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Helsinki orders 49 Artic trams from Transtech Helsinki City Transport (HKL) has exercised two options with Škoda Transportation’s Finnish subsidiary Transtech for a total of 49 additional Artic low-floor LRVs.
ostrava-completes-order-of-40-stadler-trams
THE executive director of Ostrava Public Transport (DPO), Czech Republic, Mr Daniel Morys and executive vice president marketing & sales of Stadler, Mr Peter Jenelten, signed a contract for the delivery of 40 standard-gauge Tango...
thales-wins-kaohsiung-lrt-signalling-contract
CHINA Steel Corporation (CSC) has awarded Thales a contract to supply signalling systems for the light rail Circular Line in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The current line has 14 stations and the extension will add another 23. The...
utrecht-orders-more-caf-trams
UTRECHT provincial councillor for mobility Mrs Jacqueine Verbeek-Nijhof and CAF commercial director Mr Josu Esnaola signed a contract in the Dutch city on January 18 for an additional batch of 22 Urbos 100 low-floor LRVs. The...
melbourne-trams-to-run-on-solar-power
MELBOURNE’s extensive tram network could soon be running on electricity supplied by large-scale solar power plants under plans unveiled by the government of the Australian state of Victoria. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning...
keolisamey-to-operate-manchester-metrolink
TRANSPORT for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has awarded a joint venture of Keolis and Amey a 10-year contract to operate and maintain the city’s 92km Metrolink light rail network.KeolisAmey was one of four groups shortlisted by...
more-pesa-lrvs-for-bydgoszcz
THE Polish city of Bydgoszcz has selected local supplier Pesa as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 18 low-floor LRVs for the city’s metre-gauge tram network. Pesa submitted a bid of Zlotys 141.1m ($US 34.5m)...
hungary-begins-tendering-for-szeged-tram-train
HUNGARY’s National Infrastructure Development Agency (NIF) has published a call for tenders for contracts to plan and build the Szeged - Hódmezővásárhely tram-train line. The project - Hungary's first tram-train line - involves constructing 3.3km of...
siemens-delivers-first-s200-lrv-to-san-francisco
THE first of 215 S200 SF LRVs for San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) was unveiled at Muni Metro East Maintenance Facility on January 13, just hours after completing its road journey from Siemens’ Sacramento...
testing-begins-on-strasbourg’s-cross-border-tram-line
DESPITE heavy snowfall, the first test runs on the cross-border tram line between Strasbourg and Kehl, Germany, took place on January 10, when a 42m-long Alstom Citadis LRV belonging to Strasbourg Transport Company (CTS) operated...
uitp-urges-transport-authorities-to-build-their-own-av-fleets
THE International Association of Public Transport (UITP) is calling for urban transport authorities to build their own fleets of autonomous vehicles (AVs) for shared use and integration with existing bus and rail services to avoid...