All Light Rail articles – Page 5

  • The first stage of the light rail line in Canberra has opened.
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    Green financing for Canberra light rail PPP


    AUSTRALIA: Light rail PPP concessionaire Canberra Metro has refinanced a A$280m debt facility using a green loan with climate bond initiative certification under low carbon transport criteria. The consortium of John Holland, Pacific Partnerships, Aberdeen Standard Investments and Mitsubishi Corp said this was the first ...

  • Tours Line A trams change from overhead to third rail power supply outside the SNCF station.
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    Tours deploys interoperable smartphone ticketing platform


    FRANCE: Conduent’s Seamless Transportation System contactless payment technology has been rolled out across 21 trams and 200 buses in Tours’ Fil Bleu transport network. Users download the Seamless Transportation System smartphone app and register to activate an account. They then present their smartphone at any onboard ...

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    Condition-based tramway maintenance contracts signed


    FRANCE: Vossloh has signed multi-year framework agreements with initial three-year terms for the maintenance of tramway infrastructure in Le Havre and Valenciennes. Vossloh will provide the operators with a fixed-price condition guarantee for plain line track and turnouts, though a package including track analysis, continuous monitoring ...

  • au Gold Coast CTC ticket reader
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    Gold Coast smart ticketing ready for visitors


    AUSTRALIA: Cubic Transportation Systems contactless smart ticketing has now been rolled out across the entire Gold Coast Light Rail network in Queensland, enabling passengers to pay using credit or debit cards, smart phones and smart watches. The deployment is the first to use Cubic’s new platform ...

  • Luxembourg tram (Photo: City of Luxembourg)
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    Wireless trams reach Luxembourg Centrale


    LUXEMBOURG: An extension of the city of Luxembourg’s tramway 2 km south from Place de l’Etoile to the mainline interchange at Gare Centrale opened on December 13. There are intermediate stops at Hamilius in the historic centre, and at Place de Metz and Place de ...

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    Amsterdam awards tram and bus card reader contract


    NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam transport operator GVB has awarded Thales a contract to supply around 4 000 contactless card readers for its tram and bus fleets The readers will support payment by mobile phone, EMV bank and credit cards or QR code. Replacement of the existing readers ...

  • Lund tram
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    Lund tramway opens up the ‘Science Road’


    SWEDEN: Lund became Sweden’s fourth city to have a modern tram network on December 13, with the opening of a 5·5 km double-track line connecting the Central station to university facilities and the European Spallation Source. The line is operated under contract by Norwegian transport group ...

  • Zürich city council and transport authority ZVV approved an SFr172m order for a further 40 Bombardier Transportation Flexity trams
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    Flexity tram option approved


    SWITZERLAND: Zürich city council and transport authority ZVV approved an SFr172m order for a further 40 Bombardier Transportation Flexity trams on December 9. The vehicles will be supplied under a May 2016 framework contract which included a base order for 70 trams worth SFr358m, including spare ...

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    Lionet trams head to Izhevsk and Perm


    RUSSIA: PK TS is to deliver its four-axle 100% low-floor Lionet trams to two more cities. It is to supply 16 Type 71-911EM single-section vehicles to the city of Izhevsk this month, with the federal budget funding 60% of the 752m rouble cost as part of ...

  • Sacramento Regional Transit District has been awarded two further grants from the California Transportation Commission to help fund its $610m light rail modernisation programme
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    Sacramento awarded more light rail funding


    USA: Sacramento Regional Transit District has been awarded two further grants from the California Transportation Commission to help fund its $610m light rail modernisation programme, which includes capacity improvements and the procurement of new low-floor light rail vehicles to replace life-expired high-floor cars. SacRT was ...

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    Penang pursues light rail project


    MALAYSIA: The state of Penang is to continue developing plans for a light rail project despite the national finance ministry’s recent rejection an application for loans and guarantees worth 2bn ringgits. Envisaged as part of a broad transport infrastructure development programme for the state, the ...

  • BVG has directly awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply a further 21 Flexity Berlin trams.
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    Tram order as Berlin approves investment programme


    GERMANY: The supervisory board of Berlin transport operator BVG has approved plans to purchase 107 new trams from Bombardier to continue the city’s fleet replacement programme.

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    Real-Time Asset Management research grants awarded


    USA: The Federal Transit Administration’s Real-Time Asset Management research programme has awarded grants totalling $1·37m to six projects which aim to enhance asset management and safety by deploying innovative technologies. Real-Time Asset Management project funding Sponsor Description Funding ...

  • Moscow’s city government has transferred control of tramway infrastructure to the metro.
    Metro Report International

    Moscow Metro to manage city’s tram infrastructure


    RUSSIA: Moscow’s city government has transferred control of tramway infrastructure to the metro. ‘Moscow Metro is a leader among non-automated metros as far as headway is concerned’, said Deputy Mayor for Transport Maxim Liksutov. ‘That’s because our infrastructure maintenance standards are one of the strictest, safest ...

  • pl Krakow tram (Photo MPK Krakow)
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    Kraków tram line PPP contract awarded


    POLAND: A consortium of PPP Solutions Polska and Gülermak Ağır Sanayi İnşaat ve Taahhüt was the lowest bidder for a 1·126bn złoty pilot public-private partnership contract to finance, design, build and maintain a section of tramway in Kraków. The project is one of several in different ...

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    Karlsruhe tram network extended in Knielingen


    GERMANY: An extension of Karlsruhe tram route 2 from Siemensallee to Knielingen Nord was opened on November 28.

  • Photo 1 New tram in China, city of Jiaxing
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    Keolis Shanghai selected to operate Jiaxing tramway


    CHINA: The Keolis Shanghai joint venture of Keolis (49%) and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group (51%) is to operate a catenary-free tramway in Jiaxing, one of the largest cities in Zhejiang province. Due to open next year, the Jiaxing network will initially comprise two tram lines totalling ...

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    Contactless payment introduced in Adelaide


    AUSTRALIA: Conduent Transportation has deployed a contactless open payment system for the Adelaide tram network, enabling passengers to use Visa, MasterCard and NFC-enabled smart devices to pay their fares. It uses Conduent’s Atlas platform, which was already used by the South Australian Public Transport Authority, with ...

  • PK TS Type 71-931M tram
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    St Petersburg orders PK TS trams


    RUSSIA: St Petersburg tram and trolleybus operator Gorelektrotrans has awarded Tyazhpromleasing a 1·14bn rouble contract to supply 11 two-section and two three-section trams by March 2021. A rival offer submitted by Sberbank Leasing was 6m roubles higher. The 100% low-floor LRVs will be produced by PK ...

  • Alexandria double-deck tram
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    Alexandria tramway to be modernised


    EGYPT: A consortium of Systra, Egis, ACE and Projacs is to provide design and supervision services for the rehabilitation of the Alexandria tramway’s Raml Line, under a contract awarded by the National Authority for Tunnels which is responsible for urban rail projects.