Archive for category: Light Rail

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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Gold Coast trams go live

Tram services have begun in the Gold Coast, marking the completion of the $1.2 billion light rail project. Passengers were able to ride the G:link for free on July 20 to celebrate[...]
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Gold Coast trams go live

Tram services have begun in the Gold Coast, marking the completion of the $1.2 billion light rail project. Passengers were able to ride the G:link for free on July 20 to celebrate[...]
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Medellín LRV delivered

The Ayacucho LRV project has received its first tram following a 9,000-kilometre journey from Strasbourg to Medellín, Colombia. Alstom and NTL have delivered the first of 12 Translohr STE5 light rail vehicles.[...]
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EU bank funds Rheinbahn tram modernisation

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has issued a €150 million loan to co-finance a major modernisation of Düsseldorf’s Rheinbahn light rail network. Düsseldorf’s public transport provider Rheinbahn is about to embark on[...]
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Bombardier commissions new Palermo trams

Palermo’s first new Flexity tram entered service this week, completing an inaugural ride from he Roccella depot to Scaffa Square. The Mayor of Palermo, Leoluca Orlando, and Luigi Corradi, managing director of[...]
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UK ‘growth fund’ supports rail projects

Manchester Metrolink is one of several transport infrastructure projects to benefit from a new £12 billion growth fund set up by the UK government. Britain’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, and Deputy[...]
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Next generation Russian tram revealed

Uraltransmash has unveiled a prototype of its new R1 next-generation tram. R1, which was revealed to visitors at the Innoprom 2014 exhibition in Yekaterinburg today, has been developed by Uraltransmash, a subsidiary[...]
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Kraków orders new trams

The city of Kraków has signed a contract with Polish rolling stock manufacturer PESA Bydgoszcz for 36 new low-floor trams. The new vehicles, which will be delivered from next year until September[...]
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