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Bergen approves second light rail line PLANS for a second light rail line in the Norwegian city of Bergen were approved by the city council on June 21.
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A federal appeal court has ruled that the state of Maryland can proceed with construction of the 25.8km light rail Purple Line north of Washington DC, despite a continuing lawsuit against the project. The US Court...
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LEIPZIG launched its new fleet of Solaris Tramino XL low-floor LRVs on July 13, when the first vehicle entered trial passenger service on Line 4 from Gohlis to Stötteritz. LVB awarded the Polish manufacturer a framework...
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KIEV tram operator Kyivpastrans has selected Pesa, Poland, for a Hryvnia 1.8bn ($US 70m) contract to supply 40 1524mm-gauge low-floor LRVs. The 26m long three-section Fokstrot vehicles will supplement the fleet of 10 similar vehicles ordered...
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A groundbreaking ceremony was held in the Shunyi district of Beijing on July 14 to mark the start of construction on light rail Line T2. The 19.9km north-south line from Friendship Hospital to Beijing Capital International...
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TEST running on the first section of Luxembourg’s light rail network was officially launched by minister of sustainable development Mr François Bausch, the city’s mayor Mrs Lydie Polfer, and city council leader Mrs Sam Tanson...
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THE conversion of the Schiedam - Hook of Holland line from heavy rail to a light rail line connected to the Rotterdam metro network is suffering delays which are likely to push the reopening date...
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TRANSPORT for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has awarded MPact Thales (MPT), a consortium of Laing O’Rourke, VolkerRail and Thales, a contract to design and construct the extension of the city’s Metrolink light rail network to Trafford...
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ISRAEL’s Transport Ministry has granted the city of Beer-Sheva approval to proceed with preliminary design on a light rail line linking the city centre with the suburbs and nearby military facilities. The government decided to support...
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BRITAIN’s National Audit Office (NAO) has published findings of an investigation into the Sheffield to Rotherham tram-train scheme, and has discovered Network Rail’s (NR) original cost has quadrupled, the cost:benefit ratio has plummeted and it...
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THE Port Authority of New York/New Jersey has issued a request for information by July 20 from rail vehicle and component manufactures for the proposed LaGuardia Airtrain project.The port authority wants to hear from manufacturers...

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