Urban transport vehicles – Page 5

  • 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

    2021-05-18T07:51:00Z

    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

    2021-05-17T08:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • West Midlands Metro CAF Urbos tram delivery
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    Battery tram delivered ahead of West Midlands Metro expansion

    2021-05-14T11:38:00Z

    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

    2021-05-13T15:30:00Z

    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 ...

  • Nizhniy Novgorod UTM retro-styled tram (2)
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    Nizhniy Novgorod orders retro-style trams

    2021-05-10T05:00:00Z

    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

    2021-05-04T10:18:00Z

    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 ...

  • 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

    2021-04-27T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Pesa ostatnia dostawa DSC07617
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    Twist trams delivered to Tramwaje Śląskie

    2021-04-26T07:27:00Z

    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 ...

  • us Chicago metro train Series 7000
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    Chicago’s first Series 7000 metro cars enter passenger service

    2021-04-22T11:23:00Z

    USA: Chicago Transit Authority has begun testing its 10 prototype Series 7000 metro cars in revenue service on the Blue Line between Forest Park and O’Hare International Airport. Out-of-service testing began last year to evaluate the vehicles’ performance in a wide range of weather and operating ...

  • pt-lisboa-CAF-tram-montage
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    CAF confirms Lisboa Route 15 tram contract

    2021-04-21T16:07:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Lisboa operator Carris has finalised a €43m contract for CAF to supply 15 Urbos articulated trams for its 900 mm gauge network and provide five years of maintenance. Announcing the contract award on April 21, CAF said the 28·5 m long, five-section unidirectional low-floor vehicles would ...

  • gb-manchester-metrolink-southmanchesterline-20110707-tonymiles (2)
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    Manchester tram airflow helps to limit coronavirus risk, study finds

    2021-04-14T06:00:00Z

    Photo: Tony Miles UK: The constant circulation of air by the ventilation system on Greater Manchester’s light rail vehicles helps to limit the risk of aerosol transmission of viruses, an independent study has found. Transport for Greater Manchester commissioned Arup to undertake computational fluid dynamics modelling of ...

  • fi Helsinki Raide-Jokeri_01
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    First tram for Raide-Jokeri line delivered

    2021-04-13T05:00:00Z

    FINLAND: The first Smart Artic X54 tram for the future Raide-Jokeri orbital light rail line linking Helsinki and Espoo was delivered by Škoda Transtech on April 9. The company is supplying 29 ForCity Smart Artic XL vehicles for the line under a €95·2m contract which ...

  • Paris tram T9 (Photo: Île-de-France Mobilités)
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    Trams with custom lighting enter service as Paris T9 opens

    2021-04-12T13:23:00Z

    FRANCE: Île-de-France tram line T9 opened on April 10, connecting Porte de Choisy metro station with Place Gaston Viens in Orly in the southeast suburbs of Paris. T9 runs via Ivry-sur-Seine, Vitry-sur-Seine, Choisy-le-Roi and Thiais. The line is 10·3 km long ...

  • uz Toshkent metro train (Photo Vladimir Waldin)
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    Toshkent metro orders more trains

    2021-04-12T05:00:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Toshkent has ordered a further 10 Transmashholding metro trainsets, financed with a 12-year €30·4m loan agreement which was signed with VEB.RF Corp at the Innoprom trade fair on April 5. Spare parts and accessories will be financed under a separate loan agreement with Roseximbank. ...

  • FLP LRV delivery 1
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    Ferrovie Luganesi tram-train delivered

    2021-04-01T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Ferrovie Luganesi has taken delivery of the first of nine Stadler Tramlink tram-trains ordered in 2018 at cost of SFr47m for use around Lugano. The manufacturer has appointed Van Der Vlist to deliver the vehicles from its factory in Valencia. ...

  • Mumbai Metro Line 4 construction
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    Mumbai Metro Line 4 trainsets ordered

    2021-03-30T08:48:00Z

    INDIA: Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has formally awarded Alstom a contract to supply 234 metro cars for the future Line 4 and the Line 4A extension. The contract announced on March 30 is worth Rs18·54bn, including staff training. It has been awarded to Alstom ...

  • it Torino Hitachi rail tram impression
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    Torino brake contract awarded

    2021-03-25T11:42:00Z

    ITALY: Knorr-Bremse has been selected to supply brakes, doors and HVAC for the next generation of Sirio trams which Hitachi Rail is to build for Torino operator GTT. The contract is valued in the ‘low double-digit million euro’ range. In May 2020 GTT and Hitachi ...

  • Shijiazhuang Metro Line 3 CRRC train
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    Shijiazhuang metro Line 3 trains delivered

    2021-03-23T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC has completed delivery of 27 locally-built Type A trainsets for Shijiazhuang metro Line 3. The trainsets have four motor cars and two trailer cars, with a maximum operating speed of 80 km/h and a capacity of 2 520 passengers. The air-conditioning is designed ...

  • us-washington-8000-exterior
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    Hitachi Rail awarded Washington metro car contract

    2021-03-17T16:34:00Z

    USA: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has awarded Hitachi Rail a contract to supply the next generation of trains for the federal capital’s 165 km, six-route metro network.

  • Tempe Streetcar delivery
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    First Tempe Streetcar vehicle delivered

    2021-03-16T15:15:00Z

    USA: Phoenix operator Valley Metro has taken delivery of the first of six Liberty NXT trams from Brookville Equipment Corp to work the 4·8 km Tempe Streetcar line which is scheduled to open this year. Ordered in 2017 at cost of $33m, the trams are fitted ...