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  • crmf-dock
    Metro Report International

    Denver rail site visits now open to book ahead of SmartTransit West

    2022-09-28T11:35:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: On October 24, attendees to SmartTransit West being hosted by Railway Gazette Group in Denver, Colorado, will be offered the opportunity to join an exclusive tour provided by local operator RTD giving insight into the challenges of the day to day maintenance of rail vehicles.

  • DJI_0028
    Metro Report International

    Active steering tested on Swiss tram

    2022-09-26T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Zürich start-up Traila has demonstrated a prototype sensor-based active steering system which is designed to significantly reduce the friction between tram wheels and rails, reducing noise, wear and dust. A simulation platform is being used to test the prototype in partnership ...

  • Praha Hloubetin tram depot impression
    Metro Report International

    Praha tram depot rebuilding gets underway

    2022-09-19T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Main construction works have begun for a KC1·9bn project to rebuild the tram stabling and repair depot at Hloubětín in Praha. The work is being undertaken by a consortium of Bouygues Construction’s VCES, Chládek and Tintěra. Completion is planned for the second half of ...

  • President Luis Arce inaugurated two Mi Tren light rail routes in the city of Cochabamba on September 13.
    Metro Report International

    Cochabamba’s Mi Tren light rail services launched

    2022-09-15T13:54:00Z

    BOLIVIA: President Luis Arce inaugurated two Mi Tren light rail routes in the city of Cochabamba on September 13. The Red Line runs 5·3 km from Estación Central southeast along Avenida Petrolera to UMSS Facultad de Agronomía, with four intermediate stops. The initial 14·9 km section ...

  • Marseille CAF Urbos tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Marseille orders maritime themed trams

    2022-09-15T08:33:00Z

    FRANCE: Marseille transport operator RTM has awarded CAF a €57m contract to supply 15 trams, with options for more to support future expansion of the network. The seven-section low-floor cars from CAF’s Urbos range will be 42·5 m long. They will have a similar styling to ...

  • lu-Luxtram_opening-220911-04
    Metro Report International

    Luxtram extends southeast

    2022-09-12T10:42:00Z

    LUXEMBOURG: Luxtram light rail route T1 has been extended southeast to Lycée Bouneweg, following a formal inauguration by Minister of Mobility François Bausch and the city’s mayor Lydie Polfer on September 11

  • Digbeth track
    Metro Report International

    West Midlands Metro extension track installed in Digbeth

    2022-09-12T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Midland Metro Alliance has installed the first section of track in Digbeth as part of the Eastside light rail extension. Running from Bull Street in Birmingham’s city centre via the future High Speed 2 terminus at Curzon Street to Digbeth, the 1·7 km extension ...

  • Yekaterinburg inter-urban tram (1)
    Metro Report International

    Yekaterinburg interurban tramway opens

    2022-09-08T08:08:00Z

    RUSSIA: The double-track interurban tram Route 333 running 8·6 km from Yekaterinburg to the neighbouring city of Verkhnaya Pyshma has been opened by Governor of the Sverdlovsk region Evgeny Kuyvashev and Mayor of Yekaterinburg Alexei Orlov. The line has been developed by the Verkhnepyshminsky Tramway subsidiary ...

  • Lagiewniki_01
    Metro Report International

    Kraków tram extension connects southern routes

    2022-09-02T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: A 1·7 km extension of the Kraków tram network from Łagiewniki SKA to Kurdwanów has opened to connect two existing lines in the south of the city. The tramway extension has been built as part of the Trasa Łagiewnicka ring road scheme, which also involved ...

  • Lightline Niigata Transys HU300 light rail vehicle (Photo: Kosei Asakawa)
    Metro Report International

    Utsunomiya light rail expansion planned as opening rescheduled

    2022-08-30T05:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Plans are being drawn up to extend the future Utsunomiya light rail line through the urban area on the west side of the JR East station and Tohoku Main Line.

  • Kursk Movista
    Metro Report International

    Kursk tramway modernisation concession signed

    2022-08-25T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A PPP agreement for the modernisation of tramway infrastructure in Kursk has been signed by the regional authority and transport concessionaire Movista Regions. The planners estimate that the modernisation programme will save passengers an average of 5 min per trip once the works have been ...

  • Heraklion (Photo Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Heraklion tram plan

    2022-08-23T11:02:00Z

    GREECE: Technical specifications for a proposed tram network in Heraklion, the largest city on the island of Crete, have been agreed by Deputy Mayor for Infrastructure Yiannis Anastasakis and Nikolaos Kouretas, Managing Director of Athens’ Attiko Metro. Funding will now be sought for feasibility and viability ...

  • St Petersburg tram Slavyanka
    Metro Report International

    Construction of St Petersburg light rail line launched

    2022-08-23T10:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: St Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov has ceremonially launched construction of the 21 km Kupchino – Shushary – Slavyanka fast light rail line, which will be separate from the city’s existing tram network. The line is to be built under a 30-year PPP concession agreement signed ...

  • Roma’s Termini – Giardinetti railway (Photo Benjamin Zelki) (3)
    Metro Report International

    Roma narrow gauge line to be rebuilt

    2022-08-22T07:00:00Z

    ITALY: Modernisation and extension of Roma’s Termini – Giardinetti light rail line including rebuilding from narrow to standard gauge is set to begin next year, with the route to be branded as Line G.

  • Tallinn tramway extension contract
    Metro Report International

    Tallinn tram extension contract signed

    2022-08-16T09:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: A contract has been awarded for the design and construction of the Vanasadama tramway extension which will connect Tallinn’s Old Harbour with the future Rail Baltica station at Ülemiste. Valued at €36·5m +VAT, the contract was signed on August 9 by the city’s public works ...

  • gb Sheffield Supertram tram and tram-train (Tony Miles)
    Metro Report International

    Consultancies appointed to Sheffield Supertram project

    2022-08-16T05:00:00Z

    UK: South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has appointed Turner & Townsend and Anturas to support the development of a business case for investment in the Sheffield Supertram light rail network, and its subsequent implementation. The focus of the project will be on maintaining and modernising the ...

  • Novokuznetsk UKVZ tram
    Metro Report International

    Novokuznetsk orders 12 trams

    2022-08-15T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: UKVZ has beaten three rival bids to win a contract to supply 12 trams to Novokuznetsk. The cost of 73·3m roubles per vehicle is being funded through the government’s the Cleaner Air programme. Deliveries are scheduled to start in mid-December, The Type 71-623-04 trams will ...

  • Krakow tram track construction
    Metro Report International

    Kraków fast tram tracklaying underway

    2022-08-12T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Tracklaying has begun on a 5 km ‘fast tram’ extension of the Kraków tram network to Górka Narodowa in the north of the city. The extension is intended to serve park and ride facilities and provide a 20 min journey time to the city centre. ...

  • Light rail line in Canberra.
    Metro Report International

    Canberra battery tram order

    2022-08-11T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: CAF has been awarded a contract supply five battery-equipped light rail vehicles to Canberra from 2024. It will also retrofit the city’s 14 existing five-section Urbos 100 vehicles with batteries, so that the entire fleet will be able to operate on the catenary-free extension to ...

  • Calgary Green Line underground station design concept
    Metro Report International

    Two shortlisted for Calgary Green Line project

    2022-08-09T14:56:00Z

    CANADA: Two consortia have been shortlisted for a contract to design and build the first phase of Calgary’s Green Line light rail project, covering the 18 km from Shepard to Eau Claire with 13 stops. They are: Bow Transit Connectors: Barnard Constructors of Canada, LP, ...