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Toronto Transit Commission issues RFI for up to 100 LRVs TORONTO Transit Commission (TTC) issued a request for information on September 12 “to gauge market interest and capabilities of potential suppliers” for the delivery of up to 100 low-floor LRVs.
potsdam-receives-first-lengthened-combino-lrv
POTSDAM marked a milestone in a €50m project to upgrade its 29km tram network on September 7, when the first Siemens Combino LRV to be lengthened from 30.5m to 41.6m arrived back in the German...
toronto-transit-commission-issues-rfi-for-up-to-100-lrvs
TORONTO Transit Commission (TTC) issued a request for information on September 12 “to gauge market interest and capabilities of potential suppliers” for the delivery of up to 100 low-floor LRVs. Bombardier is currently delivering an order...
testing-begins-on-gold-coast-lrt-stage-2
TESTING of trams has commenced on the 7.3km Gold Coast light rail Stage 2 extension between Gold Coast University Hospital and Helensvale station. Stage 2 is due to open in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games,...
crrc-reveals-tel-aviv-lrv-mock-up
CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles has unveiled a full-scale mock-up of the LRVs it is delivering for Tel Aviv’s Red Line project, which is on display to the public in the city centre.   The mock-up unveiling ceremony...
from-silicon-valley-to-gare-du-lyon-sncf-embraces-design-thinking
SNCF’s Gares & Connexions is embracing design thinking, a concept famed in Silicon Valley, to enhance passenger experience at its stations across France. Kevin Smith visited the division’s headquarters in Paris to see what it...
melbourne-rail-and-tram-franchises-announced
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has awarded new seven-year contracts for the operation of Melbourne’s suburban rail and tram services to incumbent franchise holders Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) and Yarra Trams. The new...
canadian-transit-enters-a-brand-new-world
As Canada embarks on an unprecedented public transport infrastructure spending progamme, Kevin Smith asks Canadian Urban Transit Association president and CEO, Patrick Leclerc, how transit agencies can make the most of this new era of...
the-sky’s-the-limit-translink-gears-up-for-major-investment
Spurred on by the Canadian federal government’s infrastructure investment agenda, Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (Translink) is embarking on a wide-reaching public transport enhancement programme. Kevin Smith met CEO Kevin Desmond at the authority’s headquarters in...
transdev-to-operate-milwaukee-streetcar
MILWAUKEE Department of Public Works has awarded Transdev Services a contract to operate the 4km Milwaukee Streetcar network, which is due to open next year. The contract began at the end of August and runs until...
midland-metro-secures-funds-for-edgbaston-extension
BRITAIN’s Department for Transport has pledged £59.8m towards Midland Metro’s 2km Edgbaston extension, completing the £149m in funding required for the project. The extension from Grand Central near Birmingham New Street station to Edgbaston will include...

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