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Bucharest City approves the purchase of 100 new tramways

Bucharest City approves the purchase of 100 new tramways

Bucharest City Council has approved the plan for the acquisition of 100 new low-floor tramways over a four years period, starting with next year. Financing will be provided by the municipality. The acquisition is part of the project for the renewal of Bucharest transport operator (RATB) rolling stock fleet, which includes …

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Lviv completes new fast tram line and introduces e-ticket system

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The Western Ukrainian city of Lviv will celebrate a big step forward in the modernisation of its public transport with the completion of a fast tram line and the inauguration of a state-of-the-art e-ticket system. The new line – supported with a €6 million loan by the EBRD and a …

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EUR 75 million EIB loan for the acquisition of 20 new trams for Riga

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) has apporoved a EUR 75 million loan to RP SIA RIGAS SATIKSME for the purchase of 20 new low-floor tramways to operate in the city of Riga (Latvia), and modernisation of tramway infrastructure and depot.  The new trams will replace existing ones, which are obsolete. The total value …

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Transmashholding to build 300 tramways for Moscow

Transmashholding to build 300 tramways for Moscow

Transmashholding subsidiary Metrovagonmash will supply 300 three-section tramways to Moscow tram operator Mosgortrans. In accordance with the requirements set in the RFT, deliveries will take place between 2017 – 2019 (100 trams per year). The total value of the order is RUB 56 billion (EUR 771 million) and includes 30 years of maintenance services. The project will be carried …

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Romania: Cluj-Napoca public transport operator plans to purchase new tramways

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Public Transport Company S.A Cluj-Napoca (CTP) plans to purchase up to seven new tramways. CTP intends to contract a EUR 20 million EBRD loan in order to purchase 5-7 tramways and 50 buses. Cluj-Napoca City Council voted on Friday in favor of becoming the loan guarantor. CTP and EBRD have already signed a pre-financing agreement, …

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Qatar: Thales to equip Lusail Light Rail Transit System

Thales has signed a contract with QDVC QSC, a leading construction company in Qatar jointly owned by Qatari Diar (51%) and VINCI Construction Grands Projets (49%), for the delivery of an integrated supervision, telecommunications, security and automatic fare collection system for the Lusail Light Rail Transit System. The new tramway …

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Cracow City Transport tests Solaris Tramino

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Cracow City Transport (MPK) will be testing a low-floor Solaris tram for the next three months on line 1 from Nowa Huta to the city centre. The Tramino presented in Cracow is almost 32 metres long. The 100% low-floor, multiarticulated vehicle consists of five body sections. The step-free interior makes …

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Belkommunmash tests new tramway for Belarusian city of Novopolotsk

Belkommunmash tests new tramway for Belarusian city of Novopolotsk

Belarusian rolling stock manufacturer Belkommunmash is testing the new BKM-802 tramway model  for the Belarusian city of Novopolotsk. According to Yelena Tsikhelashvili, a representative of the Novopolotsk city tram depot, such trams have not been used in Belarus until now. After a long period of startup and commissioning efforts,  the latest model of …

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EUR 293 m of regional funds for sustainable transport for the cities of Warsaw, Łódź, Szczecin and Poznań

The European Commission has approved EUR 293 million from the Cohesion Fund for five major projects to improve sustainable transport services in the biggest Polish metropoles Warsaw, Łódź, Szczecin and Poznań. These investments aim to modernise the public transport systems in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way and will provide …

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EUR 63m for the extension of Bratislava’s tram and reconstruction of Stary Most bridge

EUR 63m for the extension of Bratislava's tram and reconstruction of Stary Most bridge

Slovakia: The European Commission approved an investment of EUR 63 million from the Cohesion Fund to extend Bratislava’s tramway from the city centre to Bratislava’s most populous borough Petrzalka (Title of project: Tramway extension to Petrzalka borough – 1st Segment Safarikovo namestie – Bosakova ulica D1 Dubna Skala – Turany) . …

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