Archive for category: Light Rail

New trams for Germany’s Rhein-Neckar region will be longest in the world

Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr has placed a €250 million order with Škoda Transportation for at least 80 trams to operate around Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg.
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Sweden: CAF trams for Lund

The Swedish city of Lund has said its new tram fleet will have a particular focus on accessibility after signing a contract with CAF for seven new light rail vehicles.
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Planning approval for Sydney’s Parramatta light rail means construction will begin ‘within months’

Photo: NSW Government.The milestone for the Parramatta light rail line means that contracts for construction and operation will be awarded in the third quarter of 2018 and work will begin "within months", according to the NSW government.
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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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