Urban transport news from Europe – Page 9

  • London Trams Therapia Lane depot With Stadler Croydon Tramlink tram (Photo TfL)
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    Croydon tram operator to use Omnibus software


    UK: FirstGroup company Tram Operations Ltd is to use cloud-based software from Omnibus for activities including timetabling, crew scheduling and depot planning on the London Trams network it operates in south London. ‘After extensive market research, we identified Omnibus’ industry experience, evolving software and unmatched customer ...

  • Tyne & Wear Metro operator Nexus is running sessions to familiarise the emergency services with its new Stadler trains ahead of their entry into passenger service.
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    Emergency services get to know Stadler metro trains


    UK: Tyne & Wear Metro operator Nexus is running sessions to familiarise the emergency services with its new Stadler trains ahead of their entry into passenger service. The events at the Nexus Learning Centre cover the layout of the Class 555 trainsets, their fire suppression systems, ...

  • Torino Hitachi Rail tram (3)
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    Torino trams begin entering service


    ITALY: The first of 70 trams which Hitachi Rail’s Napoli plant is supplying to Torino transport operator GTT entered service on September 11, following an official unveiling by the mayor the previous week The trams have been ordered under a May 2020 framework agreement. A €63·4m ...

  • Tyne and Wear Metro Gosforth  DPPP
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    Depot Personnel Protection System installed at Tyne & Wear Metro site


    UK: Volker Fitzpatrick has installed a Zonegreen Depot Personnel Protection System on four roads and the wheel lathe at the Tyne & Wear Metro’s rebuilt Gosforth depot. The system provides physical protection for trackside staff using powered derailers controlled by road end panels. It is interfaced ...

  • A 3·6 km section of fast tram line in the northern suburbs of Kraków was officially inaugurated on September 4.
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    Kraków fast tram route opens


    POLAND: A 3·6 km section of fast tram line in the northern suburbs of Kraków was officially inaugurated on September 4. The extension from Krowodrza Górka to Papierni Pradnickich is served by routes 18 and 50. Work is still underway on the remaining 900 m of route ...

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    Osijek orders Končar KEV trams


    CROATIA: City transport operator GPP Osijek has ordered 10 low-floor trams from Končar KEV. The contract signed on September 6 is worth €25m, of which €20m is coming from the 2021-26 National Recovery & Resilience Plan. The three-section trams will be 20·8 m long with a ...

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    Wrocław tram extension opens


    POLAND: Revenue services on a 4·7 km tramway extension in Wrocław began on September 3. Opened with a formal ceremony the previous day, the extension runs from Park Biznesu to Nowy Dwór P+R main line station in the west of the city. It is served by ...

  • London Underground Tower Hill (Photo: Kev/Pixabay)
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    Speed and flexibility from London Underground station staff scheduling tool


    UK: Decision support software company SISCOG says London Underground is benefiting from time savings and increased flexibility following the deployment of its Crews scheduling and optimisation platform for managing 5 000 station customer service staff. LU has been using SISCOG’s Crews software to manage its 3 ...

  • Praha funicular impression
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    Praha funicular cars ordered


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha transport operator DPP has awarded Doppelmayr/Garaventa a KC138m contract to supply a pair of replacement cars for the Petřín hill funicular railway. The custom-designed 1 435 mm gauge vehicles will be manufactured by Doppelmayr’s CWA subsidiary at Olten in Switzerland, while its Frey ...

  • Samara trams
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    Samara tram deliveries begin


    RUSSIA: Belarusian manufacturer BKM has delivered the first three of 12 T811 trams for use in the city of Samara. The trams are being leased from Sberbank Leasing under a seven-year agreement worth 1·1bn roubles. The fully low-floor single-section cars have a maximum speed of 60 ...

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    Dublin and Cork tram orders planned


    IRELAND: Rail and road project agency Transport Infrastructure Ireland is drawing up plans to begin replacing Dublin’s tram fleet and procure vehicles for future Irish light rail lines. Dublin’s 44 km Luas tram network has a fleet of 81 Alstom Citadis trams ordered in four tranches ...

  • København tram delivery 2
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    København tram delivered


    DENMARK: Siemens Mobility has delivered the first of 29 trams for the Hovedstadens Letbane orbital light rail line which is under construction in København. The tram arrived at the depot in Glostrup on the night of August 23, following testing at the Wildenrath centre in Germany ...

  • KVSZ metro train impression
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    KVSZ wins Kyiv metro train order


    UKRAINE: Kryukovsky Railway Car Building Works announced on August 25 that it had won a €79·2m tender for the supply of 10 five-car metro trainsets to Kyiv. KVSZ said that the price was approved by Kyiv Metro’s tender committee and a loan agreed with EBRD. The ...

  • Toruń tramway extension opens
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    Toruń tramway extension opens


    POLAND: An opening ceremony was held on August 25 for a 6 km extension of the tram network in Toruń. The extension links Waly gen Sikorskiego in the city centre with Heweliusza in the Jar regeneration zone to the north. There are free services from August ...

  • Lipetsk UKVZ tram delivery
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    Trams delivered for Lipetsk PPP modernisation programme


    RUSSIA: Tram manufacturer UKVZ has delivered the first two of 46 vehicles being supplied to Lipetsk as a part of a project to upgrade and expand the network. The modernisation is being undertaken by Movista Regions under a 20-year PPP agreement signed in 2022. State development ...

  • Blackpool Flexity tram and bus
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    CitySwift to track Blackpool tram performance


    UK: A decision intelligence platform which CitySwift developed for bus networks is to be used on a tramway for the first time, providing passenger demand and performance data to help Blackpool Transport optimise its operations. This builds on CitySwift’s work on the seaside town’s bus services, ...

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    Transport for London seeks next Docklands Light Railway operator


    UK: Transport for London has invited expressions of interest in the next franchise to operate and maintain the Docklands Light Railway automated light metro. The current contract held by the KeolisAmey Docklands joint venture of Keolis (70%) and Amey (30%) is due to expire on April ...

  • Dublin metro project impression (3)
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    Dublin metro project client partner team appointed


    IRELAND: Rail and road project agency Transport Infrastructure Ireland has appointed a client partner team to oversee delivery of Ireland’s first metro. The automated line being developed under the MetroLink project would start at Swords in the north of Dublin and run for 18·8 km mostly ...

  • Moskva Central Diameter Line 3
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    Third Moskva Central Diameter line launched


    RUSSIA: The third Moskva Central Diameter cross-city regional express route was opened by President Vladimir Putin and Mayor Sergey Sobyanin on August 17. The MCD lines are being developed by modernising existing radial suburban railways and linking them up to form RER-style cross-city routes. The programme ...

  • CAF Urbos tram on test in Lisboa
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    CAF trams on test in Lisboa


    PORTUGAL: Lisboa bus and tram operator Carris has begun testing and driver training with its first new trams for 28 years.