Tram & LRV news

  • Casablanca Alstom Citadis tram
    Metro Report International

    Casablanca tramway construction contracts awarded

    2021-02-24T12:05:00Z

    MOROCCO: Casablanca transport authority Casa Transports has awarded Colas Rail two contracts for the construction of tram routes T3 and T4 The first contract is worth €24m and covers the design, construction and commissioning of 25 km of overhead electrification for the two routes, along ...

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    Dubai’s smarter tram stop saves energy

    2021-02-22T05:00:00Z

    UAE: Dubai’s Roads Transport Authority has undertaken a green buildings initiative to reduce power consumption at tram stops An evaporation system which uses cooling pads to reduce the temperature of the air entering Marina Towers stop and the tram depot by 8 to ...

  • Škoda Brandenburg 2
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    Three cities place joint tram order

    2021-02-17T12:28:00Z

    GERMANY: The cities of Frankfurt an der Oder, Brandenburg and Cottbus have jointly awarded Škoda Transportation a €110m contract to supply 24 trams, with an option for a further 21. The three-section unidirectional 70% low-floor ForCity Plus trams will replace existing high-floor vehicles which are ...

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    Mauritius light rail Phase 2A contract awarded

    2021-02-16T09:00:00Z

    MAURITIUS: India’s L T Construction has been awarded a contract to build Phase 2A of the Mauritius Metro Express. This will extend the light rail line by 3·4 km from Rose Hill Central to Quatre Bornes Central Station and Trianon, serving the densely populated areas ...

  • Wiener Linien is testing an Automatic Track Machine Oscillator tramway rail grinder
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    Automatic Track Machine Oscillator rail grinder tested on Wien tramway

    2021-02-15T15:30:00Z

    AUSTRIA: The capital’s transport operator Wiener Linien is testing an Automatic Track Machine Oscillator tramway rail grinder, which was developed by Plasser Theurer in collaboration with industry partners, university academics and infrastructure operators as part of the Shift2Rail research programme. ATMO is the ...

  • Moscow tram PK TS Vityaz
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    Supercapacitors and sensors on latest generation of Moscow trams

    2021-02-15T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow has taken delivery of the first four of the latest generation of PK TS Vityaz-M trams, ordered under a 30-year contract which covers the supply and maintenance of 74 three-section and 40 single-section vehicles. Features include supercapacitors which are expected to reduce traction ...

  • Baselland Transport has selected Stadler to supply 25 trams between October 2023 and 2025 to replace ageing Schindler vehicles.
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    Baselland Transport selects Stadler trams

    2021-02-12T11:23:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Baselland Transport has selected Stadler to supply 25 trams between October 2023 and 2025 to replace ageing Schindler vehicles. The contract, which is expected to be finalised in September, would be worth SFr125m, including spare parts. The seven-section steel-bodied trams will be 45·5 ...

  • Olomouc (Photo: Pavel Karásek/Pixabay)
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    Olomouc tram extension goes ahead

    2021-02-12T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: The city of Olomouc has awarded a consortium of OHL ŽS and IDS Olomouc of a contract to build a 1·3 km extension of tram routes 3 and 5 to connect Nové Sady with the Povel housing estate in the southwest. The estimated ...

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    Shenyang tramway extended

    2021-02-11T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: A 5·2 km extension of Shenyang tram Route 5 from Xuantujun Heritage Park to Lishizhai with four stops opened on February 3. Construction of the extension was launched in October 2019. A year later CRRC supplied the first of five three-section 70% low-floor bidirectional trams ...

  • Frankfurt transport operator VGF has called tenders for a CBTC signalling and train protection system for use across its U-Bahn and tram networks.
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    Digital train control to drive modal shift in Frankfurt

    2021-02-09T12:21:00Z

    GERMANY: Frankfurt-am-Main public transport operator VGF has called tenders for a CBTC signalling and train protection system for use across its U-Bahn and tram networks. Issuing a European-wide tender on February 1, VGF said its Digital Train Control System Frankfurt would replace its ageing conventional train ...

  • Skoda_Brno_01
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    Brno orders trams and trolleybuses

    2021-02-09T10:48:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: A KC2·4bn framework agreement for the supply of up to 40 ForCity Smart 34 trams and 40 Type 27Tr trolleybuses was signed by Brno urban transport operator DPMB and Škoda Transportation on February 2. The first 20 trolleybuses are to be delivered in ...

  • Sheffield Supertram tram-train
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    Supertram training programme developed as Semcon targets the rail market

    2021-02-09T05:00:00Z

    UK: Technical documentation and digital training specialist Semcon is to develop a training system which will enable technicians at Sheffield’s Supertram to learn about the Controller Area Network bus system used on the network’s fleet of Vossloh Citylink tram-trains. The CAN bus allows the onboard ...

  • Helsinki Škoda Transtech LRV impression
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    Helsinki orders Crown Bridges light rail vehicles

    2021-02-05T12:36:00Z

    FINLAND: Helsinki transport operator HKL has exercised an option for Škoda Transtech to supply 23 light rail vehicles for use on the future 10 km line across the Crown Bridges, three major bridges which will link the Laajasalo district of eastern Helsinki with Korkeasaari island, the ...

  • Helsinki city transport operator HKL has signed a contract to sell 40 withdrawn Variotram trams
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    Helsinki’s Variotrams sold to a new home

    2021-02-02T16:43:00Z

    FINLAND: Helsinki city transport operator HKL has signed a contract to sell 40 withdrawn Variotram trams which have been in storage since 2018. The first 20 trams were delivered by Adtranz and a further 20 by Bombardier Transportation in 1998-2003, but all suffered from problems ...

  • Shanghai_DRT_01
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    Rubber-tyred ‘intelligent digital-rail transport system’ launched

    2021-02-01T14:32:00Z

    CHINA: An ‘intelligent digital-rail transport system’ has begun trial operations in the Lingang New Area of Shanghai. The 21·7 km demonstration Line T1 links Dishui station on metro Line 16 to Nicheng, with nine stops. It is expected to be fully operational by June. The ...

  • Firenze Hitachi battery train testing (Photo: GEST)
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    Hitachi tests battery power to reduce tramway costs and visual impact

    2021-02-01T11:59:00Z

    ITALY: Hitachi Rail says the successful testing of its first battery-powered tram in Firenze is an important milestone towards it being able to offer catenary-free vehicles for both urban and main line applications. An existing Sirio tram was retrofitted with batteries ...

  • West Yorkshire Mass transit map
    Rail Business UK

    Mass transit network proposed for West Yorkshire

    2021-01-27T14:25:00Z

    UK: ‘Emerging plans’ for a network of light rail or bus rapid transit services are included in the Connectivity Infrastructure Plan and Mass Transit Vision 2040 published by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. The documents also set out the role of railway electrification and major ...

  • UKVZ Type 71-628 tram on test in Ust-Katav (Photo: Yakov Titenok)
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    Sinara to supply Moscow with UKVZ trams

    2021-01-26T11:00:00Z

     RUSSIA: Having won a contract to supply 90 trams to Moscow, Sinara City Transport Solutions has awarded UKVZ a subcontract to build the vehicles.

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    Trams to serve Brussels airport from 2026

    2021-01-25T09:56:00Z

    BELGIUM: The long-planned extension of the capital’s tram network to Brussels National Airport is set to open in 2026, under an agreement between public transport operator STIB and the Vlaanderen regional government’s major projects organisation De Werkvennootschap.

  • Szeged Stadler tram-train delivery (Photo Balazs Szecsody MAV) (2)
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    Szeged tram-train deliveries underway

    2021-01-22T09:00:00Z

    HUNGARY: Stadler’s Valencia site has delivered the first of 12 Citylink light rail vehicles ordered for the 22 km Szeged – Hódmezővásárhely tram-train line, which is scheduled to open in September. National passenger operator MÁV-Start placed a HF17∙6bn order for an initial ...