All Light Rail articles – Page 12

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    Metro Report International

    Transport for London bans e-scooters following fires


    UK: Privately-owned e-scooters and e-unicycles will not be permitted on Transport for London services or premises from December 13, as a result of safety concerns following fires at Stanmore and Parsons Green on the London Underground network. A review by TfL found that defective lithium-ion batteries ...

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    Metro Report International

    Rostov-na-Donu tramway expansion plan


    RUSSIA: Plans are being developed for a major modernisation of the Rostrov-na-Donu tram network and the construction of extensions to new residential districts as part of a transport strategy for 2035 which has been adopted by the city council. The programme would ...

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    Metro Report International

    Kaliningrad tram fleet renewal agreed


    RUSSIA: An order for 16 PKTS 71-921 Corsair trams for the metre-gauge network in Kaliningrad is to be financed by Sberbank’s leasing subsidiary under a 2·9bn rouble leasing deal running for 10 years from their delivery at the end of February 2022.

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    Metro Report International

    Szeged tram-train service inaugurated


    HUNGARY: The country’s first public tram-train service between Szeged and Hódmezővásárhely has started revenue service ahead of the introduction of a full timetable in January.

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    Uppsala council approves tram plan


    SWEDEN: Uppsala municipal council has voted in favour of plans to build a tramway to link Uppsala C station and the city centre with the southern suburbs of Gottsunda and Ultuna and a planned new station at Bergsbrunna. The proposed network would total 17 route-km, with ...

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    San Diego opens Mid-Coast light rail extension


    USA: The Mid-Coast Extension of San Diego’s light rail network was opened for revenue service on November 21, when the San Diego Association of Governments hosted celebrations at the University of California San Diego Central Campus in La Jolla. The 17·7 km ...

  • West Midlands Metro tram in Birmingham city centre (Photo: Tony MIles)
    Metro Report International

    West Midlands Metro governance inquiry launched


    UK: An independent review into the governance of the West Midlands Metro light rail network is to be carried out in the wake of the withdrawal of the CAF tram fleet which operates services between Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

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    Metro Report International

    Juventus tram link approved


    ITALY: Torino municipality has given the final go-ahead for tram Line 12, which will link Juventus’ Allianz football stadium in the northwest of the city with Corso Lepanto in the south.

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    Metro Report International

    Education City Yellow Line opened


    QATAR: Services have started running on the Yellow Line of the Education City light rail network, providing connections between Education City Stadium and the Qatar Metro Green Line at Al Shaqab.

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    Replacement contractor selected for Maryland’s Purple Line light rail project


    USA: Maryland Department of Transportation and PPP concessionaire Purple Line Transit Partners have selected a replacement contractor to complete the stalled project to build a 26 km east–west orbital light rail line between New Carrollton and Bethesda in the suburbs of Washington DC. Maryland Transit Solutions ...

  • A 2·7 km extension of the Berlin tram network from Karl-Ziegler-Straße to Schöneweide S-Bahn station with five stops opened on October 31 (Photo: BVG)
    Metro Report International

    Berlin tram extension opens


    GERMANY: A 2·7 km extension of the Berlin tram network from Karl-Ziegler-Straße to Schöneweide S-Bahn station with five stops opened on October 31. Construction began in May 2020 and cost €40m, with Strabag as main contractor. The extension forms the second stage of the Adlershof – ...

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    Ostrava tram on test


    CZECH REPUBLIC: City transport operator DP Ostrava has begun dynamic testing of the first of 35 Škoda Transportation ForCity Smart 39T trams which are being supplied under a KC1·7bn contract. Formal handover is scheduled for early next year. The contract for the 35 trams was signed at ...

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    Metro Report International

    Young people urged to consider careers in light rail


    UK: An engineering ‘skills gap’ across many sectors including light rail means there are opportunities for young people to play a major role in meeting future transport and environmental challenges, says UKTram. The industry body is developing a light rail career ‘roadmap’, and planning a series ...

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    Metro Report International

    Plzeň confirms ForCity tram order


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Plzeň municipal transport operator PMDP has awarded Škoda Transportation a firm contract to supply a further 10 ForCity Smart X34 trams, designated Type 40T by the manufacturer. Valued at KC55m per vehicle, the order signed in October represents the first series build to be ...

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    Metro Report International

    RATP awarded Paris tramway T10 contract


    FRANCE: RATP Dev has been awarded an eight-year contract to operate the future tram Route T10 and eight nearby bus services in the southwestern suburbs of Paris. This is the second package of services to be competitively tendered by transport regional authority Île-de-France Mobilités. The 8·2 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Praha tramway extension contract awarded


    CZECH REPUBLIC Praha transport agency DPP has awarded the TT Modřany consortium of Ohla ŽS and Strabag Rail a contract to build a tramway extension in the south of the city for opening in spring 2023. The 1·7 km extension with four stops will start at ...

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    Metro Report International

    Ludwigsburg light rail plans under development


    GERMANY: Plans are being developed for a light rail line running east and west from Ludwigsburg, north of Stuttgart. This would incorporate a disused but intact railway alignment running west from Ludwigsburg station to Markgröningen, and a newly-built route running eastwards from Ludwigsburg to Pattonville, a ...

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    Metro Report International

    Antalya light rail extension opened


    TURKEY: Antalya Metropolitan Municipality opened the third stage of AntiRay light rail route T3 on October 25, offering a week of free travel before the start of revenue operations at the end of the month. The 24 km line links Varsak in the north of the ...

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    Metro Report International

    What have the trams ever done for us?


    UK: The Urban Transport Group has published the Leading light: What light rail can do for city regions report produced by consultancy Steer Group, which sets out how light rail supports economic growth, social inclusion and environmental gains. The key findings are that: light rail ...

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    Stuttgart rack railway tram and bicycle wagon delivered


    GERMANY: The first of first of three light rail vehicles and bicycle carrying trailers for the 2·2 km metre-gauge Riggenbach rack line which climbs 200 m up a valley in Stuttgart has been delivered to operator Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen. These are the fifth generation of cars for ...