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Arrival lists shares on Nasdaq; attains USD13 billion valuation 

March 26, 2021
UK-based Arrival, the electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing startup, has listed its Ordinary Shares and Warrants on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (Nasdaq) at USD22 per share, valuing it at approximately USD13 billion.

Canadian Pacific Railway acquires KCS for USD25 billion 

March 22, 2021
Canadian Pacific Railway has announced the acquisition of Kansas City Southern (KCS) for USD25 billion.

Wabtec to supply components for London Underground’s rolling stock, UK 

March 22, 2021
US-based Wabtec Corporation (Wabtec) has secured a contract from Siemens Mobility to supply heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), brakes, passenger information system (PIS), and third-rail current collectors for the London Underground’s Piccadilly upgrade programme.

Keolis secures Dubai metro and tram operation contract, UAE 

March 22, 2021
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded Keolis a EUR125 million contract to operate the Dubai metro and tram network.

Latin America

ViaMobilidade to fund Sao Paulo Metro expansion, Brazil [free access]

March 31, 2021
Brazil-based ViaMobilidade has signed an amendment to an agreement signed with the state government of São Paulo.

Construction begins on Mayan Train Section 5, Mexico 

March 6, 2021
The construction of Section 5 of Mayan Train has commenced in the state of Quintana Roo.

RIOgaleao to present proposal to develop LRT in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

February 11, 2021
Brazil-based RIOgaleão has announced plans to present a proposal to develop a light rail transit (LRT) line connecting northern Rio de Janeiro with Tom Jobim International Airport.

Construction contract awarded for Mayan Train Section 5, Mexico 

February 4, 2021
A consortium of Acciona Infrastructure Mexico and Grupo México has secured a construction contract from Mexico’s National Tourism Promotion Fund/ Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo (FONATUR) for Section 5 South of the Mayan Train project.

Asia Pacific

Olectra Greentech to supply 50 electric buses in India 

April 3, 2021
India-based Olectra Greentech has secured a contract to supply 50 electric buses to a state government-owned transport authority (name not disclosed).

Contract awarded to provide consultancy services for Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor, India 

April 2, 2021
A consortium of RITES and SMEC International Pty Limited has signed a contract with Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation (HRIDC) to provide consultancy services for the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor project.

IGL to supply CNG for DTC buses till 2030, India 

April 1, 2021
Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) has signed a long-term agreement to supply compressed natural gas (CNG) to Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) for its buses till December 2030.

Go-Ahead Singapore to test solar-powered buses 

March 31, 2021
Singapore-based bus operator Go-Ahead Singapore has commenced tests of two buses powered by solar energy.


Alstom delivers train for Singapore MRT NEL extension 

April 5, 2021
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has received the first of six new trains, from Alstom, for the North East Line (NEL) extension of Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) network.

Alstom acquires brake linings manufacturer Flertex 

April 5, 2021
Alstom has announced the acquisition of Flertex, a France-based brake linings manufacturer.

One Big Circle to supply on-train system to identify third rail faults in the UK 

April 2, 2021
One Big Circle has secured a contract from Network Rail to supply a combination of its Automated Intelligent Video Review (AIVR) on-train technology with thermal cameras to detect hotspots of more than 80ºCelsius to identify conductor rail and electrical cables faults on third rail electrified routes.

BYD and ADL to supply electric buses to First Bus for services in Glasgow, UK 

April 1, 2021
Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD UK have jointly secured an order from First Bus for 126 electric buses that will be deployed in Glasgow.

Middle East & Africa

EAMCO and Brightskies sign protocol to develop electric bus model, Egypt 

February 4, 2021
Engineering Automotive Manufacturing Co. (EAMCO) and El Nasr Automotive Manufacturing Company, and Egypt’s Brightskies have signed a cooperation protocol to develop an electric bus model.

MoU signed to develop HSR network in Egypt 

January 15, 2021
The National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Germany-based Siemens Mobility and Egypt-based Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors to design, install, and commission the first high-speed rail (HSR) project in Egypt.

MoU signed for rail line between Niger and Nigeria 

January 13, 2021
An Africa-based subsidiary of MOTA-ENGIL has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Nigeria to develop a rail line connecting Kano, the second largest city in Nigeria, with Maradi, the second largest city in Niger.

NTSA selects companies to develop cashless ticketing system for PSVs in Kenya 

January 6, 2021
Kenya’s National Safety and Transport Authority (NTSA) has selected 29 companies to develop a cashless ticketing system for public service vehicles (PSVs) in the country.