All Light Rail articles – Page 9

  • The Ring 3 light rail line is scheduled to open in 2025.
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    IVU wins København light rail contract


    DENMARK: IVU Traffic Technologies is to supply its IVU.suite fleet management system for the Ring 3 light rail line in København, which is due to open in 2025. The 29 Avenio trams that Siemens is supplying for the project will be fitted with an on-board computer running IVU.cockpit ...

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    Fast tram plan for Minsk


    BELARUS: A feasibility study is to be carried out for a 9·4 km fast tram route in Minsk after the city authorities approved the plan. The route would run from the existing tram terminus at Ploshcha Myasnikova in the city centre to the Sukharevo district in the northwest, along ...

  • The Mendoza light rail line uses ex-San Diego vehicles.
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    Mendoza light rail line extended


    ARGENTINA: Governor Alfredo Cornejo inaugurated the first extension of Mendoza’s light rail line on May 6. The 5·4 km northern extension from the city’s former railway station to Avellaneda in Las Heras district adds nine stops. Services operate every 10 min, and three additional vehicles have been added to ...

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    PK TS wins further St Petersburg tram order


    RUSSIA: St Petersburg tram operator Gorelektrotrans announced on May 6 that PK TS was the sole bidder for a 2bn rouble contract to supply 21 three-section trams. It is thought that other producers did not bid owing to the tight delivery schedule: tenders were called on April 15 and ...

  • China Railway Signal & Communications Group is supplying 17 trams to operate on the first tram line in Tianshui.
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    Tianshui tram rolled out


    CHINA: China Railway Signal & Communications Group has rolled out at its Changsha factory the first of 17 trams that it is supplying to operate the initial tram route being developed in Tianshui. The five-section Pioneer tram has a capacity of 370 passengers including 58 seated. The 100% low-floor ...

  • Mikroelektronika has supplied the onboard ticket vending machines.
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    Praha introduces on-board tram ticket vending machines


    CZECH REPUBLIC: On-board ticket sales were introduced across the Praha tram fleet on April 26, following several months of trials on selected trams. A ticket vending machine has been fitted to each tram, with the Škoda Transportation 14T trams each having two TVMs. Passengers can purchase full-priced and concessionary ...

  • Alstom is supplying a fleet of Citadis Compact trams to Avignon.
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    Avignon tramway on test


    FRANCE: Test running has started on the Avignon tramway, ahead of planned opening to passengers in October. The 5·4 km route from Porte Saint-Roche in the city centre to Saint-Chamand in the southeast will serve 10 stops, offering an end-to-end journey time of 15 min. Civil works were ...

  • Metro do Porto is to order 18 light rail vehicles to augment its current fleet of 102.
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    CRRC, Siemens and Škoda bid for Porto LRV contract


    PORTUGAL: Metro do Porto has received three bids for a contract to supply 18 light rail vehicles, the authority announced on April 30. Metro do Porto called tenders in December for the contract with an estimated value of €56·1m, including five years of maintenance. Bids have been received from ...

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    A new approach for Newcastle

    The opening of the city centre tram line is the latest change to public transport in the Australian city of Newcastle, says Keolis International CEO Bernard Tabary.

  • A groundbreaking ceremony on April 29 marked the start of work on an extension of Karlsruhe tram Route 2 to Knielingen Nord.
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    Work begins on Karlsruhe tram extension


    GERMANY: A groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Egon-Eiermann-Allee stop marked the start of work on a tram extension in Karlsruhe on April 29. The 1·5 km extension of Route 2 running north from the current Lassallestraße terminus would serve the Knielingen 2.0 residential district. It would ...

  • The first phase of the Aarhus Letbane light rail network was completed with the entry into service of the last sections on April 30.
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    Aarhus Letbane Phase 1 completed


    DENMARK: The first phase of the Aarhus Letbane light rail network was completed with the entry into service of the last sections on April 30. The 69 km single-track railway between Aarhus H and Grenna to the northeast has reopened as a light rail line having been closed since ...

  • King Philippe has unveiled a mock-up of the next-generation Bombardier Flexity tram for Brussels.
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    King unveils Brussels tram mock-up


    BELGIUM: On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of trams in Brussels, King Philippe unveiled a mock-up of the next-generation Flexity tram on April 30. City transport operator STIB signed a €480m framework contract with Bombardier Transportation in April 2018, covering the supply of up to 175 trams. The ...

  • Transtech is supplying 19 ForCity Smart Artic trams for the Tampere project.
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    VR Group to operate Tampere tramway


    FINLAND: Tampere’s Municipal Public Transport Committee has selected national railway VR Group to operate the tramway being developed in the city. Six parties prequalified for the contract: VR Group, Stockholms Spårvägar, Länsilinjat, Väinö Paunu, Go-Ahead Finland, and a consortium of Transtech and Keolis; Go-Ahead Finland subsequently withdrew its bid. ...

  • Pesa is to supply 15 more Jazz Duo trams to Gdańsk.
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    Gdańsk tram purchase to be funded from late delivery fines


    POLAND: Gdańsk tram operator GAiT is purchasing 15 more Jazz Duo trams from Pesa, the city authorities announced on April 25. The order forms an option on a contract signed in February 2018. Due to arrive by the end of 2020, the trams from the option will be partly ...

  • Istanbul currently has two heritage tramways.
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    Istanbul plans third heritage-style tramway


    TURKEY: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has announced plans to build a new heritage-style tram line. The 2·2 km route planned for the Esenler district would connect Menderes station on metro Line M1B with Yıldız Technical University Davutpaşa Campus, running along Atışalanı Caddesi and Davutpaşa Caddesi. It would serve five stops ...

  • The first stage of the light rail line in Canberra has opened.
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    Canberra light rail line opens


    AUSTRALIA: The first stage of the light rail line in Canberra opened to passengers on April 20, with two days of free travel. Linking Alinga Street in the city centre with Gungahlin Place to the north, the 12 km route serves 13 stops with an end-to-end journey time of ...

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    UKVZ to supply more trams to Krasnodar


    RUSSIA: Krasnodar transport operator KTTU is due to sign a contract for the supply of 27 trams with sole bidder UKVZ on April 29. Deliveries of the single-section 40% low-floor trams are due by November 11. The 672·3m rouble contract includes a one-year manufacturer’s warranty. UKVZ would supply ...

  • A new light rail line is to be built in Porto, along with an extension of an existing route.
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    Porto light rail extensions progress


    PORTUGAL: Prime Minister António Costa attended a ceremony on April 5 at which Metro do Porto called tenders for contracts to build a light rail line and extend an existing route. The projects were approved by the Council of Ministers in December. Work is expected to begin in early ...

  • Line 14 is one of the lines that will be open at night during the trial.
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    Paris to trial all-night metro operation


    FRANCE: All-night service on selected metro and tram lines in Paris is to be trialled later this year, Ile-de-France President Valérie Pécresse announced on April 13. ‘To relaunch going out in Paris, I have decided to break a taboo and run transport 24 h a day’, she tweeted the ...

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    New metro line and airport light rail included in Toronto expansion plan


    CANADA: Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced provincial funding for four transport projects in Toronto on April 10. The province is to provide C$11·2bn of the total cost of C$28·5bn. The city’s fourth heavy metro line, the Ontario Line, would connect Exhibition GO Transit station with Ontario Science Centre on ...