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Light Rail


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.  

Luxtram opens phase two to Stäreplaz-Etoile

Luxtram has inaugurated the second phase of its network, opening three new tram stops in Luxembourg City.

Planners to look at building a monorail to Romania’s busiest airport

The feasibility of a monorail system to Henri Coandă International Airport in Bucharest is to be assessed as part of an updated study on improved rail connectivity.

Florence tram extension inaugurated

"We have won against skepticism, against the principle, the problems of bureaucracy, technical difficulties."

Amsterdam Metro’s North-South line officially opened

North-South line - also known as Line 52 - is an idea that dates back to the 1960s.

Light rail progresses in Indonesia ahead of Asian Games

New light rail systems are part of the country's wider infrastructure development programme that has been accelerated since 2014, when Indonesia stepped in to replace original hosts Vietnam who withdrew for economic reasons.

Alstom presents Citadis X05 tram for Caen

The milestone comes 18 months after the French manufacturer received the order from Caen la mer for the trams, which will operate on all three of the city's lines.

Operator’s contract renewed for Bergen tram network

The agreement, which begins in July 2019, now also includes tram maintenance and builds on the operator's success since being awarded the contract in 2009.

Nice inaugurates first new-generation Citadis tram

Designed and built by Alstom at nine of its 12 sites in France, the Citadis X05 tram features an innovative charging system.

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