Tram & LRV news – Page 7

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    Metrovalencia Line 10 electrification contract awarded

    2020-06-19T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: València operator FGV has awarded Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios a €6·5m contract to install electrification equipment on the future Metrovalencia Line 10. This covers the installation of overhead equipment and two substations at Amado Granell and Moreres which will reduce the high voltage grid supply ...

  • PC Transport Systems has announced plans to build a narrow gauge tram, saying the 71-921 Corsair, which it expects to unveil later this year, would be the first series-produced Russian tram for 1 000 mm gauge networks since 1937.
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    Metre-gauge tram under development

    2020-06-08T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: PC Transport Systems has announced plans to build a narrow gauge tram, saying the 71-921 Corsair, which it expects to unveil later this year, would be the first series-produced Russian tram for 1 000 mm gauge networks since 1937. ‘We decided ...

  • The trams for the Wonsan-Kalma Beach Resort are being built at the Kim Chong-t’ae Electric Locomotive Works in Pyongyang
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    Tramway under construction at North Korean beach resort

    2020-06-03T07:00:00Z

    NORTH KOREA: A tram line is reported to be under construction at the Wonsan-Kalma Beach Resort which is being developed on the east coast. The trams are being built at the Kim Chong-t’ae Electric Locomotive Works in Pyongyang and are thought to be of 1 000 ...

  • Orange County Transportation Authority has selcted Herzog Transit Services for a $45m contract to operate and maintain the 6·7 km OC Streetcar
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    Orange County Streetcar operating contract awarded

    2020-06-02T11:00:00Z

    USA: California’s Orange County Transportation Authority has selcted Herzog Transit Services for a $45m contract to operate and maintain the 6·7 km OC Streetcar which is under construction in Santa Ana and Garden Grove for opening in 2022. Herzog Transit Services beat two other bidders for ...

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    Dallas SCADA upgrading contract approved

    2020-06-01T05:00:00Z

    USA: The Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board has approved a contract for Alstom Signaling Operations to upgrade its supervisory control data acquisition system, which was installed in 1996. Alstom will replace software, servers, workstations, tunnel ventilation control systems, an overview display wall and a ...

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    Cuenca tramway opens

    2020-05-29T15:47:00Z

    ECUADOR: The Cuenca tramway opened for limited passenger services on May 25, with regular services scheduled to start in June. Travel will be free of charge for the first two months. Because of Covid-19 measures, the capacity of each of the eight ...

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    UK government aims to ‘permanently change’ transport use as tram and bus funding announced

    2020-05-27T09:30:00Z

    Source: Tony Miles UK: ‘We must plan our route to recovery’, said Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps at the government’s daily coronavirus briefing on May 23, when he announced £283m of funding ‘to ensure that more buses, trams and light rail networks return ...

  • de Berlin tram Bombardier Flexity Berlin
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    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2020-05-27T05:00:00Z

    Bombardier Transportation has delivered the 200th Flexity Berlin tram to operator BVG, which has so far ordered a total of 231 in four variants. ‘The Flexity Berlin tram was developed in close co-operation with BVG. The result is a reliable, air-conditioned and barrier-free accessible tram ...

  • fi Tampere's first tram has been delivered (Photo: Pasi Tiitola, Tampere Tramway)
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    Tampere’s first tram delivered for testing

    2020-05-26T13:08:00Z

    FINLAND: The first of 19 ForCity Smart Artic trams to operate the future Tampere tram network was delivered to the city by Škoda Transtech on May 25. Zdeněk Majer, board member of parent company Škoda Transportation, said the bidirectional 100% low-floor trams were a ‘modern, technically ...

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    UKVZ trams delivered to Novokuznetsk

    2020-05-26T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The first three of seven 71-623-04 trams ordered by the city of Novokuznetsk were delivered by UKVZ on May 17. The city placed an 378m rouble order in October for the single-section partially low-floor trams, as well as for two 71-142 Phoenix articulated trams, ...

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    Manchester seeks tram safety systems

    2020-05-22T13:32:00Z

    UK: Transport for Greater Manchester has begun a market sounding to gain a better understanding of the availability of technology which could automatically intervene if a tram approaches a higher risk location at a speed which could result in derailment, and also monitor the attentiveness of tram ...

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    Frankfurt metro and tramway works train ordered

    2020-05-20T09:30:00Z

    GERMANY: Frankfurt municipal transport company VGF has awarded Windhoff Bahn- und Anlagentechnik a contract to supply a three-vehicle works train for use across the city’s U-Bahn and tram networks. This forms part of a programme to modernise the current VGF works fleet, some of which ...

  • at Wiener Lokalbahnen Bombardier LRV interior impression (2)
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    Wiener Lokalbahnen reveals LRV interior design

    2020-05-19T09:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Wiener Lokalbahnen has unveiled the interior design for the 18 TW500 bidirectional low-floor light rail vehicles it has ordered from Bombardier Transportation for use on the 27 km Badner Bahn interurban line under a 2018 contract with options for up to 16 more. Developed ...

  • : ‘Coronavirus poses monumental challenges to our city’s complex public transport network’, said Mayor of London Sadiq Khan
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    Social distancing measures in place as Transport for London increases services

    2020-05-18T16:18:00Z

    UK: ‘Coronavirus poses monumental challenges to our city’s complex public transport network’, said Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on May 18, when Transport for London began increasing its services to accommodate growing ridership as coronavirus lock-down measures are eased. The increase in ...

  • Torino city transport operator GTT has finalised a framework agreement for Hitachi Rail to supply up to 70 trams.
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    Torino looks to the future with Hitachi Rail tram order

    2020-05-18T08:45:00Z

    ITALY: ‘This is great news that bring us into the future’, said GTT Chief Executive Giovanni Foti, announcing that the Torino city transport operator had finalised a framework agreement for Hitachi Rail to supply up to 70 trams, with a firm order for an initial 30 vehicles. ...

  • Uraltransmash has begin trials with its Type 71-418 tram design in Yekaterinburg.
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    Uraltransmash tests domestically-developed tram

    2020-05-18T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Uraltransmash has begin trials with its Type 71-418 tram design in Yekaterinburg. The Type 71-418 was unveiled at the INNOPROM exhibition last year, and has been entirely developed and manufactured in Russia. The three-section 100% low-floor vehicle is 27·8 m long with a capacity ...

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    Tramino II enters service in Braunschweig

    2020-05-15T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Braunschweig city transport operator BSVG has put the first of seven Tramino II trams into regular service. ‘We are very happy that our fleet is now even more modern’, said Managing Director Jörg Reincke on May 6, noting that the fleet ...

  • Map of the future 25 km Raide-Jokeri orbital light rail line in Helsinki.
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    Helsinki regional transport authority to award Raide-Jokeri light rail operating contract

    2020-05-14T05:00:00Z

    FINLAND: The board of Helsinki Regional Transport Authority HSL has approved plans for the future operation of the Raide-Jokeri 25 km inter-urban light rail line which is currenty under construction. HSL is to directly award the capital’s transport operator HKL a contract ...

  • Coventry Very Light Rail scheme
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    Very light rail track under development

    2020-05-13T06:00:00Z

    UK: The Coventry Very Light Rail scheme to develop a low-cost transport system for medium-sized cities has been awarded £1∙5m of West Midlands Combined Authority funding to support the design and development of track for use by lightweight battery powered vehicles. The project aims to design ...

  • Plzen University tram stop (Photo: PMDP)
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    EVO2 tram fleets expand

    2020-05-11T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Plzeň city transport authority PMDP has ordered another five Type EVO2 trams from Krnovské Opravny a Strojírny for delivery by the end of the year The order confirmed on April 24 has been placed within a KC524m framework contract for up to 16 trams ...