Archive for category: Light Rail

Auckland to investigate light rail options

Auckland Transport is to look into options to build a light rail system in the city centre to relieve traffic congestion in and around the central business district. The authority[...]
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Court dismisses Siemens Vienna tram challenge

Vienna Administrative Court has blocked an appeal by Siemens to award Bombardier an order for 156 new low-floor Flexity trams. Wiener Linien has now formally awarded the contract to Bombardier. Managing[...]
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San Francisco extends LRV order

San Francisco mayor Edwin Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) have jointly announced plans to expand an existing order with Siemens for a fleet of new light rail vehicles[...]
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Tampere launches tram tender

The Finnish city of Tampere has issued a tender to find a private-sector partner to build and maintain the trams for its proposed light rail network. The city is planning on[...]
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Houston launches new CAF trams

Houston’s light rail operator METRORail has launched the first six of a fleet of new CAF trams to boost services in the city. An event was held at Houston’s Downtown Transit Center[...]
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Funding pledge for Boston Green line extension

The US government has issued a $996 million federal grant to fund the extension of Boston’s Green Line to Somerville and Medford. MBTA plans to extend the light rail line by 7.6[...]
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First Sirio tram unveiled in Zhuhai

AnsaldoBreda and CNR Dalian have held a presentation ceremony for the first new Sirio tram for the Chinese city of Zhuhai’s Line 1 light rail line. The Italian manufacturer is[...]
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T8 tram commissioned in Ile-de-France region

RATP and Alstom have commissioned the T8 tramway in the Ile-de-France region. The 8.45-kilometre line connects Saint-Denis – Porte de Paris station to Villetaneuse-University and Epinay-sur-Seine station via two branch lines. Twenty trams an hour[...]
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Final section of track laid for Nottingham tram extension

Track laying has been completed on a 17.5-kilometre extension of Nottingham’s tram network. More than 3,800 sections of track have been laid using Alstom’s automated Appitrack system, extending Nottingham’s light[...]
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CAF to supply Saint-Etienne trams

CAF has won a €42 million contract for 16 Urbos trams for the French city of Saint-Etienne. The low-floor, bi-directional trams comprise of five modules and will have a modified[...]
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Edinburgh starts planning for Leith tram extension

Edinburgh City Council is to consider the case for extending its tram network to Leith. Leith had been included in original plans for for the light rail system but the[...]
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