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Bombardier rolls out first LRV for Waterloo THE first Flexity Freedom LRV for the initial phase of the Ion light rail network in the Canadian city of Waterloo was loaded onto a lorry at Bombardier’s plant in Thunder Bay, Ontario, on February 15 in readiness for delivery, which is expected to take 10-12 days.
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BOMBARDIER announced on February 27 that it will supply an additional 21 Flexity trams to Berlin Transport Authority (BVG), which has triggered an option in a framework agreement signed in 2006 for a maximum of...
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DENVER Regional Transportation District (RTD) inaugurated the long-awaited light rail R Line on February 24, extending the route into the centre of Aurora. The 16.9km line connects the existing track at Nine Mile Station to Peoria...
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WARSAW expanded its tram network to the north of the city on February 27 with the opening of the 1.1km northern extension of Line 2 from Mehoffera to Nowodwory in the district of Białołęka. Services on...
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LIGHT rail capacity in Manchester city centre increased significantly on February 26 with the opening of Metrolink’s Second City Crossing. The 1.3km line runs from Lower Mosely Street through St Peter’s Square, continuing through the city...
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THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales has unveiled its preferred route for the first stage of Parramatta Light Rail project, which will connect a major hospital at Westmead with central Parramatta...
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THE Mayor of Ottawa Mr Jim Watson unveiled proposals to expand the scope of the city’s Stage 2 LRT project on February 17 in a proposal that would extend the network to the west, south...
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ISRAEL’s National Council for Design and Construction has approved plans for a 43km interurban tram-train line linking Haifa with Nazareth and referred the project to the Israeli government. The Shekels 5.9bn ($US 1.6bn) line from Haifa...
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A ceremony was held at Moëllesulaz on the French-Swiss border on February 20 to officially launch construction of an extension of Geneva light rail line 12 to the French town of Annemasse, which will restore...
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THE first Flexity Freedom LRV for the initial phase of the Ion light rail network in the Canadian city of Waterloo was loaded onto a lorry at Bombardier’s plant in Thunder Bay, Ontario, on February...
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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is the United States’ largest public transit agency. Kevin Smith reflects on outgoing chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast’s recent interview with Railway Age editor-in-chief William Vantuono, where he outlined...

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