Tram & LRV news

  • Uppsala proposed tramway impression
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    Uppsala council approves tram plan

    2021-11-30T14:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Uppsala municipal council has voted in favour of plans to build a tramway to link Uppsala C station and the city centre with the southern suburbs of Gottsunda and Ultuna and a planned new station at Bergsbrunna. The proposed network would total 17 route-km, with ...

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    San Diego opens Mid-Coast light rail extension

    2021-11-22T17:30:00Z

    USA: The Mid-Coast Extension of San Diego’s light rail network was opened for revenue service on November 21, when the San Diego Association of Governments hosted celebrations at the University of California San Diego Central Campus in La Jolla. The 17·7 km ...

  • West Midlands Metro tram in Birmingham city centre (Photo: Tony MIles)
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    West Midlands Metro governance inquiry launched

    2021-11-22T10:26:00Z

    UK: An independent review into the governance of the West Midlands Metro light rail network is to be carried out in the wake of the withdrawal of the CAF tram fleet which operates services between Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

  • Sofia Pesa Swing tram (5)
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    Sofia orders 25 trams after delayed process

    2021-11-22T05:00:00Z

    BULGARIA: Sofia operator Elektrotransport has ordered 25 Swing trams from Pesa Bydgoszcz, the Polish manufacturer’s fourth order from the city. They are to be delivered in 2023, taking the city’s Pesa fleet to 62 of the Swing design. The latest batch of 1 009 mm gauge ...

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    Juventus tram link approved

    2021-11-19T05:53:00Z

    ITALY: Torino municipality has given the final go-ahead for tram Line 12, which will link Juventus’ Allianz football stadium in the northwest of the city with Corso Lepanto in the south.

  • Calgary Green Line CAF Urbos 100 LRV impression cab side
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    CAF wins its first Canadian light rail contract

    2021-11-18T10:26:00Z

    CANADA: The city of Calgary has selected CAF to supply 28 light rail vehicles for Stage 1 of the future Green Line. The Spanish company said the contract announced on November 17 is its first rolling stock order from Canada, and includes design, manufacturing and commissioning ...

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    Education City Yellow Line opened

    2021-11-17T10:00:00Z

    QATAR: Services have started running on the Yellow Line of the Education City light rail network, providing connections between Education City Stadium and the Qatar Metro Green Line at Al Shaqab.

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    Hyundai Rotem to supply Edmonton LRVs

    2021-11-16T12:07:00Z

    CANADA: The City of Edmonton has selected Hyundai Rotem as preferred bidder to supply 40 low-floor light rail vehicles for the C$2·6bn Valley Line West project. Subject to final negotiations, the city expects to finalise the contract by December 2, with the first to be delivered ...

  • Baselland tram operator BLT has formally awarded Stadler a SFr125m contract to supply 25 TINA trams.
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    BLT signs contract for 25 TINA trams

    2021-11-16T08:58:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Baselland tram operator BLT has formally awarded Stadler a SFr125m contract to supply 25 TINA trams. Stadler had been named preferred bidder in February. The contract signed on November 12 followed agreement on the vehicle specifications, together with the confirmation of funding from the federal ...

  • Birmingham West Midlands Metro tram (Photo: CAF)
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    West Midlands Metro services suspended over tram cracks

    2021-11-12T17:19:00Z

    UK: West Midlands Metro announced on November 12 that services would be suspended for at least four weeks from the following day because of cracking on its CAF Urbos 3 trams. The manufacturer discovered cracks during maintenance checks in June, and services were suspended from June ...

  • Sydney Inner West Light Rail Line tram (Photo: CAF)
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    Cracking sidelines Sydney’s Inner West trams

    2021-11-12T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Services on Sydney’s Inner West light rail line have been suspended following the discovery of cracks on the low-floor tram fleet. A temporary bus service has been put in place to carry around 5 000 passengers/day. Cracks were discovered on all 12 of the route’s ...

  • Krakow tram depot
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    Tram bogie on test

    2021-11-11T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Stadler has begun dynamic test of its TINA tram bogie, which is designed to improve ride quality while reducing noise and wear of the moving parts. The bogie is being tested in Kraków on a Tango tram which was built for research purposes. This is ...

  • Maryland Purple Line construction (1)
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    Replacement contractor selected for Maryland’s Purple Line light rail project

    2021-11-09T14:51:00Z

    USA: Maryland Department of Transportation and PPP concessionaire Purple Line Transit Partners have selected a replacement contractor to complete the stalled project to build a 26 km east–west orbital light rail line between New Carrollton and Bethesda in the suburbs of Washington DC. Maryland Transit Solutions ...

  • A 2·7 km extension of the Berlin tram network from Karl-Ziegler-Straße to Schöneweide S-Bahn station with five stops opened on October 31 (Photo: BVG)
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    Berlin tram extension opens

    2021-11-09T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A 2·7 km extension of the Berlin tram network from Karl-Ziegler-Straße to Schöneweide S-Bahn station with five stops opened on October 31. Construction began in May 2020 and cost €40m, with Strabag as main contractor. The extension forms the second stage of the Adlershof – ...

  • Ostrava tram
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    Ostrava tram on test

    2021-11-08T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: City transport operator DP Ostrava has begun dynamic testing of the first of 35 Škoda Transportation ForCity Smart 39T trams which are being supplied under a KC1·7bn contract. Formal handover is scheduled for early next year. The contract for the 35 trams was signed at ...

  • Krasnoyarsk PK TS Lionet tram in factory (3)
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    Krasnoyarsk tram deliveries underway

    2021-11-05T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: PK TS’s Neva Electric Transport Works in St Petersburg has begun delivering 19 Type 71-911EM Lionet four-axle single-section low-floor trams ordered by the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The order is being funded from a 2·4bn rouble federal Cleaner Air programme grant awarded to the city ...

  • Sheffield Supertram
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    Young people urged to consider careers in light rail

    2021-11-05T05:00:00Z

    UK: An engineering ‘skills gap’ across many sectors including light rail means there are opportunities for young people to play a major role in meeting future transport and environmental challenges, says UKTram. The industry body is developing a light rail career ‘roadmap’, and planning a series ...

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    Plzeň confirms ForCity tram order

    2021-11-04T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Plzeň municipal transport operator PMDP has awarded Škoda Transportation a firm contract to supply a further 10 ForCity Smart X34 trams, designated Type 40T by the manufacturer. Valued at KC55m per vehicle, the order signed in October represents the first series build to be ...

  • Paris tram T10
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    RATP awarded Paris tramway T10 contract

    2021-11-02T09:40:00Z

    FRANCE: RATP Dev has been awarded an eight-year contract to operate the future tram Route T10 and eight nearby bus services in the southwestern suburbs of Paris. This is the second package of services to be competitively tendered by transport regional authority Île-de-France Mobilités. The 8·2 ...

  • Praha tram (Photo: Vladimir Waldin)
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    Praha tramway extension contract awarded

    2021-11-02T08:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC Praha transport agency DPP has awarded the TT Modřany consortium of Ohla ŽS and Strabag Rail a contract to build a tramway extension in the south of the city for opening in spring 2023. The 1·7 km extension with four stops will start at ...