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Zürich orders 70 Bombardier Flexity 2 LRVs ZÜRICH City Council and the Transport Council of the Canton of Zürich have approved the acquisition of 70 metre-gauge Flexity 2 LRVs from Bombardier to replace the ageing Tram 2000 fleet introduced in the 1970s.
hungary-sets-rail-investment-priorities
THE Hungarian government finalised the 2016 budget on May 23 for the Integrated Programme for Transport (IKOP), which is 85% financed by the EU, and allocates a total of Forints 1216bn ($US 4.3bn) to transport...
dutch-to-abolish-cash-payments-for-public-transport
PUBLIC transport companies in the Netherlands are planning to abolish cash payment for bus and tram tickets, following a significant rise in robberies. By 2018 it will only be possible to pay for travel using the...
la-opens-santa-monica-expo-line-extension
LOS Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) opened a 10.6km extension to its Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica on May 20 with free trips offered on May 20 and 21 before the...
keeping-up-with-the-bavarians
Significant passenger growth in the past 12 years is forcing Munich Transport (MVG) to engage in a variety of projects in order to continue to offer a high-level of service. CEO Herbert König reflects on...
revolutionising-transport-in-the-holy-city
Jerusalem's inaugural light rail line has reported impressive ridership figures since it opened in 2011. Kevin Smith visits the Israeli capital to speak with the people involved with this sometimes controversial project and to find...
karlsruhe-orders-more-bombardier-tram-trains
ALBTAL Transport Company (AVG) and Karlsruhe Transport Authority (VBK) have awarded a €59.5m contract to Bombardier for a further 12 Flexity Swift ET 2010 tram-trains.Delivery of the vehicles will run from September 2017 to March...
zürich-orders-70-bombardier-flexity-2-lrvs
ZÜRICH City Council and the Transport Council of the Canton of Zürich have approved the acquisition of 70 metre-gauge Flexity 2 LRVs from Bombardier to replace the ageing Tram 2000 fleet introduced in the 1970s. The...
canberra-awards-ppp-light-rail-contract
THE Australian Capital Territory (Act) government has awarded a $A 710m ($US 515.4m) public-private partnership (PPP) contract to the Canberra Metro consortium to build, operate and maintain the initial 12km phase of Canberra's light rail...
tel-aviv-nta-seeks-red-line-operator
TEL AVIV Metropolitan Mass Transit System (NTA), the public company responsible for developing the city's light rail network, published a tender on May 15 for the operation and maintenance of the Red Line. The 24km line...
denver-breaks-ground-on-southeast-rail-extension
DENVER Regional Transportation District (RTD) held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 10 to mark the start of construction on the 3.7km Southeast Rail Extension.The $US 233.1m project will extend lines E and F 3.7km south...