Trams - Articles and news items

New Managing Director for UKTram

Industry news  •  16 May 2017  •  Eurotransport

UKTram has confirmed the appointment of James Hammett to the role of Managing Director.

COMSA to build the Odense tram network in Denmark

Industry news  •  11 May 2017  •  Eurotransport

COMSA has been awarded the construction of the tram network for the city of Odense, located to the west of Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen.

Work to soon start on a new tram terminus in Milan

Industry news  •  19 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

The construction of the new tram terminus of Certosa in Milan will begin in the upcoming weeks will cost €18 million.

Efficient as a tram, flexible as a bus

Issue 2 2017  •  10 April 2017  •  Roger Kesteloot, Director General of De Lijn

Roger Kesteloot, Director General of De Lijn, explores the advantages of the tram bus as a mode of public transport when the construction of subway or tram infrastructure is not a feasible solution to reduce traffic congestion in cities.

Metrolink celebrates its 25th anniversary

Industry news  •  6 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

Today is Metrolink’s 25th birthday and it has a lot to celebrate having tripled in size since it first opened its doors on 6 April 1992.

Testing begins on the UK’s first Tram Train

Industry news  •  5 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

In preparation for passenger services starting in 2018, testing has begun on the UK’s first Tram Train vehicles.

The Tram Train pilot is set to achieve a key milestone

Industry news  •  31 March 2017  •  Eurotransport

The Tram Train project in South Yorkshire will soon take a significant step towards completion as construction work continues.

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.