Tram & LRV news – Page 7

  • Gragnano
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    Gragnano light rail plan agreed

    2022-06-23T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: Local municipalities have agreed to develop a 4 km light rail line to connect Gragnano with the terminus of Trenitalia’s Napoli suburban service at Castellammare di Stabia, east of Sorrento. Costed at €33m, the project would make use of a disused railway alignment, which was ...

  • Montpellier CAF tram impression
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    Montpellier orders 60 trams

    2022-06-20T14:48:00Z

    FRANCE: Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole has selected CAF to supply 60 trams to its local transport operator TaM, with options for 17 more bringing the total value of the order to €223·7m. The seven-section Urbos trams will be assembled at the CAF France plant at Bagnères-de-Bigorre in ...

  • Moscow trams (2)
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    Smart turnouts to be installed on Moscow tram network

    2022-06-17T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The roll-out of an automatic route-setting system on the Moscow tram network has begun with the first test deployment near the Kursk railway station. Equipment fitted to a Vityaz low-floor trams transmits the required route to the turnout, which changes automatically ...

  • Rio tram 2
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    Tram network planned in northern Rio

    2022-06-14T11:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: The Rio de Janeiro state government is to call tenders this year for the construction of a 23 km tram network serving the city’s northern suburbs including Nova Iguaçu, Belford Roxo and Pavuna. There would be interchanges with Metro Line 2 and Supervia suburban railway ...

  • Stadler Citylink for Transport for Wales
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    Cardiff Northwest Corridor tram-train report published

    2022-06-14T05:00:00Z

    UK: Proposals have been published for the development of a tram-train network to serve housing developments on the Northwest Corridor between Cardiff and Llantrisant. Commissioned from transport consultancy Cogitamus, a report making the case for the project was launched on June 10 by Mark Drakeford, Senedd ...

  • Parramatta Light Rail impression Australia Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park
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    NSW commits to Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2

    2022-06-10T09:41:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has confirmed A$602·4m of funding to enable the start of detailed planning and preliminary works for Stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail project in western Sydney. Tracklaying was recently completed for the 12 km, 16-stop Stage 1 connecting Westmead ...

  • Auckland light rail village centre impression
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    Auckland Light Rail board appointed

    2022-06-03T05:00:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Dame Fran Wilde has been appointed as Chair of the board being established to oversee the Auckland Light Rail project. Due to begin work on June 1, the board will succeed the Establishment Unit Board which guided development of the Indicative Business Case. ‘Dame ...

  • Odense tramway flags (Photo: Odense Letbane)
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    Celebrations as Odense tramway opens

    2022-05-31T08:21:00Z

    DENMARK: Music, entertainment and free chocolate-coated strawberries featured in the celebrations marking the opening of the Odense tramway on May 28. The 14·5 km double-track line runs from Tarup in the northwest to the station, Syddansk Universitet, a hospital and Hjallese in ...

  • Hasselt - Maastricht tram-train impression
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    Cross-border tram-train project scrapped

    2022-05-31T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: After many years of discussion and planning, the government of the Belgian region of Vlaanderen has decided not to go ahead with plans to for a tram-train service running from Hasselt across the Dutch border to Maastricht. The route would have been around 30 km ...

  • Škoda Group has been awarded a contract to supply a further five ForCity Smart Artic X34 trams to Tampere.
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    Tampere orders more trams

    2022-05-26T14:50:00Z

    FINLAND: Škoda Group has been awarded a contract to supply a further five ForCity Smart Artic X34 trams to Tampere. The €34m firm order announced on May 25 has been placed using an option on the original contract signed in 2017. This covered the supply of ...

  • Lyon accessibility audit
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    Disability consultancy undertakes Lyon accessibility audit

    2022-05-24T06:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Accessibility consultancy Direct Access has expanded its rail work into France through a pilot project with Keolis to audit rail, metro, tram and bus interchanges in Lyon. The consultancy is assessing entrances, wayfinding and arrival and boarding points, and will submit detailed recommendations for improvements ...

  • Bonn CAF LRV impression (1)
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    Bonn light rail vehicle contract awarded

    2022-05-23T12:47:00Z

    GERMANY: CAF has been awarded a contract to supply 22 high-floor light rail vehicles for operation in the Bonn area.

  • us-tempe-streetcar-opening-balloons
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    Tempe Streetcar opens

    2022-05-21T11:00:00Z

    USA: Valley Metro’s Tempe Streetcar was opened on May 20, with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Tempe Mayor Corey Woods and Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson, as well as Valley Metro CEO Jessica Mefford-Miller. The C-shaped route runs for 4·8 km from ...

  • Mendoza Metrotranvía ex-San Diego LRV (4)
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    San Diego LRVs find new home in Argentina

    2022-05-19T12:24:00Z

    ARGENTINA: Mendoza’s Metrotranvía has taken delivery of the first three of up to 39 Siemens SD100 light rail vehicles which have been donated to the city by the US city of San Diego’s operator MTS. The LRVs forming MTS’s second generation fleet have been in service since ...

  • Valencia Line 10 (1)
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    Line 10 opens in València

    2022-05-19T08:46:00Z

    SPAIN: Metrovalencia Line 10 was inaugurated on May 17, running 5·3 km from Alacant to Natzaret. The western 2·3 km with three stops is in tunnel, and the eastern 3 km with five stops is on the surface. Construction of the line ...

  • Tel Aviv Green Line Alstom Citadis tram impression
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    Tel Aviv Green Line light rail contract awarded

    2022-05-18T10:15:00Z

    ISRAEL: Tel Aviv urban transport project promoter NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit Systems has formally awarded the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Tramway consortium a €2·6bn contract to design, finance and build the Green Line light rail route and provide 25 years of maintenance. The consortium of Alstom, local ...

  • Auckland light rail impression
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    Auckland light rail design contract tendering gets underway

    2022-05-17T13:54:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Tenders have been called for detailed planning and design of the light rail line which is proposed as spine of a rapid transit network covering Auckland. The NZ$14·6bn project envisages a 24 km, 18-stop light rail line running in tunnel from Wynyard Quarter to ...

  • One of four trams which is Modertrans is to supply to Grudziądz has arrived in Łódź for dynamic testing and certification.
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    Grudziądz tram on test

    2022-05-17T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: One of four trams which is Modertrans is to supply to Grudziądz has arrived in Łódź for dynamic testing and certification. The trams are being supplied under a 23·3m złoty contract awarded in March 2021. They are part of the Moderus Beta low-floor family, adapted ...

  • Göteborg transport operator Västtrafik has awarded Škoda Group an €80m contract to overhaul 80 Type M31 trams.
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    Göteborg tram modernisation contract awarded

    2022-05-13T10:50:00Z

    SWEDEN: Göteborg transport operator Västtrafik has awarded Škoda Group an €80m contract to overhaul 80 Type M31 trams. The work to be undertaken at Škoda Ekova’s Ostrava site in 2022-27 includes replacing the doors, installing a wheelchair ramp, renewing braking systems, fitting cab air-conditioning, an internal ...

  • King of Prussia Rail Project impression
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    SEPTA invites proposals for King of Prussia Rail Project

    2022-05-13T05:00:00Z

    USA: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has issued a request for proposals for the third and final design phase of the King of Prussia Rail Project. The planned 6·4 km extension of Philadelphia’s Norristown High Speed Line third-rail interurban line to King of Prussia would add five ...