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Bordeaux opens light rail extensions BORDEAUX added another 6.4km to its expanding light rail network on January 24, when the city's mayor Mr Alain Juppé inaugurated two extensions in the north and west of the city.
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TENERIFE welcomed the 100-millionth passenger to the island's 15.1km light rail network on January 22, seven-and-a-half years after the opening of the first line. Line 1 from Santa Cruz to La Laguna was inaugurated in June...
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BORDEAUX added another 6.4km to its expanding light rail network on January 24, when the city's mayor Mr Alain Juppé inaugurated two extensions in the north and west of the city. The 2.8km three station northern...
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THE board of Auckland Transport has called for studies to be carried out into the construction of a light rail network in New Zealand's largest city. The announcement on January 23 coincided with the start of...
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A COURT in Vienna has rejected an appeal by Siemens against public transport operator Wiener Linien's decision to award Bombardier a contract worth up to €562m for up to 156 low-floor LRVs. Siemens argued that the...
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PROPOSALS to connect Stockport to the Manchester Metrolink light rail network were published by Stockport Council on January 22 as part of a broader rail plan for the area, which has been developed in consultation...
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TRANSPORTS Ciutat Comtal (TCC), a joint venture between Barcelona metro operator TMB and Catalonia's largest privately-owned public transport operator Moventia, has been selected for a 10-year concession to operate and maintain the light rail and...
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PUGET Sound regional transport authority Sound Transit has been awarded a $US 1.33bn federal loan by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to fund the expansion of Seattle's light rail network. The Transportation Infrastructure Finance...
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RHEINBAHN, the operator of Düsseldorf's light rail network, has awarded Siemens a contract to resignal the 11km Stadbahn tunnel beneath Düsseldorf city centre. Conversion will take place in several stages to avoid disrupting traffic in the...
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THE mayor of San Francisco Mr Edwin Lee announced on January 13 that San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will exercise a $US 210m option with Siemens for 40 additional SF200 low-floor LRVs, taking the...
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A CEREMONY was held at Houston's Downtown Transit Center on January 7 to mark the entry into passenger service of Houston MetroRail's new fleet of 39 H3 LRVs, which are being supplied by CAF USA. The...