Archive for category: Light Rail

Unveiled: New tram designed exclusively for Zurich

The VBZ workshop team fabricated a mock-up of the Bombardier FLEXITY tram model. Photo: BombardierBombardier and Zurich public transport agency Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich have presented a new tram design at a press event in Switzerland's largest city.
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New lease of life for 134 retired trams in Victoria

A W-Class Melbourne tram. Photo: Adam Carr.Prospective parties have been asked to explain how they would restore, repurpose and maintain one of 134 retired trams as bidding for the iconic fleet is set to begin.
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Eversholt joins very light rail consortium

Rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail has joined the Revolution VLR consortium developing a new brand of very light rail vehicle.
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First tram line inaugurated in the city of Sétif, Algeria

Photo: Alstom.Alstom and Turkish construction firm Yapı Merkezi were awarded the turnkey project in March, 2014.
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First tram line inaugurated in the city of Sétif, Algeria

Photo: Alstom.Alstom and Turkish construction firm Yapı Merkezi were awarded the turnkey project in March, 2014.
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Stockholm takes European TramDriver Championship title

Photo: European TramDriver Championships.Organisers said that more than 66,000 spectators followed the championship through an online stream.
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STIB and Bombardier sign €480m tram framework contract

Bombardier has received a firm order for 60 trams through a framework agreement with the Brussels Intercommunal Transportation Company (STIB).
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Île-de-France Mobilities and SNCF awards €170m tram-train contract

Photo: Alstom.In total, 22 trains will run on the T12 Express Massy/Evry line and 10 on the T13 Express Saint-Cyr/Saint-Germain line.
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European TramDriver Championships to be held in Stuttgart

The 2017 TramDriver Championships were held in Tenerife.For the first time in the competition's seven-year history, teams from Moscow, Edinburgh, Brno, and Lodz will compete. 
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Gannett Fleming/WSP joint venture to support light rail project in North Carolina

A Gannett Fleming/WSP joint venture has been appointed to act as the construction management consultant on the planned Durham and Orange counties’ light rail project.
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Victorian government reveals plans to extend Melbourne tram network

Photo: Leonid Andronov.Premier Daniel Andrews said that the south-eastern suburbs of the state capital are growing and that a new tram link between the two areas will ease traffic on some of the busiest roads and get people home faster.
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