All Light Rail articles – Page 4

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    Metro Report International

    MBTA General Manager Poftak to step down


    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Manager Steve Poftak is to leave the Boston area transit agency in January.

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    Metro Report International

    Tarragona light rail scheme advances


    SPAIN: FGC has awarded a contract to produce specifications for the proposed Tramvia del Camp de Tarragona light rail line.

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    Metro Report International

    Apprentices needed to keep largest tram network moving


    AUSTRALIA: Applications have opened for a four-year apprenticeship programme which Melbourne operator Yarra Trams uses to train people to manage and maintain the 500 km of overhead electrification on the world’s largest tram network. During the first two years, apprentices will work on de-energised infrastructure alongside ...

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    Metro Report International

    Cádiz Trambahía tram-train line opens


    SPAIN: The Trambahía tram-train line in Cádiz has opened as the country’s first 1 668 mm gauge tram-train line. It includes 13·7 km of new tramway between Pelagatos and Río Arillo, from where services run 10·3 km into Cádiz over RENFE main line tracks shared with ...

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    Metro Report International

    Supertram to be publicly operated from 2024


    UK: Sheffield’s Supertram light rail services are to be operated by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority through a publicly-owned ‘arm’s length’ company once Stagecoach’s current contract ends in March 2024. SYMCA — formerly the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive — said the change forms part of ...

  • Krasnodar trams
    Metro Report International

    Krasnodar tram network expansion concession


    RUSSIA: Work has begun on a major tramway expansion programme in Krasnodar. This includes 71 km of new line to more than double the network by 2029, and the introduction of 10 to 12 new routes. Work on the western section is underway under an agreement ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tram depot modernisation contract awarded


    POLAND: Operator MPK Wrocław has awarded Zakład Sieci i Zasilania a 42·6m złoty contract for an extensive rebuild of the city’s Borek tram depot. The contract award came after three rounds of tendering, which saw bids come in above the initial 27·2m złoty budget. The project to ...

  • Nizhny Novgorod tram
    Metro Report International

    Nizhny Novgorod tramway modernisation PPP concession signed


    RUSSIA: A PPP concession covering modernisation of the tramway infrastructure in Nizhny Novgorod and the supply of 170 new trams has been signed by the regional government and Environmental Projects Ltd. The scope includes modernisation during 2023-26 of three depots, 15 traction substations and 149 km ...

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    Metro Report International

    Lipetsk tramway renewal PPP concession signed


    RUSSIA: A 20-year PPP concession agreement for the modernisation of the Lipetsk tram network has been signed by regional governor Igor Artamonov, Mayor Evgenia Uvarkina and Movista Regions CEO Alexander Sovetnikov. Movista Regions will modernise 40·8 km of the existing 1 524 mm gauge infrastructure, build ...

  • Mauritius light rail Phase 2C opens (5)
    Metro Report International

    History ‘written in golden letters’ as Curepipe light rail extension opens


    MAURITIUS: Phase 2C of the Mauritius Metro Express light rail line opened on October 10, following a ceremonial inauguration by Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth the previous day. The extension built by India’s L&T Construction runs 6·8 km from Phoenix to Curepipe Central with seven stops, ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tramway extended to Heart of Love River


    TAIWAN: The Kaohsiung circular tramway was extended 2·4 km from Museum of Fine Arts to Heart of Love River on October 5. Services over the extension will be free until December 18. The remaining northeastern part of the tramway operated by the Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corp ...

  • Connected Places Catapult and Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre
    Metro Report International

    Very Light Rail R&D partnership


    UK: Innovation accelerator Connected Places Catapult has signed a memorandum of understanding to work with the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation to align future R&D and support UK-based innovators in the transport sector. The MoU was signed at the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre in ...

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    Metro Report International

    K Line light rail route opens in Los Angeles


    USA: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority opened the first phase of the light rail K Line on October 7, running on a partly underground alignment from Expo/Crenshaw to Westchester/Veterans with seven stops. Previously known as the Crenshaw/LAX Line, the north-south route ...

  • Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit tram
    Metro Report International

    Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT project delayed


    CANADA: Completion of Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail line will be further delayed, transport agency Metrolinx has announced. ‘We had expected the Eglinton Crosstown LRT to be fully built, thoroughly tested and in service this fall in accordance with our project agreement with Crosslinx Transit Solutions, ...

  • Auckland light rail village centre impression
    Metro Report International

    Auckland light rail development contract awards


    NEW ZEALAND: Contracts are being awarded for further planning and development of the proposed Auckland light rail project. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Auckland Transport and Auckland Council have selected an alliance of Aurecon and Arup as preferred bidder for the next phase of planning and ...

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    Metro Report International

    Updated scenarios boost virtual reality tram safety tool


    UK: Additional scenarios reflecting real-life incidents and changes to the highway code have been added to a virtual reality hazard perception tool which light rail operators can use for training and as part of their recruitment processes. The tool was funded by the Light Rail Safety ...

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    Germany: Farm shop concept spurs freight tram revival


    Initially developed as a student project, a mobile ‘farm shop’ retail and freight service using a converted tram-train is being proposed for use on the regional rail network around Karlsruhe. This in turn could offer a more viable business model for other cargo tram initiatives.

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    Metro Report International

    Denver rail site visits now open to book ahead of SmartTransit West


    NORTH AMERICA: On October 24, attendees to SmartTransit West being hosted by Railway Gazette Group in Denver, Colorado, will be offered the opportunity to join an exclusive tour provided by local operator RTD giving insight into the challenges of the day to day maintenance of rail vehicles.

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    Metro Report International

    Active steering tested on Swiss tram


    SWITZERLAND: Zürich start-up Traila has demonstrated a prototype sensor-based active steering system which is designed to significantly reduce the friction between tram wheels and rails, reducing noise, wear and dust. A simulation platform is being used to test the prototype in partnership ...

  • Praha Hloubetin tram depot impression
    Metro Report International

    Praha tram depot rebuilding gets underway


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Main construction works have begun for a KC1·9bn project to rebuild the tram stabling and repair depot at Hloubětín in Praha. The work is being undertaken by a consortium of Bouygues Construction’s VCES, Chládek and Tintěra. Completion is planned for the second half of ...