All Light Rail articles – Page 13

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    Metro Report International

    Porto unveils CRRC LRV design


    PORTUGAL: Metro do Porto has unveiled the design of the 18 Class CT light rail vehicles it has ordered from CRRC Tangshan. The styling has been developed jointly by the manufacturer and external consultants, supported by a multidisciplinary team from the operator. ‘We wanted to keep ...

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    Metro Report International

    Lisboa metro and tram extensions funded


    PORTUGAL: The national government, municipality and operator Metropolitano de Lisboa have signed the contracts to fund the southwestern extension of the metro Red Line from São Sebastião to Alcântara, as well as the planned Odivelas/Loures light rail corridor.

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    Metro Report International

    Galveston Trolley reopens


    USA: The Galveston Island Trolley in Texas has reopened, having been suspended since the infrastructure and heritage-style cars were damaged by Hurricane Ike in September 2008. The 11 km line with 22 stops opened in 1988 and is operated by Island Transit using four diesel-electric cars ...

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    Metro Report International

    Be’er Sheva light rail planning underway


    ISRAEL: The Ministry of Transport & Road Safety’s Infrastructure Planning & Development Administration has held its first meeting to oversee the development of a light rail line in the city of Be’er Sheva. The 25 km line would serve the North/University and Central railway stations, Ben ...

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    Metro Report International

    UKTram consults on draft light rail strategy


    UK: Light rail industry body UKTram is seeking comments on its draft Light Rail Strategy for the UK, which is due to be submitted to ministers and the Department for Transport later this year.

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    Metro Report International

    Constantine tram extension completed


    ALGERIA: The 3·4 km final section of Constantine’s southern tramway extension from Chahid Kadri Brahim to Université Abdelhamid-Mehri was inaugurated by Prime Minister & Finance Minister Aimene Benabderrahmane on September 29.

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    Metro Report International

    Wien approves northern tram expansion


    AUSTRIA: The Wien city government has approved the construction of a new tram route serving the Aspern district, as a branch off the orbital Strebersdorf – Hausfeldstrasse route 26 on the northern side of the River Donau.

  • Blackpool Flexity tram and bus
    Metro Report International

    Blackpool Transport radios go digital


    UK: TES Communication Solutions is to replace the analogue radio equipment on Blackpool Transport Services’ tram and bus fleets with a digital system. This will include ‘independent and resilient’ wide-area voice and data backhaul infrastructure to provide continuity of operations in the event of power cuts ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tramway road-rail vehicles delivered


    BELGIUM: Zagro Bahn- und Baumaschinen has delivered four Unimog U423 road-rail vehicles to Brussels transport operator STIB. All four are equipped with the Zagro turntable rail guide for safe operation on tight radius curves. Two of the vehicles are intended for rescuing ...

  • Portland TriMet Red Line LRVs
    Metro Report International

    Federal funds to support Portland light rail enhancements


    USA: The Federal Transit Administration has approved grants worth $99·9m to expand the Red Line light rail service in Portland. Under an investment programme branded ‘a Better Red’, operator TriMet is to extend Red Line services westwards by 12·6 km from Beaverton to Hillsboro over the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Funding sought for West Midlands Metro expansion


    UK: The West Midlands Combined Authority Board has approved bids for £2bn of government funding for investment in tram, rail, bus and cycling infrastructure over the next five years The bids cover the refurbishment and upgrading of West Midlands Metro’s Birmingham – Wolverhampton light rail line, ...

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    Metro Report International

    SmartWindow trials begin on Karlsruhe tram-train


    GERMANY: SmartWindow technology for displaying live and context-based journey information on vehicle windows is being tested on a tram-train operated by AVG in Karlsruhe. The six-month trial starting this month will be used to assess the situations under which passengers will interact with the SmartWindow, which ...

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    Metro Report International

    Colombo light rail MoU signed


    SRI LANKA: KCI Metro Link Korea Co and the GBK Consortium of more than 15 South Korean companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to undertake a feasibility study for a light rail line running north from Colombo to Bandaranaike International Airport and Negombo, along with ...

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    Metro Report International

    Crown Bridges tramway construction approved


    FINLAND: Construction of the Crown Bridges tramway in Helsinki is expected to get underway shortly, after the city council formally approved a revised budget setting the estimated cost at €326m. The 10 km light rail line will connect Laajasalo in the southeast to the city centre ...

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    Metro Report International

    Warszawa tram network extended to Winnica


    POLAND: Tramwaje Warszawskie has started revenue operation on a 1·3 km extension of tram routes 2 and 17 from Nowodwory to Winnica in the north of the city.

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    Metro Report International

    Paris awards T3b tram extension contracts


    FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP has selected Colas to build a 3·2 km western extension of orbital tram route T3b from Porte d’Asnières to Porte Dauphine. Being funded as part of the Grand Paris project, the extension will broadly parallel RER Line C, serving seven stop ...

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    Metro Report International

    Lausanne breaks ground for western tram line


    SWITZERLAND: Work has started on the construction of a tram route to serve the western suburbs of Lausanne, following a groundbreaking ceremony in Renens and public celebrations at both ends of the route.

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    Metro Report International

    Keolis-MHI takes over Dubai metro and tram operations


    UAE: ‘This is an exciting day for us’, Keolis Group’s International CEO Bernard Tabary told Metro Report International when a Keolis-MHI joint venture took over the operation and maintenance of Dubai’s driverless metro and tram networks on September 8.

  • Cherepovets tram
    Metro Report International

    Cherepovets trams completed


    RUSSIA: A batch of 12 trams ordered by the city of Cherepovets has been completed at the PK TS plant in St Petersburg. The 574m rouble order backed by the government’s Cleaner Air governmental programme covers 11 single-section 71-911EM Lvyonok fully low-floor, ...

  • Lyon Citadis tram (Photo: Alstom)
    Metro Report International

    Lyon places tram order


    FRANCE: Lyon transport authority Sytral has awarded Alstom a contract to supply a further 35 Citadis trams in support of its Destinations 2026 network expansion plan. This €115m firm order announced on September 2 has been placed using an option under a 2018 framework agreement, and ...