Archive for category: Light Rail

Toronto’s new low-floor trams enter service

Toronto has begun a complete replacement of its tram fleet, with the first two new vehicles entering service in the city. Ontario is investing $416.3 million on 204 new low-floor[...]
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Aubagne launches free-to-ride tram network

Aubagne’s new free-to-ride tramway has opened to passengers. The first section of Aubagne’s light rail network between Le Charrel and Pôle d’échange d’Aubagne, the city’s bus station, was inaugurated on August[...]
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Southwest LRT project backed

Minneapolis’ Southwest Light Rail Transit (LRT) project has been approved by the Twin Cities’ Metropolitan Council. The authority is now cleared to submit proposals for the 26-kilometre extension of the[...]
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Second Le Mans light rail line to open

Le Mans’ mayor is set to open the city’s second tram line this weekend. Line 2 will increase the length of Le Mans’ light rail network to 19 kilometres and[...]
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Jerusalem light rail network targeted in violent clashes

A third of Jerusalem’s light rail fleet has had to be taken out of service following violence in Israel’s capital. Eight of the system’s 15 light rail cars have had[...]
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Ground broken on Waterloo light rail project

Public officials have broken ground on the first phase of the ION light rail system in Waterloo, Ontario. The first shovels entered the ground at the site of the planned[...]
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Decision to order more new Midland Metro trams to be made by end of the year

Centro’s metro programme director has said a decision will be made later this year as to whether or not the authority will exercise an option for additional Urbos 3 trams.[...]
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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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