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Siemens to supply LRVs for Phoenix, United States 

June 19, 2017
Siemens has secured a contract to supply 11 new S70 light-rail vehicles (LRVs) for Valley Metro Rail (Valley Metro) in Phoenix, United States.

Bangalore Metro Phase I fully operational; Phase II enters construction, India 

June 17, 2017
Commercial operations have begun on the 12-km Sampige Road-Yelachenahalli section of the Bangalore Metro (Namma Metro) North-South Line (Green Line), marking completion of Bangalore Metro Phase I.

Duos Technologies to provide intrusion detection technology for NYCT 

June 16, 2017
Duos Technologies Group has a received letter of intent (LoI) from New York City (NYC) Transit to provide a turnkey system to test and evaluate new technologies that issue warning when persons or objects enter into NYCT system's tracks.

CTU begins trial runs of Tata Motors electric bus, India 

June 15, 2017
Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) and the State Transport Department have commenced trial runs of the 9-metre long Tata Ultra ELECTRIC bus.

Latin America

Mercedes-Benz to supply 200 buses to Brazil; BNDES approves funding [free access]

June 9, 2017
Mercedes-Benz has secured the contract from seven public transport companies – Caxangá, Metropolitan, Mirim, Mobibrasil, Pedrosa, St. Judas Tadeu and Rodotur – to supply a total of 200 1721 chassis buses.

Marcopolo delivers buses to Janiz Transportes, Brazil 

June 7, 2017
Marcopolo has delivered four buses to public transport operator Janiz Transportes in Rio Grande do Sul.

La Regional VSA introduces new buses in Mexico 

May 14, 2017
La Regional VSA, the passenger transport service provider, has deployed 20 new buses in San Cristóbal.

TBM and Ayesa to supervise Lima Metro Line 1 extension 

May 4, 2017
Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) and consultancy firm Ayesa have secured a USD6.8-million contract to supervise the Lima Metro Line 1 extension.

Asia Pacific

TfNSW shortlists three groups for revitalisation of Central Station, Australia 

June 16, 2017
Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) has shortlisted three groups for the revitalisation of the Central Station of Phase II of the Sydney Metro (Sydney Metro City and Southwest).

ITDCEM begins construction on Reach 4 of Nagpur Metro; State cabinet approves draft MoUs for Nagpur and Pune metro, India 

June 15, 2017
ITD Cementation India Limited (ITDCEM) has begun construction on Reach 4 of the Nagpur Metro.

Thales deploys AFC for Delhi Metro Phase III; installs Dream Gates on two stations, India 

June 14, 2017
Thales has delivered the automatic fare collection (AFC) systems for the first section of Delhi Metro Phase III under a contract it secured in 2014 to supply AFC systems for 79 stations of Phase III.

Rahee Infratech to construct Badli depot for Delhi Metro, India 

June 14, 2017
Rahee Infratech Limited has secured an INR192.37-million contract to supply, install, test and commission ballastless track of broad gauge for the Badli depot of Delhi Metro Phase III.


VolkerRail to maintain Amsterdam area rail tracks from October 2017 

June 14, 2017
Netherlands-based infrastructure manager, ProRail, has selected UK-based VolkerRail to undertake day-to-day track maintenance for the Amsterdam area rail network for a five-year period, beginning October 1, 2017.

De Lijn confirms CAF for largest tram contract 

June 14, 2017
Belgian public transport company, De Lijn, has selected Spain-based Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) to supply 24 low-floor trams.

Alstom to refurbish inter-city EMUs for Västtrafik, Sweden 

June 13, 2017
Västtrafik, the public transport company for the county council of Västra Götaland in Sweden, has awarded a SEK90-million contract to Alstom for refurbishing 18 electric multiple units (EMUs) by end-2020.

Ansaldo to provide new headway solution for Copenhagen Metro 

June 12, 2017
Metroselskabet, the owner and developer of the Copenhagen Metro, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ansaldo STS, for developing a new headway solution.

Middle East & Africa

Bombardier to study Nasr City-New Cairo Monorail, Egypt 

June 19, 2017
Egypt’s New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bombardier Transportation to conduct the economic and financial feasibility study of a planned monorail system from Nasr City to New Cairo.

BYD delivers all electric bus to Shiraz, Iran 

June 19, 2017
China’s BYD has delivered the first all-electric bus to Shiraz Municipality in Iran.

RATP Dev secures O&M contract for Casablanca Tram, Morocco 

June 16, 2017
Casa Transport has awarded a 12-year operations and management (O&M) contract to RATP Dev for the Casablanca tram.

Thales secures fare collection contract for Cairo Metro Line 3 extension, Egypt [free access]

June 16, 2017
Thales has secured two fare collection contracts for Cairo Metro Line 3 extensions. The company will integrate its TransCity systems with existing infrastructure, which comprises 70 automatic vending machines, 177 ticket office machines, 50 portable ticket control terminals, and 460 automated access gates.