Tram & LRV news – Page 2

  • Tatra-Yug model tram
    Metro Report International

    Odesa places wartime tram order


    UKRAINE: Odesa municipal transport operator Odesmiskelektrotrans has ordered 13 Type K1T306 low-floor trams from a consortium led by Tatra-Yug, which said it was the first tram contract to be signed since the Russian invasion in February. Tenders were called in 2021 with financing by the European ...

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    Metro Report International

    Trams reach Waldenburg as regauged line reopens


    SWITZERLAND: Baselland Transport has started operating light rail services between Liestal and Waldenburg, following the conversion of the former narrow-gauge railway which it acquired in 2016. The 13·1 km Waldenburgerbahn dating from 1883 has been rebuilt from 750 mm to 1 000 ...

  • Den Haag Stadler TINA tram impression (2)
    Metro Report International

    Stadler signs its first Dutch tram contract


    NETHERLANDS: Den Haag transport operator HTM has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 56 trams for entry into service from 2026, with an option for additional vehicles. The three-section trams from Stadler’s TINA family will be 36·5 m long, with a maximum speed of 70 km/h ...

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    Metro Report International

    Limmattalbahn opens to serve Zürich’s northwest suburbs


    SWITZERLAND: The 13 km Limmattalbahn light rail line linking Altstetten, Schlieren, Dietikon and Killwangen-Spreitenbach opened for revenue service on December 11. 

  • Lodz Moderus tram (3)
    Metro Report International

    Łódź tram unveiled


    POLAND: The first of 30 Moderus Gamma LF06AC trams which Poznań-based Modertrans is supplying to MPK-Łódź was unveiled on December 8. The 1 000 mm gauge five-section 80% low-floor unidirectional tram is 32 m long. Features included air-conditioning, passenger information systems, LED ...

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    Metro Report International

    First Parramatta light rail vehicle delivered


    AUSTRALIA: The first tram for the Parramatta light rail line which is currently under construction in western Sydney was delivered to Port Kembla on December 10. CAF is supplying 13 seven-section 45·4 m long light rail vehicles with a capacity of 425 passengers. The trams will ...

  • Brasilia tram
    Metro Report International

    Brasília tram line to be developed as PPP concession


    BRAZIL: Proposals for the development of a 15 km tram line in Brasília through a public-private partnership have been unveiled by Valter Casimiro, Secretary of Transport & Mobility at the government of the Federal District. The line would run along W3 Road through the core of ...

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    Metro Report International

    ​Boston Green Line reaches Medford


    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority opened the Medford branch of its Boston light rail Green Line Extension for revenue service on December 12. Several hundred travellers gathered to ride the first southbound service formed of two articulated LRVs which departed from the ...

  • Bucuresti Imperio tram (2)
    Metro Report International

    Imperio trams enter service in București


    ROMANIA: The first 15 of 100 Imperio trams being supplied to Societatea de Transport București by a consortium of Astra Vagoane Călători and CRRC Qingdao Sifang entered service on December 10. The first vehicles are being deployed on Route 41, enabling all services on that route to ...

  • Nizhny Novgorod Nizhekotrans tram (1)
    Metro Report International

    Russian-Belarusian tram joint venture rolls out first tram


    RUSSIA: The Nizhekotrans tram manufacturing joint venture of Russian and Belarussian companies has rolled out its first completed vehicle, produced as part of an extensive modernisation of the Nizhny Novgorod tramway. The single-section tram is designated T856 MiNiN (‘Minsk & Nizhny Novgorod’), ...

  • Princeton Dinky impression
    Metro Report International

    ‘Dinky’ train study recommends combined light rail and bus route


    USA: Development of a combined light rail and bus corridor is proposed in a study into the future of NJ Transit’s ‘Dinky’, a 4·3 km branch which connects Princeton Junction on the Northeast Corridor with Princeton.

  • Škoda Cottbus 2
    Metro Report International

    Cottbus orders more Škoda trams


    GERMANY: Cottbus city transport operator Cottbusverkehr has exercised an option to order 15 more trams from Škoda Group. In February 2021 Škoda was awarded a €110m joint contract to supply a total of 24 trams to the cites of Frankfurt an der Oder, Brandenburg and Cottbus ...

  • Milano Stadler Tramlink tram (2)
    Metro Report International

    Milano’s first Tramlink car arrives


    ITALY:·Milano municipal transport operator ATM took delivery of its first Stadler Tramlink tram for testing on December 1, with entry into service planned for next spring. Stadler signed its first Italian tram contract in September 2020, a six-year framework agreement to supply ATM with up to ...

  • Croydon tram
    Metro Report International

    Replacement trams and Underground trains in Transport for London draft business plan


    UK: Transport for London has published its draft business plan for the period from April 2023 until April 2026. This covers the scheduled delivery of new Siemens Mobility Piccadilly Line and CAF Docklands Light Railway trains, and completion of the Four Lines Modernisation programme on London ...

  • San Francisco Central Subway (Photo SFMTA)
    Metro Report International

    Initial service begins on San Francisco’s Central Subway


    USA: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has launched a free weekends-only introductory service on the Central Subway, ahead of the extension of T Third Line light rail services into the tunnel from January.

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    Metro Report International

    Toshkent tram revival planned


    UZBEKISTAN: Proposals to return trams to the streets of Toshkent are being developed with the support of Alstom. The company told Metro Report International that it is ‘actively following’ project development, and working with the Uzbek authorities to share best practice for design and organisation. A ...

  • Foshan Nanhai tram (1)
    Metro Report International

    Foshan tram line extended


    CHINA: A 4·8 km extension of the Nanhai tram line in Foshan opened on November 29, linking Sanshanxinchengbei with Linyuedong on metro Line 2. There are five stops, including two on a 2 km elevated section of the route. The Nanhai line is now 14·3 km ...

  • Glassboro-Camden Line impression
    Metro Report International

    Glassboro – Camden link design contract awarded


    USA: The South Jersey Transit Partners joint venture of AECOM and STV has been awarded a contract to support the pre-construction phase of the Glassboro – Camden diesel light rail project in New Jersey. The long-proposed 29 km line would use an ...

  • Kiel tram 2
    Metro Report International

    Kiel approves 36 km tram network


    GERMANY: Kiel city council has voted by a large majority to develop a 36 km tram network across the northern port city by 2034, at an estimated cost of around €1bn. The network would have four routes overlapping with each other in the city centre. ...

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    Electric transport support approved


    CZECH REPUBLIC: The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a scheme to promote the use of electric transport as a greener alternative to diesel vehicles, and to support a shift of freight and passenger traffic from road to rail. Under the €180m scheme ...