All Light Rail articles – Page 10

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

    Orange County Streetcar operating contract awarded


    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 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Dallas SCADA upgrading contract approved


    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 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Cuenca tramway opens


    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 ...

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    Metro Report International

    UK government aims to ‘permanently change’ transport use as tram and bus funding announced


    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 ...

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    UKVZ trams delivered to Novokuznetsk


    RUSSIA: The first three of seven 71-623-04 trams ordered by the city of Novokuznetsk were delivered by UKVZ on May 17. The city placed an 378m rouble order in October for the single-section partially low-floor trams, as well as for two 71-142 Phoenix articulated trams, ...

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    Metro Report International

    Manchester seeks tram safety systems


    UK: Transport for Greater Manchester has begun a market sounding to gain a better understanding of the availability of technology which could automatically intervene if a tram approaches a higher risk location at a speed which could result in derailment, and also monitor the attentiveness of tram ...

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    Frankfurt metro and tramway works train ordered


    GERMANY: Frankfurt municipal transport company VGF has awarded Windhoff Bahn- und Anlagentechnik a contract to supply a three-vehicle works train for use across the city’s U-Bahn and tram networks. This forms part of a programme to modernise the current VGF works fleet, some of which ...

  • : ‘Coronavirus poses monumental challenges to our city’s complex public transport network’, said Mayor of London Sadiq Khan
    Metro Report International

    Social distancing measures in place as Transport for London increases services


    UK: ‘Coronavirus poses monumental challenges to our city’s complex public transport network’, said Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on May 18, when Transport for London began increasing its services to accommodate growing ridership as coronavirus lock-down measures are eased. The increase in ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tramino II enters service in Braunschweig


    GERMANY: Braunschweig city transport operator BSVG has put the first of seven Tramino II trams into regular service. ‘We are very happy that our fleet is now even more modern’, said Managing Director Jörg Reincke on May 6, noting that the fleet ...

  • Map of the future 25 km Raide-Jokeri orbital light rail line in Helsinki.
    Metro Report International

    Helsinki regional transport authority to award Raide-Jokeri light rail operating contract


    FINLAND: The board of Helsinki Regional Transport Authority HSL has approved plans for the future operation of the Raide-Jokeri 25 km inter-urban light rail line which is currenty under construction. HSL is to directly award the capital’s transport operator HKL a contract ...

  • Coventry Very Light Rail scheme
    Metro Report International

    Very light rail track under development


    UK: The Coventry Very Light Rail scheme to develop a low-cost transport system for medium-sized cities has been awarded £1∙5m of West Midlands Combined Authority funding to support the design and development of track for use by lightweight battery powered vehicles. The project aims to design ...

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport news round-up


    EBRD is to provide Georgia with a €75m sovereign loan to finance Tbilisi metro tunnel and depot modernisation works, the procurement of 40 metro cars to encourage model shift from cars, and on-the-job training opportunities to promote the employment of women. This is the first project ...

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    Metro Report International

    Haifa – Nazareth tram-train bidders invited


    ISRAEL: Government-owned project management company Trans Israel Ltd has launched the prequalification process for the planned Haifa – Nazareth tram-train route, seeking international consortia and local companies to tender for a US$838m PPP concession to design, build and operate the 41 km line.

  • Turku tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Turku council backs tramway plan


    FINLAND: Turku city council gave the go-ahead to plan for the reintroduction of trams on April 20. This would form part of a wider urban development programme which aims to make the city a more attractive place to live and work, the municipality said. The city’s ...

  • gb Sheffield Supertram tram and tram-train (Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    UK announces support for light rail during the pandemic


    UK: The Department for Transport has confirmed that a ‘multi-million pound’ package of emergency funding will be provided for light rail networks as part of measures aimed at keeping essential transport services running during the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement covers the light rail networks in Sheffield, ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tallinn to expand tram network


    ESTONIA: Tallinn municipality has approved the route for a planned tram line connecting the airport, the future Rail Baltica station in Ülemiste and the old port area.

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    Kazan launches TBM on second metro line


    RUSSIA. Construction of the second metro line in Kazan took a step forward on April 23, when the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov marked the launch of the first tunnel boring machine from the future Sakharova station site.

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    Rail Business UK

    Harsco targets UK light rail with specialist grinder


    UK: Infrastructure maintenance company Harsco Rail and small plant manufacturer Möser Maschinenbau have joined forces to launch the Ro-V 149 road-rail grinding machine in the UK. The grinding machine is aimed particularly at tram and light rail operators who in the past have generally relied on ...

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    California awards grants to drive modal shift


    USA: The California State Transportation Agency has awarded $500m in capital grants for 17 ‘transformative’ rail and public transport projects under its Transit Intercity Rail Capital Program. The grants announced on April 21 are intended to support design and construction works, and will be ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Manchester Metrolink faces financial crisis and Merseyrail struggling to survive, mayors warn


    UK: Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has warned that services on the region’s Metrolink light rail system could be suspended unless government funding is provided, while his Liverpool City Region counterpart Steve Rotheram said Merseyrail suburban rail services also need help. Urgent action needed ...