Urban transport vehicles – Page 18

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

    Slovakian forest railway takes delivery of Swiss railcars


    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 has ...

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    Gdańsk tram overhaul


    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 originally ...

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    Ruhrbahn orders 51 light rail vehicles


    GERMANY: Essen and Mülheim transport operator Ruhrbahn has awarded CAF a €150m contract to supply 51 light rail vehicles, which will enable the complete replacement of its Stadtbahn-B cars as well as the P86/P89 sets which were acquired second-hand from London’s Docklands Light Railway. ...

  • Helsinki Variotram (Photo: Vladimir Waldin)
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    Withdrawn Helsinki trams to be tested in Poland


    POLAND: Two of the 40 Variotrams which have been withdrawn from service in Helsinki are to be tested in Łódź this summer, with the city’s transport operator potentially looking to acquire further vehicles if the trials prove successful. MPK Łódź will be able to use the ...

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    Design of Moscow’s next tram unveiled


    RUSSIA. Sinara has revealed the appearance of the 90 Type 71-628M fully low-floor, four-axle trams which it has designed for Moscow and which will be produced by subcontractor UKVZ. The contract includes 30 years of maintenance. The first five cars are scheduled ...

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    Brussels M7 metro trains launched


    BELGIUM: Brussels metro operator STIB has officially launched its M7 series trainsets into operation, with CEO Brieuc Meeûs d’Argenteuil and the capital region’s Minister of Mobility Elke van den Brandt taking invited guests for a short ride on the first unit from Erasmus station on Line 1.

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    Test running starts on Tel Aviv Red Line


    ISRAEL: Tel Aviv light rail project promoter NTA has started test running with its Chinese-built LRVs on the first section of the Red Line, which is now under construction between Petakh-Tikva and Bat Yam.

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    Tokyo Metro’s Hanzomon Line trains unveiled


    JAPAN: The first of 19 Series 18000 trainsets to operate Tokyo Metro’s Hanzomon Line was unveiled at Saginuma depot in Kawasaki city on June 2.

  • Taganrog Andrey Lisitsky (left) and Evgeny Vasiliev (right) are signing a concession agreement
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    Taganrog tramway to be modernised in first concession agreement


    RUSSIA: What the contractor says is the first concession agreement for the comprehensive modernisation of an entire Russian tramway has been signed by city of Taganrog and the Sinara-GTR Taganrog subsidiary of Sinara-City Transport Solutions. ‘As a result of this large scale project, Taganrog will receive a ...

  • Tehran metro station (Photo: Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Co)
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    Iranian metro train rolled out


    IRAN: A domestically-designed metro train with 85% local content has been unveiled by President Hassan Rouhani. Development began in June 2019, when a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Vice-Presidency for Science & Technology, Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Co and the Innovation & Prosperity ...

  • Erfurt Stadler Tramlink tram (1)
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    Longer Erfurt tram unveiled ahead of garden festival


    GERMANY: Erfurt operator EVAG has unveiled the first of 14 Stadler Tramlink trams ordered to replace its first generation of low-floor vehicles and provide an increase in capacity on the 103 km metre-gauge network. Two of the new trams are scheduled to enter service in June ...

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    Shenzhen driverless metro train unveiled


    CHINA: CRRC Changchun has rolled out the first of the nine Type A trainsets for GoA4 unattended automatic operation on the future Shenzhen metro Line 20. Six of the eight aluminium-bodied cars in each trainset are powered, giving a maximum speed of ...

  • Sound Transit Siemens series 2 LRV
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    ‘Drumbeat of progress’ as Sound Transit’s fleet and network to be tripled in size


    USA: Seattle’s Sound Transit has put into service the first six of 152 light rail vehicles which it had ordered from Siemens Mobility as part of an expansion programme. This will see its fleet tripled and line extensions opening every year to expand the network from ...

  • Astra Bucuresti tram impression
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    București finally signs order for 100 trams


    ROMANIA: A €200m EU-backed contract for a partnership of Astra Vagoane Călători and CRRC Qingdao Sifang to supply 100 trams was signed by Mayor of București Nicușor Dan on May 11. The first of the trams is scheduled to be delivered in August 2022, with the rest ...

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    Battery tram delivered ahead of West Midlands Metro expansion


    UK: West Midlands Metro has taken delivery of the first of eight battery-equipped third generation CAF Urbos trams ahead of the opening of extensions to Edgbaston Village at the Birmingham end of its light rail line and to Wolverhampton station at the other end. In October ...

  • Toronto streetcar (Photo: Alstom)
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    Toronto streetcar funding confirmed


    CANADA: The government of Ontario has agreed to provide C$180m to support the purchase of 60 additional streetcars for Toronto Transit Commission. The funding will be matched by the federal government, with the City of Toronto providing an additional C$208m. The trams are to be produced ...

  • Nizhni Novgorod UTM retro-styled tram
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    Nizhny Novgorod orders retro-style trams


    RUSSIA: The city of Nizhny Novgorod has ordered 11 UTM Type 71-415R (R for ‘retro’) vintage-style trams. The 75 km/h, four-axle, single section cars will be 15 m long. They will have wooden bench seating for 36 passengers and a total capacity ...

  • Chelyabinsk Sinara UKVZ tram exterior impression
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    Chelyabinsk orders 30 trams


    RUSSIA: Sinara Transport Machines has signed a 1·6bn rouble contract to supply 30 trams to the city of Chelyabinsk, enabling the replacement of about 20% of the fleet. Production of the trams at manufacturing partner UKVZ’s plant will start in May, with the first 10 scheduled ...

  • Stadler is to supply metro rolling stock to Atlanta from its factory in Salt Lake City.
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    Atlanta metro car braking systems ordered


    USA: Knorr-Bremse’s local subsidiary has been awarded a contract ‘in the lower double-digit million euro range’ to supply braking systems for the metro cars which Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has ordered from Stadler. The $600m rolling stock contract awarded to Stadler in early 2019 includes ...

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    Twist trams delivered to Tramwaje Śląskie


    POLAND: PESA Bydgoszcz has completed the delivery of 35 Twist low-floor trams ordered by Tramwaje Śląskie. The 221m złoty EU co-financed contract placed in June 2018 covered 27 Type 2017N trams which are 25 m long and designed specifically for Tramwaje Śląskie, ...