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    Siemens to supply Avenio trams to Nürnberg

    2019-11-15T11:41:00Z

    GERMANY: VAG Nürnberg has ordered 12 Siemens Avenio trams with options for 75 more. The €44m contract announced on November 15 would be 40% funded by the Land of Bayern. Entry into passenger service is scheduled for the end of 2022. The four-section 100% low-floor ...

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    OGC Nice players kick off city’s third tram route

    2019-11-14T11:57:00Z

    FRANCE: The third tram route in Nice was inaugurated on November 12 with a ceremony at Saint-Isidore attended by Mayor Christian Estrosi. As the route serves the Allianz Riviera football stadium, the ceremony was attended by OGC Nice players and manager Patrick Vieira. T3 services run ...

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    First Flexity Zürich tram delivered

    2019-11-14T10:31:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The first of 70 Flexity trams that Bombardier Transportation is supplying to Zürich arrived in the city in the early hours of November 13. Operator VBZ placed the order in 2016, paying SFr358m for the vehicles, spare parts, depot equipment and driver training. ...

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    Testing begins on Manchester’s Trafford Park tram extension

    2019-11-13T08:30:00Z

    UK: Testing has started on the Trafford Park extension of the Manchester Metrolink tram network. Low-speed night time testing is taking place between Pomona and Warren Bruce Road at the eastern end of the 5·5 km extension to the Trafford Centre retail complex. Due to open ...

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    St Petersburg tests hydrogen tram

    2019-11-11T11:33:00Z

    Photo: Nikita Fastov RUSSIA: Dynamic testing of a hydrogen fuel cell tram started on the St Petersburg network on November 1. The retrofitted single-section LM-68M2 tram has been created jointly by operator Gorelektrotrans and the Central Research Institute of Electrical Marine Technology. Its ...

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    Bolzano tram plans presented

    2019-11-11T11:02:00Z

    ITALY: The Bolzano city authorities presented plans for a tramway to be built in the South Tirolean city under the TRAM.BZ brand on November 6. The 7·2 km tramway would serve 17 stops on a Y-shaped east-west alignment. Services would be operated as two ...

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    Warszawa reveals Hyundai Rotem tram design

    2019-11-08T11:26:00Z

    The winning option received more than two-thirds of the votes. POLAND: Tramwaje Warszawskie has announced the result of a public vote on the styling of the fleet of trams that Hyundai Rotem is supplying to Warszawa. Option A received 6 947 votes. ...

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    Iași selects Bozankaya trams

    2019-11-07T12:20:00Z

    ROMANIA: Bozankaya has been selected to supply 16 trams to operate on the metre-gauge network in Iași, the Turkish supplier announced on November 4. The 34-month contract worth €30m envisages the first tram would be delivered in mid-2021. The five-section low-floor vehicles will be 30 m ...

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    Modertrans tests Elbląg tram in Łódź

    2019-11-06T11:24:00Z

    POLAND: The first Moderus Beta tram that Modertrans is supplying to Elbląg has arrived in Łódź for testing on that city’s network. In 2017 Modertrans was the sole bidder in a tender to supply four trams to the northern Polish city. Deliveries of the ...

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    Rio de Janeiro tram network completed

    2019-10-28T14:50:00Z

    The first phase of the tramway opened in 2016. BRAZIL: The final section of the VLT Carioca tram network in Rio de Janeiro was inaugurated on October 26, with passenger services beginning at noon. The opening of 1·3 km of new alignment adds a third ...

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    Lahore tramway MoU signed

    2019-10-28T10:57:00Z

    PAKISTAN: The Punjab Transport Department has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tong Hao Railway Vehicles Corp for the development of a tramway in Lahore. The department’s Lahore Transport Co would act as project promoter for the proposed PPP scheme that would see a route built ...

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    Hurontario light rail contract awarded

    2019-10-24T13:01:00Z

    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have awarded Mobilinx Hurontario General Partnership a C$4·6bn contract to develop the Hurontario light rail project to the west of Toronto. Mobilinx was selected as preferred bidder last month for the design-build-finance-operate-maintain PPP concession. This includes 30 years of operations and ...

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    Avignon tramway inaugurated

    2019-10-21T10:22:00Z

    FRANCE: The initial section of the Avignon tramway was inaugurated on October 19 with a day of free travel. The 5·2 km route T1 runs east from Saint-Roch Université des Métiers to Gare Centre, then south along Avenue Saint-Ruf and Avenue de Tarascon, before turning east ...

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    Sarajevo transport funding approved

    2019-10-18T10:10:00Z

    BOSNIA: The Sarajevo Canton government approved €69·5m of transport funding for the capital on October 17. The largest project by value is the purchase of 20 trams, which has been allocated €41m. A further €23·5m is being put towards a 6·4 km tramway extension from the ...

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    Mauritius Metro Express inaugurated

    2019-10-17T12:21:39.820Z

    Photo: Stephen Spark MAURITIUS: The first phase of the Metro Express light rail project was officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth at a ceremony on October 3. The 13 km north-south route serves nine stops between Immigration Square in Port Louis and Rose ...

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    Second St Petersburg PPP tram concession signed

    2019-10-15T10:18:00Z

    Photo: Vladimir Waldin The Chizhik tram route is currently the only tram route in St Petersburg developed under a PPP concession. RUSSIA: The St Petersburg city government signed a PPP concession for the construction of a tram route on October 11. The 30-year design-build-operate ...

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    Automated tram depot project launched in Potsdam

    2019-10-08T14:28:00Z

    GERMANY: Research into the development of a fully-automated tram depot is to be undertaken in Potsdam by a consortium led by Siemens Mobility. The three-year AStriD (Autonomous Tram in Depot) project is being funded by the federal Ministry for Transport Digital Infrastructure’s mFUND research ...

  • München Siemens Avenio
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    Tram orders falling but still strong

    Worldwide tram and light rail vehicle orders have fallen for the second year in a row, but volumes are still high.

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    Tampere prepares for its first tramway

    Tampere is developing its first ever tram network, with some innovative methods being used to keep the public informed of construction progress.

  • tn us-oklahoma city streetcar inauguration 2 mark gibbs
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    Oklahoma City: Setting a streetcar example

    Despite several setbacks, the Oklahoma City Streetcar opened on time and on budget. Its success could have lessons for other projects.