Tram & LRV news

  • Köln Alstom Citadis tram impression (Image: Alstom/Design & Styling)
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    Köln orders 64 Citadis trams customised for the German market


    GERMANY: Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG has awarded a consortium of Alstom Transportation Deutschland and Kiepe Electric a €363m contract to supply 64 Citadis low-floor trams to a new configuration adapted for the German market.

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    Keolis Shanghai selected to operate Jiaxing tramway


    CHINA: The Keolis Shanghai joint venture of Keolis (49%) and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group (51%) is to operate a catenary-free tramway in Jiaxing, one of the largest cities in Zhejiang province. Due to open next year, the Jiaxing network will initially comprise two tram lines totalling ...

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    Contactless payment introduced in Adelaide


    AUSTRALIA: Conduent Transportation has deployed a contactless open payment system for the Adelaide tram network, enabling passengers to use Visa, MasterCard and NFC-enabled smart devices to pay their fares. It uses Conduent’s Atlas platform, which was already used by the South Australian Public Transport Authority, with ...

  • One of the LRVs has been fitted with roof-mounted photovoltaic panels to test the use of renewable energy to power the interior lighting.
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    Hong Kong’s latest generation of light rail vehicles enter service


    CHINA: The first of Hong Kong’s latest generation of light rail vehicles began entering service on routes 610 and 751 in the Northwest New Territories on November 17. In 2016 MTR Corp awarded CRRC Nanjing Puzhen a HK$745m contract to supply ...

  • Alstom has been awarded a €70m firm order to supply Transilien SNCF with a further 13 Citadis Dualis tram-trains, funded by Île-de-France Mobilités.
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    More Île-de-France tram-trains ordered by SNCF


    FRANCE: Alstom has been awarded a €70m firm order to supply Transilien SNCF with a further 13 Citadis Dualis tram-trains, funded by Île-de-France Mobilités.

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    St Petersburg orders PK TS trams


    RUSSIA: St Petersburg tram and trolleybus operator Gorelektrotrans has awarded Tyazhpromleasing a 1·14bn rouble contract to supply 11 two-section and two three-section trams by March 2021. A rival offer submitted by Sberbank Leasing was 6m roubles higher. The 100% low-floor LRVs will be produced by PK ...

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    Alexandria tramway to be modernised


    EGYPT: A consortium of Systra, Egis, ACE and Projacs is to provide design and supervision services for the rehabilitation of the Alexandria tramway’s Raml Line, under a contract awarded by the National Authority for Tunnels which is responsible for urban rail projects.

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    Omsk trams unveiled


    RUSSIA: Uraltransmash has unveiled the first of 20 Type 71-407 and four 71-412 trams to be supplied to Omsk by the end of the year. The 688m rouble order placed on August 6 was the largest investment in the city’s tram fleet for 29 years. ...

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    Utrecht increases tram order


    NETHERLANDS: The province of Utrecht has placed a firm order for five more trams, CAF announced on November 6. These follow on from the 49 which are currently being delivering under previous contracts. The initial contract signed in January 2015 covered 27 five-section Urbos 100 trams, ...

  • De Lijn has approved the purchase of 23 trams from CAF for use on the network in Antwerpen.
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    De Lijn orders more trams for Antwerpen


    BELGIUM: Vlaanderen transport operator De Lijn has placed a firm order for a further 17 CAF trams, exercising an option in its framework agreement covering up to 146 vehicles which was signed October 2017.

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    Delivery of next batch of Manchester trams begins


    UK: Greater Manchester’s Metrolink is to take delivery of the first of 27 additional M5000 high floor light rail vehicles this month, with entry into service planned by Christmas. Further trams are then expected to follow at three to four week intervals. The £72m order ...

  • Casablanca Citadis
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    Tram styling to reflect the history and culture of Casablanca


    MOROCCO: Casablanca transport authority Casa Transports has signed financing agreements for tram lines T3 and T4, and ordered 66 Alstom Citadis X05 trams.

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    Budapest tram extension approved


    HUNGARY: The city of Budapest has approved plans to build a 2∙8 km tram route between Budafoki út/Dombóvári út and Szent Gellért tér, along the Buda side of the River Danube. Project management and delivery is to be undertaken by municipal development organisation BKF.

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    Lille funds tram renewal as expansion plans progress


    FRANCE: The Lille municipal government has approved a provisional budget of €150m for replacement of the city’s tram fleet, as part of a programme to expand the capacity of the network. Rolling stock renewal is a core element in the €2bn operating contract awarded to ...

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    Valley Line West PPP partner selected


    CANADA: The City of Edmonton has selected Marigold Infrastructure Partners as ‘preferred proponent’ for a PPP contract to design, build and partially finance the 14 km Valley Line West light rail extension. Following final discussions, the contract is expected to be signed off by the end ...

  • Opponents of the Wiesbaden light rail project in a queue of traffic alongside a bus lane
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    Voters reject Wiesbaden light rail project


    GERMANY: Development of the Citybahn proposal for a light rail line linking Mainz, Wiesbaden, Taunusstein and Bad Schwalbach has been stopped, after a referendum in Wiesbaden on November 1 saw 62·1% of voters oppose the project on a 46·2% turnout.

  • il Haifa – Nazareth impression of the tram-train station to serve the government offices at Nof Hagalil.
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    Haifa – Nazareth tram-train infrastructure works contracts awarded


    ISRAEL: Project promoter Trans Israel-Advanced Transportation Solutions has selected local contractors to undertake civil works on the 41 km interurban tram-train line between Haifa and Nazareth. Y Lehrer Co, Rolider, Abraham Isaac and Brothers Anton Earthworks have been awarded the Section D contract ...

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    Bochum – Witten tramway rerouted


    GERMANY: Bochum-Gelsenkirchener Straßenbahnen has opened a new tram route from Landengreer Markt south to Papenholz.

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    Pesa trams enter service with Tramwaje Śląskie


    POLAND: Tramwaje Śląskie’s first Pesa Twist 2017N tram entered revenue service on October 23, operating on Route 36 from Brynów Huberta to Szopienice Pętla. In June 2018 Tramwaje Śląskie awarded the manufacturer a 221m złoty contract to supply a total of 35 trams, co-financed by the ...

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    Tram access ramps offer obstacle detection and emergency options


    NETHERLANDS: The Urbos trams which CAF is currently supplying to Amsterdam operator GVB are fitted with four Masats RF2 automatic ramps to provide access for passengers with reduced mobility. Masats said its RF2 is a compact size and offers easy installation, as ...