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Freiburg launches CAF Urbos LRV fleet THE mayor of Freiburg-im-Breisgau Dr Dieter Salomon has officially unveiled the German city's new fleet of CAF Urbos 100 LRVs, which have been ordered as part of a €150m investment in modernising and expanding the metre-gauge network.
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ŠKODA Transportation unveiled its new 27T low-floor LRV for the Chinese market at the UrTran 2015 exhibition, which was held recently at the China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing. The five-section bidirectional vehicle was assembled locally...
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THE French city of Angers has launched a tender for design and project management services for its second light rail line. The 9.9km Line B would link Belle-Beille in the west of the city, running along...
THREE of Europe's major railways face some serious challenges in the coming months as they try to grapple with problems ranging from a failure to react to rapid changes in the market, as in the...
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ALGIERS Metro Enterprise (EMA) has awarded a €210m contract to extend the Constantine light rail line by 10km from the current southern terminus of Zouaghi to the new city of Ali Mendjeli and Mohamed Boudiaf...
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MAXWELL Technologies, United States, has signed a long-term strategic partnership with CRRC subsidiary China Qingdao Sifang Rolling Stock Research Institute (CRRC SRI) to jointly develop new rolling stock energy storage solutions for the Chinese market.Maxwell...
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THE first of 10 ground-power LRVs being built by CRRC Dalian for the first light rail line in Zhuhai has been commissioned.The 8.9km line, which connects Shangzhong with Haitian Park, is entirely catenary free due...
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CROSSLINX Transit Solutions, the consortium selected in June by Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario to finance, build, and maintain Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown light rail line has reached financial close on the $C 5.3bn ($US 4.3bn) project. The...
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THE first of 19 Avenio low-floor LRVs being supplied by Siemens for Qatar's Education City light rail line has left the company's test centre at Wildenrath in northwest Germany on the first stage of its...
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FOLLOWING a lengthy legal dispute, plans to extend Bordeaux's tram network to the northwest received a significant boost on July 21, when the city's administrative appeal court ruled that the €270m project can go ahead. Last...
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A one-week programme of dynamic testing began on July 21 on the first light rail line in Taiwan's second city Kaohsiung. Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit Bureau says trams are running at half-hourly intervals on the four-station...