The driverless trainsets will be used on the New Airport Line in Beijing.

Driverless 160 km/h metro train on test

01 Feb 2019

CHINA: Rolling stock to be used on the New Airport Line in Beijing has commenced testing. The 160 km/h Type D trainset is reported to be the fastest metro train in China. CRRC Qingdao Sifang is supplying a fleet of 12 ... more

Pesa has already supplied 25 Swing trams to Sofia.

Pesa to supply more trams to Sofia

30 Jan 2019

BULGARIA: Sofia tram operator Stolichen Elektrotransport EAD signed a €22·8m contract with Pesa for the supply of 13 low-floor trams on January 29. Deliveries are due to be completed by the end of the year, and the vehicles ... more

Peak-time overcrowding is a problem on many metros, including in Tokyo.

Nudging commuters to avoid the crush

29 Jan 2019

What would it take to make you change a daily habit? A small monetary incentive? Perhaps the more tangible reward of free food would do the trick. Tokyo Metro is pinning its hopes on the latter as it ... more

MPK Kraków is purchasing 15 more Tramino Kraków trams.

MPK Kraków exercises Tramino option

29 Jan 2019

POLAND: MPK Kraków has exercised an option for 15 low-floor trams from a consortium of Stadler Poland and Solaris Bus & Coach. The purchase price is 109·1m złoty excluding VAT. In January 2018 MPK Kraków signed a framework ... more

Teltronic is to supply a Tetra communication network to be used on the Porto Alegre metro.

Porto Alegre metro Tetra network contract signed

28 Jan 2019

BRAZIL: Teltronic is to supply Tetra communications to Porto Alegre metro operator Trensurb, the Spanish company announced on January 28. Based on Teltronic’s Nebula System, the network will comprise one main and one redundant ... more

The tram extension to Olympisches Dorf was ceremonially opened on January 25.

Innsbruck tram extension inaugurated

28 Jan 2019

AUSTRIA: Trams began serving the Olympisches Dorf area of Innsbruck on January 26, following a ceremonial opening of an extension the previous day. The 4·3 km branch between Leipziger Platz and Josef-Kerschbuamer-Straße ... more

The first phase of Singapore's Cross Island Line is planned to open in 2029.

Singapore Cross Island Line alignment confirmed

28 Jan 2019

SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority announced the alignment for Phase 1 of the Cross Island Line on January 25. To be built in three phases, the Cross Island Line would be the longest fully underground metro line in ... more

Some London Overground services on the Gospel Oak – Barking line in north London will be operated using a modified Class 378 electric multiple-unit.

First Gospel Oak – Barking services to go electric on January 28

25 Jan 2019

UK: Some London Overground services on the Gospel Oak – Barking line in north London will be operated using an electric multiple-unit from January 28, Transport for London announced on January 25. Free travel is to be offered at ... more

Test running on the Aqua Line started on January 2.

Noida opens Aqua metro line

25 Jan 2019

INDIA: The 29·7 km Aqua Line metro serving the Noida and Greater Noida districts to the east of Delhi was formally inaugurated on January 25 by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath. Authorised by the state ... more

King Mohammed VI officially opens Casablanca’s second tram line.

King opens second Casablanca tram line

25 Jan 2019

MOROCCO: King Mohammed VI officially opened Casablanca’s second tram line on January 23, with revenue services starting the following day. Line T2 runs between Sidi Bernoussi and Aïn Diab. It has a total length of 22·5 km, ... more

Revised cost estimate for Helsinki – Espoo light rail line

25 Jan 2019

FINLAND: A revised cost estimate for the planned Raide-Jokeri orbital light rail line that would link Helsinki with Espoo has been announced. If this is approved by the two city governments, construction can begin in June. The ... more

Hyundai Rotem has shipped the car bodies for two driverless trainsets for Klang Valley Line 2.

First Klang Valley Line 2 car bodies arrive in Malaysia

24 Jan 2019

MALAYSIA: Car bodies for the first two trainsets that will operate Klang Valley Line 2 arrived at Westport in Port Klang on January 23. The bodies have arrived from Hyundai Rotem’s Changwon plant in South Korea and will now be ... more