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Light Rail - Articles and news items

Construction of Tampere light rail project to begin following implementation agreement

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.

Low Impact Light Rail Competition

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  29 November 2016  •  UKTram

Low Impact Light Rail was launched by UKTram to encourage new ideas within the industry that reduce costs in track and energy usage on the country’s tram networks.

MBTA seeks contractors for Green Line Extension Project

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.

Ottawa’s light rail Confederation Line to be maintained by Alstom

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.

Urban Rail Developments supplement 2016

Issue 4 2016, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  19 August 2016  •  Eurotransport

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…

First section of track laid for Sydney Light Rail project

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.

Plans for London Luton Airport £200 million mass transit system revealed

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.

Plans confirmed for Dublin Airport Metro North link

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.

Spanish Tram manufacturer CAF awarded LuxTram contract

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.

Expanding the Manchester Metrolink network

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…

Birmingham Midland Metro – a catalyst for growth and regeneration

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…

Transforming Dublin with the Luas Cross City light-rail

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…

Full steam ahead for very light-rail in Dudley (UK)

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…

DB Regio Tyne and Wear receives five-star service award

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).

Lund light railway receives financial backing to proceed

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.

 

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