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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

Alstom trainsets enter service on the Santiago metro

17 Sep 2018

CHILE: The first NS16 trainset entered revenue service on Santiago metro lines 2 and 5 on September 13. In March 2011 Metro de Santiago awarded Alstom a €220m contract to refurbish the 35 seven-car NS74 trainsets, but this ... more

Five on Tyne & Wear Metro fleet replacement shortlist

17 Sep 2018

UK: Tyne & Wear Metro owner and operator Nexus has issued an Invitation to Negotiate with five bidders that it has shortlisted for a contract to build and maintain a new train fleet. The shortlist announced on September 17 ... more

Pleven takes delivery of battery trolleybuses

17 Sep 2018

BULGARIA: The city of Pleven has taken delivery of 14 low-floor trolleybuses from Škoda Electric, ordered earlier this year. The vehicles are equipped with batteries for off-wire operation and have a kneeling function for easier ... more

Busan metro train contract awarded

12 Sep 2018

SOUTH KOREA: Busan Transportation Corp has awarded Hyundai Rotem a 55·6bn won contract for the supply of 48 trainsets for Busan metro Line 1, the manufacturer announced on September 11. Deliveries from Rotem’s Changwon plant ... more

Alstom wins further Shanghai metro contract

12 Sep 2018

CHINA: Shanghai Shentong Metro Group has awarded Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment Co and its Xi’an Alstom Yongji Electric Equipment Co a €58m contract to supply electrical and traction equipment for the Shanghai ... more

Alstom to supply more trams to Lyon

11 Sep 2018

FRANCE: Alstom has signed a framework contract with Lyon transport authority Sytral for the supply of Citadis trams. The initial €40m firm order covers 11 trams to operate on Route T4. The first vehicle is due to be delivered ... more

Škoda selected for Ostrava tram contract

10 Sep 2018

CZECH REPUBLIC: Tram operator DP Ostrava announced on September 7 that it had selected Škoda Transportation to supply 40 low-floor trams for KC1·9bn. Stadler, CAF and Inekon also bid, but did not comply with the terms of the ... more

Catenary-free tram delivered to Kaohsiung

07 Sep 2018

TAIWAN: The first test runs on the second phase of the Kaohsiung tramway are scheduled to get underway later this month, after the first tram arrived the port of Keelung from Alstom’s La Rochelle site in France on September ... more