Serco Group has signed a two-year extension of its contract to operate and maintain the Dubai metro.

Serco signs Dubai metro contract extension

01 Apr 2019

UAE: Serco Group has signed a two-year extension of its contract to operate and maintain the Dubai metro, the company announced on April 1. The 680m dirham extension covers operations and maintenance of the two metro lines in ... more

The appearance of the trains to be supplied for Montréal's Réseau Express Métropolitain automated light metro project has been revealed by the Alstom-led Groupe PMM consortium.

Bridge-inspired Montréal REM train design revealed

29 Mar 2019

CANADA: The appearance of the trains to be supplied for Montréal's Réseau Express Métropolitain automated light metro project was revealed by the Alstom-led Groupe PMM consortium on March 29. The 106 two-car trainsets will be ... more

Alstom has been awarded a €100m firm contract to supply Île-de-France Mobilités and Société du Grand Paris with a further 23 trainsets for the Grand Paris driverless metro project.

Paris driverless metro train contract awarded

29 Mar 2019

FRANCE: Alstom has been awarded a €100m firm contract to supply Île-de-France Mobilités and Société du Grand Paris with a further 23 trainsets for the Grand Paris driverless metro project. The order announced on March 29 covers ... more

TfL says that most suicide attempts on the Underground take place on deep tube lines.

Transport for London seeks suicide prevention technology

29 Mar 2019

UK: Transport for London has started looking into the adoption of technology that would help to prevent suicides on its rail networks. The Technology Preventing Suicide project has been launched in line with the Mayor of ... more

Stadler is to supply metro rolling stock to Atlanta from its factory in Salt Lake City.

Stadler to supply up to 354 metro cars to Atlanta

29 Mar 2019

USA: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has selected Stadler to supply 254 metro cars, with options for up to 100 additional cars. According to Stadler, this is the company’s largest ever rolling stock order by volume. ... more

UITP Stockholm 2019

29 Mar 2019

SPONSORED CONTENT: On 9-12 June 2019, the international public transport community, mobility decision makers and industry suppliers will come together in Stockholm for the UITP Global Public Transport Summit. With almost 130 ... more

The City of Cape Town plans to take over the operation of local commuter rail services from PRASA.

City to take over suburban rail operations in Cape Town

29 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA: The City of Cape Town is planning to take over the operation of local commuter rail services from Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, and has received four bids for a contract to provide consultancy services for ... more

De Lijn has approved the purchase of 23 trams from CAF for use on the network in Antwerpen.

De Lijn orders more CAF trams

28 Mar 2019

BELGIUM: Vlaanderen transport operator De Lijn has approved the purchase of 23 trams from CAF at a cost of €44m for use on the network in Antwerpen. Deliveries are scheduled in the second half of 2022. At 31·4 m in length, ... more

Daimler Buses has handed over the first of 15 eCitaro battery buses to Berlin transport operator BVG.

Berlin takes eCitaro delivery

28 Mar 2019

GERMANY: Daimler Buses handed over the first of 15 eCitaro battery buses to Berlin transport operator BVG on March 27. BVG placed the order last year. The buses are equipped with 10 battery modules providing a total capacity of ... more

Alstom is to supply CBTC signalling for three Mumbai metro lines.

Alstom to signal three driverless Mumbai metro lines

28 Mar 2019

INDIA: Project promoter Delhi Metro Rail Corp has awarded Alstom a contract to supply signalling and telecoms for Mumbai metro lines 2A, 2B and 7. Alstom will supply its Urbalis 400 CBTC equipment to support driverless ... more

Salzburger Lokalbahn extension agreement signed

27 Mar 2019

AUSTRIA: The federal government and the Land and city of Salzburg signed a letter of intent on March 25 to extend and upgrade the Salzburger Lokalbahn railway. The agreement was signed by federal Transport Ministger ... more

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called for Transport for London to replace Network Rail as the infrastructure manager for routes which are used by suburban passenger services operated under concessions awarded by TfL.

London Mayor calls for suburban rail ‘metroisation’ and restructuring

26 Mar 2019

UK: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called for Transport for London to replace Network Rail as the infrastructure manager for routes that are used by suburban passenger rail services operated under concessions awarded by ... more