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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

Siemens is supplying 34 Type G1 trains to Nürnberg transport operator VAG.

First G1 metro train arrives in Nürnberg

07 May 2019

GERMANY: The first of 34 Type G1 metro trainsets that Siemens is supplying to Nürnberg transport operator VAG arrived at VAG’s Langwasser depot on May 3. The four-car trainset was delivered by rail from Siemens’ Wien factory. ... more

Stadler is supplying 17 four-car driverless trainsets to operate the Glasgow Subway.

First driverless Glasgow Subway train delivered

07 May 2019

UK: The first of 17 driverless metro trainsets that Stadler is supplying for the Glasgow Subway has arrived in the city ahead of the start of on-site testing. Two more are due to be delivered by the end of the summer. In March ... more

China Railway Signal & Communications Group is supplying 17 trams to operate on the first tram line in Tianshui.

Tianshui tram rolled out

07 May 2019

CHINA: China Railway Signal & Communications Group has rolled out at its Changsha factory the first of 17 trams that it is supplying to operate the initial tram route being developed in Tianshui. The five-section Pioneer ... more

Alstom has delivered the first MPL16 metro train to Lyon.

Alstom delivers first MPL16 metro train to Lyon

02 May 2019

FRANCE: Alstom has delivered the first of 30 MPL16 trainsets that it is supplying to the Lyon metro. The train is due to enter service on Line B in 2020. In October 2016 transport authority Sytral awarded Alstom a €140m ... more

Metro do Porto is to order 18 light rail vehicles to augment its current fleet of 102.

CRRC, Siemens and Škoda bid for Porto LRV contract

01 May 2019

PORTUGAL: Metro do Porto has received three bids for a contract to supply 18 light rail vehicles, the authority announced on April 30. Metro do Porto called tenders in December for the contract with an estimated value of ... more

King Philippe has unveiled a mock-up of the next-generation Bombardier Flexity tram for Brussels.

King unveils Brussels tram mock-up

30 Apr 2019

BELGIUM: On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of trams in Brussels, King Philippe unveiled a mock-up of the next-generation Flexity tram on April 30. City transport operator STIB signed a €480m framework contract with ... more

CRRC and Tianjin Trust Co have launched a financial leasing subsidiary with the aim of expanding the rolling stock manufacturing group’s export activities.

CRRC launches rolling stock finance business

29 Apr 2019

CHINA: CRRC and Tianjin Trust Co have launched a financial leasing subsidiary with the aim of expanding the rolling stock manufacturing group’s export activities and supporting the government’s Belt & Road ... more