Grand Paris Line 15 South unlikely to meet Olympics deadline

28 Sep 2018

FRANCE: Line 15 South of the Grand Paris Express automated metro project around Ile-de-France is unlikely to be open in time for the French capital to host the Olympic Games in 2024, the project promoter has ... more

Final Cluj-Napoca battery bus option exercised

28 Sep 2018

ROMANIA: Solaris Bus & Coach is to supply a further 18 Urbino 12 electric buses to Cluj-Napoca under a 90m złoty order announced on September 28. The order is partly financed by the Swiss-Romanian Co-operation Programme. ... more

Škoda sole bidder to supply 22 trams to Plzeň

28 Sep 2018

CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Transportation has emerged as the sole bidder in a tender to supply 22 trams to operated in its home city of Plzeň Transport operator PMDP is likely to purchase Škoda’s ForCity Smart model. The bid came in ... more

Orange County Streetcar construction contract awarded

27 Sep 2018

USA: Orange County Transportation Authority has awarded Walsh Construction Co a $220·5m contract to build the OC Streetcar line. Construction of the 6·7 km route between Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center and Harbor ... more

Hyderabad metro Red Line extension inaugurated

27 Sep 2018

INDIA: A 17·3 km southeastern extension of the Hyderabad metro Red Line opened on September 24, serving 16 stations. The extension runs from Ameerpet, where interchange is provided with the Blue Line, to LB Nagar. Services ... more

More E-Class trams ordered for Melbourne

26 Sep 2018

AUSTRALIA: The Victoria state government announced on September 18 that it had ordered 10 more E-Class trams from Bombardier for A$83m. Bombardier is already supplying 80 low-floor trams from its Dandenong factory under ... more

Cubic wins Los Angeles fare collection upgrade contract

26 Sep 2018

USA: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a $22m contract to upgrade its automatic fare collection system. The TAP smart card, used across 25 regional transport ... more

Grand Paris fit-out contract awarded

25 Sep 2018

FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has awarded a consortium of Colas Rail (70%) and Alstom (30%) a €155m contract to supply track and rigid catenary for the eastern part of Line 15 South of the Grand Paris Express. The 69-month ... more

Articulated electric buses ordered for København

25 Sep 2018

DENMARK: Arriva Denmark has ordered 21 Citeas SLFA-180 Electric buses from VDL Bus & Coach for use in København. The 18 m long articulated vehicles will replace the 13·7 m long buses currently serving Route 2A ... more

Consultation opens on Sheffield Supertram’s future

24 Sep 2018

UK: South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has launched a public consultation on the future of the Sheffield Supertram network. Running from September 24 to November 5, the consultation presents three options for the ... more

Walk-through trains are coming to the New York Subway

24 Sep 2018

USA: Rolling stock component specialist Hübner used the InnoTrans trade show in Berlin on September 18-21 to introduce a model of the open gangway it is developing for the next generation of New York Subway ... more

Messina tram in danger of closure

24 Sep 2018

ITALY: Messina Mayor Cateno De Luca announced on September 15 that the city’s tram line would close by June 2019. De Luca, in power since June, cited loss-making as the reason for closure of the line, which was inaugurated in ... more