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Momentum Dynamics to install wireless charging system in Chattanooga, US 

July 9, 2018
Momentum Dynamics Corporation, a developer of high-power wireless charging for electric vehicles, has announced plans to install a 200-kilowatt wireless charging system for zero-emission electric buses in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Cubic to expand OpalPay to on-demand service, Australia 

July 6, 2018
Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) has expanded its OpalPay payment method to allow on-demand public transport operators to tap into the Opal card system.

Tutor Perini/Frontier-Kemper JV to construct tunnels for Purple Line Extension Section 3 

July 5, 2018
The Tutor Perini/Frontier- Kemper Joint Venture has secured a USD410-million contract from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) for the Purple Line Extension Section 3 tunnels project.

OHL-led JV to secure construction contract for Y Vasca HSR [free access]

July 5, 2018
A joint venture of OHL (40 per cent), Sobrino (20 per cent), G&O (10 per cent) and Geotunel (30 per cent) has secured a EUR134-million contract from Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias/Adif Alta Velocidad (Adif) to construct three tunnels of 6.3 km for the Mondragón-Elorrio-Bergara section of the Vitoria-Bilbao-San Sebastián high speed rail (HSR) line (also known as Y Vasca HSR).

Latin America

BYD to supply 100 electric buses in Santiago, Chile 

July 9, 2018
China-based Build Your Dreams (BYD) has signed an agreement with Chile’s Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications to supply 100 K9FE electric buses in Santiago by November 2018.

Sacyr-Ferrera Guedes JV to construct Fortaleza Metro East Line Phase 1, Brazil 

July 9, 2018
The joint venture (JV) of Spain-based Sacyr Ingeniería e Infraestructuras and the Brazil-based Ferrera Guedes has secured a BRL1.47 billion (EUR350 million) contract to construct Phase 1 of Fortaleza Metro East Line.

Hyundai Rotem to maintain São Paulo commuter rail rolling stock 

June 26, 2018
South Korea-based Hyundai Rotem has secured a KRW80-billion rolling stock maintenance contract from Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos (CPTM), the developer and operator of the São Paulo commuter rail system.

São Paulo extends ABC Integrado consortium contract till May 2019 [free access]

June 7, 2018
The state government of São Paulo has extended the contract of ABC Integrado consortium, which is responsible for the finance, construction, operation and maintenance of São Paulo Metro Line 18 on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis, until May 2019.

Asia Pacific

King Long and Baidu to develop autonomous minibuses for Japan by 2019 

July 9, 2018
China-based companies, Baidu and Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Company have announced plans to develop 10 electric minibuses under the brand Apolong.

Kiwi Bus, TEG and Microvast deliver first double-decker electric bus in Wellington, 32 more by 2021 

July 9, 2018
Tranzit group, Metlink and the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) have jointly launched the first double-decker electric bus for service from July 2018.

Hyundai Rotem-BES-Siemens consortium to supply E&M for Taoyuan MRT Green Line, Taiwan 

July 6, 2018
A consortium of South Korea-based Hyundai Rotem, Taiwan-based BES Engineering and Germany-based Siemens has secured a contract from the Taoyuan City Government to supply electrical and mechanical (E&M) systems on a turnkey basis for the mass rapid transit (MRT) Green Line.

Kawasaki-CSR consortium delivers first driverless train for TEL, Singapore 

July 6, 2018
A consortium of Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Kawasaki) and CSR Qingdao Sifang (CSR) has delivered a single four-car driverless train for the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) in Singapore.


CAF shortlisted for HS2 rolling stock contract; Bombardier-Hitachi to submit joint bid, UK 

July 5, 2018
High Speed Two (HS2) Limited (HS2 Limited) has invited CAF to join the list of companies shortlisted for a GBP2.75-billion contract to design, build and maintain at least 54 trains for the planned HS2 network.

MAN to supply up to 1,000 buses to DB Regio Bus, Germany 

July 4, 2018
DB Regio Bus, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn (DB), has signed a framework agreement with MAN Truck & Bus (MAN) to procure up to 1,000 city and intercity buses at an estimated investment of EUR250 million.

ATM deploys contactless bank cards on Milan Metro, Italy 

July 4, 2018
Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (ATM), in collaboration with Mastercard and Visa, has deployed contactless bank cards in entire Milan Metro network.

Sweco to design a section of Sofia Metro Line 3, Bulgaria 

July 4, 2018
Sweco Energoproekt (Sweco) has secured EUR489,800 contract from Metropolitan JSC to design 5.6-km long section of Sofia Metro Line 3.

Middle East & Africa

Alstom to supply infrastructure systems for Lagos Metro Blue Line 

July 5, 2018
France-based Alstom has signed a Heads of Agreement (a non-binding agreement that outlines the key terms of a proposed agreement) with Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) to supply railway infrastructure systems for Lagos Metro Blue Line Phases 1 and 2.

Dubai RTA to accept Apple Pay and Samsung Pay for Dubai Metro 

June 1, 2018
Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA), in partnership with UAE-based Network International, has upgraded the payment terminals of Dubai Metro stations that will now accept Apple Pay and Samsung Pay to recharge the Nol smartcards.

Egis Rail secures PMC contract of Etihad Rail Stages 2 and 3 

May 24, 2018
France-based Egis Rail has secured a project management consultancy (PMC) contract from Etihad Rail, the national rail operator of United Arab Emirates (UAE), to manage Stages 2 and 3 of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Rail project

Haramain HSR to commence partial operations in September 2018; full operations in 2019 

May 17, 2018
Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO), the company responsible for the development of Haramain high speed rail (HSR), has announced that full scale operations on the Haramain HSR are expected to commence in September 2019.