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Bombardier unveils first LRV for Waterloo-Kitchener LRT 

February 16, 2017
Bombardier Transportation has unveiled the first light rail vehicle (LRV) for the Waterloo-Kitchener light rail transit (LRT) system.

New Flyer to supply 300 natural gas buses to Miami-Dade Transit, 28 buses to Nassau Inter-County Express 

February 15, 2017
New Flyer has secured a USD159-million contract to supply 300 40-foot (12.19-metre) long Xcelsior (R) compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to Miami-Dade Transit in 2017 and 2018.

Ballard to supply fuel cell engines for AC Transit and OCTA hydrogen buses, California 

February 14, 2017
Ballard Power Systems (Ballard) has secured a contract to supply 20 FCveloCity-HD 85-kilowatt fuel cell engines to New Flyer of America (New Flyer) for the 40-foot (12.19-metre) long Xcelsior XHE40 fuel cell buses.

ABB to supply electric bus opportunity charging station to Nova Bus 

February 9, 2017
ABB, an engineering company specialising in automotive energy technologies, has received an order from Nova Bus, a division of Volvo Buses in North America, to supply electric bus opportunity charging station.

Latin America

Panamá Metro to receive Alstom railcars for Line 1 in April 2017; invites bids for pre-feasibility studies of Lines 4 and 5 

February 15, 2017
Alstom has announced plans to begin delivery of railcars for Panamá Metro in April 2017.

Ibermática to supply power control systems for Santiago Metro, Chile 

February 10, 2017
Spain-based Ibermática has secured the contract to supply power control systems for the Santiago Metro Lines 3 and 6.

CFE to supply electricity for Mexico Metro 

February 9, 2017
Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC) has awarded Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) a contract to supply electricity through clean technologies for the Mexico Metro Lines 1, 2, 3, 8, 12 and B.

CAF delivers first Mexico - Toluca Intercity EMU 

January 27, 2017
Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) has delivered the first electric multiple unit (EMU) for the Mexico-Toluca Intercity rail line.

Asia Pacific

LTA and MyHSR appoints JDP for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR 

February 16, 2017
Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Malaysia’s MyHSR Corporation has appointed a consortium of WSP Engineering Malaysia, Mott MacDonald Malaysia and Ernst & Young Advisory Services as joint development partner (JDP) for the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail (HSR) project.

BEM to provide E&M and O&M for MRT Blue Line stations, Thailand 

February 16, 2017
Mass Rapid Transit Authority (MRTA) has awarded a THB918.48-million contract to Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company Limited (BEM) to supply electrical and mechanical (E&M) systems and provide operations and maintenance (O&M) for MRT Blue Line (Toa Poon-Bang Sue).

MRTA awards six contracts for Bangkok Metro Orange Line, Thailand 

February 10, 2017
Mass Rapid Transit Authority (MRTA) has awarded six contracts of total worth TBH7.92-billion for construction of the first section of Bangkok Metro Orange Line.

SK Telecom deploys LTE-R on Busan Metro Line 1, South Korea 

February 10, 2017
South Korea-based SK Telecom has deployed the LTE-R communications system and commenced trial runs on Busan Metro Line 1.


ABB to supply equipment to European rail operators 

February 17, 2017
ABB has secured orders worth USD70 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler to supply traction and onboard power equipment to three European rail operators for regional and suburban and intercity routes in Switzerland, Sweden and Hungary.

Arup team wins major HS2 Phase 2 contract [free access]

February 16, 2017
Arup+, an Arup led team including ERM, Foster + Partners, Jacobs, Ramboll, TYPSA and Costain, will be appointed by HS2 Ltd. to be the Environmental Overview Consultant for Phase 2B and provide civil and environmental engineering services for the Nottinghamshire to Leeds and York section of the High Speed 2 line.

Solaris to deliver 208 hybrid buses for SRWT, Belgium 

February 14, 2017
Poland-based Solaris Bus Systems and Coach has signed a EUR105-million framework contract with Société Régionale Wallonne du Transport (SRWT), the tram and bus operator in Wallonia, Belgium, for the supply of up to 208 hybrid buses.

Solaris delivers first tram for Leipzig under framework contract 

February 14, 2017
Poland-based Solaris has delivered the first of 14 trams for Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB) under a framework contract signed in 2015 for the supply of up to 41 trams by 2020.

Middle East & Africa

Jerusalem launches first bus service to Ben-Gurion Airport 

February 15, 2017
Jerusalem’s bus company Afikim, in collaboration with the Transportation Ministry, has introduced the city’s first direct bus service to the Ben-Gurion Airport.

Scania to supply buses in Iran 

February 14, 2017
Sweden-based Scania has signed an in-principle agreement with the Government of Iran to supply 1,350 low-emission buses for public transport in Iranian cities.

Alstom commences delivery of Riyadh Metro trains 

February 9, 2017
Alstom has delivered the first Metropolis driverless metro train for deployment on the Riyadh Metro system.

Hyundai Rotem to supply trains for Cairo Metro Line 3 Phase III 

February 9, 2017
The National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) in Egypt has awarded a USD377.5-million contract to Hyundai Rotem to supply 256 metro cars for Cairo Metro Line 3 Phase III extension.