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Sheriff of Nottingham Catharine Arnold has unveiled the first of Nottingham Express Transit’s 15 Bombardier Incentro trams to be refurbished in a £3·5m project.

Sheriff of Nottingham unveils refurbished tram

16 May 2019

UK: Sheriff of Nottingham Catharine Arnold has unveiled the first of Nottingham Express Transit’s 15 Bombardier Incentro trams to be refurbished in a £3·5m project. The work is being undertaken by Alstom at NET’s depot, ... more

Transport for London has placed a £12m order for Wrightbus to supply 20 hydrogen-powered double-deck buses.

London orders fuel cell powered double-deck buses

16 May 2019

UK: Transport for London has placed a £12m order for Wrightbus to supply what the authority says will be the world’s first hydrogen-powered double-deck buses, and their associated fuelling infrastructure. The 20 buses will be ... more

Anaheim Transportation Network orders battery buses

15 May 2019

USA: California’s Anaheim Transportation Network has awarded BYD a contract to supply 40 battery-electric buses. Half of these will be the BYD K9M design, the others the shorter BYD K7M and articulated K11M. The order is being ... more

Stadler US has officially inaugurated its factory in Salt Lake City.

Stadler inaugurates Salt Lake City factory

14 May 2019

USA: Vehicles being built for Caltrain and TEXRail were used to re-enact the completion of the transcontinental railway at Promontory Summit 150 years before as part of celebrations marking the official inauguration of Stadler US ... more

FS owns a stake in Milano metro Line 5 concessionaire Metro 5 SpA.

Urban mobility a feature of FS Group’s investment plan

14 May 2019

ITALY: State railway holding FS Group Chief Executive Gianfranco Battisti unveiled an ‘unprecedented’ spending programme on May 10, with €58bn to be invested across various modes in 2019-23. A total of €28bn is to be spent on ... more

BYD has delivered 15 electric buses to Badajoz.

Electric buses handed over in Badajoz

13 May 2019

SPAIN: Badajoz Mayor Francisco Javier Fragoso attended a ceremony on May 9 marking the delivery of 15 battery electric buses from Chinese manufacturer BYD. Transport operator Tubasa, a Grupo Ruiz subsidiary, placed the order in ... more

Scomi has supplied monorail vehicles to cities including Kuala Lumpur.

Scomi Rail ordered to wind up

10 May 2019

MALAYSIA: The High Court ordered the winding-up of monorail manufacturer Scomi Rail on May 6. The order follows Scomi Rail defaulting on debts to Maybank and Voyage Logistics International (Malaysia). The property of the Scomi ... more

PK TS had previously suppplied Vityaz-M trams to St Petersburg (photo: Vladimir Waldin).

PK TS wins further St Petersburg tram order

09 May 2019

RUSSIA: St Petersburg tram operator Gorelektrotrans announced on May 6 that PK TS was the sole bidder for a 2bn rouble contract to supply 21 three-section trams. It is thought that other producers did not bid owing to the tight ... more

BYD wins further Swedish electric bus order

07 May 2019

SWEDEN: Bus operator Nobina has ordered 20 K11 articulated electric buses from BYD. Deliveries of the 18 m long vehicles are due to begin at the end of 2019. Four of the buses will be put into service in the Barkarby ... more