Light Rail - Articles and news items

Odense Light Rail in Denmark awards construction tender

Industry news  •  11 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

Efacec, together with COMSA and MUNCK, has won an international tender for the construction of the Odense Light Rail in Denmark.

LRT3 light rail vehicle work package awarded in Kuala Lumpur

Industry news  •  8 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

Prasarana Malaysia Berhad has awarded the Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) work package for the Light Rail Transit (LRT3) project.

Mauritius Metro Express Project contract awarded

Industry news  •  7 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

An Rs 18.8 billion contract to design and construct the Metro Express Project in Mauritius has been signed between the government and Larsen & Toubro.

FTA approves Durham and Orange light-rail project

Industry news  •  1 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

Durham and Orange counties’ light-rail project will move into the final design — or Engineering — phase now that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has received the counties’ revised transit plans and determined the project to be justified under federal review criteria.

World’s first Citadis X05 Light Rail Vehicle delivered to Sydney

Industry news  •  1 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

Alstom has delivered the first of 60 Citadis X05 light rail vehicles (LRVs) to Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) in Sydney, Australia, as part of the CBD and South East Light Rail project.

The Docklands Light Railway celebrates 30 years of service

Industry news  •  31 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

The DLR is celebrating 30 years of service and to mark this a travel guide and an easier to read line map have been released.

Keolis Downer begins operation of Newcastle Transport in Australia

Industry news  •  18 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

Keolis Downer has started operating Newcastle Transport, the new integrated transport provider for Newcastle, Australia.

Rideau Transit Group (RTG) orders 38 tram-trains for Ontario

Industry news  •  28 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

RTG has ordered 38 Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles for the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit Expansion Project in Ontario.

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…