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New Flyer to supply buses in Vancouver, Dallas and Philadelphia 

March 19, 2018
New Flyer has secured two contracts, one each in British Columbia (Canada) and Dallas (US), to supply buses fuelled by compressed natural gas (CNG).

PNSTI and MorFund PPP to develop Ho Chi Minh City-Can Tho HSR by 2024, Vietnam 

March 15, 2018
The Phuong Nam Science and Technology Institute (PNSTI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Canada-based MorFund Financial Incorporated (MorFund) to develop a high speed rail (HSR) line in Vietnam on public-private partnership (PPP) basis and invest USD5 billion in the project.

South County Transit Partners JV to provide project management for Sound Transit 

March 14, 2018
The South County Transit Partners, a joint venture (JV) of Mott MacDonald and SNC-Lavalin, has secured a contract from Sound Transit to provide design-build project management service for the Federal Way Link Extension in the Seattle.

BYD to supply three electric buses in Baton Rouge, US 

March 14, 2018
BYD has secured a contract to supply three K9S electric buses for Capital Area Transit System (CATS) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Latin America

GMV to supply TVMs and card recharge machines for Metro de Santiago 

March 13, 2018
Spain-based SICE, the primary contractor responsible for the supply and maintenance of automatic fare collection system (AFC) for Lines 3 and 6 of Santiago Metro, has awarded a contract to Spain-based GMV for the supply of 80 card vending machines (CVMs) and 150 card recharge machines.

Stadler Rail to supply 12 LRVs for Cochabamba LRT, Bolivia [free access]

February 28, 2018
Switzerland-based Stadler AG has secured a contract from Asociación Accidental Tunari, the consortium responsible for constructing and commissioning the Cochabamba light rail transit (LRT), to supply 12 Metelitsa light rail vehicles (LRVs) and maintain the LRVs for three years

Teresina Metro acquires three trains from Bom Sinal, to acquire three more, Brazil 

February 7, 2018
The State Government of Piaui has awarded a BRL45-million contract to Brazil-based BOM SINAL Indústria e Comércio Limited (Bom Sinal) to supply three trains for Teresina Metro.

Metro de Panamá starts deployment of Alstom railcars 

February 7, 2018
Metro de Panamá, the operator and developer of Panama Metro, has deployed the first five-car train on Line 1.

Asia Pacific

KLIA rail link deploys CRRC trains, Malaysia 

March 20, 2018
CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Company Limited has supplied six electric multiple units (EMUs) for service on the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) rail link under a contract secured from Express Rail Link (ERL) of Malaysia in 2014.

Sydney Metro shortlists bidders for construction, receives trains from Alstom 

March 19, 2018
Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) has shortlisted six companies for two Sydney Metro contracts, which are scheduled to be awarded in 2018. Passenger services are expected to commence in the first half of 2019 on the Sydney Metro Northwest project.

Tata Motors delivers 25 hybrid electric buses in Mumbai, India 

March 16, 2018
Tata Motors has delivered 25 Starbus diesel-electric hybrid buses to Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for service on new routes connecting the Bandra Kurla Complex, Thane, Mulund, Kharghar, Sion, Borivali and Navi Mumbai.

CRRC to test Beijing-Zhangjiakou automatic HSR in 2019, China 

March 14, 2018
CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Company has announced plans to test an automatic train which will serve on the high speed rail (HSR) line connecting Beijing and Zhangjiakou in 2019.


Egis Rail to conduct feasibility study for Tallinn tram line 

March 19, 2018
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of the Republic of Estonia has awarded a EUR170,984 contract to France-based Egis Rail S.A. to conduct feasibility and technical framework study for the development of tram line between passenger port (Vanasadam) and Rail Baltica Ülemiste railway station in Tallinn.

Metroselskabet awards rolling stock and construction contracts for Copenhagen Metro 

March 16, 2018
Metroselskabet, the owner and developer of the Copenhagen Metro, has awarded two contracts.

SMRT to test Formula 1 technology for train condition monitoring, Singapore 

March 16, 2018
The Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with United Kingdom-based McLaren Applied Technologies (McLaren) to test Formula 1 performance optimisation technology for public transit in Singapore by end-2018.

Bombardier secures contract extension for LO fleet maintenance 

March 15, 2018
Bombardier Transportation has secured a contract extension from Transport for London (TfL) to service the Bombardier Electrostar Class 378 fleet deployed on the LO network.

Middle East & Africa

Scania and Marcopolo to supply 250 buses in Lagos, Nigeria 

March 14, 2018
Sweden-based Scania and Brazil-based Marcopolo have secured a contract from Nigeria-based Transport Services Limited to supply 250 buses for public transport in Lagos.

CRRC to manufacture and fund metro cars in Iran 

March 9, 2018
China-based CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Company Limited, a subsidiary of CRRC Corporation Limited, has signed an agreement with Iran’s Industrial Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO) to manufacture 450 metro railcars in Iran in collaboration with Iran-based Wagon Pars Arak

CRTG and EEB to supply rail infrastructure systems for Tel Aviv LRT Red Line 

February 27, 2018
A consortium of China Railway Tunnel Group (CRTG) and China Railway Electrification Bureau Company Limited (EEB) has secured a contract from National Tunnel Authority (NTA), the owner and developer of Tel Aviv light rail transit (LRT) system, to supply electricity and communication systems as well as light rail tracks for the Red Line.

MVMANT launches on-demand mobility app pilot for Dubai RTA 

February 19, 2018
Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a trial of the Bus on Demand service in association with MVMANT, an Italian-German company