Tram & LRV news – Page 8

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    Very light rail track under development


    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 ...

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    EVO2 tram fleets expand


    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 ...

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    Urban transport news round-up


    EBRD is to provide Georgia with a €75m sovereign loan to finance Tbilisi metro tunnel and depot modernisation works, the procurement of 40 metro cars to encourage model shift from cars, and on-the-job training opportunities to promote the employment of women. This is the first project ...

  • A framework agreement for the supply up to 60 Tango Kraków Lajkonik II trams worth SFr120m was signed by city transport operator MPK Kraków and Stadler
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    Self-powered variant included in Kraków’s latest tram order


    POLAND: A framework agreement for the supply up to 60 Tango Kraków Lajkonik II trams worth SFr120m was signed by city transport operator MPK Kraków and Stadler on April 29, along with two initial firm orders for 10 and 25 vehicles for delivery in mid-2023. Two ...

  • Tianshui opened a light rail line on May 1, running west from the mainline station to Wulipu.
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    Tianshui tramway opened


    CHINA: Gansu province’s second city Tianshui opened a light rail line on May 1, running west from the mainline station to Wulipu. The 12·9 km line built by China Railway Signal Communications Group runs on segregated alignment along the north bank of the Wei ...

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    Haifa – Nazareth tram-train bidders invited


    ISRAEL: Government-owned project management company Trans Israel Ltd has launched the prequalification process for the planned Haifa – Nazareth tram-train route, seeking international consortia and local companies to tender for a US$838m PPP concession to design, build and operate the 41 km line.

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    Turku council backs tramway plan


    FINLAND: Turku city council gave the go-ahead to plan for the reintroduction of trams on April 20. This would form part of a wider urban development programme which aims to make the city a more attractive place to live and work, the municipality said. The city’s ...

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    UK announces support for light rail during the pandemic


    UK: The Department for Transport has confirmed that a ‘multi-million pound’ package of emergency funding will be provided for light rail networks as part of measures aimed at keeping essential transport services running during the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement covers the light rail networks in Sheffield, ...

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    Tallinn to expand tram network


    ESTONIA: Tallinn municipality has approved the route for a planned tram line connecting the airport, the future Rail Baltica station in Ülemiste and the old port area.

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    Kazan launches TBM on second metro line


    RUSSIA. Construction of the second metro line in Kazan took a step forward on April 23, when the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov marked the launch of the first tunnel boring machine from the future Sakharova station site.

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    Rail Business UK

    Harsco targets UK light rail with specialist grinder


    UK: Infrastructure maintenance company Harsco Rail and small plant manufacturer Möser Maschinenbau have joined forces to launch the Ro-V 149 road-rail grinding machine in the UK. The grinding machine is aimed particularly at tram and light rail operators who in the past have generally relied on ...

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    Testing starts on modernised tramway


    POLAND: Testing running has started on the 12·2 km tram network in Gorzów Wielkopolski, which has been closed since October 1 2017 to enable an extensive modernisation to be undertaken. The 225m złoty modernisation programme is being supported from the national budget (160m złoty) and the ...

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    California awards grants to drive modal shift


    USA: The California State Transportation Agency has awarded $500m in capital grants for 17 ‘transformative’ rail and public transport projects under its Transit Intercity Rail Capital Program. The grants announced on April 21 are intended to support design and construction works, and will be ...

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    Sacramento orders low-floor light rail vehicles


    USA: Sacramento Regional Transit District has decided to replace its fleet of ageing high-floor light rail vehicles with low-floor cars to be supplied by local manufacturer Siemens Mobility Inc. SacRT’s first order for new rolling stock in 20 years covers 20 S700 vehicles together with spare ...

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    Manchester Metrolink faces financial crisis and Merseyrail struggling to survive, mayors warn


    UK: Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has warned that services on the region’s Metrolink light rail system could be suspended unless government funding is provided, while his Liverpool City Region counterpart Steve Rotheram said Merseyrail suburban rail services also need help. Urgent action needed ...

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    Tram automation software contract awarded in Shanghai


    CHINA: A contract has been awarded for the development of a control system which is intended to pave the way for trials of autonomous tram operation in Shanghai. A consortium of the Shanghai Fuxin Intelligent Transportation Solutions Corp subsidiary of China Railway Electrification Bureau Group and ...

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    Lead technical adviser appointed for Hurontario light rail project


    CANADA: Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have appointed Stantec to provide technical advisory services for the Hurontario LRT project. As lead technical adviser, Stantec will provide design, construction and commissioning oversight through to the planned opening in late 2024. Design review services have already commenced. Stantec will ...

  • A briefing document setting out the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on public transport authorities has been published by the Urban Transport Group
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    Urban Transport Group details Covid-19 challenges


    UK: A briefing document setting out the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on public transport authorities has been published by the Urban Transport Group, which represents transport bodies in London, the West Midlands, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Tyne Wear, Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City ...

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    Sydney light rail Kingsford branch opens


    AUSTRALIA: The 3·2 km five-stop light rail branch from Moore Park via Anzac Parade south to Juniors Kingsford was opened for revenue service on April 3, completing Sydney’s CBD & South East LRT network.

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    Boston consolidates light rail stops


    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has awarded MAS Building Bridge a $17·8m contract to replace four existing light rail stops on Boston’s Green Line into two new stops. St Paul Street and BU West will be replaced by one stop, and Babcock Street and ...