RATP places huge order for 50 Alstom Aptis electric buses


Alstom has won a huge order for 50 of its Aptis electric buses. It follows an order from Strasbourg for 12 of the revolutionary double-ended vehicles French train (and now bus) manufacturer Alstom has won an initial order for 50 of its groundbreaking 12-metre long Aptis buses from RATP, financed by Île-de-France Mobilités. It follows […]

Transport Designed’s top 8 of 2018

From supersized buses to tiny trains… It’s been another crazy year in the world of transport, and as 2018 comes to an end, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look back through some of our most read and shared posts from the last 12 months. In no particular order, here […]

This Paris Métro made out of old train tickets is trés INCREDIBLE

If you’ve ever been to Paris, you’ll probably have spent your entire trip walking around with a pocket stuffed full of Métro tickets. Those distinctive little pieces of Parisian card are great for getting around the city, but they’re notoriously single use – so, what to do with them once they’re spent? Enter Parisian 3D graphic […]

We could be flying from London to Paris in electric planes within a decade

Wright Electric

Startup company Wright Electric have unveiled their concept for an electric-powered plane – and they’re hoping to run commercial flights within the next ten years. Yes, you read that correctly. We could be hopping around continental Europe on zero-emission electric airliners by 2027. At a recent tech demo day, Wright Electric announced their intention to […]

Gigantic order for new double decker trains placed for RER network

X Trapolis Cityduplex

They often say ‘bigger is better’, and metro trains don’t come much bigger than the brand new trains for SNCF’s Transilien network. An Alstom-Bombardier consortium has won the contract to supply a whopping 255 trains for France’s Île-de-France network. The order, worth an estimated 3.75 billion euros, is the largest contract ever financed by STIF, the authority […]

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