Archive for category: Light Rail

Bielefeld light rail extension opens

The mayor of Bielefeld and around 6,000 other guests attended the opening of a 1.2-kilometre extension of the city’s light rail system. Line 2 extends the light rail network into the[...]
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Route revealed for Sydney’s Parramatta light rail

A preferred 22-kilometre route for the Parramatta light rail route in Sydney has been revealed. The line will connect Westmead to Strathfield via Parramatta CBD, including stops in Camellia and at the[...]
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Manchester opens first phase of “transformational” tram extension

The first phase of Manchester Second City Crossing light rail extension has been completed. A new stop at Exchange Square marks the completion of the first stage of what Transport[...]
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Trams return to streets of Birmingham

Trams have begun operating through Birmingham city centre for the first time in more than 60 years. A new stop opened on Bull Street on December 6 – the first[...]
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Glasgow planning airport tram-train

A new tram-train rail link between Glasgow city centre and Glasgow Airport is being considered by city councillors. The council is looking at options for either a tram-train or a conventional[...]
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New trams for Luas light rail

A €36.5 million order for seven new Luas trams has been announced ahead of a planned extension of the system’s Green Line. Alstom will supply new, longer Citadis trams before the[...]
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Lyon adds to tram fleet

Syndicat des Transports de l’Agglomération Lyonnaise (SYTRAL) has exercised an option for seven new trams for the Lyon tramway. The €20 million deal builds on an order placed in 2011[...]
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Battery-powered tram record

Trams are great people movers. After an early boom, many systems around the world were removed and replaced by buses, but that trend is being reversed in many cities, while others never lost their beloved trams. However, while the tracks can be buried in the city streets, there is still...
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Victoria government orders 20 new E-Class trams

Melbourne is to get 20 more modern E-Class trams. The Victoria state government has announced a new order with Bombardier for new trams, taking the size of its E-Class fleet[...]
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UK’s first tram-train shipped from Spain

Sheffield’s first test tram-train is about to make the journey from Spain to South Yorkshire. The 37-metre Citylink Class 399 is due to arrive at Stagecoach Supertram’s Nunnery Square depot[...]
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Devolution deal boost for Birmingham rail services

Birmingham has secured a devolution deal with the UK government that will allow it to fund transport projects worth almost £2 billion. In return for agreeing to have a new[...]
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