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Caltrain to procure additional rail cars, US 

December 10, 2018
Caltrain, the California-based commuter rail service, has announced plans to procure electric multiple units (EMUs) from Stadler and expand its electric fleet from 16 six-car train sets to 19 seven-car train sets.

New Flyer to supply zero-emission buses in California, US 

December 6, 2018
The Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) in California has awarded a contract to New Flyer of America Incorporated (New Flyer) to supply seven zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty buses.

SFMTA extends VMI services contract with Alstom, US 

December 6, 2018
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has extended the vendor managed inventory (VMI) services contract with Alstom.

New Flyer to supply 10 clean diesel buses in Albuquerque, US 

December 3, 2018
ABQ Ride, the transit agency serving the city of Albuquerque, has awarded a contract to New Flyer of America Incorporated (New Flyer) to supply 10 Xcelsior heavy duty transit buses of length 18.3 metres (60 feet) and fuelled with clean diesel.

Latin America

Metrovías to operate Buenos Aires subway until December 2019 

December 8, 2018
Argentina-based Metrovías has secured a one-year contract extension from the city council of Buenos Aires to operate and maintain the Buenos Aires subway until December 31, 2019.

FCC-Odebrecht also secure Panama Metro Line 2 extension 

November 29, 2018
Line 2 Ramal Consortium, comprising Spain-based FCC Construcción and Brazil-based Odebrecht, has secured the USD102.9-million contract to design and build the Panama Metro Line 2 extension.

Yutong Bus to supply 100 electric buses in Santiago, Chile 

November 25, 2018
Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Company Limited (Yutong Bus) has signed an agreement to supply 100 E12-type electric buses to public bus operators Buses Vule and STP Santiago in Santiago

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.

Asia Pacific

Nine bids received for Almaty LRT PPP, Kazakhstan 

December 6, 2018
Seven consortia and two companies from China, Japan, France, Russia, Turkey, Spain and Kazakhstan have submitted bids to develop the light rail transit (LRT) system in Almaty on a public private partnership (PPP) basis.

HollySys to supply signalling for Zhengzhou-Wanzhou HSR, China [free access]

November 29, 2018
China-based HollySys Automation Technologies (HollySys) has secured two contracts of a total value of USD48.6 million to supply signalling (USD10.4 million) and 98 sets of automatic train protection (ATP) systems (USD38.2 million) for Zhengzhou-Wanzhou high speed rail (HSR) line.

Commsec to deploy smart CCTV system on Manila LRT-1, Philippines 

November 29, 2018
Philippines-based Commsec has secured a PHP100-million contract from Light Rail Manila Corporation to upgrade the closed circuit television (CCTV) system of light rail transit Line 1 (LRT-1) in Manila over a period of two years.

Japanese consortium to construct Metro Manila subway by 2025, Philippines [free access]

November 22, 2018
OCGlobal, the consortium of six Japanese firms including Oriental Consultants Global Company Limited, Tokyo Metro, Katahira & Engineers International, Pacific Consultants Company Limited, Tonichi Engineering Consultants Incorporated and Metro Development Company Limited has secured the PHP11-billion contract to construct the Metro Manila subway.


Alstom to supply signalling system for Mumbai metro Line 3, India 

December 10, 2018
France-based Alstom has secured a EUR100-million contract from Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) to supply a communication based train control (CBTC) system for Line 3 of Mumbai Metro.

First Leeds to deploy 58 buses by January 2019, UK [free access]

December 10, 2018
First Leeds has announced that it will deploy 58 new ultra-low emission buses by January 2019, which is a part of its investment announced last year.

CAF to refurbish Metro de Medellín rolling stock 

December 8, 2018
Spain-based Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) has secured a contract to refurbish 42 three-car trains supplied by Germany-based MAN in 1995 to Metro de Medellín, the developer and operator of the Medellín Metro.

Metrovagonmash to modernise Sofia Metro rolling stock, Bulgaria 

December 7, 2018
Russia-based Metrovagonmash JSC has secured a contract from Sofia Metro to modernise two four-car trains, with an option to modernise an additional 40 railcars.

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.