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Berlin plans major light rail expansion THE recently-elected Berlin City "Red-Red-Green" coalition government comprising the SPD or Social Democrats, "Linke" party and the Greens has concluded a wide-ranging coalition agreement covering all aspects of the city's government, including a major expansion of the tram network.
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TEST running began on Ottawa’s light rail Confederation Line on December 2 when an LRV operated between Cyreville and Blair on the eastern section of the route. The 12.5km east-west line from Blair to Tunney’s Pasture...
caf-starts-production-of-luxembourg-trams
CAF has begun production of the first Urbos low-floor LRVs for the initial phase of Luxembourg’s light rail network at its plant in Zaragoza, Spain. CAF was awarded a €83m contract by project developer Luxtram last...
caf-delivers-first-uithof-line-lrv-to-utrecht
THE first of 27 CAF Urbos 100 LRVs for Utrecht’s Uithof Line has begun its journey from Spain to the Netherlands. Following delivery, the vehicle will go on public display at Nieuwegein depot in Utrecht on...
berlin-plans-major-light-rail-expansion
THE recently-elected Berlin City "Red-Red-Green" coalition government comprising the SPD or Social Democrats, "Linke" party and the Greens has concluded a wide-ranging coalition agreement covering all aspects of the city's government, including a major expansion...
tampere-finalises-lrt-project-deal
THE Finnish City of Tampere has signed an agreement with Pöyry, YIT and VR Track to implement the city’s €238.8m light rail project, with the Finnish government funding 70% of the infrastructure cost.Construction of the...
saxony-funds-leipzig-lrv-order
THE government of the German state of Saxony has allocated Leipzig City Transport (LVB) €7.3m to fund 50% of an order for nine Solaris Tramino LRVs. LVB awarded the Polish manufacturer a framework contract in March...
guatemala-city-light-rail-study-completed
SPANISH engineering consultancy IDOM has completed a feasibility study into the construction of a 21km light rail line in Guatemala City. The study estimates the cost of constructing the 20-station north-south line from Centra Norte to...
shanghai-songjiang-tramway-receives-first-lrv
THE first Silkworm low-floor LRV for the initial phase of the light rail network in the Songiang district of Shanghai was delivered on November 21 in readiness for the start of testing on Line T2. Shanghai...
glasgow-to-build-airport-tram-train-link
GLASGOW City Council announced on November 24 that it has set out proposals to build a direct tram-train link between Glasgow Airport, Paisley, and Glasgow city centre. The £144m Glasgow Airport Access Project is part of...
ostrava-to-order-40-trams-from-stadler
THE mayor of the Czech city of Ostrava Mr Tomáš Macura announced on November 22 that Stadler has been selected as preferred bidder for a Koruna 1.4bn ($US 55m) contract to supply 40 low-floor LRVs...