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Tunnelling completed on Eglinton Crosstown LRT CONSTRUCTION of Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail line reached a significant milestone on August 18 when tunnel boring machines Don and Humber broke through at Yonge Street, marking the completion of tunneling on the 10km underground section between Keele Street and Laird Drive.
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THE extension of the Los Angeles light rail network to Montclair moved a step closer to construction on September 28, when the board of the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority approved draft advanced conceptual engineering...
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THE 120th and final M5000 LRV for Manchester’s Metrolink light rail network left Bombardier’s plant in Vienna on September 27 on the first leg of its journey to Britain. The final vehicle is one of a...
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MOSCOW tramway operator Mosgortrans has awarded a contract worth around Roubles 56bn ($US 877m) to supply and maintain 300 low-floor trams to a Russian joint venture of Transmashholding subsidiary Metrowagonmash and PK Transport Systems. The LRVs...
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SOUND Transit announced on September 22 that it has finalised an order worth around $US 554m with Siemens for 122 LRVs, which are being procured as part of the Sound Transit 2 plan to expand...
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IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: SIEMENS says it has delivered eight of the 19 Avenio QEC low-floor LRVs for Qatar’s Education City light rail line, while the remaining 11 vehicles are at the company’s Wildenrath test...
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IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: POLISH tram and bus manufacturer Solaris and Stadler Rail announced on September 20 that the two companies will launch a new strategic partnership to bid for contracts to supply light rail...
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THE US city of Charlotte has issued a call for tender for the construction of Phase 2 of its CityLynx light rail Gold Line, adding extensions totalling 4km at each end of the 2.4km Phase...
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THE first of six Liberty LRVs being built by Brookville Equipment Corporation, United States, for Detroit’s first modern tram line arrived at the line’s Penske Technical Center depot on September 13, two months ahead of...
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THE San Diego Association of Governments (Sandag) has announced on September 14 that it secured a $US 1bn grant from the Federal Transit Administration for the 17.7km Mid-Coast LRT extension. The total cost of the nine-station...
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TRANSPORT for Greater Manchester (TfGM) says it is on course to complete a second light rail line through Manchester city centre before Christmas after the final rails were laid on September 13. The £165m Second City...