All Light Rail articles – Page 2

  • Bozankaya wins Timișoara tram order
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    Iași orders 16 more trams

    2020-02-17T14:34:00Z

    ROMANIA: The Ministry of Regional Development Public Administration has awarded Polish manufacturer Pesa a €38·5m contract to supply 16 trams to the city of Iași on February 5. The five-section low-floor Swing 122Na vehicles will be 30·5 m long with a capacity for 239 ...

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    First of 10 trams delivered to Katowice

    2020-02-17T14:23:00Z

    modertrans katowice tram POLAND: Modertrans delivered the first of 10 single-section trams to Tramwaje Śląskie on February 12. The low-floor vehicle is one of two bidirectional trams and eight unidirectional ones expected to operate in Katowice by the ...

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    Vitoria-Gasteiz tram network extended

    2020-02-17T11:04:00Z

    SPAIN: A 1·4 km southern extension of the Vitoria-Gasteiz tram network opened on February 15. The metre gauge extension runs from Angulema stop to Unibertsitatea Universidad via the stations of Florida and Hegoalde. The section between Hegoalde and Unibertsitatea Universidad is single track. A 2·5 ...

  • Transport for London has announced its preferred route option for the proposed extension of the London Trams network to serve Sutton
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    Transport for London selects preferred route and trams for Sutton Link

    2020-02-17T06:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has announced its preferred route option for the proposed extension of the London Trams network to serve Sutton, along with the use of light rail rather than bus rapid transit. Public feedback had been invited on three possible routes and the ...

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    EBRD finances Sarajevo transport modernisation

    2020-02-14T11:19:00Z

    BOSNIA: The European Bank for Reconstruction Development signed €35m in loans to improve public transport in Sarajevo on February 5. A €20m loan will be used to modernise the 19·5 km tramway, which EBRD said has had no major improvements in decades. This will ...

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    Automated tram operation demonstrated in Kraków

    2020-02-13T16:04:00Z

    Krakow automated NEWAG tram trial POLAND: Kraków city transport operator MPK has demonstrated what it said was the first automated operation of a tram in Poland, with no driver in the cab and an onboard computer controlling the speed and when ...

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    Kolkata east-west line inaugurated

    2020-02-13T15:42:00Z

    INDIA: The first 5·7 km section of Kolkata’s second metro line was formally inaugurated by Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal on February 13, with revenue service expected to start the following day. Under construction since 2009 at an estimated cost of Rs90bn, the 16·5 km east-west ...

  • ru- Vnukovo Airport metro station construction commences
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    Construction of Moscow Vnukovo Airport metro station begins

    2020-02-13T11:51:00Z

    RUSSIA: Construction of a metro station at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport began this month. The underground station will be the terminus of a 5·2 km extension of Line 8A from Rasskazovka to Pykhtino and the airport which is scheduled to open in 2022. This will make ...

  • la- daugavpil tram on grass latvia
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    Daugavpils tramway opens new alignment

    2020-02-07T15:20:00Z

    LATVIA: City transport operator Daugavpils Satiksme has opened a replacement single-track tram alignment for part of route T3 on February 05. The new 2·2 km section between Brāļu kapi and the eastern terminus of Stropu ezers provides direct access to the city hospital, replacing the previous ...

  • us- san francisco cable car downtown
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    San Francisco Bay transport integration proposal

    2020-02-07T09:44:00Z

    USA: Californian Assemblyman David Chiu has put forward a bill which would require all 27 transit agencies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area’s nine counties to create a ‘seamlessly integrated public transport system’. The Bay Area Seamless Transit Act filled on February 4 proposes that agencies ...

  • tn pl-warszawa hyundai rotem trams impression 2
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    Warszawa trams to have ultracapacitors

    2020-01-28T11:09:00Z

    POLAND: Medcom has selected Skeleton Technologies to supply energy storage systems as part of the traction packages that it is supplying for the next generation of Warszawa trams.

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    Federal funding to support Sound Transit light rail extension

    2020-01-24T09:45:00Z

    USA: Seattle-Tacoma transport authority Sound Transit has been awarded a $790m Full Funding Grant Agreement by the Federal Transit Administration to help fund the 12·6 km Federal Way Link extension of the Seattle light rail network.

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    Birmingham’s Eastside tram extension approved

    2020-01-23T15:07:00Z

    UK: The Secretary of State for Transport has approved a Transport Works Act Order granting the West Midlands Combined Authority powers to build and operate the the Eastside extension of the West Midlands Metro tramway. This line would run for 1·7 km from Bull ...

  • Tunis – La Goulette – La Marsa suburban railway
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    Tunis suburban railway modernisation backed by EBRD

    2020-01-22T07:00:00Z

    TUNISA: The acquisition of 18 light rail vehicles to replace ageing rolling stock on the 18 km Tunis – La Goulette – La Marsa 750 V DC overhead electric suburban railway is to be financed using a €45m loan agreed last month by the European Bank for ...

  • es-Bombardier Flexity Valencia
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    Line 10 work resumes in Valencia

    2020-01-20T15:39:00Z

    SPAIN: Municipal operator FGV has resumed work to complete light rail Line 10 in Valencia. Originally known as tram line T2, work started in 2006 and was halted in 2011 on financial grounds, with around €200m having already been spent. Line 10 will eventually run from ...

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    Tram driving National Occupational Standards to be reviewed

    2020-01-20T06:00:00Z

    UK: Industry group UKTram is leading a project to review the existing Tram Driver National Occupational Standards. The tram driver standards were last updated in 2005, and the review is scheduled to be completed by June. NOS set out the skills, knowledge and understanding required to ...

  • Msheireb Downtown Doha tram
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    Convertible trams enter service as Msheireb Downtown Doha tramway opens

    2020-01-14T06:00:00Z

    QATAR: A 2·12 km circular tramway in the Msheireb Downtown Doha district of the capital opened at the end of December. Travel is free. Trams run every 6 min, serving nine stops and a 400 m hop-on/hop-off zone in the Wadi Msheireb area. Interchange to ...

  • Regiotram de Occidente
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    Bogotá Regiotram de Occidente contract awarded

    2020-01-13T14:38:00Z

    COLOMBIA: A contract to design, build and operate the 39·6 km Regiotram de Occidente inter-urban commuter line linking Bogotá with its western suburbs was signed by China Civil Engineering Construction Corp on Janaury 7. The subsidiary of China Railway Construction Corp was sole bidder for ...

  • Plzen University tram stop (Photo: PMDP)
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    Plzeň expands tram network

    2020-01-08T07:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Plzeň transport authority PMDP has opened the first tramway extension in the city for almost 30 years, with the inauguration on December 16 of a 1·4 km extension of Line 4 to the Borská Pole industrial zone. Line 4 is the city’s busiest, linking ...

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    Phoenix included in Novokuznetsk tram order

    2020-01-08T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: UKVZ was the sole bidder for a 378m-rouble contract to supply the city of Novokuznetsk with seven single-section partially low-floor trams and two two-sectional fully low-floor vehicles. The shorter cars are likely be Type 71-623, while the two-section cars are expected to be the new ...