Infrastructure Ontario has received two bids for the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the 18 km Hurontario Light Rail Transit project.

Two bids for Hurontario light rail project

31 May 2019

CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario has received two bids for the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the 18 km Hurontario Light Rail Transit project to the west of Toronto. The proposals were submitted by ... more

The 29 km Shenyang metro Line 9 opened to passengers on May 25.

Shenyang metro Line 9 opens

31 May 2019

CHINA: The 29 km Shenyang metro Line 9 opened to passengers on May 25. The L-shaped line runs from Nujiang Park to Shenyang Jianzhu University, where there is an interchange with lines 1 and 2. There are 22 underground ... more

The 33·5 km Changsha metro Line 4 opened on May 26.

Changsha metro Line 4 opens

31 May 2019

CHINA: The 33·5 km Changsha metro Line 4 opened on May 26, with 180 000 passenger-journeys made on the first day.   Construction of Line 4 began in December 2014, and cost a total of 29·5bn yuan. The route starts ... more

Dublin seeks battery-electric DART fleet

31 May 2019

IRELAND: National railway Iarnród Éireann and the National Transport Authority have invited expressions of interest in a 10-year framework agreement covering the supply of between 250 and 600 vehicles for Dublin Area Rapid ... more

Nagpur Metro tests east-west line

30 May 2019

INDIA: Nagpur Metro began test running on the westernmost section of its east-west line on May 30, with a trial run attended by Maharashtra Metro Rail Corp Managing Director Brijesh Dixit. The 5·5 km section from Subhash ... more

Krasnodar plans to double size of tram network

30 May 2019

RUSSIA: The southwestern city of Krasnodar has opted to develop its legacy tramway to support rapid economic development and combat worsening road congestion. On May 17, the municipality outlined the ... more

Motors, coupler tools and on-board IT

30 May 2019

VOITH: Electric buses, rail-based rolling stock and on-board IT will be Voith’s main foci at UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019. The company will display a water-cooled permanent magnet motor from the Voith Electrical ... more

RATP picks three manufacturers to supply up to 800 electric buses

30 May 2019

FRANCE: RATP has awarded three framework contracts to Alstom, Heuliez Bus and Bolloré for the supply of up to 800 12 m long electric buses. Each of the orders, which are being financed by Île-de-France Mobilités, is worth ... more

Data tools for the north of England

29 May 2019

UK: Transport for the North has awarded two contracts for data tools as part of its Integrated and Smart Travel programme, the regional transport co-ordinating body announced on May 23. Trapeze Group UK is to develop an Open ... more

RATP and Airbus to explore urban air mobility around Paris

29 May 2019

FRANCE: Paris public transport operator RATP Group has signed a partnership with Airbus to explore the feasibility of developing ‘urban air mobility services’ in the Île-de-France region. ‘Beyond mass transport, which remains ... more

Init to show electromobility tools at UITP 2019

28 May 2019

INIT: Karlsruhe-based telematics and ticketing systems company Init will be highlighting its role in electric and multi-modal mobility at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019. As more electric bus fleets enter service ... more

Bombardier Transportation is preferred bidder for a contract to design a build two monorail lines in Cairo. The rolling stock would be built at its Derby plant.

Bombardier Transportation selected for Cairo monorail contract

28 May 2019

EGYPT: Bombardier Transportation has been named preferred bidder for a contract to design a build two monorail lines in Cairo. A 54 km line would connect east Cairo with the New Administrative City, and a 42 km line would ... more