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Rideau Transit Group (RTG) orders 38 tram-trains for Ontario

Industry news  •  28 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

RTG has ordered 38 Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles for the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit Expansion Project in Ontario.

New light rail vehicles ordered for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area

Industry news  •  25 May 2017  •  Eurotransport

Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario, has ordered Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area.

Merseytravel invests £700 million for new fleet

Industry news  •  17 February 2017  •  Rachael Harper

Merseytravel is to completely transform its fleet network for the Liverpool City Region in a deal signed with Stadler worth £700 million.

St. Petersburg Metro signs contract for 40 metro cars

Industry news  •  9 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

St. Petersburg Metro has signed a supply contract with OEVRZ for 40 metro cars with asynchronous traction drives.

Elizabeth line trains undergo intense climatic testing

Industry news  •  3 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Elizabeth line trains are currently undergoing climatic testing in preparation for a range of weather conditions ahead of passenger service.

TransLink orders 28 cars for Vancouver’s SkyTrain network

Industry news  •  20 December 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Translink, Vancouver’s regional transport authority, has ordered 28 next-generation Bombardier INNOVIA Metro 300 vehicles for operation on the city’s SkyTrain network.

Green light given for new Merseyrail trains by 2020

Industry news  •  19 December 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Liverpool City Region has approved a £460m project which will deliver new trains for the Merseyrail network by the end of 2020.

Rotterdam underground network to receive €120 million funding for upgrade

Industry news  •  16 December 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to provide a €120 million loan for the acquisition of 22 new metro trains and a security upgrade of the Rotterdam underground network.

EIB to provide €200m loan for Ukraine public transport infrastructure upgrade

Industry news  •  14 November 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The European Investment Bank has announced a €200 million loan to support the upgrade of public transport infrastructure in 20 Ukraine municipalities.

Video: Hitachi Rail Europe & Bombardier announce New Tubes for London joint bid

Industry news  •  28 September 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

In a joint venture, Hitachi Rail Europe and Bombardier Trains have submitted a bid to build New Tubes for London (NTFL).

Virtual reality glasses trial to improve maintenance of Boston commuter rail system

Industry news  •  16 September 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

In a new trial, Keolis has issued its technicians with virtual reality glasses enabling quick and efficient maintenance of the Boston, Mass. commuter rail system.

First car body shell for the Lucknow Metro Train unveiled

Industry news  •  9 September 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Alstom has unveiled the first car body shell of the Lucknow Metro Train at its plant in Chennai, India, where the metro trainsets are currently being produced.

Lima Metro Line 1 to receive 139 Metropolis cars in contract worth €200m

Industry news  •  1 September 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

In an agreement worth approximately €200 million, Alstom will supply Metropolis cars and trainsets for operation on Lima Metro line 1.

CAF to supply 10 nine-car trains for Mexico City Metro

Industry news  •  18 August 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

In a contract worth approximately €164 million, CAF has been selected to supply 10 nine-car units for Line 1 of Mexico City Metro.

MTA to acquire 1,025 subway cars for New York

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

Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo has announced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will be issuing Request for Proposals including the acquisition of 1,025 new subway cars as part of the MTA Capital Program.