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German government backs Ulm tram expansion GERMANY's Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has approved a €65m grant to help fund the construction of a second metre-gauge tram line in the city of Ulm.
croydon-receives-additional-stadler-lrvs
THE first of four additional Variobahn low-floor LRVs being supplied to Transport for London (TfL) by Stadler Pankow for the Croydon Tramlink network was delivered by road to Croydon over the weekend of May 3-4. TfL...
toronto-pushes-ahead-with-finch-west-lrt
CONSTRUCTION of Toronto's 11km Finch West LRT project will commence in 2017, Ontario's minister of transportation Mr Stephen De Duca announced this week.   The east-west standard-gauge line will run at-grade from an interchange on the under-construction...
karlsruhe-orders-more-vossloh-tram-trains
KARLSRUHE Transport (VBK) and Albtal Transport Company (AVG) have exercised an option with Vossloh Kiepe and its Spanish sister company Vossloh Rail Vehicles for 25 additional CityLink NET 2012 tram-trains, taking its total fleet of...
san-diego-reveals-long-term-rail-vision
PROPOSALS for the expansion of commuter rail and light rail networks in southern California have been revealed as part of San Diego Association of Governments' (Sandag) draft 35-year regional plan, which was released for public...
fortaleza-prepares-to-resume-light-rail-project
THE infrastructure secretariat of the Brazilian state of Ceará says it has received proposals to resume work on adapting a freight line for a diesel light rail service in Fortaleza.The line will link the city's...
ontario-to-fund-hurontario-lrt
ONTARIO minister of transportation Mr Seteven Del Duca confirmed on April 21 that the province will fund the entire $C 1.6bn cost of the Hurontario-Main LRT project west of Toronto without assistance from the Canadian...
qatar-rail-achieves-tunnelling-milestones-in-doha
TUNNELLING has been completed on the Lusail light rail project while nearly 20km of the 113km of tunnels required for the Doha metro have been bored, Qatar Rail announced in Doha on April 21."During the...
two-shortlisted-for-tampere-lrt-contract
THE Finnish city of Tampere has shortlisted two consortia for the next stage of a design-build tender for the city's planned 25km light rail network. The project will be implemented as an alliance and the contractor...
german-government-funds-ulm-tram-expansion
GERMANY's Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has approved a €65m grant to help fund the construction of a second metre-gauge tram line in the city of Ulm. The 11km Line 2 will link...
solaris-lrvs-enter-service-in-braunschweig
THE mayor of Braunschweig Mr Ulrich Markurth and Braunschweig Transport CEO Mr Jörg Reincke launched the German city's new fleet of 18 Solaris Tramino low-floor LRVs on April 13, when the first vehicles entered passenger...