Almaty metro Hyundai Rotem train

Hyundai Rotem has completed delivery of trainsets ordered in 2018 for an extension of Almaty metro Line 1. The South Korean firm won its first order from Kazakhstan in 2008, and since then has supplied rolling stock and signalling systems for the line in Almaty. It is now hoping to win orders for the future lines 2 and 3.

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The opening of the 14·5 km first phase of the Odense tramway has been put back from the end of 2021 until spring 2022 because of delays to work to ensure there is no electrical interference with Banedanmark’s main line railway safety systems.

A joint venture of Systra, Architecna Engineering, Go Mobility, VDP and Cooperativa Poleis has been awarded two contracts for technical and economic feasibility studies for light rail expansion, with an option for final and detailed design, in support of Roma’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. The Lot 4 contract is for the 10 km tram Line H, a proposed extension of the future tram Line G to the Tor Vergata university campus and Città della Conoscenza. Lot 5 relates to a 14·8 km tangential line to the south of Roma, which would interchange with metro Line B and an extension of tram Line 14.


The American Public Transportation Association has apppointed Jannet Walker-Ford, Senior Vice-President and national Transit & Rail leader for WSP USA, to its Executive Committee for 2021-22.

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Poland’s Ministry of Development Funds & Regional Policy has allocated EU funding of 25m złoty to Gorzów Wielkopolski to enable the city to procure six more trams.

The Ontario government has issued a request for qualifications for the second advance tunnel contract on Toronto’s 9·2 km Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. This covers underground works from Jane Street to the future Mount Dennis station. Prequalification for the elevated section from Scarlett Road to Jane Street is get underway soon, with the prequalified proponents to be announced in spring 2022.

London Tramlink tram West Croydon

The UK’s Light Rail Safety & Standards Board has collaborated with the Institute of Railway Research at The University of Huddersfield to update the Good Practice Guide for Managing the Wheel-Rail Interface on light rail and tramway systems, which was originally commissioned by the Office of Rail & Road in 2008. Following peer review, the final version is due to be published in early 2022.