/h and can ... more

Salzburg trolleybus.

Salzburg expands trolleybus fleet

29 Nov 2018

AUSTRIA: The city of Salzburg announced on November 26 that Swiss manufacturer Hess had been formally awarded a €15·3m contract to supply 15 articulated trolleybuses.  Of the 15 vehicles, 11 will be equipped with batteries ... more

Metrotenerife supports Cuenca tram project

28 Nov 2018

ECUADOR: Pre-operation technical assistance services for the tramway now under construction in Cuenca are being provided by Tenerife tramway operator Metrotenerife, which is aiming to expand its consultancy activities around the ... more

Guadalajara LRT Line 1 extended

28 Nov 2018

MEXICO: A 1 km, one-station extension of Guadalajara light rail Line 1 from Periférico Norte to Auditorio opened November 23, taking the line to 16·6 km with 20 stations. The former terminus at Periférico Norte has been rebuilt ... more

Nürnberg transport operator VAG has ordered a further six Type G1 four-car metro trainsets (Photo: Siemens Mobility).

Nürnberg orders Siemens U-Bahn trainsets

27 Nov 2018

GERMANY: Nürnberg transport operator VAG has ordered a further six Type G1 four-car metro trainsets from Siemens Mobility. They are scheduled to enter service on Line U1 from 2021, replacing 12 two-car Type DT2 trainsets. The ... more

CBTC goes live on New York’s 7-Flushing Subway line

27 Nov 2018

USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority confirmed on November 26 that CBTC had been activated along the length of the 7-Flushing Subway line. The 16 km Flushing Line runs from 34th ... more

The greater Nancy metropolitan council has selected Keolis as the winner of a contract to operate its Star urban transport network.

Keolis wins Nancy public transport operating contract

27 Nov 2018

FRANCE: The greater Nancy metropolitan council has selected Keolis as the winner of a contract to operate its Star urban transport network for six years from January 1 2019. Keolis said the contract covering bus, electric ... more

BVG has directly awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply a further 21 Flexity Berlin trams.

Berlin buys trams to support energy switch and population growth

27 Nov 2018

GERMANY: Berlin transport operator BVG has directly awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply a further 21 Flexity Berlin trams. The new order has been placed as a follow-on to a 2006 framework agreement which ... more