Tram & LRV news – Page 5

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    Metro Report International

    Luxtram extends southeast

    2022-09-12T10:42:00Z

    LUXEMBOURG: Luxtram light rail route T1 has been extended southeast to Lycée Bouneweg, following a formal inauguration by Minister of Mobility François Bausch and the city’s mayor Lydie Polfer on September 11

  • Digbeth track
    Metro Report International

    West Midlands Metro extension track installed in Digbeth

    2022-09-12T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Midland Metro Alliance has installed the first section of track in Digbeth as part of the Eastside light rail extension. Running from Bull Street in Birmingham’s city centre via the future High Speed 2 terminus at Curzon Street to Digbeth, the 1·7 km extension ...

  • Yekaterinburg inter-urban tram (1)
    Metro Report International

    Yekaterinburg interurban tramway opens

    2022-09-08T08:08:00Z

    RUSSIA: The double-track interurban tram Route 333 running 8·6 km from Yekaterinburg to the neighbouring city of Verkhnaya Pyshma has been opened by Governor of the Sverdlovsk region Evgeny Kuyvashev and Mayor of Yekaterinburg Alexei Orlov. The line has been developed by the Verkhnepyshminsky Tramway subsidiary ...

  • Boston Green Line Type 10 CAF light rail vehicle
    Metro Report International

    CAF to supply 102 Type 10 Supercar light rail vehicles to Boston

    2022-09-02T14:42:00Z

    USA: The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority board has awarded CAF USA a contract to supply 102 light rail vehicles for Boston’s Green Line. The base contract approved on August 31 is worth $811m, including the 102 Type 10 Supercar LRVs, two driving simulators, spare parts, tools, ...

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    Metro Report International

    Kraków tram extension connects southern routes

    2022-09-02T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: A 1·7 km extension of the Kraków tram network from Łagiewniki SKA to Kurdwanów has opened to connect two existing lines in the south of the city. The tramway extension has been built as part of the Trasa Łagiewnicka ring road scheme, which also involved ...

  • Lightline Niigata Transys HU300 light rail vehicle (Photo: Kosei Asakawa)
    Metro Report International

    Utsunomiya light rail expansion planned as opening rescheduled

    2022-08-30T05:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Plans are being drawn up to extend the future Utsunomiya light rail line through the urban area on the west side of the JR East station and Tohoku Main Line.

  • Nizhny Tagil retro tram (2)
    Metro Report International

    Nizhny Tagil boosts its tram fleet

    2022-08-26T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Two single-section low-floor 71-415R trams built by UTM with retro styling have been delivered to Nizhny Tagil, and on August 16 Sverdlovsk oblast allocated a further 830m roubles for the acquisition of further vehicles. The next deliveries are likely to be ...

  • Kursk Movista
    Metro Report International

    Kursk tramway modernisation concession signed

    2022-08-25T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A PPP agreement for the modernisation of tramway infrastructure in Kursk has been signed by the regional authority and transport concessionaire Movista Regions. The planners estimate that the modernisation programme will save passengers an average of 5 min per trip once the works have been ...

  • Halle Stadler Tina tram impression (1)
    Metro Report International

    Halle orders 56 Tina trams

    2022-08-23T14:02:00Z

    GERMANY: Halle city transport operator HAVAG has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 56 TINA 100% low-floor trams for entry into service from late 2025. The €168m contract signed on August 23 covers 39 Type MGT-M trams which will be 30 m long with 64 seats ...

  • Heraklion (Photo Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Heraklion tram plan

    2022-08-23T11:02:00Z

    GREECE: Technical specifications for a proposed tram network in Heraklion, the largest city on the island of Crete, have been agreed by Deputy Mayor for Infrastructure Yiannis Anastasakis and Nikolaos Kouretas, Managing Director of Athens’ Attiko Metro. Funding will now be sought for feasibility and viability ...

  • St Petersburg tram Slavyanka
    Metro Report International

    Construction of St Petersburg light rail line launched

    2022-08-23T10:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: St Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov has ceremonially launched construction of the 21 km Kupchino – Shushary – Slavyanka fast light rail line, which will be separate from the city’s existing tram network. The line is to be built under a 30-year PPP concession agreement signed ...

  • Roma’s Termini – Giardinetti railway (Photo Benjamin Zelki) (3)
    Metro Report International

    Roma narrow gauge line to be rebuilt

    2022-08-22T07:00:00Z

    ITALY: Modernisation and extension of Roma’s Termini – Giardinetti light rail line including rebuilding from narrow to standard gauge is set to begin next year, with the route to be branded as Line G.

  • Tallinn tramway extension contract
    Metro Report International

    Tallinn tram extension contract signed

    2022-08-16T09:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: A contract has been awarded for the design and construction of the Vanasadama tramway extension which will connect Tallinn’s Old Harbour with the future Rail Baltica station at Ülemiste. Valued at €36·5m +VAT, the contract was signed on August 9 by the city’s public works ...

  • gb Sheffield Supertram tram and tram-train (Tony Miles)
    Metro Report International

    Consultancies appointed to Sheffield Supertram project

    2022-08-16T05:00:00Z

    UK: South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has appointed Turner & Townsend and Anturas to support the development of a business case for investment in the Sheffield Supertram light rail network, and its subsequent implementation. The focus of the project will be on maintaining and modernising the ...

  • Novokuznetsk UKVZ tram
    Metro Report International

    Novokuznetsk orders 12 trams

    2022-08-15T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: UKVZ has beaten three rival bids to win a contract to supply 12 trams to Novokuznetsk. The cost of 73·3m roubles per vehicle is being funded through the government’s the Cleaner Air programme. Deliveries are scheduled to start in mid-December, The Type 71-623-04 trams will ...

  • Krakow tram track construction
    Metro Report International

    Kraków fast tram tracklaying underway

    2022-08-12T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Tracklaying has begun on a 5 km ‘fast tram’ extension of the Kraków tram network to Górka Narodowa in the north of the city. The extension is intended to serve park and ride facilities and provide a 20 min journey time to the city centre. ...

  • Light rail line in Canberra.
    Metro Report International

    Canberra battery tram order

    2022-08-11T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: CAF has been awarded a contract supply five battery-equipped light rail vehicles to Canberra from 2024. It will also retrofit the city’s 14 existing five-section Urbos 100 vehicles with batteries, so that the entire fleet will be able to operate on the catenary-free extension to ...

  • Calgary Green Line underground station design concept
    Metro Report International

    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
    Metro Report International

    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
    Metro Report International

    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 ...