Light Rail

First UK tram-train service launched

Rail Minister Jo Johnson visited South Yorkshire for the long-awaited launch of a new tram-train service between Sheffield and Rotherham.

First Citadis tram for Caen la Mer

Around 45 per cent of the tram will be covered in large windows. Six passenger information screens will feature inside as will USB charging points - a first in France. 

Preferred bidder for Liège Tramway PPP selected

The contract with the consortium is expected to be signed before the end of 2018.

New Citadis trams for Lyon

The first order from the agreement is valued at €40 million and covers the supply of 11 trams for the T4 line. Other orders may also be placed in the future.

Newcastle’s first light rail vehicle arrives

In July it was transported to the Port of Santander, Spain, where it was loaded onto a special roll-on-roll-off ship bound for the Port of Newcastle.

First new Kaohsiung tram arrives in Taiwan

The tram, which was manufactured in La Rochelle, France, arrived at the port of Keelung on 2 September and was then delivered to Kaohsiung.

Stadler receives tram-train order for Lugano–Ponte Tresa railway

They will enter commercial use in 2020, when they will replace the complete fleet of 1978-built Be4/12 railcars.

Operations and maintenance contract awarded for Songjiang Tram

This network will open in two phases. The first 13.9km, and its 20 stations, is scheduled to open on December 25.

Sydney opens new light rail maintenance depot

An opening ceremony has been held at a new depot and control centre for the CBD and South East Light Rail route in Sydney.

Transport for West Midlands tender for up to 50 battery-powered trams

A supplier is expected to be awarded the contract in around May 2019 with a two year design and development process to follow.  
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