All Light Rail articles – Page 6

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    St Petersburg’s Chizhik tram route completed


    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 ...

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    ​First phase of Limmattalbahn opens in Zürich


    SWITZERLAND: The first section of the Limmattalbahn light rail line serving Zürich opened to passengers on September 2. The initial 2·9 km section serves seven stops between Farbhof and Geissweid in western Zürich, and is operated by VBZ as an extension of tram route 2. ...

  • The planned 23 km light rail route would run along Queen Street and Dominion Road in Auckland city centre, before passing through Mount Roskill, Onehunga and Māngere to reach Auckland Airport.
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    Two shortlisted for Auckland light rail project


    NEW ZEALAND: The government has shortlisted two organisations to develop the City Centre – Māngere light rail project in Auckland, it announced on August 22. It expects to select a preferred bidder early next year. The shortlisted bidders are the NZ Transport Agency, a government body, and the ...

  • The first of seven Tramino II vehicles on order for Braunschweiger Verkehrs-GmbH arrived in Braunschweig on August 22.
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    First Tramino II arrives in Braunschweig


    GERMANY: The first of seven Tramino II vehicles on order for Braunschweiger Verkehrs-GmbH arrived in Braunschweig on August 22 following a three-day road journey from Stadler’s Siedlce factory in Poland. In June 2017 BSVG ordered seven Tramino II trams from a joint venture of Stadler Pankow and Solaris. ...

  • Dresden transport authority DVB signed a contract for Bombardier Transportation to supply 30 Flexity trams on August 22.
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    Bombardier wins contract to supply 30 trams to Dresden


    GERMANY: Dresden transport authority DVB signed a contract for Bombardier Transportation to supply 30 Flexity trams on August 22. Bombardier beat eight other bidders to win the €197m contract, which includes maintenance of the vehicles for 24 years under Bombardier’s FlexCare programme. There is an option to extend ...

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    Québec City transport funding announced


    CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Québec’s Minister of Transport François Bonnardel announced joint funding to establish tram and bus rapid transit routes in Québec City on August 19. The Québec provincial government will provide C$1·8bn, with a further C$1·2bn coming from the federal government’s Investing in Canada ...

  • Glendora is one of four planned stops on the first phase.
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    Kiewit and Parsons awarded Los Angeles Gold Line extension contract


    USA: The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority awarded the main design-build contract for the Foothill Gold Line light rail extension to a joint venture of Kiewit and Parsons, the authority announced on August 14. The $805·6m contact covers the first phase of the eastern extension from APU/Citrus College ...

  • Antalya light rail line T3 opened on August 11.
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    Antalya adds light rail line


    TURKEY: Antalya light rail line T3 opened on August 11, adding 12 km and 19 stops to the city’s Antray network. T3 runs from Varsak Mezarlığı in the north to Atatürk Lisesi in the west. A three-stop extension from Atatürk Lisesi to Otogar is still under construction. Once ...

  • The Songjiang tramway in Shanghai was extended on August 10.
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    Shanghai Songjiang tramway extended


    CHINA: The Songjiang tramway in Shanghai was extended on August 10, taking the route to 26·8 km with 40 stops. Route T2 has been extended from Zhongchen Road to North Sanxin Road, so it now forms a circular route. Route T1 has also been extended from Jinxi Road ...

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    Jerusalem Green Line concession awarded


    ISRAEL: The TransJerusalem J-Net consortium of CAF and Shapir has been awarded a PPP concession to build and operate the Green Line tram project in Jerusalem. TransJerusalem J-Net beat a bid from a consortium of Shikun & Binui, Egged, CRRC, Comsa, Efatec and MPK. As well ...

  • The Glenridge Operations & Maintenance Facility will contain the operations control centre and the maintenance depot for the fleet of 26 five-section light rail vehicles being supplied by CAF.
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    Maryland Purple Line depot topped out


    USA: The Maryland Transit Administration held a ceremony on July 30 to mark the topping out of the Glenridge Operations & Maintenance Facility being built for the future Purple Line light rail route. Planned to accommodate 200 staff when fully operational, the 15 800 m 2 site ...

  • MTS is currently taking deliveries of Siemens light rail vehicles from a previous order.
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    San Diego selects Siemens S700 light rail vehicles


    USA: San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 25 light rail vehicles. Siemens will supply its low-floor S700 LRV. Deliveries from its Sacramento plant are expected to be complete by the end of 2021, and the LRVs would replace the high-floor SD100 ...

  • The vehicles will operate on the MAX light rail network.
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    Siemens to supply S700 light rail vehicles to Portland


    USA: Portland transport agency TriMet has selected Siemens Mobility to supply up to 86 light rail vehicles, the manufacturer announced on July 29. Deliveries from Siemens’ Sacramento plant are expected to begin in 2021. The base order of 26 LRVs would replace TriMet’s 26 Type 1 vehicles supplied ...

  • Dynamic testing has started on the catenary-free section of the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney.
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    Catenary-free tram running tested in Sydney


    AUSTRALIA: Dynamic testing has started on the catenary-free section of the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney, Transport for New South Wales announced on July 30. The 2 km section from Town Hall to the northern terminus at Circular Quay is equipped with Alstom’s APS ...

  • A three-line tram network was inaugurated in Caen on July 27.
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    Trams replace guided buses in Caen


    FRANCE: A three-line tram network was inaugurated in Caen on July 27. This replaces the city’s TVR guided bus routes, which closed at the end of 2017. The 16·8 km network serves 36 stops and is operated with a fleet of 26 Citadis X05 trams supplied by Alstom ...

  • Photo: Benjámin Zelki
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    Barcelona tram networks to be connected


    SPAIN: Barcelona transport authority ATM announced on July 23 that it had approved the project to build a tram line along Avinguda Diagonal to connect the city’s two tram networks, which are currently not connected. The 4·3 km route would link Francesc Macia with Glòries on metro Line ...

  • Škoda Transportation is supplying 40 ForCity Smart trams to Ostrava.
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    Ostrava tram design revealed


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Tram operator DP Ostrava has published an artist’s impression of the trams that it has ordered from Škoda Transportation. Styled by Tomáš Chludil, the trams are based on Škoda’s ForCity Smart design. Last year DP Ostrava selected Škoda to supply 40 trams for KC1·9bn. The two-section ...

  • Federal Way Link Extension will extend the light rail line south from Angle Lake to Federal Way.
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    Seattle light rail extension designer selected


    USA: Seattle-Tacoma transport authority Sound Transit has selected Parsons as lead designer for the Federal Way Link Extension project, the company announced on July 11. Parsons will work as part of a team led by Kiewit Infrastructure West Company, which was awarded a design-build contract earlier this year. ...

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    Daugavpils tram delivered


    LATVIA: PK TS has delivered the first of eight trams that it is supplying to Daugavpils transport operator Daugavpils Satiksme. The City Star vehicle travelled by road from the manufacturer’s factory in St Petersburg. Daugavpils Satiksme signed a €4·1m contract in November with Lithuanian company UAB Railvec, which ...

  • Stadler is supplying 12 trams to Cochabamba.
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    Stadler rolls out first Cochabamba trams


    BOLIVIA: The first two Metelitsa trams that Stadler is supplying to Cochabamba have left the manufacturer’s factory at Minsk in Belarus. One of the vehicles is being transported by road to the port of Klaipeda in Lithuania to be shipped to Arica in Chile before continuing its journey ...