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Trams - Articles and news items

Leipzig presents first of 14 Solaris Tramino XL LRVs

Industry news  •  14 February 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Solaris and operator Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB) have officially presented the first of 14 Tramino XL Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) in Leipzig, Germany.

CTS orders 10 extra Citadis trams for Strasbourg in agreement worth €28m

Industry news  •  3 February 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Strasbourg transport company CTS (Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois) has ordered 10 additional Alstom Citadis trams in an agreement worth €28 million.

Alstom to deliver 15 Citadis trams for Kaohsiung tramway in Taiwan

Industry news  •  26 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Alstom is to supply 15 Citadis trams for phase two of the Kaohsiung tramway project in Taiwan.

Metrolink’s Second City Crossing undergoes rigorous testing ahead of opening

Industry news  •  24 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Metrolink’s Second City Crossing has undergone another successful round of testing taking it another step closer opening.

Utrecht places additional order for 22 Urbos 100 trams

Industry news  •  20 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

The Province of Utrecht has signed a supplementary agreement with rolling stock manufacturer CAF for the delivery of 22 Urbos 100 trams.

Work starts on £350 million Metrolink Trafford Park line

Industry news  •  13 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Work has started on the new Metrolink Trafford Park line in Manchester following a ceremony on the 12 January 2017. The £350 million Metrolink Trafford Park line will offer rapid transport connections to business and leisure destinations on a 3.4 mile (5.5km) route calling at six stops to the intu Trafford Centre. Metrolink Trafford Park […]

Transtech to deliver 49 ForCity Smart Artic trams to Helsinki

Industry news  •  22 December 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Subsidiary of Škoda Transportation, Transtech is to deliver 49 ForCity Smart Artic Trams for operation in Helsinki.

First test tram travels on Metrolink’s new Second City Crossing

Industry news  •  5 December 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Metrolink has begun operational tram test runs on Manchester’s Second City Crossing between St Peter’s Square tram stop and Exchange Square stop.

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.

Overcoming challenges of rail infrastructure renewal

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  17 November 2016  •  Graham Ellis

Eurotransport’s/European Railway Review’s regular blogger Graham Ellis explores the challenges of renewing infrastructure on tram/rail networks and provides case studies on different approaches to the task.

RAIB publishes interim report on fatal Croydon tram derailment

Industry news  •  16 November 2016  •  European Railway Review

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has published its interim report into the Croydon tram derailment which fatality injured seven passengers on board.

STIF to take delivery of 22 Citadis trams for line T9 in Ile-de-France

Industry news  •  14 November 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

In a contract worth €70 million, Alstom will supply 22 Citadis trams for operation on line T9 in Ile-de-France.

Caen la Mer to receive 23 Alstom Citadis X05 trams

Industry news  •  10 November 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The agglomeration community of Caen la Mer in north-west France will soon receive 23 Alstom Citadis X05 trams in a contract worth approximately €52 million.

Croydon tram derails in south London killing seven

Industry news  •  9 November 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

On the morning of Wednesday 09 November, a Croydon tram derailed in south London killing several passengers and injuring over fifty.

Metrolink celebrates arrival of 120th tram ahead of Second City Crossing opening

Industry news  •  20 October 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Manchester Metrolink has celebrated the arrival of its 120th tram ahead of the new Second City Crossing opening early next year.


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