Archive for category: Light Rail

UK rolling stock strategy: diesel, bi-mode and fuel cell-powered trains

The UK's Department for Transport has released its third 'Rolling Stock Perception' strategy which details the challenges of the market and what the government is doing to tackle them.
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Travel on Dublin’s new tram extension before it opens to the public

Dublin's tram network has given customers a sneak peak of its new Cross City extension - weeks before it opens to the public.
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First track welded for Line D of Bordeaux’s tramway

The Eurovia construction consortium has welded the first track on Line D of Bordeaux's tramway.
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Work to begin on $1.4bn extension of Foothill Gold line in California

The authority building Phase 2B of the Foothill Gold line has started the countdown to construction work after awarding a $2.6 million utility relocation contract.
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This is what a Coventry tram system could look like

The autonomous "very light rail" system is subject to approval of the business case and is said to be cheaper, quieter and more environmentally friendly than anything currently available, according to the University of Warwick.
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Tender process launch for £165.2m Edinburgh tram extension

The news comes after Edinburgh city council approved the outline business case for the extension of the city's tram network to the coastal district of Newhaven.
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Tram-trains launched on Sheffield Supertram network

The first Citylink tram-train has entered passenger service on Sheffield's tram network.
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Gold Coast Stage 2 testing underway

Dynamic testing has begun on Stage 2 of the Gold Coast Light Rail network.
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New Melbourne rail and tram contracts impose “tougher penalties” for poor performance

The Australian state of Victoria has awarded new operating contracts for Melbourne's rail and tram networks, promising to come down hard on poor performance.
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Siemens’ success in USA

In recent decades, there has been a noticeable revival of rail in the US and Canada.
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Seoul launches new light rail line

A 11.4km light railway line has been launched in South Korea's capital city. 
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