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Tunnelling completed on Eglinton Crosstown LRT CONSTRUCTION of Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail line reached a significant milestone on August 18 when tunnel boring machines Don and Humber broke through at Yonge Street, marking the completion of tunneling on the 10km underground section between Keele Street and Laird Drive.
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THE mayor of San Francisco Mr Ed Lee visited Siemens’ Sacramento plant on August 29 to view the first of 215 S200 SF LRVs for San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). SFMTA signed a $US 648m...
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DALLAS Area Rapid Transit (DART) opened a 1.5km second phase of its Dallas line Streetcar on August 29, reaching Bishop Arts District via Zang Boulevard at 6th Street and a stop between Davis and 7th...
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THE mayor of Samsun Mr Yusuf Yilmaz opened the latest phase of the Turkish city’s light rail network on August 26, when he made an inaugural trip over the southeastern extension from the city’s main...
stadler-wins-first-order-for-metelitsa-broad-gauge-tram
TRANSPORTNAYA Koncessionnaya Kompanya (TKK), a consortium of Lider Group and LSR Group, in St Petersburg, Russia, has placed an order with Stadler for 23 Metelitsa trams. The first six vehicles are due to handed over...
iftec-and-vossloh-kiepe-to-refurbish-nuremberg-trams
NUREMBERG Transport has awarded a consortium of Iftec, Germany, and Vossloh Kiepe a €5.1m contract to modernise its fleet of 14 GT6N and 26 GT8N trams, which were originally supplied by a consortium of Adtranz...
nashville-transit-plan-proposes-lrt-and-commuter-rail-expansion
PROPOSALS for a 74km light rail network and a second commuter rail line for Nashville have been included in a 25-year transit strategy for the region, which was presented to the boards of Nashville Metropoitan...
california-invests-$us-374m-in-rail
THE California State Transport Agency (Calsta) announced on August 16 the 14 recipients for the $US 390m 2016 Transit and Intercity Capital Programme (TIRCP) grants, $US 374m of which will be invested in rail. From the...
tunnelling-completed-on-eglinton-crosstown-lrt
CONSTRUCTION of Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail line reached a significant milestone on August 18 when tunnel boring machines Don and Humber broke through at Yonge Street, marking the completion of tunneling on the 10km...
rostov-orders-city-star-trams
THE Russian city of Rostov-on-Don has awarded PC Transport Systems, Russia, a Roubles 528.4m ($US 8.3m) contract to supply 16 type 71-911E City Star trams for the city’s standard-gauge tramway network. Each 16.5m-long single-section tram will...
aarhus-receives-first-stadler-lrv
THE first of 26 LRVs being built by Stadler for the light rail network in Aarhus arrived in the Danish city for testing on August 11. The LRVs are being built at Stadler’s factories in Germany...