Light rail industry news

The latest light rail, tram, trolley and streetcar news from around the world.

First tram arrives in Canberra

15 Dec 2017

AUSTRALIA: CAF has delivered the first of 14 trams that it is supplying for the network under construction in Canberra. The five-section vehicle was shipped from Spain in October, arriving in Port Kembla before being transported ... more

Alstom to supply more trams and charging infrastructure to Nice

15 Dec 2017

FRANCE: Alstom announced on December 15 that it had been awarded a firm contract to supply six additional Citadis trams to Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur, along with 22 ground-based SRS static charging zones. The €27m order is an ... more

Hardbrücke tram extension opens in Zürich

14 Dec 2017

SWITZERLAND: A 700 m extension of the Zürich tram network from Hardplatz to Schiffbau opened on December 8, with one intermediate stop at Hardbrücke. Construction started in May 2015. The cost was met through SFr45·4m from ... more

St Petersburg tenders for second fast tram PPP

14 Dec 2017

RUSSIA: The city of St Petersburg is tendering for a PPP concession to build and operate a fast tram line that would serve two of the city’s satellite towns. The route would run from Kupchino station on metro Line 2 to Shushary ... more

Yekaterinburg tram extension opens

13 Dec 2017

RUSSIA: A 2 km extension of the Yekaterinburg tram network opened on December 11. The new route runs along Ulitsa Tatishcheva between Ulitsa Moskovskaya and Ulitsa Krasnouuralskaya. It is being used by tram routes 2 and 18. ... more

Basel gains third cross-border tram route

13 Dec 2017

SWITZERLAND: Basel tram operator BVB opened a 3 km extension of Route 3 into France on December 9. Revenue services on the new section started the following day. The extension to Gare de Saint-Louis has four stops. It cost ... more

The Innsbruck tramway extension runs from the former terminus at Höttinger Au to Peerhofsiedlung.

Innsbruck tramway extended

12 Dec 2017

AUSTRIA: Passenger services on a 3 km Y-shaped western extension of Innsbruck’s metre-gauge tram network were launched on December 10, following inauguration celebrations five days earlier. The extension runs from the ... more

CAF has supplied 21 trams to Luxtram. The vehicle design is intended to evoke local architecture while also providing a very high level of comfort, Luxtram says.

Revenue operations begin on first section of Luxembourg tramway

11 Dec 2017

LUXEMBOURG: The first section of the city of Luxembourg’s 16 km tramway opened for public service on December 10, with free travel offered until the end of January. The starter section covers ... more

Guests including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attended celebrations the opening of the Luas Cross City extension of Dublin’s light rail Green Line.

Dublin’s Cross City tram extension opens

11 Dec 2017

IRELAND: Guests including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attended celebrations on December 9 marking the opening of the Luas Cross City extension of Dublin’s light rail Green Line. The €368m project to build the 5·9 km extension ... more