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Siemens launches digital rail services business in the US [free access]

April 20, 2017
Siemens has launched the digital rail services business in the United States. It will use Railigent, a cloud-based industrial data analytics platform connected to Mindsphere (Siemens Internet of Things operating system) and intelligent sensors to analyse the data generated from the country’s rail systems.

San Antonio VIA deploys five Nova CNG buses; to replace entire fleet with CNG buses by 2020 

April 20, 2017
San Antonio’s VIA Metropolitan Transit (VIA) has deployed the first five compressed natural gas (CNG)-fuelled buses delivered by Canada-based Nova Bus as part of a contract to supply 270 CNG buses.

Alstom delivers railcars for Los Teques Metro, Venezuela 

April 20, 2017
Alstom has completed the delivery of Metropolis train sets for the Los Teques Metro system.

BYD delivers battery-electric buses to Maryland [free access]

April 20, 2017
BYD has delivered three 10.6-metre (35-foot) K9S battery-electric, zero-emission buses to Howard County Transit, a division of the Regional Transit Authority of Central Maryland.

Latin America

Panama Metro secures trains from Alstom; to expand fleet 

April 27, 2017
Alstom has delivered the first train for service on Panama Metro Line 1.

Alstom to renew power supply system of Buenos Aires Metro Line B, Argentina 

April 24, 2017
Alstom has secured a EUR17-million contract from Subterráneos de Buenos Aires SE (SBASE) to renew the power supply system on Buenos Aires Metro Line B.

Volvo delivers buses for Panama City 

April 11, 2017
Volvo has delivered 203 of the total 1,500 buses for Panama City.

Volvo supplies buses to Grupo ADO, Mexico 

March 31, 2017
Sweden-based Volvo has delivered 154 Volksbus buses to Mexico-based transport company Grupo ADO under a contract to supply 300 units.

Asia Pacific

SBI-led consortium to supply AFC system; Wilson-led consortium to provide electrification works for Nagpur Metro, India 

April 25, 2017
The consortium of State Bank of India (SBI), SC Soft Private Limited and Aurionpro Solutions Limited has secured a contract to implement EMV-based automated fare collection (AFC) system for the Nagpur Metro.

Work begins on V/Line regional rail connectivity project, Australia 

April 24, 2017
Government of Victoria and mobile network operators, Telstra, Optus and Vodafone, have announced plans to implement the AUD18-million regional rail connectivity project.

Tobu Railway deploys Kawasaki trains on Limited Express SPACIA, Japan 

April 21, 2017
Japan’s Tobu Railway has deployed a new fleet of eight 500-series three-car electric multiple units (EMUs) to expand service on the Limited Express SPACIA network.

INIT secures bus ticketing contract for nine regions in New Zealand 

April 19, 2017
INIT Innovations in Transportation Incorporated (INIT) has secured a contract from a consortium of nine regional councils in New Zealand to supply the bus ticketing system.


Siemens Mobility to deploy Stratasys 3D printing technology for production of rail parts 

April 24, 2017
Siemens Mobility has announced plans to deploy 3D printing technology delivered by Stratasys Limited to produce customised final production parts for the Stadtwerke Ulm/Neu Ulm (SWU) Verkehr GmbH in Germany.

Solaris to deliver articulated buses to Connexxion, Netherlands 

April 21, 2017
Netherlands-based transport company, Connexxion (part of Transdev), has ordered 40 new Urbino 18 articulated buses from Poland-based Solaris.

Bechtel wins contract to develop HS2 Phase IIB 

April 20, 2017
HS2 Limited has awarded a GBP170-million contract to US-based construction and civil engineering company, Bechtel, to deliver HS2 Phase IIB.

Stadler to supply electric-diesel rolling stock for Hungary’s first tram-train line; construction contract yet to be awarded 

April 19, 2017
Hungarian national rail operator, MÁV-Start Zrt, has selected Spain-based Stadler Rail Valencia as the preferred bidder for the HUF10-billion contract to supply eight electro-diesel tram-trains.

Middle East & Africa

Alstom Cital delivers first tram in Setif, Algeria 

April 18, 2017
Alstom has delivered the first tram for the Setif Tramway East-West Line in Algeria.

RZD International to upgrade Tehran-Mashhad railway line, Iran 

April 6, 2017
Russia-based RZD International has secured a EUR1.2-billion contract from the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways for the electrification of the 495-km long Garmsar-Incheh Borun stretch of the Tehran-Mashhad railway line.

Egypt to build HSR lines, begins feasibility study on Cairo–Luxor HSR 

April 4, 2017
Egypt to build HSR lines, begins feasibility study on Cairo–Luxor HSR

CCC to conduct civil works for Doha Metro [free access]

March 24, 2017
Lebanon-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) has secured a USD700-million contract from Qatar Rail Company (Qatar Rail) for the completion of construction work of Msheireb and Education city stations of Doha Metro.