Urban transport news in brief

19 Feb 2019

A one-station 2 km extension of Tianjin metro Line 5 opened on January 31, serving Beichenkejiyuanbei.

Moscow city authorities have approved a 3·1 km northern extension of metro Line 10 from Lianozovo to Fiztekh.

Bordeaux tram Route C was extended by 1·4 km from Lycée Vaclav Havel to Villenave Pyrénées on February 2, adding two stops.

The European Investment Bank is providing a €20m loan to Odesa tram operator Odesmiskelektrotrans. The loan will be put towards a project to upgrade part of the city’s network and purchase new rolling stock.

Services on the 2·2 km western extension of the Izmit tramway from Sekapark to Playjolu started on February 9.

Agence Française de Développement is providing a €245m loan towards the Pune metro project.

Tracklaying on the Westside Extension of the Midland Metro tram network in Birmingham started on February 7.

Sole bidder KamAZ has won a 6·57bn rouble contract to supply 100 battery electric buses to Moscow, along with 36 fast charging stations.

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