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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.
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THE NZ Transport Agency (NZTA), which is leading the procurement and delivery of the Auckland Light Rail programme, has announced will conduct market engagement with interested suppliers and industry participants in August.New Zealand’s transport minister,...
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FLORENCE extended its light rail network to the north of the city centre on July 16 with the inauguration of the 4.1km section of Line T1 from Alamanni-Stazione, adjacent to Santa Maria Novella main line...
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A new north-south metro line and an enhanced commuter network for Dublin are key elements of the Irish government’s €10bn capital investment plan for infrastructure up to 2027. Kevin Smith met Anne Graham, CEO of...
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THE first stage of the Abuja light rail network opened on July 12, the first light rail line in the Nigerian capital.The 45.2km first phase has two lines and 12 stations with connections to the...
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NORTH Hessen Transport Authority (NVV) has announced plans to upgrade the RegioTram tram-train network in and around the city of Kassel. Under a letter of intent signed by Hessen state transport minister Mr Tarek Al-Wazir and...
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ALSTOM has unveiled the first of 23 Citadis X05 LRVs which will run on the three lines in Caen, France. The LRVs were ordered in November 2016 with the first deliveries due in October 2018...
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OVERNIGHT testing of LRVs on the Canberra Metro light rail line has been ramped up with a view to achieving the scheduled opening at the end of 2018. The initial 12km line in the Australian Capital...
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THE government of the state of Mato Grosso in the centre-west region of Brazil has announced a tender to resume the light rail project in Cuiabá, which was originally due to open in time for...
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TRANSPORT for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has awarded a consortium of Bombardier UK and Kiepe Electric a £72m contract to supply 27 additional M5000 high-floor LRVs to boost capacity on the city’s Metrolink light rail network. The...
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BYBANEN, the public company responsible for overseeing the 20km light rail line in Bergen, signed an eight-year contract with Keolis Norge on June 29 for the operation of the system and maintenance of its LRV...

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