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Lowest bidder announced to supply rolling stock for Mumbai Metro Line 4, India 

January 18, 2021
Canada-based Bombardier Transportation has emerged as the lowest bidder to supply 234 standard gauge coaches for Mumbai Metro Lines 4 and 4A of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

New Flyer secures contracts to supply electric buses in the US; completes battery-recycling pilot with Li-Cycle 

January 15, 2021
New Flyer of America (New Flyer) has secured contracts from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) and the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC) to supply Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric buses.

Metra approves plan to purchase up to 500 railcars, US 

January 14, 2021
The Board of Directors of the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation (Metra) has approved plans to procure up to 500 railcars from Alstom Transportation Inc.

Octillion Power Systems to supply battery packs for electric buses 

January 14, 2021
US-based Octillion Power Systems has announced that it will supply battery-packs for all-electric motorcoaches and city transit buses manufactured by ABC Companies and Lightning eMotors.

Latin America

Contract awarded for construction and operations of Tijuana–Tecate Interurban Train project, Mexico 

January 5, 2021
A consortium of Mexico-based Citcocomex Group S. de RL de CV and FMI Projects S. de RL de CV has secured a contract to develop and operate the Tijuana–Tecate Interurban Train project in Mexico.

Metrovias secures O&M contract extension for Buenos Aires subway, Argentina 

January 4, 2021
Argentina-based Metrovias has secured an operations and maintenance (O&M) contract from the Subterráneos de Buenos Aires (SBASE) for Subte, the Buenos Aires metro rail network.

CAF Mexico delivers first train for Manila Metro Line LRT 1, Philippines 

November 26, 2020
Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles México, SA (CAF Mexico) has delivered the first of the 28 trains to be deployed on Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 of the Metro Manila network.

Buses unveiled for Acabus, Mexico 

October 21, 2020
MAN Truck & Bus México, in collaboration with Volkswagen, has unveiled buses to be deployed on Acabús, a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Acapulco, a city in the state of Guerrero.

Asia Pacific

King Long delivers hydrogen buses in Changshu; Foton delivers 60 electric buses in Benxi, China 

January 19, 2021
King Long United Automotive Industry Company Limited has delivered a batch of 12 hydrogen fuel cell buses to Changyun Public Transportation Company Limited in Changshu.

Ankai delivers minibuses in Chile 

January 18, 2021
China-based Anhui Ankai Automobile Company Limited has delivered a batch of luxury minibuses in Chile.

Preferred proponent selected for Lakelands station, Australia 

January 18, 2021
The Public Transport Authority (PTA) of Western Australia has chosen ADCO Constructions as the preferred proponent to design and construct Lakelands Station, an upcoming suburban rail station in Perth.

Foton Bus Australia and TrueGreen to partner for hydrogen buses in Australia 

January 18, 2021
Foton Bus Australia, a subsidiary of China-based Foton Group, and TrueGreen Mobility Group have formed a joint venture (JV) called Foton Mobility Private Limited to manufacture hydrogen buses in New South Wales (NSW).


Contracts awarded for Naples–Bari HSR, Italy 

January 18, 2021
A Ghella-led joint venture (JV) has secured a EUR470 million contract to manage the design and construction of the 19.2-km-long Telese Terme–Vitulano section of the 146.6-km-long Naples–Bari high-speed rail (HSR) line.

Adelaide Metro deploys first batch of hybrid buses, Australia 

January 18, 2021
Adelaide Metro has deployed two diesel electric hybrid buses on O-Bahn Busway, a guided busway that is part of the bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Adelaide, South Australia.

EV charging station installed in Mangaluru, India 

January 18, 2021
Britain-based MG Motor, in collaboration with India-based Tata Power, has installed the first 60 kW superfast electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Mangaluru, a city in the Indian state of Karnataka.

Solaris to supply trolleybuses in Brasov, Romania 

January 15, 2021
Solaris has secured a contract from the Municipality of Brașov to supply 25 Trollino 18 trolleybuses in Brașov.

Middle East & Africa

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.

Moovit and DfT collaborate for BODS project, UK 

January 5, 2021
The Department for Transport (DfT) and Moovit, an Intel company, are collaborating to begin utilising the Bus Open Data Service (BODS), which is a central source of data on the timetable, bus location, and fare of every bus operator across England.