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Copenhagen light rail contractors chosen HOVEDSTADENS Letbane, the public company overseeing the project to build a light rail line along Copenhagen’s Ring 3 highway, announced on January 11 that it has selected preferred bidders for contracts to build, equip, operate and maintain the 28km line, which link 11 municipalities on the western side of the city.
first-flexity-vienna-lrv-begins-testing
A few days before Christmas the first Flexity low-floor tram for Wiener Linien was delivered the short distance from Bombardier’s Vienna plant to the operator’s Simmering depot, where initial testing has been carried out. The type...
wuhan-opens-optics-valley-tramway
PASSENGER operations began on January 18 on the two-line Optics Valley Tramway network, which serves the Donghu New Technology Development Zone southeast of Wuhan. The 45-station network comprises the 16.8km north-south Line T1 from Huazhong University...
mpk-krakow-and-solaris-stadler-sign-contract-for-50-lrvs
MPK Krakow has signed a contract with a consortium of Solaris and Stadler Poland for the supply of 35 LRVS with an option for a further 15 vehicles. The order for 35 trams is worth Zlotys...
18-rail-projects-to-watch-in-2018
IRJ Pro market researcher Jonny Dearden looks at the big projects likely to hit the headlines this year. Singapore - Kuala Lumpur HSLOriginally proposed in the 1990s, plans for a high-speed rail link between the Malaysian...
ruhrbahn-to-replace-essen-stadtbahn-fleet
GERMANY’s Ruhrbahn is planning to launch tenders later this year for 77 new LRVs to replace the entire Essen Stadtbahn fleet and complete the conversion of the city’s tram network to low-floor operation. The fleet of...
liepaja-to-order-new-trams
THE Latvian port city of Liepaja has launched a tender for a contract to supply a new fleet of LRVs for its 14.8km metre-gauge tram network. The delivery of new low-floor vehicles will enable Liepaja Tramways...
bordeaux-expands-citadis-lrv-fleet
THE city of Bordeaux has exercised an option with Alstom for 10 additional Citadis low-floor LRVs, which will take its fleet of these vehicles to 125 by the end of the decade. The order is the...
copenhagen-light-rail-contractors-chosen
HOVEDSTADENS Letbane, the public company overseeing the project to build a light rail line along Copenhagen’s Ring 3 highway, announced on January 11 that it has selected preferred bidders for contracts to build, equip, operate...
more-solaris-tramino-lrvs-for-leipzig
LEIPZIG City Transport (LVB) has confirmed to IRJ that it has exercised a second option from its 2015 order for Solaris Tramino LRVs, adding a further nine vehicles to the fleet. The option, which was exercised...
more-vamos-lrvs-for-bielefeld
BIELEFELD public transport operator MoBiel has placed a €90m order with a consortium of Heiterblick and Kiepe Electric for 24 additional GTZ8-B Vamos high-floor LRVs. The metre-gauge vehicles will supplement the 16 Vamos LRVs delivered in...

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