Tram & LRV news – Page 9

  • London Croydon tram and bicycle lane
    Metro Report International

    Six recommendations for light rail safety body


    UK: The Office of Rail & Road has made six recommendations after assessing whether the Light Rail Safety & Standards Board is on track to deliver the recommendations set out by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch following the fatal tram derailment in Croydon in 2016. ORR’s ...

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    Metro Report International

    Praha tram project gets underway


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Eurovia has begun work on a KC200m six-month project to build the Depo Hostivař tram stop and turning circle close to the eastern terminus of Praha metro Line A. New track will provide a triangular junction at the intersection of ul Černokostelecka and ul ...

  • Mittelsachsen transport authority VMS has awarded Stadler a contract to supply and maintain 19 Citylink tram-trains for use around Chemnitz, with options for 27 more.
    Metro Report International

    Chemnitz orders second generation Citylink tram-trains


    GERMANY: Mittelsachsen transport authority VMS has awarded Stadler a contract to supply and maintain 19 Citylink tram-trains for use around Chemnitz, with options for 27 more. The vehicles will be similar to Chemitz’s first generation electro-diesel Citylink tram-trains supplied from 2015 by Vossloh’s light rail business, ...

  • București Imperio tram at factory (6)
    Metro Report International

    București tram delivery ahead of schedule


    ROMANIA: The first of 100 Imperio trams being built for the București network is nearing completion at the Astra Vagoane Călători factory in Arad, and is now expected to be delivered in early June. The trams were ordered ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bilbao tram extension opens


    SPAIN: A 2·3 km extension of Bilbao’s city centre tramway was opened for revenue service on March 25, linking Atxuri and Bolueta.

  • Limmattalbahn light rail vehicle delivered (2)
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    Limmattalbahn light rail vehicle delivered


    SWITZERLAND: Aargau Verkehr has taken delivery of the first of eight Stadler Tramlink Be6/8 light rail vehicles for the Limmattalbahn project to the west of Zürich. The metre gauge LRVs were procured jointly with Baselland Transport. They are 44·3 m long, with ...

  • pl Katowice Pesa tram
    Metro Report International

    Katowice tramway contract signed


    POLAND: Tramwaje Śląskie has awarded a consortium of Spaw-Tor, Silesia Invest and Grotex a 39·7m złoty contract to build a 1·9 km tram line along ul Grundmanna in the centre of Katowice. This will provide alternative to existing routes, and reinstate a direct connection between the ...

  • Croydon tram derailment
    Rail Business UK

    ORR to bring prosecutions over Croydon tram crash


    UK: The Office of Rail & Road has announced that it is to prosecute Transport for London, Tram Operations Ltd and the driver over the fatal tram derailment at Sandilands in Croydon. ORR’s announcement on March 24 follows the completion of the investigation into the incident ...

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    Finland’s VR buys Arriva’s Swedish rail and bus business


    SWEDEN: Finland’s national railway VR Group is to acquire Deutsche Bahn’s Swedish train and bus operating business Arriva Sverige, with the aim of expanding in the urban transport sector and becoming a significant operator in the larger Swedish market. Arriva Sverige is Sweden’s third largest train ...

  • Brookville Equipment Corp Liberty NXT LRV for Sound Transit’s Tacoma Link
    Metro Report International

    Tacoma Link Liberty NXT light rail vehicle ready for delivery


    USA: Brookville Equipment Corp has completed the first of five Liberty NXT light rail vehicles ordered by Sound Transit for the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension project. The 2·6 km Tacoma Link line is being extended by 3·9 km to serve Tacoma’s Stadium ...

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    Metro Report International

    Boston inaugurates GLX phase 1


    USA: The first phase of Boston’s long-planned Green Line Extension was opened for revenue service on March 21, when light rail trains began running through onto the Union Square branch in Somerville.

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    Metro Report International

    Cracks cause further West Midlands Metro suspension


    UK: Tram services between Birmingham and Wolverhampton operated by West Midlands Metro were suspended on March 19 after further cracking was identified in the fleet of CAF Urbos 3 vehicles.

  • Nakasaki Series 6000 tram
    Metro Report International

    Nagasaki acquires low-floor tram with longitudinal seating


    JAPAN: Nagasaki Electric Tramway has unveiled its first Alna Sharyo Type 6000 tram, which it says is the first 100% low-floor car to have longitudinal seating throughout. The single-section tram is 12·2 m long, 2 300 mm wide and 3 740 mm ...

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    Metro Report International

    Trams to return to Konstantynów


    POLAND: A consortium of Przedsiębiorstwo Drogowo-Budowlane Kemy and MPK-Łódź has been awarded a 80·6m złoty design and build contract to rehabilitate the out of use tram line between the city of Łódź and Konstantynów. The 7 km route running west from the Zdrowie terminus in Łódź ...

  • Cambrils, Spain
    Metro Report International

    Camp de Tarragona tram plan


    SPAIN: Catalan transport operator FGC has called tenders for a €1·9m, 18-month contract to produce specifications for the first phase of the proposed Tramvia del Camp de Tarragona light rail line. This would run 14·6 km through the municipalities of Cambrils, Salou and Vila-seca, using the ...

  • Edinburgh tram 1
    Metro Report International

    Tram driver trainer standards published


    UK: Light rail industry association UKTram has published a set of National Occupational Standards for tram driver trainers, which has been approved by the Scottish Qualification Authority. This forms part of a wider joint project by UKTram and the Light Rail Safety & Standards Board to ...

  • Los Angeles West Santa Ana light rail line map
    Metro Report International

    LA Metro approves West Santa Ana light rail line


    USA: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has approved the construction of a light rail line to serve the southeastern part of the county.

  • Jerusalem light rail map
    Metro Report International

    Jerusalem Purple Line tram route approved


    ISRAEL: The Regional Planning Committee has approved the proposed route for the Purple Line tramway in Jerusalem. The 14 km line with 19 stops is intended to form an east-west corridor across the southern part of the city. The first stage would start from an interchange ...

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    In depth

    Israel: Light rail is not the only fruit


    Due to open later this year, Tel Aviv’s light rail Red Line is the first route in a planned six-line network to serve the rapidly expanding conurbation.

  • SRS Modertrans tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Schöneicher-Rüdersdorf Strassenbahn orders low-floor trams


    GERMANY: Schöneicher–Rüdersdorf Strassenbahn has awarded Modertrans a contract to supply three low-floor trams for use on Route 87, which connects Berlin-Rahnsdorf S-Bahn station with Woltersdorf, just outside Berlin. The 5·6 km standard gauge line is currently operated using 60-year old Gotha vehicles. The new low-floor trams ...