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Finch West light rail contractor selected INFRASTRUCTURE Ontario and Metrolinx have selected Mosaic Transit Group as preferred bidder for a contract to design, build, finance and maintain Toronto’s Finch West light rail line.
hyundai-rotem-develops-bogie-for-15m-radius-curves
HYUNDAI Rotem says it has developed a bogie which enables low-floor LRVs to operate on tracks with a 15m curve radius, purportedly the tightest in the world.The Korean company says the bogie was developed over...
alstom-signs-E100m-contract-to-supply-frankfurt-trams
FRANKFURT Transport (VGF) has signed a contract worth around €100m with Alstom for the supply of 38 Citadis trams with special adaptations for the German market, including an option for 15 additional vehicles.Alstom will also...
ipso-funding-increase-drives-irish-rail-growth
IRELAND’S Public Service Obligation (PSO) services saw an increase in both funding and passenger numbers last year, the National Transport Authority’s (NTA) statistical bulletin shows, with rail accounting for a third of passenger journeys.Overall state...
helsinki-orders-more-transtech-artic-lrvs
HELSINKI City Transport (HKL) has exercised an option to order another 10 ForCity Smart Artic trams from Transtech Oy, a subsidiary of Škoda Transportation, in addition to the 60 it had previously ordered.The new €30m...
oslo-awards-e200m-lrv-contract-to-caf
SPORVEIEN, which operates a six-line tram network in the Norwegian capital Oslo, has awarded a contract worth in excess of €200m to CAF for a fleet of 87 LRVs with an option for another 60...
israel-plans-first-tram-train-line
ISRAEL’s transport minister has revived plans to build a new line from Rosh-Ha-Ayin via Petakh-Tikva in the center of Israel east to Ariel, but rather than constructing it as a heavy-rail line it will now...
lund-light-rail-line-to-have-caf-lrvs
SWEDISH regional operator Skånetrafiken has awarded a contract to CAF to supply seven LRVs for the new light rail line in Lund and maintain them for 10 years, with an option for additional vehicles.CAF will...
test-running-starts-on-qatar-rail’s-lusail-tram-network
QATAR’s prime minister and interior minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, together with the transport and communications minister, Mr Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, travelled on an LRV from the depot to Lusail...
luxembourg-announces-opening-date-for-lrt-extension
LUXEMBOURG’s minister for sustainable development and infrastructure, Mr François Bausch, and Ms Lydie Polfer, mayor of the City of Luxembourg, announced on June 4 that the next section of the city’s first light rail line...
minneapolis-light-rail-project-gets-extra-funding
HENNEPIN County Board of Commissioners voted by a 5:2 majority on May 31 to increase the county’s funding commitment to Minneapolis’ Southwest Light Rail project to cover an increase in cost.The 23km Green Line Extension...

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