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  • us Los Angeles Gold Line Foothills San Dimas station impression
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    Foothill Gold Line extension construction begins

    2020-07-13T13:53:00Z

    USA: Major construction work on the 14·6 km Foothill Gold Line extension of Los Angeles’ L Line light rail route was launched on July 10. The extension from APU/Citrus College to Pomona is scheduled for completion in 2025, adding four stops in Glendora, San Dimas, ...

  • gb Edinburgh tram face mask
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    Emergency support for Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams

    2020-07-08T06:00:00Z

    UK: The Scottish Government is to provide up to £9m of emergency funding for the Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams to help mitigate the financial impact of the drop in ridership as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The emergency measures announced on July 7 will ...

  • pl Gorzow tram reopening celebrations
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    Trams return to Gorzów Wielkopolski

    2020-07-07T10:00:00Z

    POLAND: Tram operations in Gorzów Wielkopolski have resumed following a three-year suspension while a major renewal programme was undertaken. Services restarted on July 2, as part of a celebrations marking the city’s 763th anniversary. Trams are running again on the full length of the 9·5 km ...

  • Blackpool Flexity 2 tram
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    Blackpool trams to resume as UK light rail operators reflect government guidance

    2020-07-07T05:00:00Z

    UK: Blackpool’s trams are to begin operating once more from July 19, having been suspended since March 29 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Operator Blackpool Transport said the resumption of services on the 16 km route was intended to ‘support the town’s economy and provide an ...

  • MÁV-Start has exercised an option for Stadler’s Valencia plant to supply a further four Citylink electro-diesel tram-trains for the route being developed to link Hódmezővásárhely with Szeged.
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    Electro-diesel tram-train order expanded to support service increase

    2020-07-03T13:59:00Z

    HUNGARY: National passenger operator MÁV-Start has exercised an option for Stadler’s Valencia plant to supply a further four Citylink electro-diesel tram-trains for the route being developed to link Hódmezővásárhely with Szeged. The country’s first tram-train project aims to provide a high-quality service for daily commuters between ...

  • cn Guangzhou Huangpu tramway
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    Huangpu tramway opens in eastern Guangzhou

    2020-07-03T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: An initial 7·9 km section of the Huangpu tramway in the eastern part of the city of Guangzhou was opened on July 1. The line connects Xinfeng Lu with Changping station on metro Line 21, and has eight intermediate stops. An extension to Xiangxue on ...

  • pl Gdansk tram extension 1
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    Gdańsk tram extension opens

    2020-07-01T10:00:00Z

    POLAND: A 2·6 km extension of Gdańsk tram Route 12 from Migowo to Lawendowe Wzgórze in the southwest of the city opened on June 30. The six stops include a tram and bus interchange at Ujeścisko which features a park-and-ride site with ...

  • be-delijn-oostende-urbos_9849
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    CAF Urbos tram arrives in Oostende

    2020-06-30T12:00:00Z

    BELGIUM: The first of 48 CAF-built Urbos 100 trams for De Lijn’s coastal tramway was delivered to the operator’s Oostende depot on the night of June 22-23.

  • tn_de-braunschweig_tramino.jpg
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    Information displays and text-to-speech buttons at tram and bus stops

    2020-06-29T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Braunschweig transport association Regionalverband Großraum Braunschweig has selected Teleste Corp and its local subsidiary iqu Systems to supply passenger information systems for all tram stops and selected bus stops across the city. Under the contract to be completed by March 2022, Teleste will supply 243 ...

  • CAF tram for Amsterdam
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    Amsterdam exercises tram option

    2020-06-24T14:46:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has awarded CAF a firm contract to supply a further nine Urbos trams to increase capacity on the network. The order announced by the Spanish manufacturer on June 24 has been placed as the first option on a contract signed ...

  • se-stockholm-CAF-A35-tvärbanan-holger-ellgaard
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    Stockholm orders 10 more A35 trams

    2020-06-24T14:05:00Z

    SWEDEN: Storstockholms Lokaltrafik has awarded CAF a contract to supply a further 10 Type A35 trams for the capital’s expanding light rail network.

  • Edinburgh tram passenger wearing a face covering
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    Tram operators share best practice on coronavirus communications

    2020-06-24T11:18:00Z

    UK: Light rail industry association UK Tram organised a virtual event to enable its members to discuss the measures they had taken in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and to share best practice for post-lockdown communications as passengers begin to return. ‘Early observations suggest that the ...

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    Immersive tram simulators

    2020-06-23T07:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Transurb has supplied Sydney light rail operator Transdev with five tailor-made simulators which use the TrainLab virtual training platform to replicate the city’s mixed fleet of Alstom Citadis X05 and CAF Urbos 3 trams. The supplier said Transdev had opted for ...

  • de-Berlin-M2-4019-Alexanderplatz-wiki-clic
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    Blankenburg tram extension moves forward

    2020-06-22T14:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The Berlin Senate has authorised transport operator BVG to start detailed design for a northern extension of tram route M2 to Blankenburg S-Bahn station.

  • ca Calgary Green Line map
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    Phased construction of Calgary’s Green Line approved

    2020-06-22T05:00:00Z

    CANADA: A phased approach to building the 20 km light rail Green Line was approved by Calgary City Council on June 16. Construction of Stage 1 is due to begin in 2021 for opening in 2027 at an estimated cost of C$4·9 bn. This covers ...

  • es-Bombardier Flexity Valencia
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    Metrovalencia Line 10 electrification contract awarded

    2020-06-19T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: València operator FGV has awarded Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios a €6·5m contract to install electrification equipment on the future Metrovalencia Line 10. This covers the installation of overhead equipment and two substations at Amado Granell and Moreres which will reduce the high voltage grid supply ...

  • Orange County Transportation Authority has selcted Herzog Transit Services for a $45m contract to operate and maintain the 6·7 km OC Streetcar
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    Orange County Streetcar operating contract awarded

    2020-06-02T11:00:00Z

    USA: California’s Orange County Transportation Authority has selcted Herzog Transit Services for a $45m contract to operate and maintain the 6·7 km OC Streetcar which is under construction in Santa Ana and Garden Grove for opening in 2022. Herzog Transit Services beat two other bidders for ...

  • tn_us-dallas-dart-orangeline.jpg
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    Dallas SCADA upgrading contract approved

    2020-06-01T05:00:00Z

    USA: The Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board has approved a contract for Alstom Signaling Operations to upgrade its supervisory control data acquisition system, which was installed in 1996. Alstom will replace software, servers, workstations, tunnel ventilation control systems, an overview display wall and a ...

  • ec Cuenca tram (5)
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    Cuenca tramway opens

    2020-05-29T15:47:00Z

    ECUADOR: The Cuenca tramway opened for limited passenger services on May 25, with regular services scheduled to start in June. Travel will be free of charge for the first two months. Because of Covid-19 measures, the capacity of each of the eight ...

  • gb Manchester Metrolink Trafford Park (Tony Miles) (3)
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    UK government aims to ‘permanently change’ transport use as tram and bus funding announced

    2020-05-27T09:30:00Z

    Source: Tony Miles UK: ‘We must plan our route to recovery’, said Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps at the government’s daily coronavirus briefing on May 23, when he announced £283m of funding ‘to ensure that more buses, trams and light rail networks return ...