Archive for category: Light Rail

Atlanta Streetcar begins dynamic testing

On-street testing has begun in Atlanta ahead of the launch of the city’s new light rail system later this year. Siemens-built S70 trams will began a programme of dynamic testing[...]
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New Midland Metro Urbos trams to enter service on September 5

Birmingham’s new Urbos trams will begin to enter service from September 5, Centro has announced. The first four of 20 new low-floor light rail vehicles (LRV) that have been built[...]
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Nottinghamshire council to fund study into Kimberley tram extension

Broxtowe Borough Council is to fund a study into the feasibility of extending Nottingham’s tram network to Kimberley via Eastwood. The news has been welcomed by Amber Valley Borough Council[...]
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San Antonio withdraws support for light rail project

The City of San Antonio is withdrawing $32 million it had planned to invest in a new light rail project for the city, citing a lack of public support for[...]
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First track laid in Phoenix light rail extension

The mayor of Phoenix, Greg Stanton, helped place the first section of track of a new 5-kilometre light rail extension from Montebello to Dunlap avenues. A ceremony was held in July[...]
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Nottingham’s Citadis trams enter service

Nottingham’s new Citadis trams have transported passengers around the city for the first time in preparation of a major timetable change later in the summer. Some of the new 22-strong[...]
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Hong Kong’s double-decker tram celebrates 110 years

One of the world’s last-remaining double-decker tram systems has celebrated 110 years of service. The Hong Kong Tramway, which operates a fleet of 163 two-floor trams, opened on July 30,[...]
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Ulm announces intention to buy Siemens trams

Ulm’s public transport operator Stadtwerke Ulm (SWU) has named Siemens as the winner of a €31 million contract to supply the trams for the city’s new light rail line. SWU plans[...]
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Construction gets underway on Detroit light rail system

Ground has been broken on a new light rail system in Detroit – seven years after authorities began planning the new network. The M-1 streetcar project will run north to[...]
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RTD board authorises Southeast light rail extension

RTD’s board has approved a $207 million southern extension of Denver’s Southeast Light Rail Line. The 3.7-kilometre extension, which would take the line south into Lone Tree, will now go[...]
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Braunschweig receives first Solaris tram

The first of 18 new Solaris Tramino trams made a late-night debut in the German city of Braunschweig. Public transport operator Braunschweiger Verkehrs-AG took delivery of the first vehicle last week. The[...]
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