All Light Rail articles – Page 5

  • tn_ru-st-petersburg chizhik tram Vladimir Waldin
    Urban news

    Second St Petersburg PPP tram concession signed

    2019-10-15T10:18:00Z

    Photo: Vladimir Waldin The Chizhik tram route is currently the only tram route in St Petersburg developed under a PPP concession. RUSSIA: The St Petersburg city government signed a PPP concession for the construction of a tram route on October 11. The 30-year design-build-operate ...

  • de-astrid-autonomous-tram-depot-siemens
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    Automated tram depot project launched in Potsdam

    2019-10-08T14:28:00Z

    GERMANY: Research into the development of a fully-automated tram depot is to be undertaken in Potsdam by a consortium led by Siemens Mobility. The three-year AStriD (Autonomous Tram in Depot) project is being funded by the federal Ministry for Transport Digital Infrastructure’s mFUND research ...

  • München Siemens Avenio
    In depth

    Tram orders falling but still strong

    Worldwide tram and light rail vehicle orders have fallen for the second year in a row, but volumes are still high.

  • Tampere_010
    In depth

    Tampere prepares for its first tramway

    Tampere is developing its first ever tram network, with some innovative methods being used to keep the public informed of construction progress.

  • tn us-oklahoma city streetcar inauguration 2 mark gibbs
    Urban news

    Oklahoma City: Setting a streetcar example

    Despite several setbacks, the Oklahoma City Streetcar opened on time and on budget. Its success could have lessons for other projects.

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    In depth

    Birmingham: All systems grow

    Development of the West Midlands tram network is being underpinned by innovative management and procurement models, allied to wider changes in the provision of public transport.

  • de-augsburg stadler tramlink impression
    Urban news

    Stadler wins Augsburg tram order

    2019-10-02T06:30:00Z

    GERMANY: Stadtwerke Augsburg has awarded Stadler a €57m contract to supply 11 low-floor trams. The contract announced on October 1 includes options for 16 more vehicles, as well as 16 years of maintenance. Stadler says that this is its first tram maintenance contract in Germany. Stadtwerke ...

  • de-chemnitz skoda trams
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    Škoda trams enter service in Chemnitz

    2019-09-27T10:49:00Z

    GERMANY: The first ForCity Classic trams that Škoda Transportation is supplying to Chemnitz entered passenger service on September 25. Chemnitz transport operator CVAG and Škoda signed a €35m contract in June 2016 for the supply of 14 bidirectional fully low-floor vehicles, marking Škoda’s first tram order ...

  • tn_us-atlanta_metro.jpg
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    Atlanta consults on draft Regional Transit Plan

    2019-09-27T09:11:00Z

    USA: Commuter rail, metro and light rail projects form the centrepiece of proposals to improve public transport in the 13-county greater Atlanta metropolitan region. Established last year, the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority has been mandated to develop a ‘seamless’ regional transport network, bringing together and augmenting ...

  • us-minneapolis-swlrt-louisiana-avenue-bridge
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    Minneapolis Southwest LRT systems contract awarded

    2019-09-20T08:49:00Z

    USA: Railway systems for the Southwest LRT extension of the Green Line light rail route in Minneapolis are to be supplied by a joint venture of Aldridge and Parsons under a $194·4m contract awarded by the Metropolitan Council on September 18. The deal covers the supply ...

  • it-torino hitachi tram impression
    Urban news

    Hitachi to supply trams to Torino

    2019-09-18T12:47:00Z

    ITALY: Torino transport operator GTT has selected Hitachi Rail SpA as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 30 trams. Hitachi beat four other bidders to win the €63·4m contract, which is expected to be signed by the start of October. The value includes €1·1m for ...

  • MPK Kraków is purchasing 15 more Tramino Kraków trams.
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    Stadler sole bidder for Kraków tram contract

    2019-09-18T11:01:00Z

    POLAND: MPK Kraków announced on September 17 that it had received one bid for a contract to supply up to 60 low-floor trams. The sole bidder was a consortium of Stadler Polska and Stadler Środa, whose bid of 619·3m złoty was above MPK’s estimate of 554·7m złoty. ...

  • ua-odyssey max 4 Alexander Velmozhko
    Urban news

    First Odyssey-Max tram unveiled

    2019-09-18T10:56:00Z

    Photo: Alexander Velmozhko UKRAINE: Odesa tram operator Odesmiskelektrotrans presented a three-section version of an Odyssey-branded tram on September 17. Branded Odyssey-Max, the 30 m long unidirectional vehicle comprises three sections, of which the central section has a low floor. It has capacity for 250 passengers ...

  • ca-ottawa confederation line
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    Confederation Line opens in Ottawa

    2019-09-16T13:01:00Z

    CANADA: The Confederation Line was inaugurated in Ottawa on September 14. Also known as O-Train Line 1, the 12·5 km light rail line links Tunney’s Pasture in the west with Blair in the east. Three of the 13 stops are in a 2·5 km tunnel under ...

  • tn_ru-kazan PK TS city star tram
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    PK TS selected for two Tatarstan tram orders

    2019-09-16T10:49:00Z

    RUSSIA: PK TS has been selected as preferred bidder to supply fully low-floor trams to two cities in the Republic of Tatarstan. Naberezhnye Chelny is to receive five trams for 135m roubles by the end of November. An order for five trams to Nizhnekamsk is to ...

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    First Lionet tram arrives in Ulan-Ude

    2019-09-11T14:18:00Z

    RUSSIA: PK TS delivered the first of 15 Lionet trams to Ulan-Ude on September 4. The tram left the company’s St Petersburg factory on August 28. Ulan-Ude became the launch customer for series-built Lionet vehicles when it awarded sole bidder PK TS a 498m rouble contract ...

  • tn_ch-bern-tramlink-rendering-stadler
    Urban news

    ​Bern orders Stadler trams

    2019-09-04T10:49:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Bern transport authority Bernmobil has selected Stadler to supply its next generation of trams, placing a framework contract for up to 50 vehicles and a firm order for 27. Bernmobil had invited tenders in October 2018 for 20 new trams with an option for 30, ...

  • tn_ca-Hurontario_LRT_impression_03
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    Preferred bidder selected for Hurontario LRT project

    2019-09-03T14:30:00Z

    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have selected the Mobilinx consortium as preferred bidder for the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project to the west of Toronto. The contract is expected to the be awarded later this year. Mobilinx ...

  • tn_us-phoenix_northwest_extension_05
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    Phoenix voters reject plan to block light rail funding

    2019-09-03T14:28:00Z

    USA: Residents of the city of Phoenix have voted overwhelmingly to reject a local legislative measure that would have halted funding for expansion of the city’s Valley Metro light rail network. Mayor Kate Gallego confirmed on August 28 that voters had rejected the Proposition 105 and ...

  • tn_ru-st-petersburg chizhik tram depot Vladimir Waldin
    Urban news

    St Petersburg’s Chizhik tram route completed

    2019-09-03T13:55:00Z

    Source: Photo: Vladimir Waldin RUSSIA: The Chizhik fast tram route in St Petersburg has been completed, with revenue services on the third section commencing on September 1. The final section includes 4·6 km of modernised and 1·8 km of new double-track alignment, as well as ...