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    Boston consolidates light rail stops

    2020-04-03T12:00:00Z

    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has awarded MAS Building Bridge a $17·8m contract to replace four existing light rail stops on Boston’s Green Line into two new stops. St Paul Street and BU West will be replaced by one stop, and Babcock Street and ...

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    Porto extensions win EU funding support

    2020-04-02T14:16:00Z

    PORTUGAL: The European Commission has announced €107m of EU Cohesion Funds for expansion of the Metro do Porto light rail network. This adds to €75m allocated in the national government’s 2020 budget. The two projects being supported are Line G, where a €63·6m contribution will support ...

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    Osaka’s Hankai Line expands low-floor tram fleet

    2020-04-02T06:00:00Z

    JAPAN: A three-section low-floor tram supplied by Alna Sharyo has entered service on the Hankai Tramway in Osaka, where it is operating alongside the oldest trams in the country which are still in commercial service rather than run as heritage vehicles. The two-line Hankai Tramway serves ...

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    Edinburgh tram extension site works on hold during pandemic

    2020-03-26T11:40:00Z

    UK: Edinburgh Council has instructed contractors Morrison Utility Services and Sacyr Farrans Neopul to cease site works for the construction of the tramway extension from York Place to Newhaven. The contractors are to make the construction sites safe by the end of the week before shutting ...

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    Amsterdam chooses HASTUS planning software

    2020-03-23T06:00:00Z

    Amsterdam NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has selected GIRO’s HASTUS software to support all its network and service planning, crew and vehicle scheduling, and operations management, including the integration of electric buses into its fleet. GVB has almost 5 000 employees and operates 203 ...

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    Manchester Metrolink opens Trafford Park line

    2020-03-22T13:20:00Z

    UK: The 5·5 km Manchester Metrolink light rail extension to the Trafford Centre shopping complex was opened for revenue service on March 22, around seven months ahead of the original target date.

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    Cádiz tram-train testing underway

    2020-03-16T11:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Following authorisation by notified body CETREN on March 13, test running is set to begin this month along the full 24 km length of the tram-train route between Chiclana de la Frontera and Cádiz. Initially planned to open in 2017, the tram-train project covers construction ...

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    Vossloh tramway rail grinding machine delivered to Tampere

    2020-03-16T08:51:00Z

    FINLAND: Vossloh has supplied a HSG-city rail grinding machine for the Y-shaped tramway which is under construction in the city of Tampere for opening in August 2021. The contract includes the supply of spare parts and a servicing agreement covering the machine’s annual maintenance. Vossloh ...

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    UGL and John Holland to operate Adelaide trams

    2020-03-12T10:33:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Torrens Connect joint venture of local bus operator Torrens Transit, UGL Rail Services and John Holland has been selected to operate light rail services in Adelaide, under a contract announced by the South Australian Public Transport Authority on March 10. The deal forms part ...

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    Stadler to retrofit Ostrava trams with collision prevention system

    2020-03-11T10:29:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Tram operator DP Ostrava awarded a KC26·9m contract to Stadler Bussnang on March 3for the retrofiting of the city’s Tango NF2 trams with obstacle detection assistance. The contract includes the upgrading of two vehicles by September for KC4·88m as a trail project. The remaining ...

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    Vitoria-Gasteiz tram extension plans released for public consultation

    2020-03-09T13:45:00Z

    SPAIN: Details of the proposed 6 km tram extension connecting central Vitoria-Gasteiz to the district of Zabalgana were released for public consultation on March 9. The €120m project includes the acquisition of 14 trams and several ticketing machines for €61m, as well as the construction of ...

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    RATP trials pedestrian crossing warning system

    2020-03-05T16:56:00Z

    FRANCE: RATP is trialling an experimental safety system near Vélizy’s town hall T6 tram stop. The system designed by French startup Copsonic involves speakers connected to a pedestrian crossing light, which emit an ultrasound signal when the light turns red. The signal is picked up ...

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    Canberra to study more light rail extensions

    2020-03-05T10:26:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Studies are to be commissioned for two more extensions of the Canberra light rail network, according to ACT Transport Minister Chris Steel. Speaking at the Australasian Railway Association’s light rail conference in the capital on March 4, Steel confirmed that the prefeasibility studies for Stages ...

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    Strasbourg orders 17 more trams

    2020-03-03T14:49:00Z

    FRANCE: Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois exercised a further option on March 3 to order more Alstom Citadis trams. The final option in a 2014 framework contract for up to 50 vehicles covers a further 17 trams valued at €52m. This will bring the number of Citadis ...

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    Bordeaux tramway Line D extended

    2020-03-03T11:34:00Z

    FRANCE: A 5·5 km extension of Bordeaux tram Line D was opened on February 29, connecting Mairie du Bouscat to Eysines Cantinolle. The €250m project included nine stops and two car parks, which have all entered opened on the same day. Line D now runs ...

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    Cost savings unlock $64m in FTA grants for Texas and Florida

    2020-03-02T15:50:00Z

    USA: The Federal Transit Administration approved grant funding totalling $64·2m for three project promoters on February 28. The funds are part of the FTA’s Capital Investment Grants programme which rewards transport authorities for delivering investment projects under budget and ahead of schedule by allowing them to ...

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    Lund tramway gets revised launch date

    2020-02-26T11:15:00Z

    SWEDEN: Lund’s SKr890m tram Line 1 will open for revenue service on December 13, regional transport authority Skånetrafiken has announced. According to Skånetrafiken, the original opening date of September 2019 was pushed back owing to a delay in the completion of the depot. The 5·5 ...

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    Vitoria-Gasteiz light rail extension awarded

    2020-02-24T12:43:00Z

    SPAIN: A 24-month contract to construct a 2·5 km extension to the 9·5 km light rail network in Vitoría-Gasteiz was awarded to a consortium formed by Tecsa Altuna and Uría on February 21. The metre-gauge extension would link Florida tram stop with Salburua. The Tecsa Altuna/Uría ...

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    Odense Letbane takes delivery of its first tram

    2020-02-21T10:56:00Z

    dk- odense stadler pankow tram DENMARK: The first of 16 Stadler Pankow trams for the light rail line under construction in Odense was delivered on February 20, with Mayor Peter Rahbæk Juel watching the vehicle being unloaded from the lorry which brought it from ...

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    First of 12 Panorama trams arrive in Olsztyn

    2020-02-18T13:47:00Z

    POLAND: The first of 12 Durmazlar Panorama trams was delivered to Olsztyn on February 14. The low-floor vehicles were ordered from the Turkish manufacturer in August 2018 at the cost of 107·9m złoty, and will operate on the 6 km extension of the city’s tram network ...