Tram & LRV news – Page 6

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    Metro Report International

    Turpan tramway under construction

    2020-07-30T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Construction of a tramway in the city of Turpan in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region was launched on July 22, following approval of the plans by the National Development Reform Commission. The 1·87bn yuan first phase comprises two lines which are intended to link ...

  • pl Torun tram Pesa MZK w Toruniu
    Metro Report International

    Toruń tram contract awarded

    2020-07-23T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Toruń city transport operator MZK w Toruniu has formally accepted 46·4m złoty tender from sole bidder Pesa Bydgoszcz for a contract to supply five trams. The five-section metre-gauge 100% low-floor trams from the manufacturer’s Swing family are scheduled to be delivered within 24 months.

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    Metro Report International

    Phoenix light rail extension contract approved

    2020-07-22T11:00:00Z

    USA: The award of a contract for a joint venture of Kiewit and McCarthy to build Phase II of the northwest light rail extension in Phoenix was approved by the Valley Metro Rail board on July 16. Utility relocation is expected to begin in August, with ...

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    Metro Report International

    Mauritius light rail road-rail fleet delivered

    2020-07-20T11:27:00Z

    MAURITIUS: Road-rail vehicle specialist Zagro has supplied four Unimog U423 road-rail vehicles for the Mauritius Metro Express light rail line. Two are equipped for use by the line’s maintenance staff, and two for rescuing the line’s CAF Urbos light rail vehicles. ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tram driver safety wristband under development

    2020-07-17T05:00:00Z

    UK: Edinburgh Trams is leading development of a wristband which would monitor and analyse tram driver fatigue and well-being, with trials are planned for later this year. Data from the wearable technology would be analysed in real time, triggering alerts at the operations control centre if ...

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    Metro Report International

    Colombo light rail project goes ahead

    2020-07-16T05:00:00Z

    SRI LANKA: The Japanese-backed light rail project in Colombo is still going ahead and has not been suspended as has been reported locally, the Japanese embassy has confirmed to Metro Report International . The embassy’s rebuttal followed local reports that the project had been halted, with ...

  • Rathaus station on Köln light rail Line 5.
    Metro Report International

    €600m settlement ends legal action over Köln tunnel collapse

    2020-07-14T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The city of Köln, transport operator KVB and construction consortium Nord-Süd-Stadtbahn Köln Los Süd have reached an out-of-court agreement to settle legal claims arising from the collapse of the city archive building during construction of the north-south Stadtbahn tunnel. Two people in neighbouring buildings were ...

  • us Los Angeles Gold Line Foothills San Dimas station impression
    Metro Report International

    Foothill Gold Line extension construction begins

    2020-07-13T13:53:00Z

    USA: Major construction work on the 14·6 km Foothill Gold Line extension of Los Angeles’ L Line light rail route was launched on July 10. The extension from APU/Citrus College to Pomona is scheduled for completion in 2025, adding four stops in Glendora, San Dimas, ...

  • gb Edinburgh tram face mask
    Metro Report International

    Emergency support for Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams

    2020-07-08T06:00:00Z

    UK: The Scottish Government is to provide up to £9m of emergency funding for the Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams to help mitigate the financial impact of the drop in ridership as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The emergency measures announced on July 7 will ...

  • pl Gorzow tram reopening celebrations
    Metro Report International

    Trams return to Gorzów Wielkopolski

    2020-07-07T10:00:00Z

    POLAND: Tram operations in Gorzów Wielkopolski have resumed following a three-year suspension while a major renewal programme was undertaken. Services restarted on July 2, as part of a celebrations marking the city’s 763th anniversary. Trams are running again on the full length of the 9·5 km ...

  • Blackpool Flexity 2 tram
    Metro Report International

    Blackpool trams to resume as UK light rail operators reflect government guidance

    2020-07-07T05:00:00Z

    UK: Blackpool’s trams are to begin operating once more from July 19, having been suspended since March 29 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Operator Blackpool Transport said the resumption of services on the 16 km route was intended to ‘support the town’s economy and provide an ...

  • MÁV-Start has exercised an option for Stadler’s Valencia plant to supply a further four Citylink electro-diesel tram-trains for the route being developed to link Hódmezővásárhely with Szeged.
    Metro Report International

    Electro-diesel tram-train order expanded to support service increase

    2020-07-03T13:59:00Z

    HUNGARY: National passenger operator MÁV-Start has exercised an option for Stadler’s Valencia plant to supply a further four Citylink electro-diesel tram-trains for the route being developed to link Hódmezővásárhely with Szeged. The country’s first tram-train project aims to provide a high-quality service for daily commuters between ...

  • cn Guangzhou Huangpu tramway
    Metro Report International

    Huangpu tramway opens in eastern Guangzhou

    2020-07-03T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: An initial 7·9 km section of the Huangpu tramway in the eastern part of the city of Guangzhou was opened on July 1. The line connects Xinfeng Lu with Changping station on metro Line 21, and has eight intermediate stops. An extension to Xiangxue on ...

  • pl Gdansk tram extension 1
    Metro Report International

    Gdańsk tram extension opens

    2020-07-01T10:00:00Z

    POLAND: A 2·6 km extension of Gdańsk tram Route 12 from Migowo to Lawendowe Wzgórze in the southwest of the city opened on June 30. The six stops include a tram and bus interchange at Ujeścisko which features a park-and-ride site with ...

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    Metro Report International

    CAF Urbos tram arrives in Oostende

    2020-06-30T12:00:00Z

    BELGIUM: The first of 48 CAF-built Urbos 100 trams for De Lijn’s coastal tramway was delivered to the operator’s Oostende depot on the night of June 22-23.

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    Metro Report International

    Information displays and text-to-speech buttons at tram and bus stops

    2020-06-29T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Braunschweig transport association Regionalverband Großraum Braunschweig has selected Teleste Corp and its local subsidiary iqu Systems to supply passenger information systems for all tram stops and selected bus stops across the city. Under the contract to be completed by March 2022, Teleste will supply 243 ...

  • CAF tram for Amsterdam
    Metro Report International

    Amsterdam exercises tram option

    2020-06-24T14:46:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has awarded CAF a firm contract to supply a further nine Urbos trams to increase capacity on the network. The order announced by the Spanish manufacturer on June 24 has been placed as the first option on a contract signed ...

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    Metro Report International

    Stockholm orders 10 more A35 trams

    2020-06-24T14:05:00Z

    SWEDEN: Storstockholms Lokaltrafik has awarded CAF a contract to supply a further 10 Type A35 trams for the capital’s expanding light rail network.

  • Edinburgh tram passenger wearing a face covering
    Metro Report International

    Tram operators share best practice on coronavirus communications

    2020-06-24T11:18:00Z

    UK: Light rail industry association UK Tram organised a virtual event to enable its members to discuss the measures they had taken in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and to share best practice for post-lockdown communications as passengers begin to return. ‘Early observations suggest that the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Immersive tram simulators

    2020-06-23T07:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Transurb has supplied Sydney light rail operator Transdev with five tailor-made simulators which use the TrainLab virtual training platform to replicate the city’s mixed fleet of Alstom Citadis X05 and CAF Urbos 3 trams. The supplier said Transdev had opted for ...