A 4·3 km westward extension of Paris tram Line T3b from Porte de la Chapelle to Porte d’Asnières has opened.

Paris tram route T3b extended

27 Nov 2018

FRANCE: A 4·3 km westward extension of Paris tram Line T3b from Porte de la Chapelle to Porte d’Asnières opened on November 24. This adds 4·3 km and eight stops, taking Line T3b to 14·3 km. The extension is intended to serve ... more

The branch of the Strasbourg tram network which crosses the River Rhine from France to Kehl  in Germany was extended by 1·1 km on November 23 (Photo: Stadt Kehl).

Cross-border tram route extended

27 Nov 2018

GERMANY: The branch of the Strasbourg tram network which crosses the River Rhine from France to Kehl  in Germany was extended by 1·1 km on November 23. The extension has two stops, at Hochschule/Läger and Rathaus. It is ... more

The London Assembly’s Transport Committee's key recommendation is that Network Rail should deliver a plan for targeted works which would enable the operation of more frequent and longer trains.

London Assembly’s Transport Committee publishes report on rail priorities

26 Nov 2018

UK: The London Assembly’s Transport Committee published a report on November 26 setting out what it sees as the short-term priorities for heavy rail services in the capital. ... more

Bombardier selected for Wiener Lokalbahnen LRV contract

23 Nov 2018

AUSTRIA: Wiener Lokalbahnen has selected Bombardier Transportation Austria as preferred bidder to supply up to 34 light rail vehicles, the operator announced on November 23. Bombardier’s bid in the tender called in February was ... more

BEML to supply 378 metro cars to Mumbai

23 Nov 2018

INDIA: BEML has been selected to supply 63 six-car driverless trainsets to operate on Mumbai metro lines 2A, 2B and 7, the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs announced on November 22. The state-owned company’s bid of ... more

Autonomous bus trial planned for Edinburgh

22 Nov 2018

UK: Passenger-carrying trials of full-sized autonomous buses is due to take place in Edinburgh from 2020. Government research funding body Innovate UK is contributing £4·4m towards the project, with additional funding coming ... more

Keolis to operate Tours public transport for seven more years

22 Nov 2018

FRANCE: Transport authority Tours Métropole Val de Loire renewed its contract with Keolis to operate and maintain the city’s Fil Bleu public transport network on November 19. The seven-year contract running from January 1 2019 is ... more

Six more metro projects launched in Guangzhou

22 Nov 2018

CHINA: A ceremony at Higher Education Mega Center South station on November 19 marked the launch of six metro construction projects in Guangzhou. The projects will add 111·7 km and 67 stations to the network and are ... more

London bus depot goes electric

22 Nov 2018

UK: RATP Dev announced on November 15 that it had completed the upgrade of its Shepherd’s Bush depot in west London to operate electric buses. Last year RATP Dev London ordered 36 10·8 m Enviro200 EV battery buses from a ... more

BYD to supply electric buses to Guayaquil

21 Nov 2018

ECUADOR: Bus operator Saucinc has signed a US$7·7m credit agreement with state development bank CFN to finance the purchase of 20 electric buses from BYD. Due to be delivered by March 2019, the 12 m buses will have ... more

Orléans renews Keolis operating contract

21 Nov 2018

FRANCE: Transport authority Orléans Métropole renewed its contract with Keolis to operate and maintain the city’s Tao public transport network on November 15. The six-year contract running from January 1 2019 is expected to ... more

Mobile ITSO-compatible ticketing on test in Birmingham

21 Nov 2018

UK: Transport for West Midlands is trialling mobile ticketing using the UK’s ITSO interoperable specification on the West Midlands Metro tram network. The pilot project is funded by the Midlands Connect regional partnership as ... more