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  • West Midlands Metro tram.
    Metro Report International

    Funding sought for West Midlands Metro expansion

    2021-09-21T15:24:00Z

    UK: The West Midlands Combined Authority Board has approved bids for £2bn of government funding for investment in tram, rail, bus and cycling infrastructure over the next five years The bids cover the refurbishment and upgrading of West Midlands Metro’s Birmingham – Wolverhampton light rail line, ...

  • SmartMMI smart window
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    SmartWindow trials begin on Karlsruhe tram-train

    2021-09-17T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: SmartWindow technology for displaying live and context-based journey information on vehicle windows is being tested on a tram-train operated by AVG in Karlsruhe. The six-month trial starting this month will be used to assess the situations under which passengers will interact with the SmartWindow, which ...

  • lk Colombo busy street (Pixabay)
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    Colombo light rail MoU signed

    2021-09-16T11:28:00Z

    SRI LANKA: KCI Metro Link Korea Co and the GBK Consortium of more than 15 South Korean companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to undertake a feasibility study for a light rail line running north from Colombo to Bandaranaike International Airport and Negombo, along with ...

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    Crown Bridges tramway construction approved

    2021-09-14T13:30:00Z

    FINLAND: Construction of the Crown Bridges tramway in Helsinki is expected to get underway shortly, after the city council formally approved a revised budget setting the estimated cost at €326m. The 10 km light rail line will connect Laajasalo in the southeast to the city centre ...

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    Warszawa tram network extended to Winnica

    2021-09-13T15:41:00Z

    POLAND: Tramwaje Warszawskie has started revenue operation on a 1·3 km extension of tram routes 2 and 17 from Nowodwory to Winnica in the north of the city.

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    Paris awards T3b tram extension contracts

    2021-09-10T12:55:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP has selected Colas to build a 3·2 km western extension of orbital tram route T3b from Porte d’Asnières to Porte Dauphine. Being funded as part of the Grand Paris project, the extension will broadly parallel RER Line C, serving seven stop ...

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    Metro Report International

    Lausanne breaks ground for western tram line

    2021-09-09T10:56:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Work has started on the construction of a tram route to serve the western suburbs of Lausanne, following a groundbreaking ceremony in Renens and public celebrations at both ends of the route.

  • Dubai driverless metro1_RTA
    Metro Report International

    Keolis-MHI takes over Dubai metro and tram operations

    2021-09-08T15:16:00Z

    UAE: ‘This is an exciting day for us’, Keolis Group’s International CEO Bernard Tabary told Metro Report International when a Keolis-MHI joint venture took over the operation and maintenance of Dubai’s driverless metro and tram networks on September 8.

  • Cherepovets tram
    Metro Report International

    Cherepovets trams completed

    2021-09-07T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A batch of 12 trams ordered by the city of Cherepovets has been completed at the PK TS plant in St Petersburg. The 574m rouble order backed by the government’s Cleaner Air governmental programme covers 11 single-section 71-911EM Lvyonok fully low-floor, ...

  • Lyon Citadis tram (Photo: Alstom)
    Metro Report International

    Lyon places tram order

    2021-09-03T08:38:00Z

    FRANCE: Lyon transport authority Sytral has awarded Alstom a contract to supply a further 35 Citadis trams in support of its Destinations 2026 network expansion plan. This €115m firm order announced on September 2 has been placed using an option under a 2018 framework agreement, and ...

  • The Canton of Sarajevo has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 15 trams to replace obsolete vehicles, the first order for new trams for the city in many years.
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    Sarajevo orders first new trams in decades

    2021-09-02T09:50:00Z

    BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: The Canton of Sarajevo has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 15 trams to replace obsolete vehicles, the first order for new trams for the city in many years. The €34·7m order signed September 1 is being financed with loans from the European ...

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    Metro Report International

    Ultra-wideband train control technology gains SIL-4 certification

    2021-08-31T13:31:00Z

    USA: Independent safety assessor TÜV Süd has granted CENELEC SIL-4 safety certification for Piper Networks’ ultra-wideband location detection and train control technology.

  • Charlotte Gold Line streetcar (Photo Siemens)
    Metro Report International

    Charlotte’s modernised and extended Gold Line reopens

    2021-08-31T12:00:00Z

    USA: Charlotte’s CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar reopened on August 30, following a project to modernise the line and extend it at each end to connect the historic West End to the Elizabeth neighbourhood via Uptown. Trams run every every 20 min from 05.00 to 02.00 seven ...

  • Four tram lines are planned to be built in Bologna.
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    Bologna tram plan approved

    2021-08-31T09:59:00Z

    ITALY: The city of Bologna has begun the process of calling tenders for the design and construction of the 15 km Red Line tramway, which is planned as the first route of a proposed four-line network totalling 57 km. The municipality approved the Red Line project ...

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    Bangkok light rail study underway

    2021-08-26T05:00:00Z

    THAILAND: Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has commissioned a feasibility and business case study for a proposed light rail line between Bang Na and Suvarnabhumi International Airport, which it envisages could be built and operated under a public-private partnership contract. The two-year study is being undertaken by ...

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    Metro Report International

    Nanhai tram line opens in Foshan

    2021-08-24T14:00:00Z

    CHINA: A tramway in the Nanhai district of Foshan opened on August 18. The line runs 9·5 km from Sanshanxinchengbei to Leigang with 3·7 km underground and 5·6 km elevated. Leigang provides an interchange with the Guangfo interurban metro line between Guangzhou and Foshan. CRRC Sifang ...

  • Taizicheng tram exterior
    Metro Report International

    Winter Olympics tram rolled out

    2021-08-23T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive has rolled out the first of three light rail vehicles for a tramway which is being built at the Taizicheng winter sports resort which will host skiing events during 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The LRV is 27 m long ...

  • Izmir clock tower (Photo: Ben Kerckx/Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    İzmir invites tenders for Otogar – Kemalpaşa metro line

    2021-08-19T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Seven companies or consortia have applied to prequalify for the contract to build İzmir’s planned Otogar – Kemalpaşa metro line. The 27·5 km line with 19 stations will link the inter-city coach station with the future Ankara – İzmir high speed rail line and the ...

  • FLP Stadler Tramlink (Photo FLP)
    Metro Report International

    Lugano tram-train cut-off tunnel approved

    2021-08-17T14:03:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Plans for a 2·2 km cut-off tunnel which would provide metre-gauge operator Ferrovie Luganesi with a more direct route into Lugano were approved by the Federal Council on August 11. Construction of the tunnel along with a 1·9 km surface branch to Manno are key ...

  • Berlin M10 groundbreaking August 11 2021 (Photo: BVG)
    Metro Report International

    Groundbreaking for Berlin tramway extension

    2021-08-17T13:44:00Z

    GERMANY: Construction of the 2·2 km five-stop extension of Berlin tram line M10 westwards from Hauptbahnhof to Turmstraße U-Bahn station in the city’s Moabit district was officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony on August 11. The €33m project is being funded by the Berlin Sustainable Development ...