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Keolis Downer begins operation of Newcastle Transport in Australia

Industry news  •  18 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

Keolis Downer has started operating Newcastle Transport, the new integrated transport provider for Newcastle, Australia.

On the right track: the future of Australian and New Zealand transport infrastructure

Issue 5 2016  •  19 October 2016  •  Yasha Vojdani, Interim Executive Director & Angé Anczewska, Manager of Development and Engagement at UITP Australia New Zealand (UITPANZ),

By 2050 70% of the world’s population is expected to live in urban environments – up from an average of 50% today. Australia and New Zealand are ahead of the curve in this respect, with close to 90% of the population currently living in urbanised areas. For Eurotransport, Yasha Vojdani, Interim Executive Director and Angé Anczewska, Manager of Development and Engagement at UITP Australia New Zealand (UITPANZ), provide details of current major public transport infrastructure projects across the region. These investments demonstrate commitment by Federal, State and Local governments to developing urban infrastructure for a growing and highly urbanised population, and highlight that effective public transport infrastructure networks are vital for the future growth, efficiency and productivity of cities.

First section of track laid for Sydney Light Rail project

Industry news  •  15 August 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Sydney Light Rail project reached a milestone on 11 August with the first section of track laid of the new 12km route.

TfNSW releases bus engine bay fire suppression tender

Industry news  •  25 May 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) in Australia is seeking proposals for the design, supply, installation and related services to retrofit more than 2,450 bus engine bay fire suppression systems.

Melbourne Metropolitan Rail Network to receive additional X’Trapolis trainsets

Industry news  •  6 May 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Alstom has announced it will supply five additional X’Trapolis trainsets for Melbourne’s suburban rail network.

Joint venture selected as preferred bidder for Perth’s Forrestfield-Airport Link

Industry news  •  19 February 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

A joint venture comprising of Salini Impregilo and NRW has been selected as the preferred bidder to design, construct and maintain the Forrestfield-Airport Link, Perth.

CAF awarded supply contract for Canberra Light Rail Vehicles

Industry news  •  2 February 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

CAF, a member of the Canberra Metro Consortium, has been selected to supply 14 Light Rail Vehicles for the Australian capital’s new light rail line construction project.

Australia’s Gold Coast orders additional Bombardier Flexity trams

Industry news  •  27 November 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Australia’s Gold Coast Light Rail Transit system (GCLRT) has ordered an additional four Bombardier Flexity trams worth approximately $25 million AUD (€17 million).

Bombardier celebrates the opening of Queensland’s light rail system on the Gold Coast in Australia

Industry news  •  21 July 2014  •  Bombardier Transportation

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation is celebrating the start of passenger services on the Gold Coast light rail system in Queensland, Australia…

Bombardier key to GoldLinQ consortium’s contract award

Industry news  •  8 June 2011  •  Bombardier Transportation

Public-private partnership will design, build, finance & operate the Gold Coast Rapid Transit System in Queensland, Australia…