Archive for category: Light Rail

Search begins for OC Streetcar contractor

4th_street_renderingThe board of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has issued a request for proposals as it looks to find a contractor to build its OC Streetcar light rail system. As[...]
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Preferred bidder announced for Stage 2 of Gold Coast light rail

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 09.13.25CPB Contractors has been chosen as the preferred contractor to deliver Stage 2 of the Gold Coast light rail network. Preliminary works are due to start next month on the[...]
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LA Metro commissions Gold Line Extension

Photo: Kinkysharyo International.Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has begun revenue service on its Gold Line extension, giving a first ride out for its new fleet of Kinkisharyo light rail vehicles. The[...]
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Fluor-led consortium handed Maryland Purple Line contract

BethesdaA Fluor-led consortium has been awarded the design-build contract for the $2 billion Purple Line Light Rail Project in the northern suburbs of Washington DC. The Purple Line Transit Partners[...]
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Citadis trams ordered for Sétif

Photo: Alstom.Entreprise Métro d’Alger (EMA) has ordered a fleet of Citadis trams from Cital, the Alstom/Ferrovial joint venture building a new light rail system in the Algerian city of Sétif. The[...]
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Approval for catenary-free trams in Birmingham

Catenary-free CAF tram in Birmingham's Victoria Square.Batteries are to be fitted to Midland Metro’s fleet of CAF Urbos 3 trams to allow catenary-free operation in parts of the city. Approval from the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority[...]
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Consortium awarded Valley Line LRT

TransEd BombardierTransEd Partners – a Bombardier, Bechtel, EllisDon and Fengate consortium – has been chosen to design, build and finance the first stage of the Valley Line LRT in Edmonton, Alberta. Stage 1[...]
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Is light rail the answer for the Island Line?

Photo: Matt Buck/ (CC BY-SA 2.0.Replacing the Isle of Wight’s Island Line railway with a cheaper light rail system is one option which has been put forward in a new report. The report, which has[...]
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New York mayor supports waterfront streetcar proposal

Image: Friends of Brooklyn Queens Connector.New York’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, has committed to building a new light rail system connecting waterfront neighbourhoods in Brooklyn and Queens. The Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) is expected to[...]
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Tenerife explores Line 2 extension

Photo: nnito / shutterstock.com.Metrotenerife’s board has approved plans begin tendering for a proposed southern extension of its light rail network. The planned €37 million extension of Line 2 will cover 2.5 kilometres, linking Tíncer to[...]
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Consortium awarded design/build contract for Canberra light rail route

51-3-dickson-stopThe Canberra Metro consortium has been awarded the design/build contract for stage one of a new light rail system in Canberra. The first phase will stretch for 12 kilometres between[...]
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