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First phase of Abuja light rail opens THE first stage of the Abuja light rail network opened on July 12, the first light rail line in the Nigerian capital.
gotha-acquires-former-basle-trams
BASELLAND Transport (BLT), the Swiss light rail operator serving the greater Basle area, has sold six redundant trams to Gotha Tramways (TWSB) for use on the German city’s recently-reprieved tram network. The three-section Be 4/8 vehicles...
first-stadler-tango-lrv-goes-into-service-in-ostrava
OSTRAVA Public Transport (DPO) began commercial operations with its new Stadler Tango LRVs on August 13, following two months of testing.DPO awarded Stadler a Koruna 1.4bn ($US 62m) contract in January 2017 to supply 30...
transport-for-west-midlands-tenders-for-new-battery-powered-trams
FOLLOWING the launch of Britain’s first battery-powered trams in the West Midlands in April, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is tendering for 18 new LRVs, with the option to purchase a further 32 in future...
bordeaux-orders-additional-citadis-trams
BORDEAUX Metropole has ordered an additional five Citadis trams from Alstom for €14m, on top of the 25 vehicles currently being manufactured at Alstom's site in La Rochelle.Alstom says the new 44m-long low-floor LRVs are...
tel-aviv-begins-tendering-for-lrt-purple-and-green-lines
TEL AVIV Metropolitan Mass Transit System (NTA) has issued an invitation to prequalify for tenders for the LRT Green and Purple Lines. Both projects are being implemented as PPPs under a design-build-finance-maintain procurement structure. NTA will be...
trams-return-to-luxembourg-city-centre
Trams returned to the heart of Luxembourg City on July 27, with the opening of the 1.6km section from Pont Rouge to Place de l'Etoile.The extension serves three new stations: Theater, Faiencerie and Stäreplaz/Etoile, and...
testing-milestone-for-cuenca-tram-line
HUNDREDS of residents lined the streets of the historic city centre of Cuenca on July 27 to witness the inaugural test run on the Ecuadorian city’s first light rail line. The Alstom Citadis low-floor LRV made...
athens-orders-25-citadis-lrvs-from-alstom
ATTIKO Metro signed a €55m contract with Alstom on July 27 for 25 Citadis low-floor LRVs for use on the light rail network in Athens and Piraeus. Deliveries will begin in late 2019 and the final...
colombo-backs-rail-to-solve-congestion-problems
The region surrounding the Sri Lankan capital Colombo is home to nearly six million people, but lacks the high-capacity transit needed to move large numbers of people on key corridors. Keith Barrow looks at how...
contract-awarded-for-germany’s-longest-new-tram-line
A detailed planning contract for the proposed 25km Stadt-Umland-Bahn Nuremberg tram line, the longest light rail route currently planned anywhere in Germany, was agreed in late June.The special purpose planning organisation Zweckverband Stadt-Umland-Bahn, formed in...

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