All Light Rail articles – Page 11

  • Braunschweig_02
    Metro Report International

    Tramino II enters service in Braunschweig

    2020-05-15T05:00:00Z

    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

    2020-05-14T05:00:00Z

    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

    2020-05-13T06:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Tbilisi metro
    Metro Report International

    Urban transport news round-up

    2020-05-06T06:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • il-Nazareth-tram-train-impression
    Metro Report International

    Haifa – Nazareth tram-train bidders invited

    2020-05-01T08:30:00Z

    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

    2020-04-28T13:22:00Z

    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

    2020-04-28T13:07:00Z

    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, ...

  • tn_ee-tallinn_tram.jpg
    Metro Report International

    Tallinn to expand tram network

    2020-04-28T06:00:00Z

    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.

  • ru-kazan-line2-TBMs-visit
    Metro Report International

    Kazan launches TBM on second metro line

    2020-04-27T13:00:00Z

    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

    2020-04-27T10:51:00Z

    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 ...

  • us-LOSSAN_Rail_Corridor_Agency_Amtrak_Pacific_Surfliner
    News

    California awards grants to drive modal shift

    2020-04-24T07:51:00Z

    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 ...

  • tn_gb-manchester-metrolink-mediacity-tram_03.jpg
    Rail Business UK

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

    2020-04-22T14:11:00Z

    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 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tram automation software contract awarded in Shanghai

    2020-04-22T06:03:00Z

    CHINA: A contract has been awarded for the development of a control system which is intended to pave the way for trials of autonomous tram operation in Shanghai. A consortium of the Shanghai Fuxin Intelligent Transportation Solutions Corp subsidiary of China Railway Electrification Bureau Group and ...

  • tn_ca-hurontario_lrt_impression.jpg
    Metro Report International

    Lead technical adviser appointed for Hurontario light rail project

    2020-04-21T06:00:00Z

    CANADA: Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have appointed Stantec to provide technical advisory services for the Hurontario LRT project. As lead technical adviser, Stantec will provide design, construction and commissioning oversight through to the planned opening in late 2024. Design review services have already commenced. Stantec will ...

  • A briefing document setting out the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on public transport authorities has been published by the Urban Transport Group
    Metro Report International

    Urban Transport Group details Covid-19 challenges

    2020-04-09T05:00:00Z

    UK: A briefing document setting out the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on public transport authorities has been published by the Urban Transport Group, which represents transport bodies in London, the West Midlands, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Tyne Wear, Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City ...

  • au-Sydney-CSELRT-Kingsford-L3_01
    Metro Report International

    Sydney light rail Kingsford branch opens

    2020-04-06T11:41:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The 3·2 km five-stop light rail branch from Moore Park via Anzac Parade south to Juniors Kingsford was opened for revenue service on April 3, completing Sydney’s CBD & South East LRT network.

  • tn_us-boston_green_line_type_9_lrv_in_passenger_service_01.jpg
    Metro Report International

    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 ...

  • tn_pt-porto-lrvs-bridge_01.jpg
    Metro Report International

    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 ...

  • jp-hankai-tram
    Metro Report International

    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 ...

  • Szeged Ikarus troli and Tatra tram at Anna-kút
    Urban In Depth

    Hungary boards the tram-train

    2020-03-31T23:59:00Z

    With only 163 000 inhabitants, the city of Szeged in southern Hungary boasts four tram lines and six trolleybus routes. Now it is adding the country’s first tram-train project, reports Benjámin Zelki.