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Yekaterinburg metro car modernisation agreement

21 Sep 2018

RUSSIA: Yekaterinburg Metro signed an agreement with Transmashholding subsidiary OEVRZ on September 11 for the overhaul of four 81-717.5 and 81-714.5 metro cars. The work is due to be completed by the end of the year and is ... more

Solaris electric bus on test in Tartu

20 Sep 2018

ESTONIA: Operator Sebe has started test running a Solaris Urbino 12 electric bus on Route 25 in Tartu. The test runs are due to conclude at the end of August 2019. The bus is fitted with two 125 kW traction motors powered ... more

BYD electric buses ordered for Jerusalem

20 Sep 2018

ISRAEL: Operator Egged has ordered seven electric buses from BYD for operation in Jerusalem. The 12 m long vehicles are expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2019, and form part of a larger project to test ... more

Rennes reinvigorates VAL concept

19 Sep 2018

FRANCE: A spacious interior tailored to short hops is at the heart of the Cityval metro car being supplied to operate Line B of the automated light metro network in Rennes. On display at the InnoTrans trade show in Berlin, the ... more

Stadler Pankow and Siemens Mobility present first Berlin S-Bahn trainset

18 Sep 2018

INNOTRANS: The first of the 106 trainsets which a consortium of Stadler Pankow and Siemens Mobility is building for the Berlin S-Bahn was officially presented to 'the world and the people of Berlin' at InnoTrans on September ... more

CRRC unveils Cetrovo carbon-bodied metro vehicle

18 Sep 2018

CHINA: Hailed as the world’s first carbon-bodied metro vehicle, CRRC’s Cetrovo metro car prototype was formally unveiled at InnoTrans on September 18. CRRC says the Sifang-built vehicle will pave the way for the third generation ... more

Škoda ForCity Classic tram enters service in Eskişehir

18 Sep 2018

TURKEY: The first of 14 trams that Škoda Transportation is supplying to Eskişehir entered revenue service on September 17. Škoda won a €26m contract in September 2016 for the supply of its ForCity Classic low-floor trams for ... more

First driverless Glasgow Subway train on show

18 Sep 2018

UK: The first of 17 driverless metro trains that Stadler is supplying for the Glasgow Subway is being displayed at the InnoTrans 2018 trade fair in Berlin this week. In March 2016 Strathclyde Partnership for Transport approved ... more

Brno to receive tram kits

18 Sep 2018

CZECH REPUBLIC: Krnovské Opravny a Strojírny was the sole bidder for a framework contract to supply tram kits and assembly tools to Brno tram operator DPMB. KOS, a member of the Alliance TW Team along with Pragoimex and VKV ... more