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Trams - Articles and news items

Zurich to receive 70 FLEXITY trams

Industry news  •  7 March 2017  •  Rachael Harper

Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology and Zurich Public Transport (VBZ) have signed a contract for the delivery of 70 seven-part Bombardier FLEXITY low-floor trams.

Blackpool Tramway is more popular than ever

Industry news  •  1 March 2017  •  Rachael Harper

Blackpool Tramway is proving extremely popular, hitting a major milestone with five million passengers having used the service since April 2016.

Berlin Transport Authority expands Germany’s largest tram network

Industry news  •  28 February 2017  •  Rachael Harper

Bombardier Transportation has announced it will be supplying 21 additional FLEXITY trams to Berlin, expanding Germany’s largest tram network.

Manchester’s new Second City Crossing is now open

Industry news  •  28 February 2017  •  Rachael Harper

The Second City Crossing, Manchester city centre’s second city tram line, is now open, completing Metrolink’s ‘big bang’ expansion.

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.


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