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Solaris to supply electric buses to Włocławek

16 Jan 2019

POLAND: Solaris Bus & Coach has signed an 8·5m złoty contract to supply three electric buses to Włocławek. Solaris will also supply four plug-in charging stations for depots. These will be used to charge the Solaris High ... more

Paris RER Line A refurbishment contract awarded

16 Jan 2019

FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités and RATP have signed a €121·3m contract for CAF to refurbish the 43 MI2N electric multiple-units operating on RER Line A. In addition to a new livery, the EMUs will gain a new interior layout, as ... more

Result of Grand Paris front-end design vote announced

14 Jan 2019

FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités and Société du Grand Paris announced on January 14 the winning design for the metro trainsets that will be used on lines 15, 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express project. In December future users ... more

Škoda to supply more trolleybuses to Pardubice

14 Jan 2019

CZECH REPUBLIC: Sole bidder Škoda Electric signed a contract on January 4 to supply five 32Tr trolleybuses to Pardubice. The 12 m long low-floor vehicles will be produced jointly with SOR Libchavy using its SOR NS 12 ... more

Manila Line 3 upgrade contract awarded

10 Jan 2019

PHILIPPNIES: The Department of Transportation has awarded a ¥35·5bn contract for the rehabilitation and maintenance of Manila metro Line 3 to a consortium of Sumitomo Corp and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering. Sumitomo ... more

Medellín orders BYD electric buses

09 Jan 2019

COLOMBIA: BYD has won a contract to supply 64 electric buses to Medellín BRT operator Metroplús, the manufacturer announced on January 7. The K9G buses are to be delivered in the second half of 2019. The 12·5 m long buses ... more

RNV takes delivery of Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses

08 Jan 2019

GERMANY: Daimler handed over three Mercedes-Benz eCitaro battery buses to Rhein-Neckar transport authority RNV on January 7. RNV is the launch customer for the eCitaro, having signed a memorandum of understanding with Daimler ... more

CRRC delivers LRVs to Hong Kong

04 Jan 2019

CHINA: The first two of 40 light rail vehicles that CRRC Nanjing Puzhen is supplying to MRT Corp arrived at the Tuen Mun depot in Hong Kong on December 28. CRRC is supplying the LRVs under a HK$745m order placed in 2016. In ... more

First CAF LRV in service on Boston Green Line

03 Jan 2019

USA: The first of 24 light rail vehicles that CAF is supplying to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Boston Green Line entered regular passenger service on December 21. The 70% low-floor LRVs, designated Type 9 by ... more