Light Rail - Articles and news items

New Head of Fleet Engineering appointed at Tyne and Wear metro

Industry news  •  21 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

Mr Paul Patrick has been appointed as Head of Fleet Engineering at Tyne and Wear Metro Depot in Newcastle.

Canada’s Prime Minister announces investment in light rail network

Industry news  •  16 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau has announced a investment of $1.28 billion to support the Réseau électrique métropolitain light rail network.

New Zealand government to invest $436 in Auckland City Rail Link

Industry news  •  5 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

In New Zealand’s government budget 2017, $436 million will be provided for Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL).

Lynnwood Link light rail extension in Washington state to receive $100 million

Industry news  •  30 May 2017  •  Eurotransport

Sound Transit will receive $100 million in federal funds for its Lynnwood Link Extension that will begin construction next year.

New light rail vehicles ordered for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area

Industry news  •  25 May 2017  •  Eurotransport

Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario, has ordered Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area.

30 additional vehicles for Seattle and Central Puget Sound area

Industry news  •  16 May 2017  •  Eurotransport

Sound Transit, the regional transit system serving the Seattle and Central Puget Sound area in the US state of Washington, has placed an order with Siemens for 30 additional S70 type light rail vehicles (LRVs).

Metro & Light-Rail In-Depth Focus 2017

Issue 2 2017, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  11 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

Metro Dublin: a major step for mobility; Securing the Tyne and Wear Metro system’s future; and Midland Metro Alliance: Transforming the West Midlands…

Mobility in Malaysia set to be transformed

Industry news  •  27 March 2017  •  Eurotransport

Bombardier Transportation and its local partner HARTASUMA SDN BHD will deliver a further 27 Bombardier INNOVIA Metro 300 trains for the Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line in Malaysia.

Metrolink Director hands over leadership

Industry news  •  10 March 2017  •  Rachael Harper

Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink Director, Peter Cushing, has welcomed his successor, Danny Vaughan, into the driving seat.

Driverless INNOVIA Metro 300 fleet enters service in Kuala Lumpur

Industry news  •  3 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Bombardier Transportation in partnership with Hartasuma launched 14 INNOVIA Metro 300 trains for operation in Kuala Lumpur.

Construction of Tampere light rail project to begin following implementation agreement

Industry news  •  30 November 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

An implementation agreement has been signed allowing construction of the Tampere light rail project to commence in the first half of 2017.

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.

MBTA seeks contractors for Green Line Extension Project

Industry news  •  7 October 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has announced it is seeking letters of interest from contractors for the design and construction of the Green Line Extension in Boston, USA.

Ottawa’s light rail Confederation Line to be maintained by Alstom

Industry news  •  2 September 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Rideau Transit Maintenance General Partnership (RTM) has selected Alstom to maintain Ottawa’s light rail transit system known as the Confederation Line.

Urban Rail Developments supplement 2016

Issue 4 2016, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  19 August 2016  •  Eurotransport

In this Urban Rail Developments supplement: A new way of thinking in a devolved world; The Moscow Little Ring Railway rises to meet demand; Eole – a project to transform mobility; Adapting to meet demand: the railways in and around Prague…