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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.
canadian-government-funds-calgary-lrt-expansion
THE Canadian government has committed $C 1.53bn ($1.19bn) in funding for stage one of Calgary's Green Line light rail project, the largest infrastructure investment made by the federal government in the province of Alberta.In June...
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CALIFORNIA Transportation Commission (CTC) approved $US 703.6m in SB-1 funding for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) transport projects on May 16 as part of its transport funding allocations for agencies in the state.This...
eversholt-joins-revolution-very-light-rail-consortium
BRITISH rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail announced on May 11 that it has joined the consortium that will develop, manufacture and market the Revolution Very Light Rail (VLR) vehicle. The consortium is led by Transport...
crrc-rolls-out-‘high-altitude’-tram-for-tibetan-plateau
CRRC Qingdao Sifang unveiled a ‘high altitude’ catenary-free tram for the first light rail line on the Tibetan plateau on May 9. The 100% low-floor vehicles are destined for use on a new 14.4km line in...
investors-eye-auckland-light-rail-project
NEW Zealand’s transport minister, Mr Phil Twyford, and finance minister, Mr Grant Robertson, announced on May 9 that the cabinet has agreed to launch a procurement process for a two-line light rail network in Auckland...
sétif-opens-first-light-rail-line
SÉTIF became the sixth Algerian city to open a modern light rail line on May 8, when minister of the interior, local authorities and national planning, Mr Noureddine Bedoui, inaugurated the 15.2km first phase from...
dortmund-to-modernise-stadtbahn-lrv-fleet
DORTMUND public transport operator DSW21 has awarded a consortium of HeiterBlick and Kiepe Electric a €195m contract to supply 24 new high-floor LRVs and modernise 64 existing vehicles. The current fleet used on Stadtbahn lines U41,...
london-chicago-and-la-a-tale-of-three-cities
Last month’s World Metro and Light Rail conference, organised by Terrapinn in Bilbao, Spain, provided an opportunity to compare the impact which different political climates have on three major transit systems. David Briginshaw contrasts the...
bolzano-plans-light-rail-project
THE proposed alignment for the first light rail line in Bolzano, Italy, was presented on April 23 by Mr Willi Huesler, the consultant appointed by the municipality to study the route. The line will run...
siemens-presents-first-avenio-lrv-for-ulm
SIEMENS presented the first Avenio M LRV for the Germany city of Ulm to the managing director of Stadtwerke Ulm (SWU), Mr André Dillmann, at a ceremony at the company’s tram depot on April 21. SWU...