All Light Rail articles – Page 6

  • Bombardier Transportation has a contract to supply up to 34 light rail vehicles to Wiener Lokalbahnen.
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    Wiener Lokalbahnen LRV design revealed

    2019-07-15T13:57:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Wiener Lokalbahnen has revealed the external design of the light rail vehicles that it ordered from Bombardier Transportation last year. The first of the 28 m long bidirectional vehicles is due to be delivered from Bombardier’s Wien factory in the first quarter of 2021, with passenger-carrying tests ...

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    Keolis to operate Paris tram route T9

    2019-07-12T11:00:00Z

    FRANCE: On July 2 Île-de-France Mobilités selected Keolis to operate tram Route T9 for 5½ years. Due to open next year, the 10 km route between Porte de Choisy on Paris metro Line 7 and the centre of Orly will serve 19 stops and provide interchange ...

  • Bozankaya wins Timișoara tram order
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    Bozankaya wins Timișoara tram order

    2019-07-11T09:30:00Z

    ROMANIA: Bozankaya is to supply up to 40 trams to Timișoara, the Turkish manufacturer announced on July 9. The firm order for 16 trams is worth €33m excluding VAT, which would rise to €80m if all options were to be exercised. Bozankaya’s bid beat one from ...

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    Rio tram network threatened with suspension

    2019-07-10T14:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: Rio de Janeiro tram concessionaire VLT Carioca has said that it could cease operations of the city’s tram network if the municipality does not cover a shortfall in revenue caused by lower than expected ridership. According to the PPP concession awarded in 2013 to build ...

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    Budapest tram Route 1 reaches Kelenföld

    2019-07-10T09:07:00Z

    HUNGARY: Budapest Mayor István Tarlós inaugurated an extension of Budapest tram Route 1 to Kelenföld railway station on July 9. The 1·7 km western extension from Etele út/Fehérvári út adds intermediate stops at Bikás Park and Bártfai út. Interchange is provided with metro Line M4 at Bikás Park and ...

  • Four tram lines are to be built in Ulsan.
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    Ulsan tram plans announced

    2019-07-09T08:20:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Ulsan Mayor Song Cheol-ho has announced plans for the construction of a four-line tram network in the city. Due to be built in two phases, the total cost is estimated at 1·3tr won. The first phase is due to be completed by 2027 and ...

  • The first of 18 light rail vehicles which CAF is supplying for the Metro Express project was delivered on July 4.
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    Mauritius Metro Express light rail vehicle arrives

    2019-07-05T13:04:33Z

    MAURITIUS: The first of 18 light rail vehicles which CAF is supplying for the Metro Express project was delivered on July 4, with five more expected to follow by the end of the year. The initial 13 km Port Louis – Rose Hill section of the Metro Express line is ...

  • Plzeň transport operator PMDP and the European Investment Bank have signed a €50m loan agreement.
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    Trams, trolleybuses and a greener depot for Plzeň

    2019-07-05T08:17:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Plzeň transport operator PMDP and the European Investment Bank have signed a €50m loan agreement which will be used to finance the purchase of 34 trams and approximately 34 trolleybuses to replace existing vehicles, as well as the modernisation of the Slovany tram depot and power supply infrastructure. ...

  • Uraltransmash has unveiled its fully low-floor Type 71-418 tram.
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    Uraltransmash unveils low-floor tram

    2019-07-05T08:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Uraltransmash unveiled its fully low-floor Type 71-418 tram on July 3, ahead of displaying the vehicle at the Innoprom-2019 trade fair which is to be held in Yekaterinburg on July 8-11. The Type 71-418 is an evolution of the 71-415 which was presented at Innoprom-2018 but has ...

  • Stadtwerke München has exercised options worth more than €200m for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 73 four-section Avenio trams.
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    München orders 73 trams

    2019-07-04T09:37:30Z

    GERMANY: München’s municipally-owned utility company Stadtwerke München has exercised options worth more than €200m for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 73 four-section Avenio trams, similar to those already in service. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2021. Ingo Wortmann, Chairman of the management board of SWM’s transport operator MVG, ...

  • Metrostav is to build a 900 m long and partly underground extension of Brno tram Route 8 to serve the Bohunice university campus and hospital.
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    Brno university tram extension contract awarded

    2019-07-04T07:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: The City of Brno has awarded Metrostav a KC1·4bn contract to build a 900 m long and partly underground extension of tram Route 8 to serve the Bohunice university campus and hospital, which are accessed by around 40 000 people every day. The project is being supported with ...

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    FTA grant for Dallas light rail capacity improvement

    2019-07-02T11:00:00Z

    USA: Dallas Area Rapid Transit has signed a $61m grant agreement with the Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration for the lengthening of platforms at 28 stops on the Red and Blue lines. The grant announced on June 27 is part of FTA’s Capital Investment Grants ...

  • Bogestra has ordered a further eight Variobahn trams from Stadler.
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    Stadler wins further Bogestra tram order

    2019-07-02T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Bochum-Gelsenkirchen transport operator Bogestra has ordered a further eight Variobahn trams from Stadler, exercising an option on an order placed in 2015. The five-section bidirectional low-floor trams will have capacity for 165 passengers. The metre-gauge vehicles will have five sets of doors per side, with foldable ramps, CCTV ...

  • The Finch West light rail line is due to open in 2023.
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    CBTC supplier selected for Finch West light rail line

    2019-06-26T10:06:51Z

    CANADA: Mosaic Transit Group has selected Thales to supply signalling for the Finch West light rail line being developed in Toronto. Thales is to supply its SelTrac CBTC technology. Last year Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area transport authority Metrolinx selected Mosaic Transit Group to build the 11 km light ...

  • The first section of the ION light rail line in the Region of Waterloo was inaugurated on June 21.
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    Waterloo ION light rail inaugurated

    2019-06-21T16:00:34Z

    CANADA: The first section of the ION light rail line in the Region of Waterloo was inaugurated on June 21 at a ceremony at Fairway stop in Kitchener. Travel is free until July 1. The 16 km line serves 19 stops on a mostly segregated alignment between Congestoga in ...

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    Five-year Boston transport investment plan approved

    2019-06-21T15:07:00Z

    USA: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority voted on June 18 to approve the 2020-24 capital investment plan. This includes a contribution of $753·7m towards the Red and Orange metro line fleet replacement. CRRC is supplying 252 cars for the Red Line ...

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    Erzurum tramway project receives government approval

    2019-06-20T15:05:00Z

    TURKEY: The Ministry of Transport Infrastructure has approved the construction of a tram line in Erzurum. Planning has been underway since 2015, and the government has allocated TL890m for the project. Due to be built in five years, the 15·5 km first phase would ...

  • The second phase of the Sydney metro is included in the budget.
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    Sydney and Parramatta projects in New South Wales budget

    2019-06-20T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Rail projects in Sydney and Parramatta are included in the 2019-20 New South Wales budget, which was presented on June 18. The City Southwest metro extension from Chatswood to Bankstown via central Sydney, which is expected to open in 2024, is to receive ...

  • Bombardier has won orders to supply 90 trams to Brussels, under a framework contract covering up to 175 vehicles.
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    Bombardier to supply 30 more next-generation Flexity trams to Brussels

    2019-06-18T09:24:04Z

    BELGIUM: Brussels transport operator STIB has ordered a further 30 five-section Flexity trams from Bombardier Transportation, the supplier announced on June 18. The €67m order is an option on a €480m framework contract for up to 175 trams signed in April 2018. The base order was for 49 five-section ...

  • PK TS presented the first Lionet tram last year (photo: Vladimir Waldin).
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    Ulan-Ude becomes launch customer for PK TS Lionet tram

    2019-06-17T10:11:57Z

    RUSSIA: Sole bidder PK TS has won a contract to supply 15 trams to Ulan-Ude. The 498m rouble order is being finance mostly through a government grant via the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East. PK TS will supply its unidirectional single-section Lionet model. The 100% ...