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Plzeň transport operator PMDP and the European Investment Bank have signed a €50m loan agreement.

Trams, trolleybuses and a greener depot for Plzeň

05 Jul 2019

CZECH REPUBLIC: Plzeň transport operator PMDP and the European Investment Bank have signed a €50m loan agreement which will be used to finance the purchase of 34 trams and approximately 34 trolleybuses to replace existing ... more

FTA grant for Dallas light rail capacity improvement

02 Jul 2019

USA: Dallas Area Rapid Transit has signed a $61m grant agreement with the Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration for the lengthening of platforms at 28 stops on the Red and Blue lines. The grant announced ... more

The funding agreement was signed on the platform of the disused Siemensstadt station.

Siemensstadt S-Bahn funding agreement

01 Jul 2019

GERMANY: The long-disused S-Bahn branch to the Berlin suburb of Siemensstadt and Gartenfeld is set to be reactivated following the signing of an agreement between Deutsche Bahn's Board Member for Infrastructure Ronald Pofalla and ... more

Systra selected for Santiago Line 7

27 Jun 2019

CHILE: Metro de Santiago has selected Systra to provide consultancy services for construction of driverless metro Line 7, including the design of railway systems, workshops and rolling stock, the company announced on June ... more

The Finch West light rail line is due to open in 2023.

CBTC supplier selected for Finch West light rail line

26 Jun 2019

CANADA: Mosaic Transit Group has selected Thales to supply signalling for the Finch West light rail line being developed in Toronto. Thales is to supply its SelTrac CBTC technology. Last year Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area ... more

Transport for Wales has awarded Balfour Beatty, Alun Griffiths and Siemens Mobility early contractor involvement contracts ahead of procurement for the first stages of the South Wales Metro project.

South Wales Metro ECI contracts awarded

25 Jun 2019

UK: Transport for Wales has awarded Balfour Beatty, Alun Griffiths and Siemens Mobility early contractor involvement contracts ahead of procurement for the first stages of the South Wales Metro project. The project which is ... more

Five-year Boston transport investment plan approved

21 Jun 2019

USA: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority voted on June 18 to approve the 2020-24 capital investment plan. This includes a contribution of $753·7m towards the Red and ... more

The second phase of the Sydney metro is included in the budget.

Sydney and Parramatta projects in New South Wales budget

20 Jun 2019

AUSTRALIA: Rail projects in Sydney and Parramatta are included in the 2019-20 New South Wales budget, which was presented on June 18. The City & Southwest metro extension from Chatswood to Bankstown via central Sydney, ... more