Archive for category: Light Rail

Plans submitted for Midland Metro’s Brierley Hill extension

Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM) has submitted planning documents for a proposed £200 million extension of the Midland Metro between Wednesbury and Brierley Hill. The seven-mile extension would serve Great Bridge, Horseley Heath, Dudley Port, Dudley town centre, the Waterfront, Merry Hill and Brierley Hill town centre. Much of the route will make use of […]
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Canadian government commits $1bn to Stage 2 of Ottawa’s light rail network

Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has announced a $1.09 billion funding package for Stage 2 of Ottawa’s fast-growing light rail network. Last week’s announcement will be backed up with similar funding contributions from the Province of Ontario and the City of Ottawa. Stage 2 will extend the Confederation Line, which opens next year, west and east. […]
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Phoenix chooses Siemens LRVs

Siemens is to supply up to 78 S70 light rail vehicles (LRV) for Phoenix Valley Metro Rail. The manufacturer – which has its US manufacturing base in Sacramento, California – has received an initial order for 11 units worth $57.9 million. Valley Metro Rail is adding to its fleet ahead of a planned expansion of its network. […]
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De Lijn confirms CAF to supply new trams

De Lijn’s board of directors has confirmed that CAF will supply up to 146 new low-floor trams for Antwerp and Ghent. The initial tranche, which has been valued at €56.3 million, will see CAF supply 24 trams for the West Flanders coastal line. The order breaks down as 66 vehicles for Antwerp, 18 for Ghent […]
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First of Melbourne’s new E-Class trams in service

Yarra Trams has brought the first of 30 new E-Class trams into revenue service. Trams 51 and 52 are the first of the latest generation of low-floor E-Class trams to enter service in Melbourne. In 2015, the Victorian state government ordered 20 additional Flexity trams from Bombardier for lines 96, 86 and 11. A further […]
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First of Melbourne’s new E-Class trams in service

Yarra Trams has brought the first of 30 new E-Class trams into revenue service. Trams 51 and 52 are the first of the latest generation of low-floor E-Class trams to enter service in Melbourne. In 2015, the Victorian state government ordered 20 additional Flexity trams from Bombardier for lines 96, 86 and 11. A further […]
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Hyundai Rotem delivers first driverless car for Istanbul metro

Hyundai Rotem has announced it has shipped the first unmanned trainset for the Istanbul metro. In total the South Korean rolling stock manufacturer is to supply 68 lightweight units with aluminum bodywork, to be configured into 17 four-car trainsets for the Turkish capital. The initial contract was signed in December, 2014, and is worth KRW 103.8 billion (€79 million). […]
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Alstom to modernise Los Angeles’ Metro light rail fleet

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded Alstom a contract to perform the midlife overhaul of its P2000 light rail vehicles (LRVs). The €130 million contract covers 52 LRVs that operate on the Blue, Green and Expo lines. The works covers the upgrading of propulsion, heat, ventilation and air conditioning, automatic train control, auxiliary power supply, brake […]
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California High-Speed Rail Authority to invest $115m towards new LA underground rail

A partnership has been struck between the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CAHSRA) and the Los Angeles Metro Transportation Authority (Metro) to improve connectivity in Southern California. CAHSRA will invest $115 million to help fund Metro’s Regional Connector Transit Project, an underground light rail system which will cost around $1.75 billion and better connect existing lines in […]
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Metro train travels on Honolulu’s elevated rail network for the first time

Engineers in Hawaii have towed a metro train on Honolulu’s elevated metro system for the first time. The first metro train was towed – because the electrical grid that will power the trains has not yet been electrified – between Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s (HART) rail operations centre and the future home of the West Loch […]
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Metro line in Chengdu, China, begins service

A new section of the Chengdu Metro in Western China has begun commercial service. Phase 2 of Line 4 – which is 20.3km long with 14 stations – was official opened today (June 2), 18 months after Phase 1 was opened. Chengdu Line 4 is 41.3km long and is part of the city’s core metro […]
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