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Rio de Janeiro tramway opens ahead of Olympic Games

Industry news  •  8 June 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Rio de Janeiro has celebrated the opening of its first integrated tramway system two months ahead of the city hosting the Olympic Games.

Tram design revealed for the East-West line of the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropole

Industry news  •  24 February 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Alstom has revealed designs for the new Citadis trams that will circulate on the East-West line and Line 3 of the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropole.

Nice Côte d’Azur tramway orders 19 new LRVs

Industry news  •  12 October 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The Metropolis Nice Côte d’Azur tenders committee has awarded Alstom the contract to supply 19 Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) for the new East-West Nice Côte d’Azur tramway.

Final tests begin on Nottingham Express Transit extension

Industry news  •  5 August 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Final tests are currently underway on Phase Two of the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) tram extension.

Olsztyn tramway restoration continues with delivery of first tram in 50 years

Industry news  •  23 June 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The Polish city of Olsztyn welcomed the first tram in over 50 years after Solaris delivered the first of 15 Tramino for the north-east region of Warmian-Masurian.

Tyne and Wear Metro to receive £40 million investment

Industry news  •  18 June 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive on behalf of the North East Combined Authority, has announced a £40 million investment to modernise the Tyne and Wear Metro.

Grenoble tramway refurbishment project complete

Industry news  •  11 June 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The tram fleet of Tag, Grenoble’s transport network, has been fully refurbished with new exterior livery and spacious interiors.

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.

First 100 metres of Florence tramway line 2 completed

Industry news  •  11 May 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The Tram di Firenze S.p.A. consortium celebrated completion of the first 100 metres of Florence tramway line 2.

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.

Regiotram Utrecht signs ‘groundbreaking’ maintenance agreement with Strukton Rail

Industry news  •  8 April 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Regional tramway operator Regiotram Utrecht has signed a ‘groundbreaking’ maintenance agreement with contractor Strukton Rail.

Whitepaper: Accurate passenger and people counting with stereoscopic vision technology

Whitepapers  •  4 April 2014  •  Eurotech

In this whitepaper, Eurotech discuss how new technology is changing the transportation industry at a rapid pace, improving the ride for passengers and simplifying management tasks for transit operators.

Case Study: Counting passengers via the cloud

Whitepapers  •  4 April 2014  •  Eurotech

In this case study, Eurotech provides a cloud based automatic passenger counting (APC) system for TEB, a tramways operator running the busy line from Bergamo to Albino in Italy.

France invests in urban transport

Issue 4 2013  •  22 August 2013  •  David Haydock, Industry Expert

France has seen a boom in urban public transport projects over the past two decades and is continuing the momentum despite difficult economic circumstances. The Hollande government came to power in 2012 at a difficult time. Budgets for most ministries are being slimmed-down in order to reduce a growing deficit. However, although the government has recently announced a major slowing of investment in construction of high-speed rail lines, urban transport investment has emerged from spending reviews relatively unscathed – the only significant change being some lengthening of the timetable for the introduction of the ‘Grand Paris’ scheme for over 100km of orbital metro lines in the Paris suburbs.

Much of the recent expansion in public trans – port has been driven by a law of 1996 governing air quality and energy use which obliges conurbations of more than 100,000 people to draw up a Plan de Déplacement Urbain (PDU = Urban Transport Plan) aimed at reducing pollution and congestion.

Research to make tramway, metro and mainline operations more reliable and cost effective

Issue 3 2012  •  25 June 2012  •  Nicolas Furio, Infrastructure & Electrification Manager and PM ‘n’ IDEA Coordinator, UNIFE

Predictive Maintenance employing Non-intrusive Inspection & Data Analysis (PM ‘n’ IDEA1) is a jointly funded European research project focused on developing innovative inspection and maintenance technologies for railway track infrastructure. It is a three-year project that began in June 2009 with a budget of approximately €5 million. Sixteen partners are involved in the project and UNIFE2, the Association of the European Rail Industry, is the coordinator.

PM ‘n’ IDEA is focused on the development of non-intrusive track inspection systems to increase track availability, increase the life span and reduce life cycle costs of track com – ponents, and improve the safety of both workers and users of urban rail systems. The project has utilised and further developed existing innovative technologies to monitor the health status and the rate of degradation of track components to provide visibility of future maintenance and renewal requirements.

The project has delivered six ‘Key Innovations’ that are aimed at improving the integrity of rail transport networks through the deployment of intelligent design and sensor technologies into cost effective products and targeted non-intrusive monitoring processes.

 

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