All Tram/Light rail vehicle articles

  • se Lund tram
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    First tram arrives in Lund

    2020-08-05T07:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: CAF has delivered the first of seven trams ordered by transport authority Skånetrafiken for the light rail line in Lund which is now scheduled to be officially opened on December 12. The tram was built at CAF’s Zaragoza plant in Spain. It was delivered by ...

  • ie Dublin Luas Finglas consultation
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    Luas extension consultation as Dublin’s trams get longer

    2020-08-04T10:57:00Z

    IRELAND: Public consultation has begun on the Luas Finglas proposal to extend Dublin’s Green light rail line by 3·9 km from the current terminus at Broombridge. This would add four stops at St Helena’s, Finglas Village, Mellowes Park and a 600-space park-and-ride site beside the junction of ...

  • pl Torun tram Pesa MZK w Toruniu
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    Toruń tram contract awarded

    2020-07-23T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Toruń city transport operator MZK w Toruniu has formally accepted 46·4m złoty tender from sole bidder Pesa Bydgoszcz for a contract to supply five trams. The five-section metre-gauge 100% low-floor trams from the manufacturer’s Swing family are scheduled to be delivered within 24 months.

  • pl Gorzow tram reopening celebrations
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    Trams return to Gorzów Wielkopolski

    2020-07-07T10:00:00Z

    POLAND: Tram operations in Gorzów Wielkopolski have resumed following a three-year suspension while a major renewal programme was undertaken. Services restarted on July 2, as part of a celebrations marking the city’s 763th anniversary. Trams are running again on the full length of the 9·5 km ...

  • MÁV-Start has exercised an option for Stadler’s Valencia plant to supply a further four Citylink electro-diesel tram-trains for the route being developed to link Hódmezővásárhely with Szeged.
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    Electro-diesel tram-train order expanded to support service increase

    2020-07-03T13:59:00Z

    HUNGARY: National passenger operator MÁV-Start has exercised an option for Stadler’s Valencia plant to supply a further four Citylink electro-diesel tram-trains for the route being developed to link Hódmezővásárhely with Szeged. The country’s first tram-train project aims to provide a high-quality service for daily commuters between ...

  • cn Guangzhou Huangpu tramway
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    Huangpu tramway opens in eastern Guangzhou

    2020-07-03T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: An initial 7·9 km section of the Huangpu tramway in the eastern part of the city of Guangzhou was opened on July 1. The line connects Xinfeng Lu with Changping station on metro Line 21, and has eight intermediate stops. An extension to Xiangxue on ...

  • CAF tram for Amsterdam
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    Amsterdam exercises tram option

    2020-06-24T14:46:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has awarded CAF a firm contract to supply a further nine Urbos trams to increase capacity on the network. The order announced by the Spanish manufacturer on June 24 has been placed as the first option on a contract signed ...

  • PC Transport Systems has announced plans to build a narrow gauge tram, saying the 71-921 Corsair, which it expects to unveil later this year, would be the first series-produced Russian tram for 1 000 mm gauge networks since 1937.
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    Metre-gauge tram under development

    2020-06-08T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: PC Transport Systems has announced plans to build a narrow gauge tram, saying the 71-921 Corsair, which it expects to unveil later this year, would be the first series-produced Russian tram for 1 000 mm gauge networks since 1937. ‘We decided ...

  • The trams for the Wonsan-Kalma Beach Resort are being built at the Kim Chong-t’ae Electric Locomotive Works in Pyongyang
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    Tramway under construction at North Korean beach resort

    2020-06-03T07:00:00Z

    NORTH KOREA: A tram line is reported to be under construction at the Wonsan-Kalma Beach Resort which is being developed on the east coast. The trams are being built at the Kim Chong-t’ae Electric Locomotive Works in Pyongyang and are thought to be of 1 000 ...

  • de Berlin tram Bombardier Flexity Berlin
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    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2020-05-27T05:00:00Z

    Bombardier Transportation has delivered the 200th Flexity Berlin tram to operator BVG, which has so far ordered a total of 231 in four variants. ‘The Flexity Berlin tram was developed in close co-operation with BVG. The result is a reliable, air-conditioned and barrier-free accessible tram ...

  • fi Tampere's first tram has been delivered (Photo: Pasi Tiitola, Tampere Tramway)
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    Tampere’s first tram delivered for testing

    2020-05-26T13:08:00Z

    FINLAND: The first of 19 ForCity Smart Artic trams to operate the future Tampere tram network was delivered to the city by Škoda Transtech on May 25. Zdeněk Majer, board member of parent company Škoda Transportation, said the bidirectional 100% low-floor trams were a ‘modern, technically ...

  • ru- Novokuznetsk tram delivery
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    UKVZ trams delivered to Novokuznetsk

    2020-05-26T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The first three of seven 71-623-04 trams ordered by the city of Novokuznetsk were delivered by UKVZ on May 17. The city placed an 378m rouble order in October for the single-section partially low-floor trams, as well as for two 71-142 Phoenix articulated trams, ...

  • at Wiener Lokalbahnen Bombardier LRV interior impression (2)
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    Wiener Lokalbahnen reveals LRV interior design

    2020-05-19T09:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Wiener Lokalbahnen has unveiled the interior design for the 18 TW500 bidirectional low-floor light rail vehicles it has ordered from Bombardier Transportation for use on the 27 km Badner Bahn interurban line under a 2018 contract with options for up to 16 more. Developed ...

  • Torino city transport operator GTT has finalised a framework agreement for Hitachi Rail to supply up to 70 trams.
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    Torino looks to the future with Hitachi Rail tram order

    2020-05-18T08:45:00Z

    ITALY: ‘This is great news that bring us into the future’, said GTT Chief Executive Giovanni Foti, announcing that the Torino city transport operator had finalised a framework agreement for Hitachi Rail to supply up to 70 trams, with a firm order for an initial 30 vehicles. ...

  • Uraltransmash has begin trials with its Type 71-418 tram design in Yekaterinburg.
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    Uraltransmash tests domestically-developed tram

    2020-05-18T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Uraltransmash has begin trials with its Type 71-418 tram design in Yekaterinburg. The Type 71-418 was unveiled at the INNOPROM exhibition last year, and has been entirely developed and manufactured in Russia. The three-section 100% low-floor vehicle is 27·8 m long with a capacity ...

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    Tramino II enters service in Braunschweig

    2020-05-15T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Braunschweig city transport operator BSVG has put the first of seven Tramino II trams into regular service. ‘We are very happy that our fleet is now even more modern’, said Managing Director Jörg Reincke on May 6, noting that the fleet ...

  • Plzen University tram stop (Photo: PMDP)
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    EVO2 tram fleets expand

    2020-05-11T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • 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

    2020-05-05T05:00:00Z

    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

    2020-05-04T13:09:00Z

    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 ...

  • pl Gorzów Wielkopolski Pesa tram
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    Testing starts on modernised tramway

    2020-04-27T06:00:00Z

    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 ...