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First UK tram-train service launched

Rail Minister Jo Johnson visited South Yorkshire for the long-awaited launch of a new tram-train service between Sheffield and Rotherham.
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First UK tram-train service launched

Rail Minister Jo Johnson visited South Yorkshire for the long-awaited launch of a new tram-train service between Sheffield and Rotherham.
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First Citadis tram for Caen la Mer

Photo: Alstom.Around 45 per cent of the tram will be covered in large windows. Six passenger information screens will feature inside as will USB charging points - a first in France. 
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Preferred bidder for Liège Tramway PPP selected

Photo Liège Tramway.The contract with the consortium is expected to be signed before the end of 2018.
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New Citadis trams for Lyon

Photo: Alstom.The first order from the agreement is valued at €40 million and covers the supply of 11 trams for the T4 line. Other orders may also be placed in the future.
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Newcastle’s first light rail vehicle arrives

Photo: CAF.In July it was transported to the Port of Santander, Spain, where it was loaded onto a special roll-on-roll-off ship bound for the Port of Newcastle.
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First Kaohsiung tram arrives in Taiwan

Photo: Alstom.The tram, which was manufactured in La Rochelle, France, arrived at the port of Keelung on 2 September and was then delivered to Kaohsiung.
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Stadler receives tram-train order for Lugano–Ponte Tresa railway

Photo: Stadler.They will enter commercial use in 2020, when they will replace the complete fleet of 1978-built Be4/12 railcars.
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Operations and maintenance contract awarded for Songjiang Tram

Photo: Keolis.This network will open in two phases. The first 13.9km, and its 20 stations, is scheduled to open on December 25.
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Sydney opens new light rail maintenance depot

An opening ceremony has been held at a new depot and control centre for the CBD and South East Light Rail route in Sydney.
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Transport for West Midlands tender for up to 50 battery-powered trams

Photo: Transport for West Midlands.A supplier is expected to be awarded the contract in around May 2019 with a two year design and development process to follow.  
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