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Calgary Green Line Stage 1 plans confirmed THE City of Calgary Administration announced its recommendations for the first phase of the light rail Green Line on May 11, setting out project scope and construction timescales for one of Canada’s largest transit projects.
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OSTRAVA Public Transport (DPO) has revealed artist’s impressions of the final design for its new fleet of Stadler Tango LRVs. A week-long public vote was launched on the DPO website on May 23 to select an...
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WROCLAW Municipal Transport (MPK) has issued a call for tender for 40 bidirectional LRVs with a closing date for bids of July 3. MPK estimates that the contract will be worth at least Zlotys 192m ($US...
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TRANSPORT for New South Wales has released the first images of completed Alstom Citadis X05 low-floor LRVs for the Sydney CBD and South East light rail line. As a member of the Altrac Light Rail Consortium,...
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FIVE suppliers have submitted bids to Warsaw Tramways for a contract to supply 123 low-floor LRVs with options for 90 additional vehicles. A consortium of Stadler and Solaris submitted the lowest-priced bid, with an offer of...
phoenix-valley-metro-approves-lrv-orders
THE board of Phoenix Valley Metro Rail has approved two orders for a total of 17 LRVs, which are being procured as part of the expansion of the LRT network in the Arizonan state capital. Siemens...
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EGYPT’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation signed a €100m loan agreement with the French Development Agency (AFD) on May 16 which will help finance a €360m project to modernise the 13.7km Raml tram line...
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THE president and CEO of Paris Transport Authority (RATP), Ms Elisabeth Borne, was named transport minister on May 17 in the new French government of president Emmanuel Macron and prime minister Mr Edouard Philippe.Borne, who...
sound-transit-orders-30-extra-lrvs-for-seattle
SOUND Transit, which serves the Seattle and Central Puget Sound area in Washington state, has placed an order with Siemens for 30 additional S70 type light rail vehicles (LRVs).Through this order, Sound Transit is exercising...
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The UITP will hold its 62nd Global Public Transport Summit in Montreal this month. Secretary general Alain Flausch explained to David Briginshaw that the UITP is keen to help its members become better prepared for...
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While the cable cars might steal the limelight, light rail is still the backbone of the transit network in San Francisco, and its importance looks set to increase as the city’s population and employment continue...

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