BOMBARDIER announced on February 27 that it will supply an additional 21 Flexity trams to Berlin Transport Authority (BVG), which has triggered an option in a framework agreement signed in 2006 for a maximum of 200 vehicles.
DENVER Regional Transportation District (RTD) inaugurated the long-awaited light rail R Line on February 24, extending the route into the centre of Aurora.
ALSTOM announced on February 24 that it has received an order worth over €20m from Germany’s Bentheim Railways (BE) for the supply of five Coradia Lint DMUs as part of a project to restore passenger services on the 28km Bad Bentheim - Nordhorn - Neuenhaus line in Lower Saxony.
STADLER announced on February 16 that it has signed a deal with Merseytravel worth up to £700m to build and maintain 52 EMUs for Liverpool’s Merseyrail network, which will enter service 2020 onwards.
SIEMENS announced on February 16 that DB Regio has ordered 39 EMUs to operate on its Rhine Valley rail network in southwest Germany from 2020.
SINGAPORE’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on February 16 that it, along with MyHSR Corporation has appointed a consortium comprising WSP Engineering Malysia, Mott MacDonald Malaysia and Ernst & Young Advisory Services as joint development partner for the Singapore - Kuala Lumpur high-speed project.
KNORR-Bremse announced on February 15 that it will supply braking systems to Alstom’s 800 new Prima-E double locomotives for Indian Railways (IR).
BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has announced that its subsidiary, Network Rail Consulting (NRC), has expanded its operations in North America and appointed a new vice-president to lead its new Canadian subsidiary, which will be headquartered in Toronto.
SCIENTISTS at the University of Birmingham, Britain, have developed application which enables passengers to measure ride comfort using their smart phones.
BRITISH digital services company Worldline announced on February 13 that it has been awarded a four-year contract by Transport for London (TfL) to provide passenger information across 22 stations on the Elizabeth Line.