All Tram/Light rail vehicle articles

  • Graz Alstom Flexity tram impression (Image Alstom)
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    Graz signs ‘milestone’ tram contract


    AUSTRIA: Operator Graz Linien formally signed a contract for Alstom to supply and maintain 15 Flexity trams on January 31, when the future styling was unveiled. Alstom had been selected for the contract in May 2023. Production is to be undertaken in Wien from later this ...

  • Sheffield Supertram
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    Sheffield Supertram refurbishment planned


    UK: South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority is seeking market feedback to help it draw up plans to extend the lives of the original Supertram fleet. SYMCA says the 25 Siemens–Düwag trams built for the opening of the Sheffield light rail network in 1994 are suffering from ...

  • BLT Stadler TINA tram (Photo BLT) (2)
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    BLT begins testing Tina trams


    SWITZERLAND: Baselland tram operator BLT has begun testing the first of 25 Tina trams being supplied by Stadler. BLT was the first Swiss customer for the Tina (Total Integrierter Niederflur-Antrieb or total integrated low-floor drive) design, placing a SFr125m order in November 2021. The first of ...

  • Galati trams (Photo Mayor of Galati)
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    Galați tram order signed


    ROMANIA: Astra Vagoane Călători Arad has been awarded a contract to supply a further 10 Autentic trams to the city of Galați within 19 months. Bozankaya had also bid for the contract, which was signed on January 15. The order is worth 80m lei+VAT, and is ...

  • Timisoara Bozankaya tram (2)
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    Timișoara orders more battery-equipped trams


    ROMANIA: Bozankaya has been awarded a further order to supply battery-equipped trams for use in Timișoara. In July 2019 the Turkish manufacturer beat Pesa to win a contract to supply 16 trams, with options for up to 24 more. A firm order for another five was ...

  • Praha Skoda ForCity Plus Praha 52T tram impression (4)
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    Praha tram order confirmed


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha transport operator DPP has formally awarded Škoda Group an KC16·6bn eight-year framework contract covering the supply of up to 200 ForCity Plus Praha 52T trams, with a firm order for an initial 40. Škoda was named preferred bidder in November. Stadler had also ...

  • Odesa tram (Photo Tatra-Yug) (1)
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    Odesa tram deliveries begin


    UKRAINE: Odesa municipal transport operator Odesmiskelektrotrans has begun dynamic testing of the first of 13 K1T306 trams being supplied by a consortium led by Tatra-Yug. The order was placed in December 2022, with the manufacturer saying it was the first tram contract ...

  • CAF factory (Photo CAF)
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    Roma tram framework contract awarded


    ITALY: Roma transport operator ATAC has awarded CAF a framework contract for the supply of up to 121 trams. Hitachi Rail, Stadler and Škoda Group had also bid. CAF was named as preferred bidder on September 29, and the contract has now been finalised following government ...

  • Lille Alstom tram impression (Image Alstom Advanced & Creative Design, non-contractual design for illustration only)
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    Alstom to renew Lille tram fleet


    FRANCE: Métropole Européenne de Lille has awarded Alstom a contract to supply replacement trams for inter-urban routes R and T, also known as ‘the Mongy’, which link Lille with Roubaix and Tourcoing. The order announced by the manufacturer on December 20 covers an initial 24 Citadis ...

  • Zaragoza CAF Urbos 100 tram (Photo CAF)
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    Design updates for latest Zaragoza trams


    SPAIN: Some design changes from the current fleet are included in two additional trams which CAF is supplying to increase peak capacity on the Zaragoza tramway. The cabs have been redesigned to improve visibility, and internal steps eliminated for better accessibility. The number of windows that ...

  • Gera Stadler TINA tram impression
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    Gera orders TINA trams


    GERMANY: Gera transport operator GVB has awarded Stadler a contract to supply six TINA trams in 2026, with options for a further three. The contract signed on December 11 is worth €38m, with the city of Gera providing €7·2m, the Land of Thüringen €17·1m and co-financing ...

  • Moskva Pesa Fokstrot trams
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    Sanctions lead to withdrawal of Moskva’s Polish trams


    RUSSIA: The use of Moskva’s Pesa Fokstrot 71-414 trams was suspended from December 4, because international sanctions imposed as a result of the war against Ukraine have made the vehicles difficult for the operator to maintain. A framework contract for up to 120 trams was agreed ...

  • streetcar 2
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    Toronto streetcars enter service


    CANADA: The first of 60 Alstom streetcars ordered by Toronto Transit Commission in 2021 have entered service, with an inaugural run on the 504 King route on November 17. The 1 495 mm gauge low-floor trams and associated alternations to Hillcrest depot have been ...

  • Novotroitsk municipality has awarded PK Transportnye Systemy a 1bn rouble contract to supply 13 trams.
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    Novotroitsk tramway renaissance


    RUSSIA: Novotroitsk municipality has awarded PK Transportnye Systemy a 1bn rouble contract to supply 13 trams. Mayor Denis Menshikov announced on November 10 that the first of the trams was ready for delivery, and all are due to be delivered by March 2024. The ...

  • Skoda Forcity trams in Praha photos BZ (1)
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    Škoda preferred bidder for 200-tram framework contract


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha transport operator DPP has selected Škoda as preferred bidder for a KC16·6bn framework contract to supply up to 200 trams, with a firm order for an initial 40. Škoda’s bid based on its ForCity Plus design was announced as the most economically advantageous ...

  • Braila tram in Astra factory
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    Astra Vagoane to supply blue Danube trams to Brăila


    ROMANIA: Brăila municipality has awarded sole bidder Astra Vagoane Călători a contract to supply six trams with an option for two more. The city’s 22·7 km network is currently operated with second-hand vehicles from Rotterdam, Wien and Graz, although Astra is scheduled to deliver two new ...

  • Brno Škoda ForCity Smart 45T tram (Photo Skoda Group) (1)
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    Brno orders more trams


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Brno operator DPMB has awarded Škoda Group a firm order to supply a further 15 ForCity Smart 45T trams. This will enable the replacement of obsolete KT8 trams dating from the late 1980s and early 1990s. The latest order announced on November 11 has ...

  • Melbourne G Class tram mock-up (Photo Alstom) (1)
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    Melbourne G Class tram mocked up for testing


    AUSTRALIA: A full-size mock-up of Melbourne’s future G Class tram has been produced to obtain feedback from passenger, driver, technical and accessibility groups ahead of series production. In 2022 Victoria’s Department of Transport awarded Alstom a €700m framework contract to supply 100 customised Flexity 2 trams ...

  • Daugavpils tram launch (Photo DLRR)
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    Locally-assembled tram unveiled in Daugavpils


    LATVIA: The first two of four trams being assembled at the Daugavpils Locomotive Repair Plant using components supplied by Czech company Pragoimex was unveiled in the city on October 17. The trams are based on Pragoimex’s EVO1 model. The remaining two vehicles are due to be ...

  • Tramlink unveiled photo Bernmobil  (3)
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    Bern trams offered to Lviv as Stadler vehicles ready to enter service


    SWITZERLAND: Bern operator Bernmobil has announced that the first of 27 Tramlink trams being supplied by Stadler is expected to enter regular service on November 1, with seven expected to be in use on Route 7 by the end of the year. The first public services ...