Tram & LRV news

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    Tours tramway Line B design work gets underway

    2021-08-05T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: A consortium of Systra, Suez Group’s consulting business Safège and architectural firms Urbanica and L’Heudé have been awarded the project management contract for Tours tram Line B, covering design studies and supervision of construction works and subsequent testing. Preliminary studies for the proposed line ...

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    Plzeň tram delivered

    2021-08-02T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Transportation has delivered the first of two ForCity Smart X34 (40T) trams ordered by Plzeň operator PMDP, and test running is planned to get underway in August. In September 2018 Škoda Transportation was the sole bidder for a contract to supply trams ...

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    Bozankaya lowest bidder for Izmir tram contract

    2021-07-30T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Bozankaya submitted the lowest bid of TL749·75m for a contract to supply 26 trams to İzmir Metro for use on the Konak and Karşıyaka lines and the future Çiğli line which is currently under construction.

  • Taganrog UKVZ Type 71-628 tram delivery
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    First tram delivered for Taganrog network modernisation

    2021-07-29T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: UKVZ has delivered the first of 60 Type 71-628 trams which it is to supply for the modernisation of the Taganrog tramway. The modernisation project is being undertaken by Sinara-City Transport Solutions under a concession agreement signed with the city in May. The 11·8bn ...

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    Light rail safety strategy published

    2021-07-27T05:00:00Z

    UK: Research into light rail safety, expanding the range of guidance documents and the continued development of a new risk model and a robust accident reporting system are amongst the projects detailed in the Light Rail Safety Standards Board’s business plan. LRSSB was ...

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    Training academy to support tram network expansion

    2021-07-23T04:59:00Z

    UK: West Midlands Metro has opened a training academy at its Wednesbury depot, as the tram operator plans to create more than 160 driving, maintenance, ticket inspection and support jobs as part of a £1∙3bn network expansion programme. As well as providing a central location ...

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    English light rail networks get final tranche of Covid-19 funding

    2021-07-20T15:02:00Z

    UK: The government has announced £56m of funding to support the operation of Manchester Metrolink, Tyne Wear Metro, Sheffield Supertram, Nottingham Express Transit, West Midlands Metro and Blackpool Tramway services from July 20 to April 2022. The funding announced on July 16 is ...

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    LIOS light rail extensions proposed in Lisboa

    2021-07-20T08:14:00Z

    PORTUGAL: The municipalities of Lisboa, Oeiras and Loures have finalised a co-operation agreement to proceed with development of 24 km of new light rail lines around the capital.

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    Preferred bidder for Košice tram contract

    2021-07-19T10:25:00Z

    SLOVAKIA: Košice operator DPMK has selected Pesa Bydgoszcz as preferred bidder for a coontract to supply up to 30 trams. The operator specified low-floor trams with doors on each side, and the Polish manufacturer offered a three-section design from its Twist family which would be ...

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    Clean air funding for Magnitogorsk tram order

    2021-07-16T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: UKVZ is to supply 10 single-section Type 71-623-02.01 partly low-floor trams to the city of Magnitogorsk. The company was the only bidder for the contract, which is being financed by the national government’s Clean Air programme. The order is worth the 370m roubles, ...

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    Gold Coast Stage 3 trams ordered

    2021-07-15T09:07:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Gold Coast light rail concessionaire GoldLinQ has ordered a further five Flexity 2 low-floor light rail vehicles from Alstom to operate the Stage 3 extension now in development.

  • Karlsruhe regioKArgo freight tram (Photo: AVG/Michael Krauth)
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    Parcel tram software under development

    2021-07-12T09:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Public transport IT specialist INIT has been selected to develop the booking, transport management, payment and shipment tracking system for the RegioKArgo freight tram demonstrator project in Karlsruhe. The project aims to assess the feasibility of urban deliveries using trams rather than lorries and ...

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    Made-to-measure accommodation bogies for tram refurbishment

    2021-07-08T04:00:00Z

    UK: West Midlands Metro commissioned depot equipment specialist Mechan to produce three bespoke accommodation bogies to enable its trams to be stored outdoors while their bogies are refurbished. Following the operator’s initial enquiry, Mechan engineers visited Wednesbury depot to measure the CAF Urbos 3 trams ...

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    HEAG Mobilo orders more trams

    2021-07-07T13:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Darmstadt transport operator HEAG Mobilo has ordered a further 11 Stadler ST15 low-floor trams to support a planned increase in services and enable the withdrawal of 30-year old ST12 high-floor cars. The order announced on June 30 has been placed as an option on ...

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    Testing underway on San Diego’s Mid-Coast Extension

    2021-07-06T14:29:00Z

    USA: Testing of the Mid-Coast Extension light rail line has begun, after the San Diego Association of Governments officially handed the route over to operator MTS ahead of the opening which is scheduled for November 21. ‘This is an important day’, said MTS board Chair ...

  • Magdeburg Alstom Flexity tram impression (Image Alstom DesignandStyling)
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    Magdeburg orders customised low-floor trams

    2021-07-02T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Magdeburg transport authority MVB has awarded Alstom a contract to supply Flexity trams featuring a ‘unique and timeless’ design specifically developed for the city. The order for an initial 35 vehicles is valued at €190m including the supply of spare parts for 24 years. ...

  • The first route of a planned 98 km seven line tram network in Jiaxing was opened on June 25, operated using a fleet of trams fitted with supercapacitors for catenary-free operation
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    Supercapacitor tramway opens in Jiaxing

    2021-06-30T08:55:00Z

    CHINA: The first route of a planned 98 km seven line tram network in Jiaxing was opened on June 25, operated using a fleet of trams fitted with supercapacitors for catenary-free operation. Route T1 runs 10·6 km from Jiaxing Nan high ...

  • Sydney Inner West Light Rail Line tram (Photo: CAF)
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    Sydney tram order

    2021-06-29T10:18:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has awarded CAF a contract to supply a further four Urbos 100 five-section trams for Sydney’s Inner West Light Rail Line. Announcing the order in June 29, CAF said the trams are scheduled to be delivered in early 2023, ...

  • De Lijn coast tram (Photo: CAF)
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    De Lijn orders Antwerpen trams

    2021-06-29T10:12:00Z

    BELGIUM: Vlaanderen transport operator De Lijn has placed a firm order for CAF to supply a further 18 Urbos 100 trams for use in Antwerpen. The order announced by the Spanish manufacturer on June 29 is the fifth to be placed under an October 2017 framework ...

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    Praha tram extension parallels urban development

    2021-06-28T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha city transport operator DPP has begun construction of Phase 1 of an extension of the Hlubočepy – Sídliště Barrandov tram line to Slivenec in the southwest of the capital. The extension is mainly outside the existing conurbation, and is being built in co-ordination ...