The Chinese city of Dalian has announced plans to relay 9·4 km of its 15 km tramway network this year, and to start work on 30 km of new light rail lines next year. The move reverses earlier proposals to run down and abandon the network.

CAPTION: Finnish Railways Ltd has started commissioning trials with the first of 10 low-floor EMUs being supplied by Fiat Ferroviaria for Helsinki’s Kaupunkirata (City Railway) suburban services to Tikkurila, Vantaa and Espoo. Being assembled by CAF in Spain, the Sm4 sets are expected to enter service in the autumn