Archive for category: Light Rail

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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Date set for Gold Coast tram opening

Gold Coast’s new light rail system is to open on July 20, the Queensland Government has announced. The coastal city’s new fleet of 14 yellow trams – the only trams in[...]
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Stadler and Ansaldo STS to build Aarhus light rail system

Stadler and Ansaldo STS have won a contract to build the first phase of a 110-kilometre light rail system in the Danish city of Aarhus. The turnkey contract includes construction[...]
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Keolis Amey to operate DLR until 2021

A Keolis/Amey joint venture has been awarded a seven-year contract to operate and maintain London’s Docklands Light Railway (DLR). Keolis Amey will take over from Serco, which has operated the[...]
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Edinburgh tram bells will not be silenced

Transport for Edinburgh has said its tram bells will not be silenced in some residential areas following stories about complaints from unhappy residents. The Edinburgh Evening News reported that drivers had[...]
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Manchester trams to arrive early

The new Metrolink line to Wythenshawe and Manchester Airport will launch before the year is out – more than 12 months ahead of schedule. Trams started to run along part[...]
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Nottingham tram extension to open in 2015

An extension of Nottingham’s tram network to Clifton and Beeston will not be ready for passengers until 2015, contractor Taylor Woodrow Alstom has said. The project was due to open[...]
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Trams in Valencia undergo half-life overhaul

Valencia’s 20-year-old Siemens-Düwag UT-3800 trams are returning to service following a €8 million overhaul. As well as having mechanical components upgraded, the vehicles, which were launched in 1994 with the opening of the[...]
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French consortium lands Qatar light rail contract

Alstom and VINCI Construction Grands Projets have been awarded the contract for the final package of works for a four-line light rail system in Lusail, Qatar. Alstom’s €750 million share of the[...]
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Tide Light Rail extension to Chesapeake on the agenda

Chesapeake, Virginia, is looking to try and finance a study into a proposed extension of the Tide Light Rail system to Greenbrier. The project is one of a several planned[...]
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