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Trams - Articles and news items

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.

Construction on Paris T4 tram-train extension begins

Industry news  •  19 October 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Extension work on the Paris T4 tram-train line, which currently runs from Bondy to Aulnay-sous-Bois, has commenced providing a new link eastwards to Montfermeil by 2019.

Go ahead given for Trafford Park Metrolink line in Manchester

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

A new £350 million Metrolink tram link has been given the go ahead expanding the network by 3.4 miles through Trafford Park.

Gothenburg awards tram fleet contract to Bombardier consortium

Industry news  •  11 October 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

A Bombardier Transportation led consortium has won a contract to supply 40 Flexity low-floor trams with Vossloh Kiepe electrical equipment to the city of Gothenburg.

City of Tampere selects Transtech to supply low-floor LRVs

Industry news  •  6 October 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The Finnish city of Tampere has named Transtech Oy, a subsidiary company of Skoda Transportation, as preferred bidder to supply and maintain 15-20 trams for its new tram line project.

First cross-border Citadis trams delivered for service between Strasbourg & Kehl

Industry news  •  4 October 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The first Alstom Citadis trams for cross-border services between the city of Strasbourg in France and Kehl in Germany have been delivered for operational testing.

InnoTrans 2016 round-up

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  30 September 2016  •  Craig Waters, Editor, Eurotransport

Last week the global transport industry gathered in Berlin for the 11th edition of InnoTrans. Here, we provide a round-up of this year’s event…

InnoTrans 2016: Solaris presents Tramino Leipzig interior

Industry news  •  21 September 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The interior of the new Solaris Tramino Leipzig has been unveiled at InnoTrans 2016 following a contract with operator Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB) in 2015.

 

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