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Bombardier-Alstom consortium to supply additional metro cars in Montréal, Canada 

November 12, 2018
The consortium of Bombardier Transportation and Alstom as well as Société de transport de Montréal (STM) have amended the initial contract of October 2010 to supply of an additional 153 Azur metro cars to be configured as 17 nine-car train sets.

BYD to lease and operate 25 electric buses in Pune, India 

November 7, 2018
Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) has awarded a contract to BYD to supply and maintain 25 9-metre long electric buses.

Skanska secures contract for NY East Side Access project 

November 6, 2018
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded the USD60.2-million construction contract for the East Side Access project to Skanska USA Civil Northeast, with options to increase the value of the contract to USD62.5 million.

Conduent to deploy ABT in Calgary, Canada 

November 2, 2018
Conduent Transportation, a business unit of Conduent Incorporated, has secured a five-year contract from Calgary Transit to make various improvements to the public transport system from 2019.

Latin America

Odebrecht-FCC consortium to build Panama Metro Line 2 extension 

November 2, 2018
The Line 2 Ramal Consortium, comprising Brazil-based Odebrecht and Spain-based FCC Construcción, has secured the highest technical and financial score for the civil works tender of Panama Metro Line 2 extension.

Cundinamarca awards Regiotram tender structuring contract, Colombia 

October 10, 2018
The city government of Cundinamarca has awarded a COP8.63-billion tender structuring contract to a consortium of France-based Egis and Colombia-based Deloitte Colombia, Durán & Osorio Associates and Sumatoria for the development of the Bogotá-Cundinamarca light rail (Regiotram) project.

Ximex deploys 22 Marcopolo buses in Asunción, Paraguay 

October 4, 2018
Ximex SA, the company responsible for bus operations on Line 44 in the Asunción Metropolitan Area, has deployed 22 buses supplied by Brazil-based Marcopolo SA at a cost of USD150,000 per bus

VisaNet Peru deploys contactless bank cards for bus ticketing in Lima 

October 4, 2018
El Rápido, the company responsible for operating public buses on the Carabayllo-Villa María del Triunfo route of the public bus system in Peru, has collaborated with VisaNet Peru to deploy contactless bank cards for fare payment.

Asia Pacific

Geely and CASIC to develop supersonic trains 

November 9, 2018
China-based Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely) has signed an agreement with China Aerospace Science and Industry (CASIC) to develop supersonic trains for passenger and freight service.

Siemens to install CBTC in Suzhou and Nanjing Metro lines, China 

November 7, 2018
Siemens has secured a contract to install the fully automated Trainguard MT communication-based train control (CBTC) signalling system on Suzhou Metro Line 5 and Nanjing Metro Line 7, which are scheduled to open in 2021.

L&T to supply telecom system for Bangalore Metro Green and Purple Line extensions, India [free access]

November 5, 2018
India-based Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Construction has secured an INR1.38-billion contract from the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to supply telecommunication systems for the Green and Purple Line extensions of Bangalore Metro.

BTS Skytrain launches mobile ticketing, Thailand 

November 2, 2018
Rabbit Line Pay, a mobile payment operator, has collaborated with the Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited (operator of BTS Skytrain) and Bangkok Smartcard System Company to enable payment of fares through e-wallet.


AEP and Mastercard launch bank card in Chartres Métropole, France 

November 9, 2018
AEP Ticketing System (AEP), in collaboration with Mastercard, has deployed account-based ticketing system based on contactless EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) bank cards on Filibus, the urban transport network in Chartres Métropole, France.

Construction begins on Sydhavn extension, Denmark 

November 8, 2018
TUNN3L JV consortium has commenced construction on extending the upcoming Copenhagen Metro M4 Line, also known as Sydhavn extension/Sydhavns metro.

Dijon to deploy bank cards on entire public transport by December 2018, France 

November 7, 2018
Keolis has accelerated the deployment of account-based (ABT) ticketing system based on bank cards for buses in Dijon.

Heliox delivers electric bus chargers in Czech Republic and Norway [free access]

November 7, 2018
Heliox has supplied its OC 450-kW fast charging system to Ekova Electric in the Czech Republic, and secured a contract to supply 40 fast charging stations in Oslo.

Middle East & Africa

RATP Dev-SAPTCO JV secures O&M contract of Riyadh Metro Line 1 and 2 

September 18, 2018
Capital Metro Company (CAMCO), a joint venture of France-based RATP Dev (80 per cent) and Saudi Arabia Public Transport Company (SAPTCO, 20 per cent), has secured a SAR8.53-billion contract for operations and maintenance (O&M) of Riyadh Metro Lines 1 and 2.

Mercedes-Benz Brazil to supply 500 buses to Lagos, Nigeria 

August 9, 2018
The Brazil office of Mercedes-Benz has secured an order from Nigeria-based Coscharis Group to supply 500 buses for urban transport in Lagos.

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.