Archive for category: Light Rail

Milan launches procurement for 80 new trams

Milan's public transport operator, ATM, is inviting manufacturers to supply 80 new trams for the city.
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First track laid for Toronto’s $5.3bn Eglinton Crosstown light railway

The 19km system will have 25 stations and is expected to open in 2021, connecting Mount Dennis station in the west with Kennedy station in the east.
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Proposed Edinburgh tram extension could be open by 2022

Edinburgh council is to consider extending the city's tram network, with the proposed line forecast to be operational by 2022 if it gets the green light.
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Stadler delivers St Petersburg’s first Metelitsa trams

Six of Metelitsa trams were delivered from the company's assembly plant in Minsk, Belarus, on August 1, with the remaining 17 trams to be delivered by 2018.
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HS2 under the microscope

On a single day in July, more than 100 documents relating to HS2 were published on the Department for Transport’s website – not so surprising when you realise that parliament’s summer recess was looming. Some of the papers were more extensive than others but it still amounted to something like 115 seperate items. This month, […]

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First Stadler FLIRT complete for TEXRail commuter line

The trains will operate on TEXRail, a 27 mile commuter line that is currently under construction in Tarrant County, Texas, the United States.
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Larsen & Toubro in Mauritius light rail win

India's Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has won a "breakthrough" contract to design and build a light rail system on the island of Mauritius.
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New Sydney tram unveiled

The first new Citadis X05 tram for Sydney has been delivered by Alstom. The French manufacturer is supplying 60 Citadis light rail vehicles (LRVs) to the city for its CBD and South East Light Rail network. The LRVs are designed to operate as a 67-metre coupled set. Alstom said a coupled set will have the […]
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Tracklaying complete for Stage 2 of Gold Coast tram system

The final section of track has been installed for Stage 2 of the Gold Coast Light Rail network, with Stage 3 on the way. The 7.3-kilometre extension will link Stage 1 at the Gold Coast University Hospital to Helensvale station, via Parkwood East and Parkwood. Stage 2 includes stops at five sporting venues and will be used […]
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Construction contract awarded for Adelaide tram extension

Downer York Joint Venture – a partnership of Downer EDI Works and York Civil – is to deliver the City Tram Extension Project in Adelaide. The one-kilometre East End extension includes four new stops and will serve the city’s new Riverbank precinct. It will extend Adelaide’s existing tram network along North Terrace to the city’s East End. The […]
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Video: Shocking tram vs bicycle near misses caught on camera

Dublin’s Luas light rail network has released footage online showing cyclists narrowly avoiding collisions with trams as part of a new bike safety campaign. Transdev, which operates Luas services, and Transport Infrastructure hope the campaign will make cyclists in the city more aware of the risks that trams pose. Although sections are shared with pedestrians […]
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