All Light Rail articles – Page 7

  • Hyundai Rotem expects to assemble at least 40% of the trams at a new factory in Poland.
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    Hyundai Rotem plans Polish factory as it signs Warszawa tram contract

    2019-06-13T09:27:43Z

    POLAND: Hyundai Rotem has signed a contract to supply up to 213 trams to Warszawa. Operator Tramwaje Warszawskie says that the order, announced on June 12, is the largest tram contract ever signed in Poland. The base order includes 123 fully low-floor trams to be delivered by the end ...

  • Hyundai Rotem has previously supplied trams to cities in Turkey including Antalya.
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    Hyundai Rotem to develop hydrogen fuel cell tram

    2019-06-11T13:12:38Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hyundai Motor’s Mabuchi Research Institute for the development of a hydrogen fuel cell tram. The agreement announced on June 10 would see Hyundai Motor, which already has hydrogen fuel cell cars and buses in its portfolio, supply fuel ...

  • Construction of the Raide-Jokeri orbital light rail line between Helsinki and Espoo began on June 4.
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    Construction begins on Helsinki – Espoo light rail line

    2019-06-11T10:07:20Z

    FINLAND: Construction of the Raide-Jokeri orbital light rail line between Helsinki and Espoo began on June 4. Work is being undertaken by a consortium of YIT and VR Track. The project received final approval in May after Espoo City Council approved revised cost estimates. The estimated cost is now ...

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    Tram collision and overspeed safety system to be tested in Wien and Blackpool

    2019-06-10T10:27:54Z

    SAFETY: Bombardier Transportation launched its Collision & Overspeed Monitoring & Prevention Assistance System for trams and light rail vehicles at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019. Testing of the technology will soon begin on trams in Wien and Blackpool. Developed in co-operation with the Austrian Institute of Technology ...

  • TriMet has 79 SD660 LRVs in its fleet.
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    Siemens wins Portland light rail vehicle overhaul contract

    2019-06-05T13:00:00Z

    USA: Portland transport agency TriMet has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to undertake the mid-life overhaul of 79 SD660 light rail vehicles. Due to be completed in 2025, the €80m contract includes options worth a further €25m. Following two pilot overhauls at the Siemens Mobility West Coast Rail Services ...

  • The Constantine tramway has been extended south to Ali Mendjeli.
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    Constantine tramway extended

    2019-06-04T07:00:00Z

    ALGERIA: An extension of the Constantine tramway to the new city of Ali Mendjeli entered revenue service on May 3. The 6·9 km extension runs south from the terminus of the initial route at Zouaghi and adds five stops. In July 2015 Entreprise du Métro d’Alger awarded a turnkey ...

  • Infrastructure Ontario has received two bids for the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the 18 km Hurontario Light Rail Transit project.
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    Two bids for Hurontario light rail project

    2019-05-31T13:51:04Z

    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario has received two bids for the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the 18 km Hurontario Light Rail Transit project to the west of Toronto. The proposals were submitted by Mobilinx and Trillium Transit Partners. Mobilinx comprises Astaldi, John Laing, Hitachi, Transdev Amico Concessions, ...

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    Krasnodar plans to double size of tram network

    2019-05-30T14:57:36Z

    RUSSIA: The southwestern city of Krasnodar has opted to develop its legacy tramway to support rapid economic development and combat worsening road congestion. On May 17, the municipality outlined the findings of a regional transport infrastructure plan worth 51·7bn roubles that has been developed by Moscow Higher School of ...

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    Impact-absorbing tram front meets EU fire safety standards

    2019-05-27T11:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Hübner has launched what it says is the first impact-absorbing material for tram front ends to meet the latest EU fire safety standard EN45545. The 3P Front End System is made from a flexible polyurethane foam with a cell structure which makes it robust but flexible. It deforms on ...

  • The Light Rail Safety Standards Board has been established to facilitate more effective co-operation across the tram sector.
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    Light Rail Safety Standards Board appointed

    2019-05-24T09:31:40Z

    UK: The Light Rail Safety Standards Board has been established to facilitate more effective co-operation across the tram sector. Allocated £1·5m of government funding, it will build on work undertaken by the safety steering group that was established by the UK Tram industry group following a derailment at Sandilands in ...

  • Prototype UKVZ Type 71-631 tram in St Petersburg (Photo: Vladmir Waldin).
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    Krasnodar orders UKVZ trams

    2019-05-24T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Sole bidder UKVZ has been declared the winner of a 284m rouble contract to supply four six-axle three-section 70% low floor tram cars to Krasnodar city transport operator KTTU. The single-sided Type 71-631-04 vehicles will be 28 m long, with a capacity of 201 passengers at 5/m 2 ...

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    RATP Dev selected to operate Brest network

    2019-05-23T10:11:22Z

    FRANCE: The municipality of Brest has selected RATP Dev to operate its local transport network from July 1 under a contract running until the end of 2027. RATP Dev replaces Keolis as the concession holder responsible for managing the Breton city’s 17 bus routes, a 14 km tram line, ...

  • Den Haag residents can cast their vote on board a tram during the Dutch elections to the European Parliament.
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    Polling station on a tram for the European election

    2019-05-23T07:00:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Den Haag residents can cast their vote on board a tram during the Dutch elections to the European Parliament on May 23. City transport operator HTM is operating the mobile polling station on Route 9 between Vrederust and Scheveningen from 098.00 to 17.00 on the day of the vote. ...

  • A new design of narrow-gauge tram bogie was launched by PK TS at the Elektrotrans-2019 trade fair in Moscow.
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    Narrow gauge tram bogie unveiled

    2019-05-21T13:44:38Z

    RUSSIA: A new design of narrow gauge tram bogie was launched by PK TS at the Elektrotrans-2019 trade fair in Moscow on May 14-16. The bogie is intended for use with fully low-floor single-car or articulated light rail vehicles. It is designed for trams with narrow bodies 2 300 to ...

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    Dutch transport interchange inaugurated

    2019-05-21T07:00:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: The Lansingerland-Zoetermeer interchange which brings together RandstadRail light rail, NS rail and bus services, a park-and-ride site and cycling facilities at a site to the east of Den Haag and north of Rotterdam has been officially inaugurated by State Secretary for Infrastructure & Water Management Stientje Van Veldhoven and ...

  • The extension includes the second roundabout in the USA to be incorporated into a light rail system.
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    Mesa extension includes USA’s second light rail roundabout intersection

    2019-05-20T11:08:28Z

    USA: Celebrations on May 18 marked the opening of the 3·0 km Gilbert Road extension of the Valley Metro in Mesa, Arizona. This takes the Phoenix area light rail network to 45 km and 38 stops. The extension runs along Main Street from Mesa Drive to Gilbert Road, and includes ...

  • The Southeast Rail Extension of the Denver light rail network from Lincoln Station to RidgeGate Parkway has opened.
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    Denver LRT extension to RidgeGate Parkway opens

    2019-05-20T10:58:10Z

    USA: The Southeast Rail Extension of the Denver light rail network from Lincoln Station to RidgeGate Parkway was opened with a ceremony on May 17. There were celebrations and free travel the following day, before the start of the new timetable on May 19. The 3·7 km extension is shared ...

  • Sheriff of Nottingham Catharine Arnold has unveiled the first of Nottingham Express Transit’s 15 Bombardier Incentro trams to be refurbished in a £3·5m project.
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    Sheriff of Nottingham unveils refurbished tram

    2019-05-16T10:51:16Z

    UK: Sheriff of Nottingham Catharine Arnold has unveiled the first of Nottingham Express Transit’s 15 Bombardier Incentro trams to be refurbished in a £3·5m project. The work is being undertaken by Alstom at NET’s depot, minimising disruption by avoiding the need to move the vehicles elsewhere. The scope ...

  • Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has called tenders for the supply of a collision warning system for its Combino trams.
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    Amsterdam trams to be fitted with collision warning system

    2019-05-15T13:26:48Z

    NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has called tenders for the supply of a collision warning system for its fleet of 155 Siemens Combino trams, saying this would assist tram drivers, help improve road safety in the increasingly busy city and reduce damage to its vehicles. GVB envisages that cameras ...

  • FS owns a stake in Milano metro Line 5 concessionaire Metro 5 SpA.
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    Urban mobility a feature of FS Group’s investment plan

    2019-05-14T12:57:24Z

    ITALY: State railway holding FS Group Chief Executive Gianfranco Battisti unveiled an ‘unprecedented’ spending programme on May 10, with €58bn to be invested across various modes in 2019-23. A total of €28bn is to be spent on rail infrastructure and €14bn on the strategic road network through FS Group’s ...