Archive for category: Light Rail

Midland Metro opens extended Wednesbury depot

Morgan Sindall has completed a £13.8 million extension of Midland Metro’s Wednesbury depot. Part of a £128 million expansion of the light rail network, the project has doubled the size of the depot to support the maintenance of the operator’s new 21 Urbos trams. The first phase of the extension...
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Designers appointed to Copenhagen’s Ring 3 light rail line

An Arup/Rambøll joint venture has been charged with designing a new double-track light rail system in Copenhagen. The JV will be responsible for the design coordination and technical integration of[...]
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T9 tram declared a public utility

Ile-de-France transport authority STIF has obtained the declaration of public utility for the proposed T9 tram line in Paris. The declaration is a necessary step in the project’s development which[...]
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Dudley to build light rail R&D site

Dudley is to become the home of light rail innovation in the UK after approval was granted for a £20 million research facility. The Light Rail Innovation Centre, which will[...]
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Ottawa unveils Confederation Line LRV mock-up

Transport leaders in Ontario have unveiled a mock-up of an Alstom Citadis Spirit – the light rail vehicle chosen for Ottawa’s $2.1 billion Confederation Line. The full-scale model has been put[...]
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WSP and Ramboll to design Helsinki-Espoo light rail line

WSP and Ramboll are to draw up detailed plans for a new dual-track light railway linking Helsinki and Espoo. The 25-kilometre system will connect the Itäkeskus district in Helsinki and Keilaniemi in[...]
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Auckland to investigate light rail options

Auckland Transport is to look into options to build a light rail system in the city centre to relieve traffic congestion in and around the central business district. The authority[...]
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Court dismisses Siemens Vienna tram challenge

Vienna Administrative Court has blocked an appeal by Siemens to award Bombardier an order for 156 new low-floor Flexity trams. Wiener Linien has now formally awarded the contract to Bombardier. Managing[...]
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San Francisco extends LRV order

San Francisco mayor Edwin Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) have jointly announced plans to expand an existing order with Siemens for a fleet of new light rail vehicles[...]
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Tampere launches tram tender

The Finnish city of Tampere has issued a tender to find a private-sector partner to build and maintain the trams for its proposed light rail network. The city is planning on[...]
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Houston launches new CAF trams

Houston’s light rail operator METRORail has launched the first six of a fleet of new CAF trams to boost services in the city. An event was held at Houston’s Downtown Transit Center[...]
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