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Aubagne opens zero-fare tramway AUBAGNE, a town of 46,000 inhabitants situated east of Marseille, inaugurated its first light rail line on September 1.
THE inauguration of the light rail network in Besançon on August 30 was notable not only because it brings trams back to this French city of 115,000 inhabitants for the first time in 62 years...
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AUBAGNE, a town of 46,000 inhabitants situated east of Marseille, inaugurated its first light rail line on September 1. Like the town's bus network, no fares are charged for travel on the tram line, making it...
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THE French city of Besançon celebrated the inauguration of its first light rail line on August 30 with two days of festivities marking the completion of what is hailed by the city as the "lowest-cost...
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THE second light rail line in the French city of Le Mans was inaugurated on August 30 by the city's mayor Mr Jean-Claude Boulard, and member of parliament for Le Mans Mr Stéphane le Foll. Line...
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CIVIL works have begun on the first phase of the third light metro line in Mexico's second-largest city Guadalajara. The initial section of Line 3 will link Periférico Zapopan in the northwest of the city with...
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DYNAMIC testing of the first LRV for the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa is underway at the CNR Changchun plant in China. The fleet of 41 three-section 70% low-floor vehicles will have a maximum speed of 70km/h....
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THE United States Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has given its approval for the construction of the 21km northern extension of the Minneapolis Blue Line from Target Field to Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The approval will enable Minneapolis...
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SAN DIEGO Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) saw light rail ridership surge by 34% to reach 39.7 million passengers in the 2014 financial year, which ended on June 30, according to the operator's newly-published annual results. The...
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A GROUNDBREAKING ceremony was held on August 21 to mark the official start of construction on the first light rail line in Waterloo, Ontario. The ceremony was attended by Mr Peter Braid, Canadian member of parliament...
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WITH testing now well underway, Dubai Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that Dubai's inaugural light rail line, the Al Sufouh Tramway, will open to passengers on November 11. The 10.6km first phase of the...