Light Rail - Articles and news items
Industry news • 30 November 2016 • Katie Sadler, Eurotransport
An implementation agreement has been signed allowing construction of the Tampere light rail project to commence in the first half of 2017.
Industry news • 7 October 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has announced it is seeking letters of interest from contractors for the design and construction of the Green Line Extension in Boston, USA.
Industry news • 2 September 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Rideau Transit Maintenance General Partnership (RTM) has selected Alstom to maintain Ottawa’s light rail transit system known as the Confederation Line.
In this Urban Rail Developments supplement: A new way of thinking in a devolved world; The Moscow Little Ring Railway rises to meet demand; Eole – a project to transform mobility; Adapting to meet demand: the railways in and around Prague…
Industry news • 15 August 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Sydney Light Rail project reached a milestone on 11 August with the first section of track laid of the new 12km route.
Industry news • 18 April 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
London Luton Airport has announced plans for a state-of-the-art mass passenger transit system linking London Luton Airport (LLA) with Luton Airport Parkway railway station.
Industry news • 30 September 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Irish Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD has announced plans to build a new Metro North link between Dublin Airport and the city centre.
Industry news • 19 May 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
LuxTram, the developer in charge of building a new tramway in Luxembourg, has placed an order with Spanish manufacturer CAF for the supply of 21 trams.
Issue 2 2015 • 6 May 2015 • Peter Cushing, Metrolink Director, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)
Peter Cushing is Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink Director, and as he explains here, he counts himself very lucky to have been involved in the Greater Manchester Metrolink network expansion project. Since he joined the team in 2007, they have accomplished a phenomenal amount, in very challenging circumstances. Metrolink is a remarkable achievement, driven entirely by its own success…
Issue 2 2015 • 6 May 2015 • Paul Griffiths, Centro’s Programme Director for the expansion of the Midland Metro light-rail system
The Midland Metro in Birmingham has unveiled the next phase of expansion, taking take the route through the heart of the city’s historic Digbeth area. Paul Griffiths, Centro’s Programme Director for the expansion of the Midland Metro light-rail system, provides details of the project and how the light-rail expansion will contribute to growth and regeneration…
Issue 2 2015 • 6 May 2015 • Pat O’Donoghue, Director of Design & Construction at the Railway Procurement Agency
Dublin suffers from intense traffic congestion which costs the state enormously in terms of lost productivity, higher cost of conducting business, loss of inward investment, environmental emissions and high accident rates. Pat O’Donoghue, Director of Design & Construction at the Railway Procurement Agency, explains that the Luas Cross City light-rail network will offer a fast, frequent and reliable alternative to the private car for travelling to the city centre and is designed to accommodate a high level of existing demand…
Issue 2 2015 • 6 May 2015 • Anders Lukowski – Strategy Implementation Manager at Arriva Denmark
When it comes to innovation in public transport, Dudley (UK) is firmly on the right track with a £20 million very light-rail system in the plans, as Councillor Khurshid Ahmed, Dudley Council’s Cabinet Member for Transportation, explains…
Industry news • 28 April 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
DB Regio Tyne and Wear, the light rail operator, has received five-star certification in the Recognised for Excellence (RfE) programme awarded by the British Quality Foundation (BQF).
Industry news • 22 April 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Trafikverket, the Swedish transport administration, has proposed to co-finance the construction of Lund light railway. The bid allows work on Tramway C-ESS to begin later this year.