Siemens lands first contract for its new ‘Inspiro’ – Warsaw orders 35 trains worth...

Warsaw’s metro operator, Metro Warszawskie has placed a €272m order for 35 six-car metro trains with a consortium consisting of Siemens and Newag, the Polish rolling stock manufacturer. This is the biggest order ever for...

Madrid Metro Line 2 expansion complete

The President of the Regional Government of Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, inaugurated the Metro’s new Line 2 section which connects La Elipa station to Las Rosas neighbourhood with four new stations. The extension of Line 2...

Manchester Metrolink interchange approved

A new £6.7 million transport hub in Manchester has been given the go-ahead by city officials. The Wythenshawe Interchange, which is due to open in 2015, will be built next to the Metrolink stop in...

Expansion of Midland Metro depot begins

Work has begun on a £13.8 million expansion of the Wednesbury Midland Metro depot. Centro, the Midlands’ transport authority, has awarded the contract to Morgan Sindall. The project will see the existing Metro Centre at Potters...

Hitachi & Mitsubishi in talks over Chennai Monorail project

Japanese infrastructure companies Hitachi and Mitsubishi are in talks over the Chennai Monorail project. Tamil Nadu has invited tenders in developing monorail in Chennai that covers a distance of 300 km. In the 2005-06 budget the...

Decision to order more new Midland Metro trams to be made by end of...

Centro's metro programme director has said a decision will be made later this year as to whether or not the authority will exercise an option for additional Urbos 3 trams. On September 5, the first...

Jakarta Metro contract for DMRC

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has gone international after bagging a contract from Jakarta Metro to provide management consultancy services for the first phase of the Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit System in Indonesia. DMRC has...

Midland Metro Eastside extension route chosen

West Midlands' transport authority Centro has confirmed the route of the Midland Metro Eastside extension in Birmingham. The extension will take trams from Curzon Street, the site of Birmingham's HS2 hub station, along New Canal Street...

Budapest places order for new CAF trams

CAF has agreed an order for up to 124 new low-floor trams for the city of Budapest. With funding from the European Union, the Spanish manufacturer will build 37 Urbos trams for operator BKK, with...

Virginia’s first light rail system carries 30,000 passengers on opening day

Hampton Roads Transit announced on Saturday that more than 30,000 customers had boarded The Tide on its first full day of service, exceeding expectations for the new light rail system. The Tide opened to the...

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