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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.

TfL seeks Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy training provider

Industry news  •  9 June 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a procurement process for a new training provider at the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA) in Ilford, east London

Metropolitan Line Extension funding confirmed

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

Construction on the Metropolitan Line Extension will begin next year following a full funding package agreement on the former Croxley Rail Link due for completion in 2020.

Tender announced for first light rail in Denmark

Industry news  •  9 July 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Odense Letbane, a public owned company assigned to oversee the construction of the first light rail in Denmark, has invited bidders to submit proposals for the supply of rolling stock and transportation systems.

Spain exports its high-tech know-how in public transport

Issue 4 2012  •  3 September 2012  •  Pedro Fortea, Director, MAFEX

In recent years, the Spanish rail industry has been at the forefront of the greatest public transport advances seen in the country’s main cities – a result of the firm commitment to R&D and the return of transport modes such as the tramway, as well as the implementation of new and modern underground networks. There has been a change in urban mobility material, with a firm commitment to railways.

The advances made towards public transport based on underground, tramway, suburban and medium- and long-distance rail connections between cities has contributed to a reduction in the use of private road vehicles and a reduction in CO2 emissions.

A vision is becoming reality!

Issue 1 2012  •  17 February 2012  •  Dr. Walter Casazza, CEO, Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund GmbH (KVV)

In September 2002, the citizens of Karlsruhe approved a project solution called ‘Kombi-Lösung’ (‘combined solution’). The term ‘combined’ stands for the two parts of the project – a city light-rail tunnel and a new tram line running parallel to the main pedestrian street in Karlsruhe, on top of a new road tunnel!

The light-rail tunnel

From 2017 there will be a 3.4km-long T-shaped light-rail tunnel running under the main pedestrian street of Karlsruhe – the Kaiserstrasse – with a branch into the south of the marketplace. There will be seven modern, comfortable and safe underground stops and three surface stops. The light-rail tunnel will run under two principal axes of the inner city, both in a west-east direction under the pedestrian area and in a southern junction in a north-south direction under the historical marketplace and which will pass under a four-lane main road.

The underground tracks will be connected to the existing overground network via ramps. The tunnel will link four underground stops on a length of approximately 2.4km in a west-east direction and three stops in a north-south running tunnel section of about 1km-long. The tunnel will consist of a tube approximately 9m in diameter in which two tracks will be laid.