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Cross-border metro agreement signed
ASIA: The governments of Singapore and Malaysia sign a bilateral agreement setting out how the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System Link cross-border metro project is to be undertaken.

Wuhan opens Optics Valley light rail
CHINA: The two-line Optics Valley light rail network opens in Wuhan, focused to the Donghu New Technology Development Zone in the southeast of the city.

In the news this week
Grand Paris costs and timescale adrift
FRANCE: The independent body responsible for auditing the use of public funds has called for the scope and timescale of the Grand Paris Express project to be revised.

Lisboa tram and bus investment plan presented
PORTUGAL: Lisboa bus and tram operator Carris presents its 2018 budget to the municipality.

Mobile technology ecosystems to transform travel
This year will see the more widespread adoption of mobile-first infrastructure by transport operators, predicts Robert Sprogis of Cubic Transportation Systems.

Incheon Airport Terminal 2 rail link opens
SOUTH KOREA: The AREX airport rail link is extended by 5·8 km to serve the newly opened Incheon International Airport Terminal 2.

Test running begins on Noida metro
INDIA: Noida Metro Rail Corp Managing Director Alok Tandon and Delhi Metro Rail Corp Managing Director Dr Mangu Singh officially inaugurate the start of test running on the Noida metro.

St Louis unveils north-south LRT plan
USA: Proposals for a 27·3 km north-south light rail line in St Louis are unveiled by the city authorities.

Kayseri suburban service announced
TURKEY: A dedicated suburban rail service is due to launch in Kayseri this year.

DMUs for California’s Arrow commuter service
USA: Stadler is to supply three Flirt DMUs for the Arrow commuter service which is to be launched in 2021 under the Redlands Passenger Rail Project in California.

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More news
Kraków tram contract signed
POLAND: MPK Kraków signs a framework contract for the supply of up to 50 trams with a consortium of Solaris and Stadler.

Osnabrück orders electric buses
GERMANY: Stadtwerke Osnabrück selects VDL Bus & Coach to supply 13 electric buses and charging infrastructure.

Marseille metro automation tenders
FRANCE: Suppliers are invited to submit bids for a fleet of driverless metro trains and related automation equipment for Marseille.

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