Urban transport vehicles – Page 7

  • Tram Strasbourg Jeremmie Anne 2
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    Framework contract to grow Strasbourg tram fleet


    Citadis 403 tram in Strasbourg, supplied by Alstom. Photo: Jérémie Anne FRANCE: City transport operator CTS and municipality Eurométropole de Strasbourg have awarded Alstom a framework contract to supply a minimum of 22 Citadis trams over eight years, the manufacturer announced on April 19. The firm ...

  • Duisburg Alstom Flexity tram (1)
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    Flexity tram enters service in Duisburg


    GERMANY: The first of 47 Flexity Classic trams which Alstom is supplying to Duisburg entered passenger service on Route 903 on April 13. ‘Sustainable public transport in the city requires modern and comfortable vehicles’, said Mayor Sören Link. ‘With the new trams, we want to persuade ...

  • Mannheim weather monitoring tram (Photo RNV)
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    Tram becomes rolling weather station


    GERMANY: A Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr tram has been fitted with weather monitoring sensors to complement static equipment which municipal transport, energy and digital technology company Smart City Mannheim is installing at 400 fixed locations throughout the city by the end of 2023. The equipment includes two air parameter sensors ...

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    Stadler sees growth amid the turmoil


    Continuing the remarkable expansion of recent years, Swiss-based Stadler remains profitable as it pivots towards the signalling sector. Toma Bačić reports from the company’s headquarters in Bussnang.

  • Craiova Pesa tram
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    Twist tram enters service in Craiova


    ROMANIA: The first of 17 Twist trams being supplied by Pesa Bydgoszcz has entered service in Craiova. The three-section trams are 27 m long with a capacity of 218 passengers, including 58 seated, and have a maximum speed of 75 km/h. Tatra-Yug was initially named as ...

  • Kyiv Tatra-Yug tram (1)
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    Trams with Mariupol steel enter service in Kyiv


    UKRAINE: Tatra-Yug trams which have begun entering service in Kyiv contain steel which was produced at the Azovstal works in Mariupol before it was destroyed in Russia’s full-scale invasion. ‘Despite the tragic events, Mariupol steel continues to live on’, said steelmaker Metinvest, when the first eight ...

  • Zürich transport operator VBZ has donated 35 secondhand Tram 2000 vehicles to Vinnytsia.
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    Zürich trams donated to Ukraine


    UKRAINE: Zürich transport operator VBZ has donated 35 secondhand Tram 2000 vehicles to Vinnytsia. The first batch of eight trams set off from Switzerland on March 15. It is expected that will have a further service life of 12 to 15 years on the Ukrainian city’s ...

  • Barcelona Series 7000 (2)
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    Barcelona metro Series 7000 trainset enters service


    SPAIN: The first Series 7000 trainset entered service on metro Line 3 in Barcelona on March 13. Alstom is supplying 26 Series 7000 trainsets for the 1 435 mm gauge Line 3 and 24 Series 8000 vehicles for the 1 668 mm gauge Line 1 under ...

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    CAF to supply trams for revived Alcalá de Guadaíra project


    SPAIN: The junta of Andalucía has awarded CAF a €32·5m contract to supply six trams for the future tramway in Alcalá de Guadaíra, to the east of Sevilla. The contract announced by the manufacturer on March 20 includes the supply of spare parts and two years ...

  • Budapest CAF tram (2)
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    Budapest exercises final tram option


    HUNGARY: Budapest transport authority BKK has placed a firm order for a further 31 CAF Urbos 3 trams, the manufacturer announced on March 20. The HF54bn order is to be financed entirely from European Union sources. The order uses the final option ...

  • Krasnoyarsk tram
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    Krasnoyarsk tramway modernisation concession signed


    RUSSIA: An agreement for the modernisation of the tram network in the city of Krasnoyarsk has been signed by the regional authority and tramway project PPP concessionaire Movista Regions. The agreement signed on March 6 covers the procurement of 50 two-section low-floor trams, along with the ...

  • Hebei Jingche Rail Transit Vehicle Equipment hydrogen LRV
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    Battery-hydrogen fuel cell light rail vehicle unveiled


    CHINA: A hydrogen fuel cell and lithium battery powered light rail vehicle designed for catenary-free operation on suburban lines, in scenic areas and at locations such as airports has been unveiled at Baoding in central Hebei province. The high-floor LRV has been developed by Hebei Jingche ...

  • Uraltransmash domestically produced tram
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    Russian tram with all-domestic components on test


    RUSSIA: Testing of a tram produced by Uraltransmash using entirely domestically manufactured components is underway in Yekaterinburg, with a view to obtaining certification to enable series production. The single-section fully low-floor Type 71-415M tram is a restyled version of UTM’s 71-415 design. The interior and exterior ...

  • Fukui Railway LRV
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    Sky, fields and rippling waves inspire light rail vehicle styling


    JAPAN: Fukui Railway is taking delivery of three F2000 Fukuramu Liner light rail vehicles ordered from Alna Sharyo.

  • Minsk Metro station
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    Metrowagonmash awarded Minsk metro contract


    BELARUS: Russian manufacturer Metrowagonmash has been awarded a contract to supply seven four-car Moskva trainsets for the second phase of Minsk Metro’s Zelenoluzhskaya Line. The 81-765/766/767 cars will be equipped for GoA3 automation. The 4 km extension from Kaval’skaya Slabada to Sluckі Gascіnec with three stations ...

  • CRRC trainset for the Xicheng S1 line in Wuxi.
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    Wuxi Xicheng S1 Line train unveiled


    CHINA: CRRC has unveiled the first trainset for the Xicheng S1 line which is under construction in the northern part of Wuxi. The six-car Type B trainset is designed for 120 km/h operation. The 30·4 km Xicheng S1 line will run from ...

  • Philadelphia SEPTA Alstom trolley impression
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    Alstom to replace Philadelphia trolley fleet


    USA: The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority board has selected Alstom Transportation to replace its entire Philadelphia trolley fleet with modern vehicles meeting current accessibility standards. The contract announced by SEPTA on February 23 will include a $714m base order for 130 trams to be delivered in ...

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    Grand Paris Express trains combine ‘capacity, fluidity and comfort’


    FRANCE: Alstom says ‘capacity, fluidity and comfort for passengers’ will be offered by the 37 automated metro trainsets that it is to supply for the future Grand Paris Express Line 18. The interior design unveiled on February 15 was developed by Alstom’s Advanced & Creative Design ...

  • Citadis 1_2
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    Alstom unveils next-generation Nantes tram


    FRANCE: The first of 61 Citadis X05 trams that Alstom is building for Nantes Métropole is unveiled at the supplier’s La Rochelle plant.

  • Porto CRRC LRV
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    Metro de Porto unveils CRRC Tangshan light rail vehicle


    PORTUGAL: Metro do Porto has officially unveiled the first of 18 Class CT light rail vehicles ordered from CRRC Tangshan, ahead of the planned entry into service in May. CRRC Tangshan beat Siemens Mobility and Škoda Transportation to win the €49·6m order financed by the Ministry ...