All Tram/Light rail vehicle articles

  • Končar TMK 2300 LT low-floor tram for Liepāja at InnoTrans 2022 (11)
    Metro Report International

    Tram for Latvia highlights Croatian capabilities

    2022-09-27T11:30:00Z

    INNOTRANS: One of the TMK 2300 LT low-floor trams which Croatian manufacturer Končar is supplying to Liepāja was displayed at InnoTrans before delivery to Latvia. The metre-gauge TMK 2300 LT is a development of the TMK 2200 trams supplied to Zagreb, and ...

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    Active steering tested on Swiss tram

    2022-09-26T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Zürich start-up Traila has demonstrated a prototype sensor-based active steering system which is designed to significantly reduce the friction between tram wheels and rails, reducing noise, wear and dust. A simulation platform is being used to test the prototype in partnership ...

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    Warsolino tram beats energy efficiency targets

    2022-09-23T09:57:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Hyundai Rotem is showing one the 123 Warsolino low-floor trams ordered for Warsazwa in what operator Tramwaje Warszawskie said was the largest tram contract ever signed in Poland. The contract signed in June 2019 included a base order for 85 bidirectional and 18 unidirectional trams ...

  • Darrmstadt Stadler TINA tram at InnoTrans 2022 (101)
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    ‘Most modern and innovative tram in Germany’ unveiled

    2022-09-23T09:35:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Launch customer HEAG Mobilo of Darmstadt has unveiled the first TINA tram, which Stadler has designed from scratch as its next generation of light rail vehicle. Speaking at the unveiling at InnoTrans, head of HEAG Mobilo Ann-Kristina Natus said buying a ...

  • Bozankaya Timișoara tram at InnoTrans 2022 (9)
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    Timișoara tram battery offers 70 km of off-wire operation

    2022-09-23T08:22:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Turkish manufacturer Bozankaya is showing one of its custom designed trams for Timișoara, the first trams to be built new for the Romanian city in 50 years. They include a battery able to provide power for 70 km of off-wire operation, ...

  • Skoda RNV ForCity Smart 36T tram at InnoTrans 2022 (11)
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    Tram designed to meet high specifications of three-city network

    2022-09-20T14:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Škoda has unveiled the prototype for the fleet of custom-designed ForCity Smart 36T trams ordered by Rhein-Neckar transport authority RNV for the metre-gauge network serving the three cities of Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg. The manufacturer said RNV required a high-specification vehicle ...

  • Nürnberg Siemens Mobility Avenio tram at InnoTrans 2022 (1)
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    Nürnberg Avenio tram to enter service this year

    2022-09-20T13:09:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Nürnberg operator VAG expects to put the first of its Siemens Mobility Avenio trams into service by Christmas. This will enable an increase in service frequencies and expand the fleet ahead of the introduction next year of Routes 10 Dutzendteich – Plärrer – Am Wegfeld ...

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    ABB to expand portfolio with acquisition of PowerTech Converter

    2022-09-19T08:35:00Z

    GERMANY: ABB is to acquire PowerTech Converter, which supplies auxiliary power converters for light rail vehicle and metro train onboard systems such as HVAC, lighting, safety equipment, doors and battery charging. Acquired by corporate turnaround specialist Radial Capital Partners from Knorr-Bremse in 2019, PTC has its ...

  • Marseille CAF Urbos tram impression
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    Marseille orders maritime themed trams

    2022-09-15T08:33:00Z

    FRANCE: Marseille transport operator RTM has awarded CAF a €57m contract to supply 15 trams, with options for more to support future expansion of the network. The seven-section low-floor cars from CAF’s Urbos range will be 42·5 m long. They will have a similar styling to ...

  • Hannover CAF TW4000 LRV (Image: Üstra/Tricon)
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    Hannover’s Üstra awards 275 LRV framework contract

    2022-09-12T14:11:00Z

    GERMANY: Hannover transport operator Üstra has awarded CAF a framework contract to supply up to 275 TW4000 light rail vehicles for the Stadtbahn network by 2040, with a €149·98m firm order for an initial 42. Niedersachsen transport authority LNVG is contributing €67·3m towards the cost. The ...

  • Boston Green Line Type 10 CAF light rail vehicle
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    CAF to supply 102 Type 10 Supercar light rail vehicles to Boston

    2022-09-02T14:42:00Z

    USA: The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority board has awarded CAF USA a contract to supply 102 light rail vehicles for Boston’s Green Line. The base contract approved on August 31 is worth $811m, including the 102 Type 10 Supercar LRVs, two driving simulators, spare parts, tools, ...

  • Nizhny Tagil retro tram (2)
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    Nizhny Tagil boosts its tram fleet

    2022-08-26T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Two single-section low-floor 71-415R trams built by UTM with retro styling have been delivered to Nizhny Tagil, and on August 16 Sverdlovsk oblast allocated a further 830m roubles for the acquisition of further vehicles. The next deliveries are likely to be ...

  • Halle Stadler Tina tram impression (1)
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    Halle orders 56 Tina trams

    2022-08-23T14:02:00Z

    GERMANY: Halle city transport operator HAVAG has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 56 TINA 100% low-floor trams for entry into service from late 2025. The €168m contract signed on August 23 covers 39 Type MGT-M trams which will be 30 m long with 64 seats ...

  • Novokuznetsk UKVZ tram
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    Novokuznetsk orders 12 trams

    2022-08-15T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: UKVZ has beaten three rival bids to win a contract to supply 12 trams to Novokuznetsk. The cost of 73·3m roubles per vehicle is being funded through the government’s the Cleaner Air programme. Deliveries are scheduled to start in mid-December, The Type 71-623-04 trams will ...

  • Hyundai Rotem tram design concept
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    Tram subsystem framework agreement signed

    2022-08-08T13:16:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Knorr-Bremse has signed a framework agreement to supply Hyundai Rotem with subsystems for more than 200 light rail vehicles in 2023-28. Valued in the ‘mid-double-digit million-euros’ range, the agreement announced on August 8 covers ‘field-proven and robust’ electro-hydraulic braking systems including sanding equipment and magnetic ...

  • Öskemen cityscape (Photo: Andriej Szypiłow/CC BY-SA 3.0)
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    Öskemen orders Belarusian trams

    2022-08-01T05:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: Sole bidder BKM Holding of Belarus has been awarded a contract to supply trams to Öskemen. The order covers four partly low-floor AKSM-62103 four-axle vehicles costing 182·5m tenge each, with delivery scheduled by December 6. The manufacturer said the vehicles would be built to a ...

  • CAF MetroCentro Sevilla
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    Sevilla tram order

    2022-07-25T09:11:00Z

    SPAIN: Sevilla city council has awarded CAF a contract to supply a further two vehicles for use on the Metrocentro de Sevilla tram line. The €33m contract awarded on July 21 includes 30 years of maintenance, and options for three more vehicles. The five-section 100% low-floor ...

  • Waldenburgerbahn tram arrives (Photo: Lorenz Degen)
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    Waldenburgerbahn tram arrives for testing

    2022-07-18T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The first of 10 Be 6/8 Tramlink light rail vehicles being supplied by Stadler Valencia to operate the Waldenburgerbahn south of Basel has been delivered to Bad Bubendorf for the start of test running. Car 101 was delivered in three parts on a fleet of ...

  • Geneve Stadler Tramlink tram impression
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    Genève tram order to support network expansion

    2022-07-07T11:07:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Genève public transport operator TPG has selected Stadler to supply trams to replace older vehicles and support planned expansion of the network Tenders were called in August last year, and the formal award of the contract announced on July 7 is subject a standstill period. ...

  • Rostock Stadler TINA tram impression
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    Rostock orders TINA trams

    2022-06-24T15:26:00Z

    GERMANY: Rostocker Straßenbahnen has ordered 28 Stadler TINA trams, which will gradually replace its 6N1 trams dating from 1994-96 on all six routes from 2025. The contract signed on June 24 is worth €98·2m, with the Land of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern contributing €9·45m. ...