Yutong to supply electric buses to Newport

06 Jun 2019

UK: Newport Transport has ordered 15 battery electric buses from Chinese manufacturer Yutong. The order is being partly financed through a funding line from battery manufacture Zenobe Energy, and the buses will be supplied in ... more

Nanning metro Line 3 uses six-car Type B trainsets.

Third metro line opens in Nanning

06 Jun 2019

CHINA: The third metro line in Nanning opened on June 6, with the first passenger service running at 09.28. The first phase of Line 3 runs on a 27·9 km north-south underground alignment from Keyuan Dadao to Pingliang ... more

TriMet has 79 SD660 LRVs in its fleet.

Siemens wins Portland light rail vehicle overhaul contract

05 Jun 2019

USA: Portland transport agency TriMet has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to undertake the mid-life overhaul of 79 SD660 light rail vehicles. Due to be completed in 2025, the €80m contract includes options worth a further ... more

Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich and Buenos Aires Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta opened an extension of metro Line E on June 3.

Buenos Aires Line E reaches Retiro

05 Jun 2019

ARGENTINA: Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich and Buenos Aires Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta opened an extension of metro Line E on June 3. The 2·4 km extension north from Bolívar to Retiro adds three stations, taking ... more

Bombardier has so far supplied 776 Movia metro cars to Delhi Metro Rail Corp.

Bombardier to supply more metro trains to Delhi

05 Jun 2019

INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply 40 Movia metro cars for use on three of its 1 676 mm gauge lines. Bombardier will supply the rolling stock from its Savli and ... more

Safra to present Businova model at UITP 2019

04 Jun 2019

SAFRA: This year French bus manufacturer Safra SAFRA Constructeur is attending the UITP Global Public Transport Summit for the second time. The company’s stand will feature a model of the Businova that Safra recently delivered ... more

The Constantine tramway has been extended south to Ali Mendjeli.

Constantine tramway extended

04 Jun 2019

ALGERIA: An extension of the Constantine tramway to the new city of Ali Mendjeli entered revenue service on May 3. The 6·9 km extension runs south from the terminus of the initial route at Zouaghi and adds five stops. In July ... more

OMNY is initially available at 16 Subway stations and bus services on Staten Island.

Account-based contactless ticketing arrives in New York

03 Jun 2019

USA: An event at Bowling Green station on May 31 marked the start of the public pilot of closed-loop account-based contactless ticketing in New York. OMNY readers accept contactless bank cards, as well as Apple Pay, Google Pay, ... more

Moscow metro Line 15 terminates at Nekrasovka.

Mayor opens Moscow metro Line 15

03 Jun 2019

RUSSIA: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin opened the first section of metro Line 15 on June 3. Also known as the Nekrasovskaya Line, the 5·3 km route runs west from Nekrasovka to Kosino, where interchange is provided with Line ... more

Dallas Area Rapid Transit has awarded Stadler a $199m contract to supply eight Flirt diesel multiple-units for the $1·1bn Cotton Belt Regional Rail Project in the northern suburbs of Dallas.

Cotton Belt railway DMU order placed

03 Jun 2019

USA: Dallas Area Rapid Transit has awarded Stadler a $199m contract to supply eight Flirt diesel multiple-units for the $1·1bn Cotton Belt Regional Rail Project in the northern suburbs of Dallas. The 42 km line between ... more

Urban transport news in brief

03 Jun 2019

UKVZ is to supply 15 unidirectional low-floor trams to Magnitogorsk. Separately, NPO Gorizont is to supply 10 bodyshells for rebuilding old vehicles. China’s National Development & Reform Commission has approved the ... more

Shenzhen Metro and Huawei are testing the use of 5G for the rapid transfer of large volumes of data between trains and the control room.

Shenzhen tests 5G for smart metro applications

03 Jun 2019

CHINA: As part of a ‘smart metro’ development programme, Shenzhen Metro and Huawei are testing the use of 5G for the rapid transfer of large volumes of data between trains on Line 11 and the control room. The tests aim to ... more