Urban transport news from Europe – Page 6

  • es-Cadiz tram train between test runs-junta de Cadiz
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    Cádiz tram-trains make first main line test runs

    2020-09-08T06:31:00Z

    SPAIN: Overnight on September 2, a CAF LRV made the first runs over ADIF tracks as part of preparations for the opening of the Bahía de Cádiz tram-train route. Initially expected to open in 2017, the tram-train project has involved the construction of 14 km of ...

  • ua Lviv Elektron tram
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    Lviv opts for local manufacturer’s trams

    2020-09-07T05:00:00Z

    UKRAINE: Local manufacturer Electron Concern signed a contract to supply 10 low-floor trams to the city of Lviv on September 2. This follows an international tender supported by the European Investment Bank’s urban public transport programme for Ukraine. The five-section metre-gauge trams costing €1·2m each ...

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    Construction contracts awarded as Porto light rail network expands

    2020-09-03T05:00:00Z

    PORTUGAL: The Metro do Porto management board has approved the award of two construction packages for expansion of the city’s light rail network to a consortium of Alberto Couto Alves and Ferrovial Agroman. Worth €189m, the first package covers construction of the 3∙1 km Line G ...

  • A prototype battery-powered carbon fibre and metal Very Light Rail vehicle is under construction at NP Aerospace’s plant at Foleshill in Coventry.
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    Very Light Rail vehicle prototype under construction

    2020-08-28T11:35:00Z

    UK: A prototype battery-powered carbon fibre and metal Very Light Rail vehicle is under construction at NP Aerospace’s plant at Foleshill in Coventry. The VLR project to develop low-cost technologies which would make light rail a viable option for medium sized cities is being managed by ...

  • State-owned leasing company GTLK was the sole bidder for a contract to supply 29 trams to the Ulyanovsk Region State Procurement Agency.
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    Tram leasing deal signed

    2020-08-27T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: State-owned leasing company GTLK was the sole bidder for a contract to supply 29 trams to the Ulyanovsk Region State Procurement Agency. The 1·36bn rouble 10-year leasing deal signed on August 22 covers a fleet of PK TS Type 71-911EM Lionet single-ended four-axle 100% low-floor ...

  • bg Sofia Metro Line M3 (7)
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    ‘Most beautiful and cheapest’ metro line opens in Sofia

    2020-08-26T13:48:00Z

    BULGARIA: The first phase of Sofia Metro Line M3 opened on August 26, running 7·8 km east–west from Hadzhi Dimitar on Bulevard Vladimir Vazov to Krasno Selo with eight stations. ‘Our metro is the most beautiful and cheapest in Europe’, said Prime ...

  • Moscow trolleybus (Photo: Vladimir Waldin)
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    Moscow ends trolleybus operation

    2020-08-25T14:47:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow’s last six trolleybus services have ended, with five routes switching to diesel operation on August 25 and one route to battery buses. The city’s first trolleybus ran in November 1933, with the system reaching 80 routes totalling 1 300 km operated by 1 700 ...

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    Olsztyn tramway expansion preferred bidder named

    2020-08-21T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Kraków-based ZUE SA has been named preferred bidder for a contract to build an extension of the Olsztyn tramway. The 6 km double-track extension would run through the southeastern Pieczewo district to a four-track terminus at a 50-space park-and-ride site. The route would include a ...

  • Koncar_KEV_Liepaja_01
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    Liepāja orders Končar trams

    2020-08-20T06:00:00Z

    LATVIA: Croatian manufacturer Končar Električnih Vozila has been awarded a €8·8m firm order to supply a further six trams to Liepāja. The order signed on August 18 has been placed using an option on a November 2018 contract for an intial six trams. Work is ...

  • ‘Light rail has proven itself in many cities, including Dublin’, said TII Chief Executive Officer Michael Nolan.
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    Cork light rail study commissioned

    2020-08-14T11:00:00Z

    IRELAND: Transport Infrastructure Ireland and the National Transport Authority have appointed Jacobs Engineering to analyse route options and develop initial designs for a €1bn light rail line in Cork. The proposed 17 km route would provide a high-capacity and high-frequency cross-city service, running from a ...

  • it-Roma Line C mayor visit July 2020
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    TBM reaches Piazza Venezia as Roma Line C edges forward

    2020-08-14T07:30:00Z

    Roma Mayor Virginia Raggi visited Line C construction work in late July. ITALY: Construction of metro Line C in Roma reached another milestone on August 6 when a tunnel boring machine broke though at Piazza Venezia, having excavated one bore from Colosseo. A second ...

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    Romanian-Chinese consortium wins disputed contract to supply 100 trams

    2020-08-14T05:00:00Z

    ROMANIA: A consortium of Astra Vagoane Călători and CRRC has been declared the winner of an 846m lei contract to supply 100 trams to București. Turkish company Durmazlar had been named preferred bidder in December 2019, but the losing consortium submitted a complaint to the Court ...

  • gb Manchester Metrolink Trafford Park (Tony Miles) (1)
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    English light rail support extended

    2020-08-11T12:58:00Z

    UK: The government has allocated further financial support for five tram and light rail networks in England as part of a commitment to provide £256m for bus and tram services for between eight and 12 weeks. The funding announced on August 8 aims to enable operators ...

  • Omsk tram
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    Omsk orders Uraltransmash trams

    2020-08-11T10:38:00Z

    RUSSIA: The city of Omsk has ordered 24 trams from Uraltransmash for use on its six-route network, with deliveries planned to start within just three weeks. The 688m rouble order placed on August 6 includes 20 Type 71-407 trams 15·9 m long and 39% low-floor with ...

  • Tatra_Yug
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    Tatra-Yug wins second tram export order

    2020-08-10T05:00:00Z

    ROMANIA: Tatra-Yug has won a 170m lei contract to supply 17 low-floor trams to Craiova, beating bids from Polish company Pesa and Turkey’s Durmazlar and Bozankaya. Tatra-Yug’s bid of 136m lei was adjudged best value, with other offers coming in at 147m lei (Bozankaya), 156m lei ...

  • Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Shandong has dispatched the first of 71 wagons ordered by London Underground for use on track renewal and maintenance trains.
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    London Underground’s first Chinese wagons shipped

    2020-08-05T12:02:00Z

    UK: Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Shandong has dispatched the first of 71 wagons ordered by London Underground for use on track renewal and maintenance trains. Announcing the shipment of the first batch last month, CRRC said this was the first time that a European metro ...

  • 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 ...

  • cz Praha PID visual identity - tram
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    Praha transport to get Tatra tram inspired unified visual identity

    2020-08-04T10:52:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: A jury of specialists assembled by the Czechdesign association has selected the Superlative.works agency as the winner of a competition to develop a unified brand identity for use across all modes of transport in Praha and neighbouring areas. The capital’s ...

  • Siemens Mobility Inspiro London trainset for the Piccadilly Line.
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    Doors ordered for London Underground’s new Piccadilly Line trains

    2020-08-03T09:59:00Z

    UK: Knorr-Bremse’s rolling stock door subsidiary IFE has won its largest ever contract, covering the supply of door systems for the trainsets which Siemens Mobility is to build for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line. The ‘middle double-digit million-euro’ contract announced on August 3 ...