Trams - Articles and news items

Keolis Downer renewed contract for Yarra Trams in Melbourne

Industry news  •  19 September 2017  •  Eurotransport

Keolis’ Australian subsidiary, Keolis Downer, has been awarded the contract to continue operating Yarra Trams, on behalf of the Victorian Government in Melbourne, Australia.

TfL commences plans to make London’s trams cashless

Industry news  •  4 September 2017  •  Eurotransport

Transport for London (TfL) has begun an eight-week public consultation on plans to make trams in London ‘cashless’.

Modernising Prague’s tram infrastructure

Issue 4 2017, Z homepage promo  •  31 August 2017  •  Miroslav Penc, Head of Tram Infrastructure Unit from the Prague Public Transit Company

With over 340km of track, modernising Prague’s tram infrastructure is a big job. Here, Miroslav Penc, Head of Tram Infrastructure Unit from the Prague Public Transit Company, outlines some of the work being done to improve Prague’s tram tracks and upgrade the network’s signalling system, all without inconveniencing passengers or adding to the programme’s budget.

Citadis tram enters service in Algeria

Industry news  •  28 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

The Citadis tram in Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria, has been inaugurated by the Minister of Transport and Public Works Abdelghani Zaalane.

Bremen orders new tram fleet from Siemens

Industry news  •  3 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

German operator Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) has ordered 67 Avenio trams from Siemens, which includes an option for up to 17 additional trams.

Bangalore Metro’s Green Line enters commercial service

Industry news  •  22 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

Bangalore Metro has launched operations on its Green Line connecting Nagasandra in North Bangalore with Yelachanahalli in the South, the last section of Bangalore Metro Phase 1.

Midland Metro sees the biggest rise is customer satisfaction in the UK

Industry news  •  20 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

A survey by Transport Focus has found that satisfaction with Midland Metro rose from 81% to 92% – the largest of the tram networks surveyed.

Bus & Tram In-Depth Focus 2017

Issue 3 2017, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  12 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

In this Bus & Tram In-Depth Focus: Fuel cell buses – A flexible, zero-emission solution; ‘BusConnects’ – Improving services in Dublin; and Investing in change and laying foundations for the future…

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.