Tram & LRV news – Page 4

  • Kaohsiung_02
    Metro Report International

    Tramway extended to Heart of Love River

    2022-10-11T11:00:00Z

    TAIWAN: The Kaohsiung circular tramway was extended 2·4 km from Museum of Fine Arts to Heart of Love River on October 5. Services over the extension will be free until December 18. The remaining northeastern part of the tramway operated by the Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corp ...

  • Connected Places Catapult and Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre
    Metro Report International

    Very Light Rail R&D partnership

    2022-10-11T05:00:00Z

    UK: Innovation accelerator Connected Places Catapult has signed a memorandum of understanding to work with the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation to align future R&D and support UK-based innovators in the transport sector. The MoU was signed at the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre in ...

  • Los Angeles K Line (Photo LA Metro) (4)
    Metro Report International

    K Line light rail route opens in Los Angeles

    2022-10-10T15:11:00Z

    USA: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority opened the first phase of the light rail K Line on October 7, running on a partly underground alignment from Expo/Crenshaw to Westchester/Veterans with seven stops. Previously known as the Crenshaw/LAX Line, the north-south route ...

  • Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit tram
    Metro Report International

    Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT project delayed

    2022-10-04T14:11:00Z

    CANADA: Completion of Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail line will be further delayed, transport agency Metrolinx has announced. ‘We had expected the Eglinton Crosstown LRT to be fully built, thoroughly tested and in service this fall in accordance with our project agreement with Crosslinx Transit Solutions, ...

  • Auckland light rail village centre impression
    Metro Report International

    Auckland light rail development contract awards

    2022-09-30T10:57:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Contracts are being awarded for further planning and development of the proposed Auckland light rail project. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Auckland Transport and Auckland Council have selected an alliance of Aurecon and Arup as preferred bidder for the next phase of planning and ...

  • Hazard perception image
    Metro Report International

    Updated scenarios boost virtual reality tram safety tool

    2022-09-30T05:00:00Z

    UK: Additional scenarios reflecting real-life incidents and changes to the highway code have been added to a virtual reality hazard perception tool which light rail operators can use for training and as part of their recruitment processes. The tool was funded by the Light Rail Safety ...

  • Two_Children_buying_food_in_train
    In depth

    Germany: Farm shop concept spurs freight tram revival

    2022-09-29T08:00:00Z

    Initially developed as a student project, a mobile ‘farm shop’ retail and freight service using a converted tram-train is being proposed for use on the regional rail network around Karlsruhe. This in turn could offer a more viable business model for other cargo tram initiatives.

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    Metro Report International

    Denver rail site visits now open to book ahead of SmartTransit West

    2022-09-28T11:35:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: On October 24, attendees to SmartTransit West being hosted by Railway Gazette Group in Denver, Colorado, will be offered the opportunity to join an exclusive tour provided by local operator RTD giving insight into the challenges of the day to day maintenance of rail vehicles.

  • Končar TMK 2300 LT low-floor tram for Liepāja at InnoTrans 2022 (11)
    Metro Report International

    Tram for Latvia highlights Croatian capabilities

    2022-09-27T11:30:00Z

    INNOTRANS: One of the TMK 2300 LT low-floor trams which Croatian manufacturer Končar is supplying to Liepāja was displayed at InnoTrans before delivery to Latvia. The metre-gauge TMK 2300 LT is a development of the TMK 2200 trams supplied to Zagreb, and ...

  • DJI_0028
    Metro Report International

    Active steering tested on Swiss tram

    2022-09-26T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Zürich start-up Traila has demonstrated a prototype sensor-based active steering system which is designed to significantly reduce the friction between tram wheels and rails, reducing noise, wear and dust. A simulation platform is being used to test the prototype in partnership ...

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    Metro Report International

    Warsolino tram beats energy efficiency targets

    2022-09-23T09:57:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Hyundai Rotem is showing one the 123 Warsolino low-floor trams ordered for Warsazwa in what operator Tramwaje Warszawskie said was the largest tram contract ever signed in Poland. The contract signed in June 2019 included a base order for 85 bidirectional and 18 unidirectional trams ...

  • Darrmstadt Stadler TINA tram at InnoTrans 2022 (101)
    Metro Report International

    ‘Most modern and innovative tram in Germany’ unveiled

    2022-09-23T09:35:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Launch customer HEAG Mobilo of Darmstadt has unveiled the first TINA tram, which Stadler has designed from scratch as its next generation of light rail vehicle. Speaking at the unveiling at InnoTrans, head of HEAG Mobilo Ann-Kristina Natus said buying a ...

  • Bozankaya Timișoara tram at InnoTrans 2022 (9)
    Metro Report International

    Timișoara tram battery offers 70 km of off-wire operation

    2022-09-23T08:22:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Turkish manufacturer Bozankaya is showing one of its custom designed trams for Timișoara, the first trams to be built new for the Romanian city in 50 years. They include a battery able to provide power for 70 km of off-wire operation, ...

  • Skoda RNV ForCity Smart 36T tram at InnoTrans 2022 (11)
    Metro Report International

    Tram designed to meet high specifications of three-city network

    2022-09-20T14:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Škoda has unveiled the prototype for the fleet of custom-designed ForCity Smart 36T trams ordered by Rhein-Neckar transport authority RNV for the metre-gauge network serving the three cities of Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg. The manufacturer said RNV required a high-specification vehicle ...

  • Nürnberg Siemens Mobility Avenio tram at InnoTrans 2022 (1)
    Metro Report International

    Nürnberg Avenio tram to enter service this year

    2022-09-20T13:09:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Nürnberg operator VAG expects to put the first of its Siemens Mobility Avenio trams into service by Christmas. This will enable an increase in service frequencies and expand the fleet ahead of the introduction next year of Routes 10 Dutzendteich – Plärrer – Am Wegfeld ...

  • PowerTech-Group-Building
    News

    ABB to expand portfolio with acquisition of PowerTech Converter

    2022-09-19T08:35:00Z

    GERMANY: ABB is to acquire PowerTech Converter, which supplies auxiliary power converters for light rail vehicle and metro train onboard systems such as HVAC, lighting, safety equipment, doors and battery charging. Acquired by corporate turnaround specialist Radial Capital Partners from Knorr-Bremse in 2019, PTC has its ...

  • Praha Hloubetin tram depot impression
    Metro Report International

    Praha tram depot rebuilding gets underway

    2022-09-19T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Main construction works have begun for a KC1·9bn project to rebuild the tram stabling and repair depot at Hloubětín in Praha. The work is being undertaken by a consortium of Bouygues Construction’s VCES, Chládek and Tintěra. Completion is planned for the second half of ...

  • President Luis Arce inaugurated two Mi Tren light rail routes in the city of Cochabamba on September 13.
    Metro Report International

    Cochabamba’s Mi Tren light rail services launched

    2022-09-15T13:54:00Z

    BOLIVIA: President Luis Arce inaugurated two Mi Tren light rail routes in the city of Cochabamba on September 13. The Red Line runs 5·3 km from Estación Central southeast along Avenida Petrolera to UMSS Facultad de Agronomía, with four intermediate stops. The initial 14·9 km section ...

  • Marseille CAF Urbos tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Marseille orders maritime themed trams

    2022-09-15T08:33:00Z

    FRANCE: Marseille transport operator RTM has awarded CAF a €57m contract to supply 15 trams, with options for more to support future expansion of the network. The seven-section low-floor cars from CAF’s Urbos range will be 42·5 m long. They will have a similar styling to ...

  • Hannover CAF TW4000 LRV (Image: Üstra/Tricon)
    Metro Report International

    Hannover’s Üstra awards 275 LRV framework contract

    2022-09-12T14:11:00Z

    GERMANY: Hannover transport operator Üstra has awarded CAF a framework contract to supply up to 275 TW4000 light rail vehicles for the Stadtbahn network by 2040, with a €149·98m firm order for an initial 42. Niedersachsen transport authority LNVG is contributing €67·3m towards the cost. The ...