Sydney metro southwest fit-out contract awarded

21 Nov 2018

AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has awarded the Sydney Metro City & Southwest tunnel fit-out contract to the Systems Connect joint venture of CPB Contractors and UGL. The value of the contract awarded on November ... more

Stadler becomes sole owner of Solaris Tram

20 Nov 2018

POLAND: Stadler has become the sole owner of Solaris Tram after buying 40% of the joint venture from CAF, the Swiss company announced on November 19. Solaris Tram came into being on April 1 2017 as a joint venture of Solaris ... more

St Louis opens heritage-style tram line

20 Nov 2018

USA: The southeastern part of the Delmar Loop Trolley heritage-style tramway in St Louis was inaugurated on November 16. The opening was delayed by a day because of heavy snowfall. The 2 km route runs from Missouri History ... more

London Underground Ltd has formally signed the contract for Siemens Mobility to supply 94 Inspiro London trainsets for the Piccadilly Line.

Siemens signs £1·5bn London Underground train contract

20 Nov 2018

UK: London Underground Ltd has formally signed the contract for Siemens Mobility to supply 94 Inspiro London trainsets for the Piccadilly Line, Transport for London announced on November 20. Siemens had been named preferred ... more

Delhi metro Violet Line extension inaugurated

20 Nov 2018

INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a 3·2 km southern extension of the Delhi metro Violet Line on November 19. The extension adds two stations at Sant Surdas (Sihi) and Raja Nahar Singh in the Ballabhgarh ... more

Yekaterinburg selects tram supplier

20 Nov 2018

RUSSIA: Yekaterinburg municipality announced on November 16 that it had selected Fobos-TS as preferred bidder for a 77m rouble contract to supply four partly low-floor single-section trams. Fobos-TS acts as the trading company ... more

Systra awarded Québec City tramway contract

19 Nov 2018

CANADA: The City of Québec and transport authority RTC have awarded Systra Canada a seven-year C$12·5m contract to undertake engineering design for a proposed tram line. Norton Rose Fulbright Canada is to provide legal services ... more

Battery bus in service in Hamburg

16 Nov 2018

GERMANY: The first of 60 battery electric bus ordered by Hamburger Hochbahn has entered service in Hamburg. The operator ordered a total of 60 eCitaro buses from Mercedes-Benz, which are to be delivered by the end of 2020. The ... more

Driverless shuttle trial in Rennes

16 Nov 2018

FRANCE: A driverless shuttle trial started on the Beaulieu campus of Université de Rennes 1 on November 15 and will run until June. Two autonomous shuttles supplied by Navya are running on a 1·3 km route, which is shared ... more

Minneapolis Southwest LRT civils contract awarded

16 Nov 2018

USA: The Twin Cities Metropolitan Council awarded the civil works contract for the Southwest LRT light rail line on November 15 to a joint venture of Lunda and C.S. McCrossan. Bids were invited last year, and the joint venture ... more

Autonomous vehicle research centre to be set up in Singapore

16 Nov 2018

SINGAPORE: Continental and EasyMile have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a research and development team based in Singapore to work on autonomous vehicles. The team’s work would focus on developing perception and ... more

Second München S-Bahn crossing contract awarded

16 Nov 2018

GERMANY: DB Netz has awarded the first contract for main construction works for the second S-Bahn city crossing in München, the infrastructure manager announced on November 15. The €189m Overground West package, covering the ... more