Five go for a joint tram-train order

26 Mar 2019

GERMANY: Five transport authorities have signed an agreement to jointly procure around 240 tram-train vehicles. Karlsruhe transport operators AVG and VBK, along with Erms-Neckar-Bahn, Saarbahn Netz and Chemnitz transport ... more

A framework agreement for the development of a suburban rail network in Krasnodar has been signed.

Krasnodar suburban network planned

26 Mar 2019

RUSSIA: A framework agreement for the development of a suburban rail network in Krasnodar was signed by Russian Railways Chief Executive Oleg Belozerov and regional Governor Veniamin Kondratyev on March 12. The project has ... more

President Joko Widodo inaugurated the first phase of the Jakarta metro on March 24.

Jakarta metro inaugurated

25 Mar 2019

INDONESIA: President Joko Widodo inaugurated the first phase of the Jakarta metro on March 24. Passenger-carrying tests had been underway since March 12 on the 15·7 km north-south route running from Bundaran HI to Lebak ... more

Opening ceremonies for the rebuilt station at Kita-Ayase were held on March 15, with regular services starting the following day. Photos: Akihiro Nakamura

Chiyoda Line branch runs through

25 Mar 2019

JAPAN: Tokyo Metro has started running through services onto the 2·1 km Kita-Ayase branch of the capital’s Chiyoda Line, in order to serve a developing area in the northeast of the city. The branch running north from Ayase ... more

Fortescue Metals Group is setting up an R&D centre in Karratha, Western Australia.

Taking autonomous vehicles from mines to cities

22 Mar 2019

AUSTRALIA: Fortescue Metals Group is establishing an R&D centre in Karratha, Western Australia to research autonomous mobility technology for urban environments, the mining company announced on March 21. Fortescue will work ... more

Transport for London has completed a sale and leaseback deal for the Class 345 EMUs which Bombardier Transportation is delivering for Elizabeth Line services.

Crossrail fleet sale and leaseback deal completed

22 Mar 2019

UK: Transport for London has completed a sale and leaseback deal for the Class 345 electric multiple-units which Bombardier Transportation is delivering for Elizabeth Line services. The EMUs have been bought by the 345 Rail ... more

CAF subsidiary RL Components presented a tram front-end produced using additive manufacturing on October 24.

Additive manufacturing: from cup holders to front-ends

22 Mar 2019

Additive manufacturing is emerging as a commercially viable option for producing components for transport applications, with CAF among the suppliers embracing the technology. ... more

Stadler has presented a four-car metro trainset that it is supplying to Minsk Metro.

Stadler presents Minsk metro train

21 Mar 2019

BELARUS: Stadler presented the first of 10 metro trains that it is supplying to Minsk Metro at its factory in the city on March 20. The four-car train is due to undertake testing at the factory before being transported by rail to ... more

Marcopolo and Aeromovel have developed a prototype driverless peoplemover.

Marcopolo moves into the urban rail market

21 Mar 2019

BRAZIL: Bus manufacturer Marcopolo announced that it is moving into the production of urban rail vehicles under the Marcopolo Rail brand at the NTExpo trade fair in São Paulo on March 19. The company is displaying a prototype ... more

The western section of Hyderabad metro Line 3 was inaugurated on March 20.

Hyderabad metro reaches Hitech City

20 Mar 2019

INDIA: Telangana & Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan, Telangana Chief Secretary S K Joshi and Hyderabad Metro Rail Managing Director N V S Reddy inaugurated the western section of Hyderabad metro Line 3 on March 20. ... more

The first section of the London Underground network has been switched over to a Thales signalling system which is being rolled out across the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.

First stage of ‘highly complex’ London Underground resignalling goes live

20 Mar 2019

UK: The first section of the London Underground network has been switched over to a Thales signalling system which is being rolled out across the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines under Transport for ... more

TDI is working with RDM to build a prototype very light rail vehicle.

Coventry very light rail vehicle design unveiled

20 Mar 2019

UK: The University of Warwick’s Warwick Manufacturing Group has published the design of the very light rail vehicle that it is developing with Transport Design International. TDI is working with automotive company RDM to build ... more