THE Peoples Committee of Ho Chi Minh City signed a contract with Hitachi on June 11 for Metro Line 1 Package 3, which covers electrical and mechanical works, trackwork, and rolling stock for the first phase of the city's metro network.
THE High Commission for Riyadh Development (HCRD) says that "three major global consortia" have submitted technical and financial offers for the Riyadh Metro project, a six-line driverless network which will eventually encompass 177km and 96 stations in the Saudi capital.
SL, Stockholm's public transport authority, has selected Bombardier to deliver 24 four-car Movia metro trains, which will make up its new C30 driverless metro fleet. The order is worth Skr 5.1bn ($US 768.1m) and includes an option for an additional 20 four-car trains.
Construction is underway on the initial 8km section of Lagos' first metro line. Doing business in Nigeria has traditionally been a difficult proposition for foreign companies, but as Kevin Smith discovers, by enacting an effective PPP financing structure the Lagos Area Metropolitan Transport Authority has attracted the international project management expertise required to get the Blue Line up-and-running.
IRJ at the 60th UITP World Congress, Geneva: Representatives of Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (Hart) and AnsaldoBreda unveiled a full-size mock-up of the driverless train for the Honolulu metro at the UITP World Congress in Geneva on May 28.