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Luxembourg City Council backs light rail plan LUXEMBOURG City Council granted consent on July 14 for the construction of the first phase of the city's light rail network, which was given the go-ahead by the Chamber of Deputies of the Grand Duchy last month.
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PALERMO celebrated the inaugural trial run on Line 1 of the city's new light rail network on July 14 when a Bombardier Flexity Outlook LRV operated from the depot at Roccella to Scaffa square, where...
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LIGHT metro trains started commercial operation today in Malaga, making it the seventh city in Spain to have a metro. The eight-year project cost €594m to complete. Malaga's light metro comprises a Y-shaped, standard-gauge network...
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CONSTRUCTION started on July 28 on Detroit's 5.3km M-1 Rail light rail line which will run north-south along Woodward Avenue in the city centre. M-1 Rail is a non-profit organisation set up in 2007 to...
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STADTWERKE Ulm (SWU) has selected Siemens as preferred supplier for a €31m contract to supply 12 low-floor LRVs for the expansion of the metre-gauge tram network in the German city. Ulm needs additional vehicles for its...
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CERTIFICATION testing has begun in Moscow on a new low-floor tram developed by Transmashholding (TMH) subsidiary Tver Carriage Works (TVZ) for Russian cities. The type 71-911 tram has been developed specifically for Russian operating conditions and...
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THE MAYOR of Tucson, Arizona, Mr Jonathan Rothschild and United States Federal Transit Authority (FTA) chief counsel Mr Dorval Carter were among the dignitaries attending the official opening of the Tucson Sun Link tram line...
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DENVER Regional Transportation District (RTD) has approved plans for a 3.7km extension of the city's Southeast Light Rail line from Lincoln to Lone Tree, Colorado. The extension will have three stations, including a park-and-ride facility at...
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IZMIR Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey, is trying to obtain a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to fund the acquisition of additional light metro trains. If the loan application is successful, Izmir plans...
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SEATTLE City Council voted on July 21 to approve the alignment of a new tram line in the city centre that will link the existing South Lake Union line and the First Hill line, which...
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PUBLIC services began operating on the first phase of the light rail network in Gold Coast, Australia, on July 20, when thousands of passengers enjoyed a day of free rides the 13km 14-station route from...