Archive for category: Light Rail

Government approval for extension of Blackpool’s tramway

Blackpool's light rail system is set for a £21.4 million extension - just five years after the historic tramway underwent a £100 million upgrade.
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Consortia shortlisted to build and operate Parramatta Light Rail

The government of New South Wales has shortlisted five consortia to build and operate Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail project.
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First Siemens LRV enters revenue service in San Francisco

San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency's first Siemens-built light rail vehicle has entered revenue service. 
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Alstom delivers its longest Citadis tram to Ireland

The Alstom Citadis trams are 54.6m-long and are the rolling stock manufacturer's longest model.
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Tatra-Yug completes testing of new K1M6 tram model

The K1M6 has been tested in the city of Kamianske, Ukraine, since September and last week marked the completion of all tests, inspections and exploitation trials.
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Midland Metro extension receives £200m boost from UK government

West Midlands mayor Andy Street has confirmed that £200 million from the UK government's new 'Transporting Cities Fund' will be used to extend the Midland Metro to Brierley Hill.
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Construction firms chosen to build Boston’s Green line extension

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has awarded the $1 billion contract to design and construct the Green line extension of Boston's light rail network. 
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Mitsubishi and CAF awarded Philippines rolling stock order

Rolling stock manufacturers Mitsubishi and CAF have been awarded a €225 million contract to build new trains for Line 1 of the Manila light rail transit system in the Philippines.
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Luas’ Green line to receive €100m capacity boost

The Irish transport minister has given the green light to a €100m project to increase capacity on Luas' Green line.
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Putin backs new light rail line in Moscow

President Vladimir Putin has thrown his weight behind the construction of a new light rail line in Moscow.
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This is what Los Angeles’ transit system will look like in 2028

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has released a video showing what the area's transit system will look like in 2028.
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