The Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) has signed a €150m agreement to procure 17 additional Metropolis trains to support operations on the extensions of the North East Line (NEL) and the Circle Line (CCL).
As part of short-lived, experimental initiatives in a number of cities across the world, transport authorities waived fares on certain public networks to encourage ridership and fight pollution. However, some believe this model could work on a permanent basis. Does free public transit really make sense economically?
Île-de-France Mobilités and SNCF Transilien have ordered 32 Citadis Dualis tram-trains from Alstom. The order, which is approximately worth 170 million euros, is part of SNCF’s tram-train framework contract which it signed with Alstom in 2007.
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Turkish State Railways (TCDD) has signed a contract for ten Velaro high-speed trains with Siemens, which submitted the most favourable bid in the tender. The contract is worth around €340 million and also includes maintenance, repair and cleaning of the trains for a period of three years.