Archive for category: Light Rail

Luxtram opens phase two to Stäreplaz-Etoile

Luxtram has inaugurated the second phase of its network, opening three new tram stops in Luxembourg City.
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Planners to look at building a monorail to Romania’s busiest airport

Henri Coandă International Airport. Photo: Cristian Bortes.The feasibility of a monorail system to Henri Coandă International Airport in Bucharest is to be assessed as part of an updated study on improved rail connectivity.
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Florence tram extension inaugurated

Photo: RATP Group."We have won against skepticism, against the principle, the problems of bureaucracy, technical difficulties."
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Amsterdam Metro’s North-South line officially opened

Entrance of Amsterdam Central station. Photo: Benthem Crouwel Architects/Jannes Linders.North-South line - also known as Line 52 - is an idea that dates back to the 1960s.
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Light rail progresses in Indonesia ahead of Asian Games

Photo: Indonesia's Ministry of Transportation.New light rail systems are part of the country's wider infrastructure development programme that has been accelerated since 2014, when Indonesia stepped in to replace original hosts Vietnam who withdrew for economic reasons.
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New trams for Germany’s Rhein-Neckar region will be longest in the world

Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr has placed a €250 million order with Škoda Transportation for at least 80 trams to operate around Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg.
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Sweden: CAF trams for Lund

The Swedish city of Lund has said its new tram fleet will have a particular focus on accessibility after signing a contract with CAF for seven new light rail vehicles.
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Planning approval for Sydney’s Parramatta light rail means construction will begin ‘within months’

Photo: NSW Government.The milestone for the Parramatta light rail line means that contracts for construction and operation will be awarded in the third quarter of 2018 and work will begin "within months", according to the NSW government.
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Unveiled: New tram designed exclusively for Zurich

The VBZ workshop team fabricated a mock-up of the Bombardier FLEXITY tram model. Photo: BombardierBombardier and Zurich public transport agency Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich have presented a new tram design at a press event in Switzerland's largest city.
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New lease of life for 134 retired trams in Victoria

A W-Class Melbourne tram. Photo: Adam Carr.Prospective parties have been asked to explain how they would restore, repurpose and maintain one of 134 retired trams as bidding for the iconic fleet is set to begin.
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Eversholt joins very light rail consortium

Rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail has joined the Revolution VLR consortium developing a new brand of very light rail vehicle.
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