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Riga chooses Škoda for tram order RIGA Transport (RS) has awarded Škoda Transportation a €62.6m contract to supply 20 15 T ForCity low-floor LRVs for the Latvian capital's 124km tram network.
seattle-breaks-ground-on-light-rail-east-link
A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Bellevue, Washington, on April 22 to mark the start of construction on Sound Transit's East Link light rail line. The 23km line will branch off the existing north-south line at...
riga-chooses-škoda-for-tram-order
RIGA Transport (RS) has awarded Škoda Transportation a €62.6m contract to supply 20 15 T ForCity low-floor LRVs for the Latvian capital's 124km tram network. The 1524mm-gauge 600V dc vehicles will be used on Line 4,...
construction-begins-on-edmonton-valley-line
THE Canadian city of Edmonton officially launched construction of the first phase of the light rail Valley Line on April 22, when the city's mayor Mr Don Iverson was joined by federal minister of infrastructure...
miami-proposes-six-new-urban-rail-lines
MIAMI-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organisation (MPO) adopted a resolution on April 21 endorsing the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (Smart) plan, which envisages the construction of six new urban rail lines in Miami-Dade County. Smart proposes constructing...
the-hague-receives-final-siemens-avenio-lrv
SIEMENS delivered the last of 60 Avenio low-floor LRVs for The Hague Tramways (HTM) to the Netherlands on April 22. HTM awarded Siemens a €100m contract for 40 vehicles in November 2011, and subsequently exercised an...
trams-return-to-birmingham-new-street
TRAMS returned to Birmingham New Street station for the first time since the early 1950s in the early hours of April 24, when a CAF Urbos LRV was used for the first test run on...
strasbourg-tram-extension-opens
A 1.8km southern extension of Strasbourg light rail Line A from Lixenbuhl to Illkirch-Graffenstaden was inaugurated on April 23. The €37m extension includes new stations at Parc Malraux, Cour de l'Illiade, and Graffenstaden, offering a 28-minute...
tunnel-preferred-for-calgary-lrt-green-line
THE City of Calgary announced on April 18 that an underground alignment has emerged as the most viable option for the city centre section of the LRT Green Line in the first stage of evaluation...
more-modertrans-trams-for-poznan
POLISH public transport operator MPK Poznan has awarded local tram builder Modertrans a contract to supply 10 additional Moderus Beta vehicles for its standard-gauge tram network. Unlike the 44 vehicles ordered previously by MPK Poznan, the...
london-luton-airport-to-build-peoplemover
LONDON Luton Airport (LLA) has announced plans to build a peoplemover between the airport terminal and Luton Airport Parkway station to replace the existing bus link.LLA has appointed Arup consultants to design the 2.2km link,...