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ForCity, the new Skoda tram for Bonn

2023 begins with an important new development for the rail rolling stock fleet of SWB, the company that operates public transport in Bonn, Germany, a city of 330,000 inhabitants located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. In fact, the first of 26 ForCity Smart trams ordered in December 2019 from...

Milan-Seregno tramway: work to begin in March

On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, the Metropolitan City of Milan signed a contract with the company C.M.C. Ravenna for the construction of the new Milan-Seregno tramway (with an intermediate stop in Desio). The first construction site is scheduled to start on March 15, 2023. The signed agreement calls f...

302 line extension to Bochum in service. With Variobahn

The year 2023 is the best start for Bochum-Gelsenkirchener Straßenbahnen AG (BoGeStra), a major German transport operator that operates the networks in Bochum, Gelsenkirken and Herne, cities in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of West Germany. After 15 months of construction work, the new 820-metre...

Six new Skoda trolleybuses for the streets of Prešov

The city of Prešov, Slovakia, will soon be able to count on six new trolleybuses signed Škoda: the 18-meter-long vehicles will complement the winged arrow’s fleet of 25 trolley buses delivered in recent years under a contract signed in 2016. Specifically, these are trolleybuses of the Škoda 27...

New tram lines in Florence by 2026

by Stefano Alfano The Florentine tram network will reach Campi Bisenzio and Bagno a Ripoli. The Florence city council has  approved the resolutions for line 3.2.1 (Piazza della Libertà, Bagno a Ripoli) and line 4 (Stazione Leopolda, Piagge, Campi Bisenzio); the first step is expected to be the call ...

53 new Skoda trolleybuses for the city of Pilsen

The relationship between the Bohemian city of Pilsen and Skoda is being strengthened. Fifty-three trolleybuses from the Czech Republic-based manufacturer will be running on Pilsen’s streets in the coming years. The Pilsen Urban Transport Company (PMDP) has signed a framework contract with the ...

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4Fleets, the platform for innovation in bus fleet maintenance

Digigroup Informatica presents 4Fleets, an innovative web platform that optimize fleet maintenance process using the industry-standard TiGR (Telematics for intelligent Garage in Real Time) communication protocol recently introduced in the European bus marketplace. The role of the TiGR protocol TiGR ...

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Electric mobility in Lyon: oui!

Mobility in Lyon will soon be guaranteed only by ecological vehicles. Sytral Mobilitès, the mobility organising authority for the city of Lyon and the agglomeration (263 municipalities served, more than 1,800,000 inhabitants), owner of more than €5.2 billion in assets, is accelerating its fleet rene...

15 more streetcars from Skoda for the city of Cottbus

After an initial allocation of seven vehicles, Cottbusverkehr GmbH, the public transport company of the city of Cottbus, Germany, has signed a new contract with the Škoda Group for the delivery of 15 more streetcars, which will replace the existing high-floor streetcars. The trams are modern unidire...

Delivered the first Tramlink to Milan

The first Tramlink lands in Milan. In fact, the first new generation tram, destined for both urban and extra-urban service, managed by ATM, arrived from the Stadler plant in Valencia. The vehicle, numbered 7201, has been stored in the main workshop in Milan, awaiting line tests to be held in the com...

Here are the new Lajkonik streetcars for Krakow

Krakow is preparing to receive new trams. Poland’s beautiful and ancient city of 780,000 inhabitants has an impressive tram network, which has been in operation since 1882, and today is extended for 85 km with 22 daytime lines and 3 night-time lines, with over 350 stops. The service operates f...

Tramlink for the new tram line in Lausanne

After Berne, Basel, Waldenburg and Lugano, Tramlink will also arrive in Lausanne. On 10 November, Stadler Rail announced that it had signed a contract with the Lausanne network operator TL for the supply of 10 standard-gauge Tramlink trams for the future T1 line, as well as spare parts and equipment...

Hess awarded a 330 million euros contract from VBZ Zurich

by Stefano Alfano VBZ, the public transport operator for the city of Zurich, has awarded Swiss manufacturer Hess with an order for 13 articulated battery-powered trolleybuses and 13 Hess lighTram bi-articulated battery-powered trolleybuses. And there are plans for further 140 vehicles. The commissio...
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