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Milano transport operator ATM has awarded a framework contract for the supply of up to 250 battery electric buses to Solaris.

Solaris to supply up to 250 electric buses to Milano

09 Jul 2019

ITALY: Milano transport operator ATM has awarded a framework contract for the supply of up to 250 battery electric buses to Solaris. Delivery of the base order of 40 buses is to begin in June 2020, and the contract would be ... more

The first of 18 light rail vehicles which CAF is supplying for the Metro Express project was delivered on July 4.

Mauritius Metro Express light rail vehicle arrives

05 Jul 2019

MAURITIUS: The first of 18 light rail vehicles which CAF is supplying for the Metro Express project was delivered on July 4, with five more expected to follow by the end of the year. The initial 13 km Port Louis – Rose Hill ... more

Uraltransmash has unveiled its fully low-floor Type 71-418 tram.

Uraltransmash unveils low-floor tram

05 Jul 2019

RUSSIA: Uraltransmash unveiled its fully low-floor Type 71-418 tram on July 3, ahead of displaying the vehicle at the Innoprom-2019 trade fair which is to be held in Yekaterinburg on July 8-11.   The Type 71-418 is an ... more

The first two trainsets for Mass Rapid Transit Corp’s Klang Valley metro Line 2 have been delivered to the Sungai Buloh depot (Photo: MRT Corp).

First Klang Valley SSP Line metro trains delivered

04 Jul 2019

MALAYSIA: The first two completed trainsets for Mass Rapid Transit Corp’s Klang Valley metro Line 2 project, known as the SSP Line, have been delivered to the Sungai Buloh depot ready for dynamic testing. The 52·2 km ... more

Stadtwerke München has exercised options worth more than €200m for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 73 four-section Avenio trams.

München orders 73 trams

04 Jul 2019

GERMANY: München’s municipally-owned utility company Stadtwerke München has exercised options worth more than €200m for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 73 four-section Avenio trams, similar to those already in service. ... more

A prototype ‘next-generation’ metro car developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang using materials including carbon fibre has been tested in Qingdao.

CRRC tests carbon fibre metro car

02 Jul 2019

CHINA: A prototype ‘next-generation’ metro car developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang using materials including carbon fibre has been tested in Qingdao, and plans are being developed for testing in other cities. CRRC unveiled a ... more

Bogestra has ordered a further eight Variobahn trams from Stadler.

Stadler wins further Bogestra tram order

02 Jul 2019

GERMANY: Bochum-Gelsenkirchen transport operator Bogestra has ordered a further eight Variobahn trams from Stadler, exercising an option on an order placed in 2015. The five-section bidirectional low-floor trams will have ... more

he government of South Australia has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply a further 12 three-car A-City electric multiple-units to increase capacity on the Adelaide suburban network.

Adelaide A-City fleet expansion

02 Jul 2019

AUSTRALIA: The government of South Australia has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply a further 12 three-car A-City electric multiple-units to increase capacity on the Adelaide suburban network. The order ... more

Hamburger Hochbahn has exercised options to purchase a further 32 three-car DT5 metro trainsets from a consortium of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation.

Hamburger Hochbahn orders more DT5 metro trains

01 Jul 2019

GERMANY: Hamburger Hochbahn has exercised options to purchase a further 32 three-car DT5 metro trainsets from a consortium of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation. Alstom’s share of the €186m contract is €100m and includes ... more