CZ Loko has built two MUV 74 M-S track maintenance vehicles for use on the Sofia metro.

Sofia metro takes delivery of maintenance machines

05 Sep 2018

BULGARIA: Czech manufacturer CZ Loko has built two MUV 74 M-S track maintenance vehicles for use on the Sofia metro. One vehicle is equipped with a work platform for access to the overhead electrification equipment. The other ... more

Spårväg City tram link opens in Stockholm

04 Sep 2018

SWEDEN: A short but significant extension of Stockholm tram Route 7 was opened for revenue service at 11.30 on September 3. Adding 560 m of double track and one stop, the extension from Sergels Torg to T-Centralen provides ... more

Merseytravel has unveiled a full-sized mock-up of the Stadler electric multiple-units ordered for Merseyrail services.

Merseytravel unveils Stadler EMU mock-up

04 Sep 2018

UK: Liverpool region transport authority Merseytravel has unveiled a full-sized mock-up of a driving car from one of the 52 four-car electric multiple-units which it has ordered from Stadler for use on Merseyrail services. The ... more

The second tram line in the city of Suzhou opened on August 31.

Second tram line opens in Suzhou

04 Sep 2018

CHINA: The second tram line in the city of Suzhou opened on August 31, having been under construction since December 2014.  The 17·2 km Line 2 starts at Longkang Road where there is an interchange with Line 1, and then runs ... more

New York seeks funding to build Brooklyn light rail

03 Sep 2018

USA: Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio has confirmed the city’s intention to develop a modern light rail route serving districts of Brooklyn and Queens which are poorly served by the Subway ... more

A link enabling through running between the Gmunden tramway and the Traunseebahn local railway opened on September 1 (Photo: StadtRegioTram/Wolfgang Spitzbart).

Metre-gauge lines in Gmunden connected at last

03 Sep 2018

AUSTRIA: A link enabling through running between the Gmunden tramway and the Traunseebahn local railway opened on September 1, with the inauguration celebrations being followed by two weeks of free travel. Services run from ... more

A tram route serving the northwest suburbs of Brussels was inaugurated by King Philippe on September 1.

Brussels tram extension inaugurated

03 Sep 2018

BELGIUM: A new tram route serving the northwest suburbs of Brussels was formally inaugurated by King Philippe on September 1. Having taken a short ride on the line, he participated in ceremonies at Place Reine Astrid, which has ... more

A tram equipped for autonomous operation is to be demonstrated by Siemens Mobility and Potsdam transport operator ViP during InnoTrans 2018.

Autonomous tram to be demonstrated during InnoTrans

03 Sep 2018

GERMANY: A Combino tram equipped for experimental autonomous operation is to be demonstrated by Siemens Mobility and Potsdam transport operator ViP during InnoTrans 2018. The Combino tram will undertake autonomously-driven ... more

Three bidders prequalify for Perth EMU order

03 Sep 2018

AUSTRALIA: The government of Western Australia has prequalified three bidders for a contract to supply up to 41 six-car electric multiple-units for the Transperth network serving Perth: Alstom Transport ... more

Hitachi to supply Panamá City monorail trains

31 Aug 2018

PANAMA: Metro de Panamá has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hitachi, Ansaldo STS and Mitsubishi Corp for the supply of vehicles and railway systems for Panamá City metro Line 3, the consortium announced on August 30. ... more

Moscow metro Line 8A extension inaugurated

31 Aug 2018

RUSSIA: Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated the latest expansion of the city’s metro on August 30. The 14·2 km southwestern extension of Line 8A from Ramenki to Rasskazovka serves seven stations and includes a new ... more

Consultation starts on Singapore transport master plan

31 Aug 2018

SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has started public consultation on the next Land Transport Master Plan. A poll was published on its website on August 31, and the operating industry will also be invited to participate in ... more