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Daugavpils tram delivered

18 Jul 2019

LATVIA: PK TS has delivered the first of eight trams that it is supplying to Daugavpils transport operator Daugavpils Satiksme. The City Star vehicle travelled by road from the manufacturer’s factory in St Petersburg. ... more

Stadler is supplying 12 trams to Cochabamba.

Stadler rolls out first Cochabamba trams

17 Jul 2019

BOLIVIA: The first two Metelitsa trams that Stadler is supplying to Cochabamba have left the manufacturer’s factory at Minsk in Belarus. One of the vehicles is being transported by road to the port of Klaipeda in Lithuania to ... more

Bombardier Transportation has a contract to supply up to 34 light rail vehicles to Wiener Lokalbahnen.

Wiener Lokalbahnen LRV design revealed

15 Jul 2019

AUSTRIA: Wiener Lokalbahnen has revealed the external design of the light rail vehicles that it ordered from Bombardier Transportation last year. The first of the 28 m long bidirectional vehicles is due to be delivered ... more

Stadtwerke Osnabrück had previously ordered 13 electric buses from VDL.

VDL to supply 49 more articulated battery buses to Osnabrück

11 Jul 2019

GERMANY: Stadtwerke Osnabrück signed a contract on July 5 for VDL Bus & Coach to supply a further 49 electric buses. The Citeas SLFA-181 buses are due to be in service by the end of 2021. They will supplement the fleet of ... more

Bozankaya’s contract covers the supply of 16 trams with options for 24 more.

Bozankaya wins Timișoara tram order

11 Jul 2019

ROMANIA: Bozankaya is to supply up to 40 trams to Timișoara, the Turkish manufacturer announced on July 9. The firm order for 16 trams is worth €33m excluding VAT, which would rise to €80m if all options were to be exercised. ... more

Catania metro operator Ferrovie Circumetnea has presented the design of its new metro trains at Giovanni XXIII station.

Catania metro train design unveiled

11 Jul 2019

ITALY: Catania metro operator Ferrovie Circumetnea has presented the design of its new metro trains at Giovanni XXIII station. In February Ferrovie Circumetnea signed a framework contract with Titagarh Firema, the Italian ... more

Karsan’s Atak Electric is powered by five batteries supplied by BMW.

Karsan unveils Atak Electric bus

11 Jul 2019

TURKEY: Karsan has unveiled a battery-electric version of its Atak bus. The Atak Electric is powered by five batteries supplied by BMW with a total capacity of 220 kWh, giving it a range of up to 300 km. The bus is ... more

Five Enviro400EV electric double-decker buses are in service on Route 43 in London.

Electric double-decker buses in service in London

10 Jul 2019

UK: The first five of 37 electric double-decker buses that the BYD ADL joint venture is supplying to London operator Metroline entered passenger service on July 3. The Enviro400EV buses are being assembled at the Alexander ... more

Belkommunmash has announced that Dushanbe’s trolleybus order is to be increased from 100 to a total of 150 vehicles.

Dushanbe trolleybus order increased

10 Jul 2019

TAJIKISTAN: Belarusian manufacturer Belkommunmash has announced that Dushanbe’s trolleybus order is to be increased from 100 to a total of 150 vehicles. The orders have been placed as part of the Dushanbe public transport ... more