Archive for category: Light Rail

Fluor-led consortium handed Maryland Purple Line contract

BethesdaA Fluor-led consortium has been awarded the design-build contract for the $2 billion Purple Line Light Rail Project in the northern suburbs of Washington DC. The Purple Line Transit Partners[...]
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Citadis trams ordered for Sétif

Photo: Alstom.Entreprise Métro d’Alger (EMA) has ordered a fleet of Citadis trams from Cital, the Alstom/Ferrovial joint venture building a new light rail system in the Algerian city of Sétif. The[...]
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Approval for catenary-free trams in Birmingham

Catenary-free CAF tram in Birmingham's Victoria Square.Batteries are to be fitted to Midland Metro’s fleet of CAF Urbos 3 trams to allow catenary-free operation in parts of the city. Approval from the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority[...]
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Consortium awarded Valley Line LRT

TransEd BombardierTransEd Partners – a Bombardier, Bechtel, EllisDon and Fengate consortium – has been chosen to design, build and finance the first stage of the Valley Line LRT in Edmonton, Alberta. Stage 1[...]
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Is light rail the answer for the Island Line?

Photo: Matt Buck/ (CC BY-SA 2.0.Replacing the Isle of Wight’s Island Line railway with a cheaper light rail system is one option which has been put forward in a new report. The report, which has[...]
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New York mayor supports waterfront streetcar proposal

Image: Friends of Brooklyn Queens Connector.New York’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, has committed to building a new light rail system connecting waterfront neighbourhoods in Brooklyn and Queens. The Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) is expected to[...]
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Tenerife explores Line 2 extension

Photo: nnito / shutterstock.com.Metrotenerife’s board has approved plans begin tendering for a proposed southern extension of its light rail network. The planned €37 million extension of Line 2 will cover 2.5 kilometres, linking Tíncer to[...]
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Consortium awarded design/build contract for Canberra light rail route

51-3-dickson-stopThe Canberra Metro consortium has been awarded the design/build contract for stage one of a new light rail system in Canberra. The first phase will stretch for 12 kilometres between[...]
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Work to start on Lund tramway later this year

Image: Metro Architects.Lund’s city council has said the construction of its new light rail system will begin later this year after approving the project. Councillors gave the 5.5-kilometre double-track tramway the green[...]
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Test running on Strasbourg tramway southern extension

Photo: endermasali/ shutterstock.comTest trams are now running on a southern extension of Strasbourg’s line A tramway. A period of test operation is underway on the two-kilometre extension between Illkirch and Graffenstaden ahead of[...]
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NSW invites interest for Newcastle Light Rail construction

Tram in Sydney. Photo: PomInOz /
shutterstock.com.Companies are being invited to register their interest to design and build a proposed light rail system in Newcastle, New South Wales. Transport for NSW plans to begin construction of[...]
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