All Tram/Light rail vehicle articles

  • Cherepovets tram
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    Cherepovets trams completed

    2021-09-07T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A batch of 12 trams ordered by the city of Cherepovets has been completed at the PK TS plant in St Petersburg. The 574m rouble order backed by the government’s Cleaner Air governmental programme covers 11 single-section 71-911EM Lvyonok fully low-floor, ...

  • Lyon Citadis tram (Photo: Alstom)
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    Lyon places tram order

    2021-09-03T08:38:00Z

    FRANCE: Lyon transport authority Sytral has awarded Alstom a contract to supply a further 35 Citadis trams in support of its Destinations 2026 network expansion plan. This €115m firm order announced on September 2 has been placed using an option under a 2018 framework agreement, and ...

  • The Canton of Sarajevo has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 15 trams to replace obsolete vehicles, the first order for new trams for the city in many years.
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    Sarajevo orders first new trams in decades

    2021-09-02T09:50:00Z

    BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: The Canton of Sarajevo has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 15 trams to replace obsolete vehicles, the first order for new trams for the city in many years. The €34·7m order signed September 1 is being financed with loans from the European ...

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    AStriD demonstrates autonomous tram in Potsdam depot

    2021-08-23T10:47:00Z

    GERMANY: ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam and Siemens Mobility have successfully demonstrated the operation of an autonomous tram as part of the Autonomous Tram in Depot project. Backed by the federal Ministry of Transport & Digital Infrastructure’s mFUND innovation initiative, the AStriD project is working to develop a fully ...

  • Taizicheng tram exterior
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    Winter Olympics tram rolled out

    2021-08-23T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive has rolled out the first of three light rail vehicles for a tramway which is being built at the Taizicheng winter sports resort which will host skiing events during 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The LRV is 27 m long ...

  • FLP Stadler Tramlink (Photo FLP)
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    Lugano tram-train cut-off tunnel approved

    2021-08-17T14:03:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Plans for a 2·2 km cut-off tunnel which would provide metre-gauge operator Ferrovie Luganesi with a more direct route into Lugano were approved by the Federal Council on August 11. Construction of the tunnel along with a 1·9 km surface branch to Manno are key ...

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    Pesa trams arrive in Iași

    2021-08-10T12:00:00Z

    ROMANIA: The first two of 16 Swing 122Na trams being built for Iași by Pesa have been delivered to the city, with nine more scheduled to arrive this year. The vehicles have been procured by the Ministry of Regional Development ...

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    Plzeň tram delivered

    2021-08-02T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Transportation has delivered the first of two ForCity Smart X34 (40T) trams ordered by Plzeň operator PMDP, and test running is planned to get underway in August. In September 2018 Škoda Transportation was the sole bidder for a contract to supply trams ...

  • Hyundai Rotem tram in Izmir.
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    Bozankaya lowest bidder for Izmir tram contract

    2021-07-30T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Bozankaya submitted the lowest bid of TL749·75m for a contract to supply 26 trams to İzmir Metro for use on the Konak and Karşıyaka lines and the future Çiğli line which is currently under construction.

  • Taganrog UKVZ Type 71-628 tram delivery
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    First tram delivered for Taganrog network modernisation

    2021-07-29T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: UKVZ has delivered the first of 60 Type 71-628 trams which it is to supply for the modernisation of the Taganrog tramway. The modernisation project is being undertaken by Sinara-City Transport Solutions under a concession agreement signed with the city in May. The 11·8bn ...

  • Kosice tram.
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    Preferred bidder for Košice tram contract

    2021-07-19T10:25:00Z

    SLOVAKIA: Košice operator DPMK has selected Pesa Bydgoszcz as preferred bidder for a coontract to supply up to 30 trams. The operator specified low-floor trams with doors on each side, and the Polish manufacturer offered a three-section design from its Twist family which would be ...

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    Clean air funding for Magnitogorsk tram order

    2021-07-16T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: UKVZ is to supply 10 single-section Type 71-623-02.01 partly low-floor trams to the city of Magnitogorsk. The company was the only bidder for the contract, which is being financed by the national government’s Clean Air programme. The order is worth the 370m roubles, ...

  • au-goldcoast-LRV-surfers-paradise-CJ-1711
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    Gold Coast Stage 3 trams ordered

    2021-07-15T09:07:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Gold Coast light rail concessionaire GoldLinQ has ordered a further five Flexity 2 low-floor light rail vehicles from Alstom to operate the Stage 3 extension now in development.

  • Impression of Stadler tram for Darmstadt
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    HEAG Mobilo orders more trams

    2021-07-07T13:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Darmstadt transport operator HEAG Mobilo has ordered a further 11 Stadler ST15 low-floor trams to support a planned increase in services and enable the withdrawal of 30-year old ST12 high-floor cars. The order announced on June 30 has been placed as an option on ...

  • Magdeburg Alstom Flexity tram impression (Image Alstom DesignandStyling)
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    Magdeburg orders customised low-floor trams

    2021-07-02T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Magdeburg transport authority MVB has awarded Alstom a contract to supply Flexity trams featuring a ‘unique and timeless’ design specifically developed for the city. The order for an initial 35 vehicles is valued at €190m including the supply of spare parts for 24 years. ...

  • The first route of a planned 98 km seven line tram network in Jiaxing was opened on June 25, operated using a fleet of trams fitted with supercapacitors for catenary-free operation
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    Supercapacitor tramway opens in Jiaxing

    2021-06-30T08:55:00Z

    CHINA: The first route of a planned 98 km seven line tram network in Jiaxing was opened on June 25, operated using a fleet of trams fitted with supercapacitors for catenary-free operation. Route T1 runs 10·6 km from Jiaxing Nan high ...

  • Sydney Inner West Light Rail Line tram (Photo: CAF)
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    Sydney tram order

    2021-06-29T10:18:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has awarded CAF a contract to supply a further four Urbos 100 five-section trams for Sydney’s Inner West Light Rail Line. Announcing the order in June 29, CAF said the trams are scheduled to be delivered in early 2023, ...

  • De Lijn coast tram (Photo: CAF)
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    De Lijn orders Antwerpen trams

    2021-06-29T10:12:00Z

    BELGIUM: Vlaanderen transport operator De Lijn has placed a firm order for CAF to supply a further 18 Urbos 100 trams for use in Antwerpen. The order announced by the Spanish manufacturer on June 29 is the fifth to be placed under an October 2017 framework ...

  • Čiernohronská Železnica has taken delivery of a fleet of electric railcars formerly used on Switzerland’s Waldenburgerbahn (Photo: Jakub Kothaj).
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    Slovakian forest railway takes delivery of Swiss railcars

    2021-06-22T05:00:00Z

    SLOVAKIA: As part of ambitious plans to provide year-round passenger services on a 760 mm gauge former forestry railway, non-profit heritage organisation Čiernohronská Železnica has taken delivery of a fleet of electric railcars formerly used on Switzerland’s Waldenburgerbahn. The Čierny Hron valley revitalisation project, which ...

  • Gdansk tram
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    Gdańsk tram overhaul

    2021-06-21T06:00:00Z

    POLAND: Gdańsk’s tram operator has awarded sole bidder 4iB a 12·7m złoty contract to overhaul 10 Düwag N8C-MF01 trams. The 12-month project will include modernisation of the traction and control systems, mechanical repairs and upgrading of the passenger information systems on the vehicles, which were ...