Tram & LRV news

  • Calgary Green Line underground station design concept
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    Two shortlisted for Calgary Green Line project

    2022-08-09T14:56:00Z

    CANADA: Two consortia have been shortlisted for a contract to design and build the first phase of Calgary’s Green Line light rail project, covering the 18 km from Shepard to Eau Claire with 13 stops. They are: Bow Transit Connectors: Barnard Constructors of Canada, LP, ...

  • Hyundai Rotem tram design concept
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    Tram subsystem framework agreement signed

    2022-08-08T13:16:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Knorr-Bremse has signed a framework agreement to supply Hyundai Rotem with subsystems for more than 200 light rail vehicles in 2023-28. Valued in the ‘mid-double-digit million-euros’ range, the agreement announced on August 8 covers ‘field-proven and robust’ electro-hydraulic braking systems including sanding equipment and magnetic ...

  • Barcelona tram connection impression
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    Barcelona tram link to get ground-level power supply

    2022-08-02T09:45:00Z

    SPAIN: Barcelona transport authority ATM has awarded Alstom a contract to supply its APS ground-level power supply for the first phase of the project to connect the city’s Trambaix and Trambesos tram networks. The currently separate networks are to be linked by building a 3∙9 km ...

  • Bosch collision warning system
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    Parramatta tram collision warning system

    2022-08-02T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: A collision warning system developed by Bosch is to be installed on the 13 seven-section trams that CAF is to supply for Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail network in western Sydney. The 12 km, 16-stop Stage 1 connecting Westmead to the Parramatta CBD, ...

  • Öskemen cityscape (Photo: Andriej Szypiłow/CC BY-SA 3.0)
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    Öskemen orders Belarusian trams

    2022-08-01T05:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Sole bidder BKM Holding of Belarus has been awarded a contract to supply trams to Öskemen. The order covers four partly low-floor AKSM-62103 four-axle vehicles costing 182·5m tenge each, with delivery scheduled by December 6. The manufacturer said the vehicles would be built to a ...

  • RegioTram Kassel (Photo: RTG)
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    RegioTram operating contract awarded

    2022-07-28T11:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Following an international tender, Nordhessen transport authority NVV has awarded incumbent RTG the next contract to operate RegioTram tram-train services on three routes around Kassel. RTG is a joint venture of Kassel transport operator KVG and Hessische Landesbahn and has operated the RegioTram services since ...

  • Rio de Janeiro Alstom Citadis tram in Cinelândia (Photo Alstom)
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    Rio de Janeiro tramway extension contract

    2022-07-26T12:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: Alstom has been awarded a contract to build a 700 m extension of Rio de Janeiro’s VLT Carioca tramway to the Terminal Gentileza bus interchange, which is under construction in the port area as part of a bus rapid transit scheme. The double-track extension will ...

  • Yarra Trams Chief Executive Julien Dehornoy and solar panels
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    Solar panels installed on Yarra Trams depot

    2022-07-26T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Melbourne’s Yarra Trams has commissioned 100 kW of solar panels installed on the roof of its Southbank depot, the first of seven depots to be equipped with a total of 200 solar panels to produce over 550 MWh/year. Installed with funding support from the Victorian ...

  • CAF MetroCentro Sevilla
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    Sevilla tram order

    2022-07-25T09:11:00Z

    SPAIN: Sevilla city council has awarded CAF a contract to supply a further two vehicles for use on the Metrocentro de Sevilla tram line. The €33m contract awarded on July 21 includes 30 years of maintenance, and options for three more vehicles. The five-section 100% low-floor ...

  • Dolderbahn_04
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    Dolderbahn rack railcar design unveiled

    2022-07-19T06:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: City transport operator Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich has unveiled the design of two railcars ordered for the Dolderbahn, which climbs 162 m in 1 328 m using the von Roll rack system. In June 2021 VBZ awarded Stadler Bussnang a SFr10·6m contract to supply two Bhe 1/2 ...

  • Dudley Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre Furrer and Frey charger (3)
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    Very Light Rail overhead charger commissioned at Dudley test facility

    2022-07-18T11:35:00Z

    UK: A rapid battery charger which supplier Furrer+Frey says is the first of its kind for a rail application has been commissioned at the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre in Dudley. This will enable testing of the automated rapid charging capability of the prototype ...

  • West Midlands Metro extension to Edgbaston Village
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    West Midlands Metro extension to Edgbaston opens

    2022-07-18T10:37:00Z

    UK: The 1·4 km second phase of the Birmingham Westside light rail extension opened on July 17, adding three stops at Brindleyplace, Five Ways and the Edgbaston Village terminus. Services run every 12 to 15 min, with peak time frequencies to be increased as more of ...

  • Waldenburgerbahn tram arrives (Photo: Lorenz Degen)
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    Waldenburgerbahn tram arrives for testing

    2022-07-18T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The first of 10 Be 6/8 Tramlink light rail vehicles being supplied by Stadler Valencia to operate the Waldenburgerbahn south of Basel has been delivered to Bad Bubendorf for the start of test running. Car 101 was delivered in three parts on a fleet of ...

  • Transport Minister Baroness Vere and George Lowder, the Chairman of UK Tram, meet ahead of the launch of the landmark Light Rail Strategy.
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    UKTram publishes light rail rallying call

    2022-07-11T07:55:00Z

    UK: Light rail industry association UKTram has published a ‘bold and ambitious’ strategy which it says makes ‘a compelling case’ for tramways and similar transit systems. The document details the benefits that existing systems have brought to cities where they operate, and calls for closer collaboration ...

  • Bursa tramway T2 (8)
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    Bursa opens T2 tramway

    2022-07-11T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Bursa’s north-south tramway T2 opened on July 2, with a week of free travel. The 9·4 km line connects the Terminal bus station in the north with Kent Meydanı, where there is an interchange with T1. The route has 11 stops. ...

  • Paris tram line T13 (Photo Jérémie Anne) (6)
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    Right and left-hand running as T13 tram-train route opens west of Paris

    2022-07-08T15:10:00Z

    FRANCE: Ile-de-France tram-train line T13 opened on July 6, running 18·8 km on an orbital route between Saint-Cyr and Saint-Germain-en-Laye RER stations to the west of Paris.

  • Geneve Stadler Tramlink tram impression
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    Genève tram order to support network expansion

    2022-07-07T11:07:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Genève public transport operator TPG has selected Stadler to supply trams to replace older vehicles and support planned expansion of the network Tenders were called in August last year, and the formal award of the contract announced on July 7 is subject a standstill period. ...

  • TFS2
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    Work starts to renovate Paris T1 tramway

    2022-07-07T05:20:00Z

    FRANCE: A major programme of renewal and renovation has begun on the T1 tramway which runs through the suburbs north of Paris.

  • Plans for a 50 km light rail network with trams designed to look like trains from the historic Hedjaz Railway have been announced by the Royal Commission for AlUla.
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    Hedjaz Railway-inspired trams planned in AlUla

    2022-07-05T14:27:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Plans for a 50 km light rail network with trams designed to look like trains from the historic Hedjaz Railway have been announced by the Royal Commission for AlUla. The tramway would connect urban areas, archaeological sites and tourist destinations around the ancient city ...

  • Wellington cityscape
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    Light rail plan to get Wellington moving

    2022-07-04T10:14:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The government has backed the further development of plans for a light rail line from Wellington railway station to the Regional Hospital and Island Bay under the Let’s Get Wellington Moving programme. A study of four potential public transport options had concluded that light ...