Tram & LRV news – Page 3

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    Metro Report International

    Budapest tram extension approved

    2020-11-06T06:11:00Z

    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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    Metro Report International

    Lille funds tram renewal as expansion plans progress

    2020-11-06T05:00:00Z

    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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    Metro Report International

    Valley Line West PPP partner selected

    2020-11-05T12:17:00Z

    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
    Metro Report International

    Voters reject Wiesbaden light rail project

    2020-11-04T11:20:00Z

    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.
    Metro Report International

    Haifa – Nazareth tram-train infrastructure works contracts awarded

    2020-11-03T10:54:00Z

    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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    Metro Report International

    Bochum – Witten tramway rerouted

    2020-11-02T12:14:00Z

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

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    Metro Report International

    Pesa trams enter service with Tramwaje Śląskie

    2020-10-30T05:00:00Z

    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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    Metro Report International

    Tram access ramps offer obstacle detection and emergency options

    2020-10-29T11:00:00Z

    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 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Liepāja tram unveiled

    2020-10-27T10:24:00Z

    LATVIA: The first of 12 trams ordered for the city of Liepāja was unveiled at Croatian manufacturer Končar Električnih Vozila’s factory on October 25. It was then transported to Zagreb’s Ljubljanica tram depot for testing. Liepāja ordered six trams from Končar in November 2018, and ...

  • San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a contract to supply a real-time passenger information system for the Muni light rail and bus network.
    Metro Report International

    Updating information for the ‘less-stressed traveller’

    2020-10-27T05:00:00Z

    USA: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a contract to supply a real-time passenger information system for the Muni light rail and bus network. This will include upgraded software for more accurate prediction of vehicle arrival times, multimedia LCD signs at rail ...

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    Metro Report International

    Further funding for English light rail services

    2020-10-26T12:30:00Z

    UK: The government is making further funding of up to £67·8m available to support light rail services in England during the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Rail Business UK

    Transport for London funding package extended

    2020-10-20T14:45:00Z

    UK: The government has agreed to extend Transport for London’s emergency funding package for a further two weeks, ensuring public transport services can continue to run until October 31. Under normal circumstances TfL revives no direct government funding for its day-to-day operating costs, unlike most of ...

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    Metro Report International

    LA Regional Connector makes final push

    2020-10-20T11:25:00Z

    USA: Services on Los Angeles’ Gold light rail line will be split into two sections with effect from October 24, as the city embarks on the final stage of its $1·8bn Regional Connector project.

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    Metro Report International

    Adelaide tram software contract

    2020-10-19T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Torrens Connect joint venture of John Holland, UGL and bus operator Torrens Transit selected Trapeze to supply planning and scheduling software software to support its succesful bid for the Adelaide tram operating contract, leading to a subsequent long-term roll-out. ‘Using the Trapeze software to ...

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    Metro Report International

    Flexity 2 tram enters service in Zürich

    2020-10-16T09:45:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Zürich’s first Flexity 2 tram entered revenue service on October 15, ahead of widespread deployment on Route 11 from October 19 and later on Route 4. Operator VBZ ordered 70 Flexity 2 trams from Bombardier Transportation in May 2016 at a cost of SFr358m including ...

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    Metro Report International

    CAF tram for Oslo unveiled

    2020-10-13T14:38:00Z

    NORWAY: The first of 87 CAF trams for Oslo operator Sporveien was unveiled at the Grefsen depot on October 12. Testing is expected to start shortly, ahead of entry into passenger service in 2021. The €200m order placed in June 2018 covers 87 Urbos 100 ...

  • Düsseldorf’s Rheinbahn and Duisburg transport operator DVG have jointly awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 109 Avenio HF high-floor light rail vehicles
    Metro Report International

    Düsseldorf and Duisburg place joint order for 109 light rail vehicles

    2020-10-13T14:33:00Z

    GERMANY: Düsseldorf’s Rheinbahn and Duisburg transport operator DVG have jointly awarded Siemens Mobility a contract worth almost €400m covering the supply of a total of 109 Avenio HF high-floor light rail vehicles for their interlinked networks, with an option for a further 48.

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    Metro Report International

    Metro de Sevilla goes contactless

    2020-10-13T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Metro de Sevilla has worked with Mastercard and Banco de Santander on a €0·5m project to introduce the ability to pay for travel using contactless bank cards or mobile phones. The fares charged are equivalent to those applying to the existing smart card, rather than ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tramway extension feasibility study completed

    2020-10-12T14:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A study of the feasibility of extending the Naumburg tramway to reinstate a complete circular route has been completed by Technische Universität Braunschweig’s Institute for Transport, Railway Construction & Operation on behalf of the Burgenland region.

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    Metro Report International

    Sinara-Škoda joint venture wins first tram contract

    2020-10-12T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The Sinara City Transport Solutions joint venture of Yekaterinburg-based Sinara and Czech supplier Škoda Transportation has won its first contract, covering the supply of 90 single-section low-floor trams to Moscow and the provision of 30 years of maintenance. The joint venture bid 11·07bn roubles, beating ...