All Light Rail articles – Page 3

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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 ...

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    First order for Stadler’s next generation of tram

    2020-01-06T13:06:00Z

    GERMANY: Stadler has won the first order for its next generation of trams, with a €62m deal to supply 14 vehicles to Darmstadt operator HEAG Mobilo. The trams will feature a driver assistance system with traffic sign recognition, a new design of bogie to optimise the ...

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    Metro opening wave continues

    2020-01-03T13:41:00Z

    CHINA: December 28-30 saw the opening of metro and tram extensions in seven Chinese cities, as the country’s urban rail expansion programme continues unabated. The capital of Shandong province, Jinan , opened its 21·6 km north-south Line 3, liking Tantou and Longdong. This has 14 stations, ...

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    Chengdu metro and tram networks expand

    2020-01-02T12:41:00Z

    CHINA: The Chengdu urban rail network was increased by more than 100 km with the simultaneous opening on December 27 of five new metro and tram lines.

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    Songjiang tram network phase 1 completed

    2020-01-02T10:26:00Z

    CHINA: The final 3·9 km section of the first phase of Shanghai’s Songjiang tram network was opened for revenue service on December 30.

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    Longer trams delivered to Vitoría-Gasteiz

    2019-12-20T08:00:00Z

    SPAIN: The first seven-section CAF Series 600 Urbos tram was presented at Ibaionso depot in Vitoría-Gasteiz on December 10, ahead of the start of overnight testing the following week. Three more were scheduled to be delivered from CAF’s Irún factory by the end of 2019. Three ...

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    Genève tram network crosses the border into France

    2019-12-19T08:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: A cross-border extension of Genève’s tram network was inaugurated on December 15. The 2·5 km extension east from Moillesulaz on the border to Annemasse-Parc Montessuit serves four stops in France and is operated as route 17. Construction started in October 2018 and cost €57m. ...

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    Three French cities expand their tram networks

    2019-12-18T07:00:00Z

    Paris T4 was one of the lines that was extended on December 14. FRANCE: Tramway extensions were inaugurated in three cities on December 14. A 4·7 km branch of Paris route T4, northeast of the city centre, was inaugurated between Gargan and Arboretum. A further ...

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    Škoda wins contract to supply trams to Bonn

    2019-12-17T07:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Škoda Transportation has won a contract to supply up to 38 ForCity Smart trams to Bonn. The framework contract announced on December 16 could be worth up to KC4bn if all options are exercised. The base order includes deliveries of 26 trams from 2022 and ...

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    Sheffield tram-train fleet taken out of service for inspection

    2019-12-16T15:24:00Z

    UK: Stagecoach Supertram tram train services between Sheffield and Rotherham were suspended on December 13, after manufacturer Stadler advised the operator that the seven Citylink tram-tram vehicles needed to be taken out of service for inspection. This followed what Supertram described as a ‘tram engineering issue‘. ...

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    Flexity tram delivered to Göteborg

    2019-12-16T14:59:00Z

    SWEDEN: The first of 40 trams that Bombardier Transportation is supplying to Göteborg arrived in the city on December 13 after a three-day journey from the manufacturer’s Bautzen factory. A consortium of Bombardier and Kiepe Electric is supplying 30 unidirectional and 10 bidirectional Flexity trams under ...

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    Stadler delivers first tram to Kraków

    2019-12-16T12:05:00Z

    POLAND: On December 13 Stadler delivered the first of 50 trams that it is supplying to MPK Kraków under a framework contract signed on January 2018. The low-floor trams is 33·4 m long and 2 400 mm wide with capacity for 227 passengers including 80 seated. ...

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    Metro do Porto selects CRRC to supply light rail vehicles

    2019-12-16T10:55:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Metro do Porto has selected CRRC Tangshan to supply 18 light rail vehicles, the operator announced on December 13. CRRC beat bids from Siemens Mobility and Škoda Transportation. The €49·6m order is being financed from the Ministry of Environment Climate ...

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    Partly catenary-free tram route opens in Sydney

    2019-12-16T10:48:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The first phase of the CBD South East light rail route in Sydney was inaugurated on December 14, with a weekend of free travel. The 7·3 km north-south Randwick Line, also known as L2, serves 14 stops between Circular Quay and Randwick. A ...

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    Utrecht inaugurates Uithof tram line

    2019-12-16T09:58:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Revenue services began running on Utrecht’s 8km Uithoflijn express tram route on December 16, following a formal launch on December 14 attended by Minister of Infrastructure & Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen and a day of free travel.

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    HeiterBlick wins Würzburg tram contract

    2019-12-13T11:33:00Z

    GERMANY: Würzburg transport authority WVV signed a contract with HeiterBlick for the supply of 18 trams on December 9. The Leipzig-based supplier is due to deliver the vehicles in 2022-24, when they will replace the older GT-E and GT-D vehicles. The five-section trams will have ...

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    Alstom to supply 20 trams to Angers

    2019-12-12T08:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Angers Loire Metropole has ordered 20 Citadis trams from Alstom to operate on the second route of the city’s tram network, which is due to open in the early 2020s. The order announced on December 10 is worth €55m. Deliveries are due to be completed ...

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    Catenary-free tram extension inaugurated in Birmingham

    2019-12-11T11:03:00Z

    UK: The first phase of the Westside tram extension in Birmingham opened to passengers on December 11. The extension runs from Grand Central, which serves New Street railway station, to Library stop in Centenary Square, with an intermediate stop at Town Hall in Victoria Square. ...

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    Hannover LRVs to be fitted with collision detection technology

    2019-12-10T11:35:00Z

    GERMANY: Hannover transport operator Üstra has awarded Kiepe Electric a contract to equip 50 light rail vehicles with collision detection systems. Following a successful trial with a TW3000 vehicle, 50 more are to be retrofitted next year. Bosch Engineering will provide the technology. Radar and ...

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    Foshan welcomes hydrogen fuel cell tram

    2019-12-02T15:29:00Z

    CHINA: A hydrogen fuel cell tram has started test running on the Gaoming Line in Foshan, ahead of opening of the city’s first tram route later this month. The 17·4 km Gaoming Line on the west bank of the Xijiang River is intended to serve 20 ...