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Light rail market set to grow by 4% WITH an increasing number of cities constructing light rail networks in response to growing urbanisation, and ageing fleets up for renewal, the market for LRVs is expected to grow at 4% per annum over the next five years, according to the latest market study by SCI Verkehr.
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PUBLIC transport and road networks in the US are in urgent need of investment, according to the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard released by the American Public Transportation Association (Apta) on August 26. The report reveals that...
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TESTING is underway on the new 4.3km Ayacucho light rail line in the Colombian city of Medellin.The nine-station line runs from Estacíon Oriente in the east to San Antonio station in the city centre where...
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FULL operations on the long-awaited 17.5km extensions to Nottingham's light rail network commenced on August 25, almost eight months behind schedule. The £570m project, construction of which commenced in 2012, has extended services to Clifton and...
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RESIDENTS of Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, and Sacramento, California, are celebrating the latest additions to their city's light rail networks which opened on August 22 and 24 respectively.   More than 3500 people rode the...
rio-light-rail-project-secures-bndes-loan
BRAZIL's National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) has approved a Reais 746.5m ($US 212.8m) loan for Rio de Janeiro's 28km Porto Maravilha light rail project. The loan was issued to the VLT Carioca consortium...
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WITH an increasing number of cities constructing light rail networks in response to growing urbanisation, and ageing fleets up for renewal, the market for LRVs is expected to grow at 4% per annum over the...
penang-selects-transport-masterplan-delivery-partner
THE government of the Malaysian state of Penang has selected SRS Consortium as project delivery partner for the Ringgit 27bn ($US 6.48bn) Penang Transport Masterplan (TMP), a comprehensive scheme of integrated light rail, tram, bus...
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MPK Wroclaw's new fleet of Pesa Twist low-floor LRVs entered passenger service in the Polish city on August 14, when the first three vehicles were introduced on Line 3. MPK Wroclaw awarded Pesa a contract in...
campina-grande-light-rail-study-underway
BRAZIL's Ministry of Cities and Brazilian Urban Trains Company (CBTU) have launched a study into the feasibility of building a light rail line in Campina Grande, a city of more than 350,000 inhabitants in the...
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THE mayor of Mülheim, Germany, Ms Dagmar Mühlenfeld, named the first of 15 Bombardier Flexity City LRVs Mülheim an der Ruhr at a ceremony on August 14 attended by the CEO of Mülheim Transport (MVG)...