All Light Rail articles – Page 8

  • Susanna Karawanskij, State Secretary at the Thüringen Ministry of Infrastructure, hands over the Land's notification of funding for the order
    Metro Report International

    Jena orders Stadler trams


    GERMANY: Jena’s municipal transport operator Jenaer Nahverkehr has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 24 trams and maintain them for 24 years, with an option for up to 19 more vehicles and a further eight years of maintenance. Susanna Karawanskij, State Secretary at the Thüringen Ministry ...

  • State-owned leasing company GTLK was the sole bidder for a contract to supply 29 trams to the Ulyanovsk Region State Procurement Agency.
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    Tram leasing deal signed


    RUSSIA: State-owned leasing company GTLK was the sole bidder for a contract to supply 29 trams to the Ulyanovsk Region State Procurement Agency. The 1·36bn rouble 10-year leasing deal signed on August 22 covers a fleet of PK TS Type 71-911EM Lionet single-ended four-axle 100% low-floor ...

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    Plans for light rail project to share BNSF corridor dropped


    USA: Following what they described as ‘years of unsuccessful discussions with BNSF Railway’, the promoters of the Minneapolis Metro Blue Line Extension project have abandoned plans for the colocation of light rail and freight services. The Metro Blue Line Extension, also known as Bottineau Light Rail ...

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    Metro Report International

    Olsztyn tramway expansion preferred bidder named


    POLAND: Kraków-based ZUE SA has been named preferred bidder for a contract to build an extension of the Olsztyn tramway. The 6 km double-track extension would run through the southeastern Pieczewo district to a four-track terminus at a 50-space park-and-ride site. The route would include a ...

  • ‘Light rail has proven itself in many cities, including Dublin’, said TII Chief Executive Officer Michael Nolan.
    Metro Report International

    Cork light rail study commissioned


    IRELAND: Transport Infrastructure Ireland and the National Transport Authority have appointed Jacobs Engineering to analyse route options and develop initial designs for a €1bn light rail line in Cork. The proposed 17 km route would provide a high-capacity and high-frequency cross-city service, running from a ...

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    Metro Report International

    Romanian-Chinese consortium wins disputed contract to supply 100 trams


    ROMANIA: A consortium of Astra Vagoane Călători and CRRC has been declared the winner of an 846m lei contract to supply 100 trams to București. Turkish company Durmazlar had been named preferred bidder in December 2019, but the losing consortium submitted a complaint to the Court ...

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    Negev rail projects announced


    ISRAEL: Plans to construct rail and light rail links to a military intelligence campus which is to be built at Likit near Be’er Sheva have been announced by Minister of Transport Road Safety Miri Regev. The campus is expected to open in 2026, with ...

  • gb Manchester Metrolink Trafford Park (Tony Miles) (1)
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    English light rail support extended


    UK: The government has allocated further financial support for five tram and light rail networks in England as part of a commitment to provide £256m for bus and tram services for between eight and 12 weeks. The funding announced on August 8 aims to enable operators ...

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    Metro Report International

    Gold Coast light rail extension study funded


    AUSTRALIA: Queensland’s state government and the Gold Coast city administration have agreed to fund a A$7m business case study into further extensions of the Gold Coast light rail line. The package announced on August 6 by state Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk envisages that around A$5m will be ...

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    Metro Report International

    Omsk orders Uraltransmash trams


    RUSSIA: The city of Omsk has ordered 24 trams from Uraltransmash for use on its six-route network, with deliveries planned to start within just three weeks. The 688m rouble order placed on August 6 includes 20 Type 71-407 trams 15·9 m long and 39% low-floor with ...

  • de Karlsruhe Bombardier Flexity tram-train delivery
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    AVG Flexity tram-train delivered to Karlsruhe


    GERMANY: Bombardier Transportation has delivered the first two of 20 Flexity tram-trains which Karlsruhe area operator Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft ordered in December 2018. The €87m order was the second option that AVG had exercised within a framework agreement signed in 2009 covering the supply ...

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    Metro Report International

    Freight tram-train to be tested in Karlsruhe


    GERMANY: Trials with a prototype freight tram or tram-train are to start in Karlsruhe and the surrounding area in 2022. The concept is being drawn up with a view to improving urban life by reducing road traffic and the emissions it generates. Known as ‘regioKArgo’, a ...

  • ae Dubai tram VR training Serco
    Metro Report International

    Virtual reality based training for tram drivers


    UAE: Dubai’s Roads Transport Authority and metro and tram operator Serco are using virtual reality during the training of tram drivers. ‘Introducing cutting-edge technologies avails trainee drivers of interactive experiences and opportunities’, said Hassan Mohammad Al Mutawa, Director of Operations at RTA’s Rail Agency. ...

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    Metro Report International

    First tram arrives in Lund


    SWEDEN: CAF has delivered the first of seven trams ordered by transport authority Skånetrafiken for the light rail line in Lund which is now scheduled to be officially opened on December 12. The tram was built at CAF’s Zaragoza plant in Spain. It was delivered by ...

  • ie Dublin Luas Finglas consultation
    Metro Report International

    Luas extension consultation as Dublin’s trams get longer


    IRELAND: Public consultation has begun on the Luas Finglas proposal to extend Dublin’s Green light rail line by 3·9 km from the current terminus at Broombridge. This would add four stops at St Helena’s, Finglas Village, Mellowes Park and a 600-space park-and-ride site beside the junction of ...

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    Metro Report International

    Gold Coast going contactless


    AUSTRALIA: Cubic Transportation Systems has begun the installation of contactless payment equipment on the Gold Coast light rail line in Queensland under a A$371m smart ticketing contract awarded by regional transport agency TransLink. Passengers will be to able pay for travel using smartphones, credit and debit ...

  • A ceremony on the causeway linking Singapore and Malaysia on July 30 marked the official resumption of work on the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System Link Project
    Metro Report International

    Malaysia – Singapore Rapid Transit System project back on


    ASIA: A ceremony on the causeway linking Singapore and Malaysia on July 30 marked the official resumption of work on the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System Link Project to develop a high capacity urban rail corridor between the countries. Officials remained on their own sides ...

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    Metro Report International

    Turpan tramway under construction


    CHINA: Construction of a tramway in the city of Turpan in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region was launched on July 22, following approval of the plans by the National Development Reform Commission. The 1·87bn yuan first phase comprises two lines which are intended to link ...

  • pl Torun tram Pesa MZK w Toruniu
    Metro Report International

    Toruń tram contract awarded


    POLAND: Toruń city transport operator MZK w Toruniu has formally accepted 46·4m złoty tender from sole bidder Pesa Bydgoszcz for a contract to supply five trams. The five-section metre-gauge 100% low-floor trams from the manufacturer’s Swing family are scheduled to be delivered within 24 months.

  • us Phoenix Metrocenter Station impression
    Metro Report International

    Phoenix light rail extension contract approved


    USA: The award of a contract for a joint venture of Kiewit and McCarthy to build Phase II of the northwest light rail extension in Phoenix was approved by the Valley Metro Rail board on July 16. Utility relocation is expected to begin in August, with ...