Archive for category: Light Rail

CAF to supply Saint-Etienne trams

CAF has won a €42 million contract for 16 Urbos trams for the French city of Saint-Etienne. The low-floor, bi-directional trams comprise of five modules and will have a modified[...]
Read more

Edinburgh starts planning for Leith tram extension

Edinburgh City Council is to consider the case for extending its tram network to Leith. Leith had been included in original plans for for the light rail system but the[...]
Read more

Sydney to operate ‘world’s longest trams’

Sydney’s planned CBD and South East Light Rail will have the world’s longest trams after the state government confirmed plans to increase the system’s capacity by 50 per cent. The NSW[...]
Read more

Bombardier to build new trams for Vienna

Bombardier has won a contract to supply up to 156 new low-floor Flexity trams for Vienna’s public transport operator, Wiener Linien. The new units will arrive in the city from[...]
Read more

RATP wins Valenciennes light rail contract

RATP Dev has been awarded a seven-year contract to operate two light rail lines in Valenciennes. The contract covers the entire Transvilles public transport network including bus and light rail services. RATP[...]
Read more

St Petersburg extends tram order

St Petersburg has placed an order for three more low-floor trams from Alstom/Transmashholding (TMH) joint venture TramRus. TramRus is now contracted to supply four trams to the city, with the first[...]
Read more

T8 tram starts trial operation

T8 tramway – a light rail network under construction in northern Paris – is to begin operating a test service ahead of its full commissioning next month. The test phase[...]
Read more

Royal opening for first phase of Dubai tramway

The Crown Prince of Dubai was on hand to mark the opening of the first section of Dubai’s new tram network earlier this week. Dubai’s tram system will be the[...]
Read more

Final Citadis tram delivered to Nottingham

The last of Nottingham’s new Citadis trams has arrived in the city from Alstom’s factory in Barcelona. Nottingham Express Transit (NET) has now taken delivery of all 22 light rail[...]
Read more

Bratislava’s new tram begins trial run

The first of 15 new ForCity Plus trams has begun operating in Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava. Škoda Transportation was awarded a €39 million contract in 2013 for the new five-car bi-directional[...]
Read more

San Diego tram sets Guinness World Record

One of San Diego’s Siemens-built light rail vehicles has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest distance travelled by a battery-powered tram on a single charge. In July,[...]
Read more
© Copyright - Rail-News.com - Articles and Images by Rail Media are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.