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ACCORDING to German press reports, three senior ministers in the German government have written to the European Union’s environment commissioner Mr Karmenu Vella proposing to make public transport in five…
Mohamed Mezghani, who took over as secretary general of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) on January 1, outlines the trends and challenges that the public transport sector faces…
A consortium of Team Group, Thailand, and Egis, France, has been appointed project consultant for the Baht 53.5bn ($US 1.7bn) Bangkok Pink Line monorail public-private partnership (PPP) project.
DYNAMIC testing is underway in Sydney of the first of 22 six-car Alstom Metropolis driverless metro trains for the North West Rail Link project.
THE City of Warsaw has launched tenders for a contract to construct a 3.9km underground extension of metro Line M2 from Trocka to Bródno in the northeastern district of Targówek.
CDPQ Infra says construction will begin in April on Montreal’s Metropolitan Electric Network (REM), a new 67km automated light metro, following the announcement of the winners of the engineering, procurement…
HAMBURG Hochbahn (HH) has issued a call for tender for the supply between 120 and 200 metro cars of two types for operation on the new Line U5 and the…
BRAZIL’s Ministry of Cities has authorised the Federal District government to proceed with a Reais 333.4m ($US 103m) project to upgrade and extend Brasilia’s metro network.
THE Munich City Council SPD-CSU coalition has unveiled plans to invest €5.5bn to expand the Bavarian capital’s U-Bahn and tram networks.
IRJ Pro market researcher Jonny Dearden reviews the winners and losers in the rolling stock market in 2017.
AN ACS Group/Hochtief-led consortium has been selected as recommended developer for a $US 1.95bn public-private partnership (PPP) project to build an automated peoplemover at Los Angeles International Airport and operate…
SHANGHAI Shentong Metro Group has awarded the Thales SEC Transport (TST) joint venture of Thales and Shanghai Electric a contract to equip the new Line 14 for driverless operation as…
TYNE and Wear public transport authority Nexus announced on January 25 that it has launched the procurement process for a contract to supply and maintain a new fleet of trains…
THE Viamobilidade consortium, led by CCR Group, won an auction on January 19 for the 20-year concession for São Paulo metro Line 5-Lilac and monorail Line 17-Gold.
CHINA’s urban rail trackage surpassed 5000km at the end of 2017, according to statistics published by the China Urban Rail Transit Association.
SEOUL Metro, the operator of metro lines 1-8 in the Korean capital, has signed an agreement to support the construction and operation of an urban rail line in the Vietnamese…
A full-size mock-up of the next generation of rolling stock for the Brussels metro has gone on public display as part of the WeAreMobility exhibition, which is being held alongside…
SAN FRANCISCO Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart) is set to introduce its first Fleet of the Future cars into passenger service within the next few days after the California Public…
A bilateral agreement setting the terms for the development of a cross-border urban rail link between Singapore and Johor Bahru, Malaysia, was signed by the transport ministers of the two…
IRJ Pro market researcher Jonny Dearden looks at the big projects likely to hit the headlines this year.
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