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Construction begins on Waterloo light rail A GROUNDBREAKING ceremony was held on August 21 to mark the official start of construction on the first light rail line in Waterloo, Ontario.
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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...
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THE world's ninth-busiest airport finally got its first direct passenger rail connection on August 15 with the inauguration of the extension of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (Dart) Orange Line to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport...
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THE first of 22 Citadis low-floor LRVs being supplied by Alstom as part of the £570m second phase expansion of Nottingham's light rail network has entered service on Line 1. The 32.6m-long vehicles were built at...
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GERMANY's Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has agreed to allocate €23m through the Municipal Transport Financing Act (GVFC) to fund a €55m project which will increase capacity on the metre-gauge tram network...
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WEST MIDLANDS transport authority Centro announced on August 14 that its new £40m fleet of CAF Urbos LRVs will be introduced on the Midland Metro on September 5, when the first four vehicles will enter...