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Transport for London has completed a sale and leaseback deal for the Class 345 EMUs which Bombardier Transportation is delivering for Elizabeth Line services.

Crossrail fleet sale and leaseback deal completed

22 Mar 2019

UK: Transport for London has completed a sale and leaseback deal for the Class 345 electric multiple-units which Bombardier Transportation is delivering for Elizabeth Line services. The EMUs have been bought by the 345 Rail ... more

Stadler has presented a four-car metro trainset that it is supplying to Minsk Metro.

Stadler presents Minsk metro train

21 Mar 2019

BELARUS: Stadler presented the first of 10 metro trains that it is supplying to Minsk Metro at its factory in the city on March 20. The four-car train is due to undertake testing at the factory before being transported by rail to ... more

Marcopolo and Aeromovel have developed a prototype driverless peoplemover.

Marcopolo moves into the urban rail market

21 Mar 2019

BRAZIL: Bus manufacturer Marcopolo announced that it is moving into the production of urban rail vehicles under the Marcopolo Rail brand at the NTExpo trade fair in São Paulo on March 19. The company is displaying a prototype ... more

TDI is working with RDM to build a prototype very light rail vehicle.

Coventry very light rail vehicle design unveiled

20 Mar 2019

UK: The University of Warwick’s Warwick Manufacturing Group has published the design of the very light rail vehicle that it is developing with Transport Design International. TDI is working with automotive company RDM to build ... more

Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky factory a contract to supply 21 Class EP2D electric multiple-units.

Moscow suburban operator orders rolling stock

19 Mar 2019

RUSSIA: Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky factory a contract to supply 21 Class EP2D electric multiple-units, to be financed by Sberbank Leasing. The 11-car 3kV DC EMUs will be 244 m ... more

Durmazlar is supplying 30 catenary-free trams to Istanbul.

Durmazlar unveils its first tram for Istanbul

12 Mar 2019

TURKEY: Durmazlar unveiled the first tram that it is supplying for the future route T5 in Istanbul on March 11. According to the manufacturer, the styling is intended to evoke waves. The Bursa-based manufacturer signed a ... more

Nature influences Nantes tram concept

12 Mar 2019

FRANCE: Consultancy RCP Design Global has unveiled its proposed design for the next generation of trams to be deployed in Nantes, where a fleet renewal programme is envisaged. Nantes has a ... more

Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois has become the launch customer for Alstom’s Aptis electric bus.

Strasbourg becomes launch customer for Aptis

11 Mar 2019

FRANCE: Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois has become the launch customer for Alstom’s Aptis electric bus, the manufacturer announced on March 8. The 12 buses that CTS has ordered will be the first battery electric buses ... more

Sofia metro has ordered a further 10 Inspiro trainsets from a consortium of Newag and Siemens Mobility.

Sofia orders metro trains

05 Mar 2019

BULGARIA: Sofia metro operator Metropolitan EAD has ordered a further 10 three-car Inspiro trainsets from a consortium of Newag and Siemens Mobility. The latest order has been placed using an option on a September 2015 contract ... more