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Washington Metro starts next fleet renewal

06 Sep 2018

USA: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has unveiled plans to replace its oldest remaining trainsets, which are now approaching life-expiry. The agency issued a request for proposals on September 4 for the design and ... more

CZ Loko has built two MUV 74 M-S track maintenance vehicles for use on the Sofia metro.

Sofia metro takes delivery of maintenance machines

05 Sep 2018

BULGARIA: Czech manufacturer CZ Loko has built two MUV 74 M-S track maintenance vehicles for use on the Sofia metro. One vehicle is equipped with a work platform for access to the overhead electrification equipment. The other ... more

Merseytravel has unveiled a full-sized mock-up of the Stadler electric multiple-units ordered for Merseyrail services.

Merseytravel unveils Stadler EMU mock-up

04 Sep 2018

UK: Liverpool region transport authority Merseytravel has unveiled a full-sized mock-up of a driving car from one of the 52 four-car electric multiple-units which it has ordered from Stadler for use on Merseyrail services. The ... more

Three bidders prequalify for Perth EMU order

03 Sep 2018

AUSTRALIA: The government of Western Australia has prequalified three bidders for a contract to supply up to 41 six-car electric multiple-units for the Transperth network serving Perth: Alstom Transport ... more

Hitachi to supply Panamá City monorail trains

31 Aug 2018

PANAMA: Metro de Panamá has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hitachi, Ansaldo STS and Mitsubishi Corp for the supply of vehicles and railway systems for Panamá City metro Line 3, the consortium announced on August 30. ... more

Stagecoach pledges Manchester electric bus investment

29 Aug 2018

UK: Bus operator Stagecoach announced on August 28 that it will invest £34·6m into the procurement of a fleet of electric buses for Greater Manchester. If £21·5m can be secured from the government’s Ultra-Low Emission Bus ... more

Stadler applies to build St Petersburg tram factory

27 Aug 2018

RUSSIA: Stadler has applied to the St Petersburg authorities to build a tram assembly plant in the city. The Swiss company has proposed an offset contract with the municipality under which the manufacturer would pay to build ... more