Archive for category: Light Rail

Keolis Amey to operate DLR until 2021

A Keolis/Amey joint venture has been awarded a seven-year contract to operate and maintain London’s Docklands Light Railway (DLR). Keolis Amey will take over from Serco, which has operated the[...]
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Edinburgh tram bells will not be silenced

Transport for Edinburgh has said its tram bells will not be silenced in some residential areas following stories about complaints from unhappy residents. The Edinburgh Evening News reported that drivers had[...]
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Manchester trams to arrive early

The new Metrolink line to Wythenshawe and Manchester Airport will launch before the year is out – more than 12 months ahead of schedule. Trams started to run along part[...]
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Nottingham tram extension to open in 2015

An extension of Nottingham’s tram network to Clifton and Beeston will not be ready for passengers until 2015, contractor Taylor Woodrow Alstom has said. The project was due to open[...]
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Trams in Valencia undergo half-life overhaul

Valencia’s 20-year-old Siemens-Düwag UT-3800 trams are returning to service following a €8 million overhaul. As well as having mechanical components upgraded, the vehicles, which were launched in 1994 with the opening of the[...]
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French consortium lands Qatar light rail contract

Alstom and VINCI Construction Grands Projets have been awarded the contract for the final package of works for a four-line light rail system in Lusail, Qatar. Alstom’s €750 million share of the[...]
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Tide Light Rail extension to Chesapeake on the agenda

Chesapeake, Virginia, is looking to try and finance a study into a proposed extension of the Tide Light Rail system to Greenbrier. The project is one of a several planned[...]
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Paris sets out line 4 automation plan

STIF and RATP are to spend €256 million automating line 14 of the Paris Metro by 2020. The first automated services are expected to operate on the 12.1-kilometre route within[...]
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Planning approval for Sydney light rail project

A $1.6 billion light rail system planned for the centre of Sydney has been given the thumbs up by the city’s planning authority. The CBD and South East Light Rail[...]
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Edinburgh finally gets its trams

Edinburgh’s long-awaited light rail system is now transporting passengers around the city almost 60 years after the original tram network was decommissioned. On Saturday, May 31, the network, which connects[...]
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Centro seeks permission for Wolverhampton extension

Transport authority Centro has applied to the Secretary of State for the powers needed to extend the Midland Metro in Wolverhampton. Centro has submitted a Transport and Works Act Order[...]
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