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Luxembourg tram design revealed ARTIST's impressions of the CAF Urbos low-floor LRV for the first light rail line in Luxembourg were unveiled on July 1 by the country's minister for sustainable development and transport François Bausch and mayor of Luxembourg Mrs Lydie Polfer.
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SACRAMENTO Regional Transit District carried out the first test runs on the 6.9km southern extension of the light rail Blue Line from Meadowview Road to Cosumnes River College on July 29. Nightly testing will continue on...
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THE French city of Caen has awarded a contract to provide design and project management services for its planned light rail network to ASyAS, a consortium of French companies Artélia, Setec, Attica, and Signes. The 17.1km...
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A fleet of five type 71-911 City Star low-floor trams has entered passenger service on the 91km tram network in the in the Russian city of Tver. The 1524mm-gauge vehicles were designed by PK Transportnye Sistemy,...
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THE German city of Augsburg is planning to construct a new tram line and a tram/rail interchange beneath the main station as part of its wider Project Augsburg City urban regeneration project. The basic structure of...
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SUNSHINE Coast, Australia, is to carry out further studies into the development of a light rail network after a public consultation revealed 87% of residents endorse the project. The council has subsequently allocated $A 750,000 ($US...
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ARTIST's impressions of the CAF Urbos low-floor LRV for the first light rail line in Luxembourg were unveiled on July 1 by the country's minister for sustainable development and transport François Bausch and mayor of...
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PROPOSALS to develop a light rail network in Reykjavik are at the heart of a new 25-year urban planning strategy for the Icelandic capital, which was signed by representatives of all of the city's municipalities...
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THE governor of the Brazilian state of São Paulo, Mr Geraldo Alckmin, signed a 20-year public-private partnership concession with BR Mobilidade Baixada Santista consortium on June 23 to operate the new light rail line and...
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A taskforce set up to develop a strategy for the future of France's loss-making conventional long-distance trains published its first report at the end of May. Keith Barrow explores the options being put forward to...
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GREATER Stockholm Transport (SL) has awarded a six-year contract to Eltel, Sweden, to maintain infrastructure on two of its tram lines.The contract covers preventative and corrective maintenance of track, trackbed, catenary and signalling on the...