Light rail industry news

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

Next phase of Firenze tram network inaugurated

16 Jul 2018

ITALY: A tram extension was inaugurated in Firenze on July 16, adding 4·1 km to the city’s sole light rail route. The extension links the former eastern terminus of T1 at Alamanni-Stazione with Careggi-Ospedale to the ... more

Uraltransmash Holdings unveiled two prototype trams at the Innoprom-2018 industrial exhibition.

UTM unveils two prototype trams

13 Jul 2018

RUSSIA: Uraltransmash Holdings unveiled two prototype trams at the Innoprom-2018 industrial exhibition held in its home city of Yekaterinburg on July 9-12. The Type 71-415 is a fully-low floor vehicle designed in-house by UTM as ... more

The first Alstom tram for Caen was unveiled on July 10 (Photo: Caen La Mer).

First Caen tram unveiled

11 Jul 2018

FRANCE: The first Alstom tram for Caen was unveiled on July 10. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in October with entry into service scheduled for September next year. In November 2016 the city awarded Alstom a €52m contract to ... more

Angers tram contracts awarded

10 Jul 2018

FRANCE: Colas has won two contracts for the construction of the second tram line in Angers. The 10·1 km route would run from Belle-Beille in the west to Monplaisir in the northeast, crossing the Maine River on a new ... more

Oradea tram (Photo: Smiley.toerist/CC BY-SA 4.0).

Oradea tramway extension contract awarded

09 Jul 2018

ROMANIA: SC Mari-Vila has been awarded a 47·9m lei contract to build a 3·8 km extension of the Oradea tram network. The project includes the construction of a double-track link from Calea Aradului to Strada Dimitrie Cantemir in ... more

Bergen tram operations contract renewed

05 Jul 2018

NORWAY: Bergen transport authority Bybanen selected Keolis Norge to continue operating the city’s trams on June 29. Keolis expects to sign the contract after a 10-day standstill period. The contract would run for eight years ... more

Boston Green Line extension breaks ground

04 Jul 2018

USA: A groundbreaking for Boston’s Green Line light rail extension took place on June 25 at the future site of Union Square station in Somerville. The GLX Constructors joint venture led by Fluor and including Balfour Beatty ... more

CRRC rolls out Delingha tram

04 Jul 2018

CHINA: CRRC’s Qingdao factory has rolled out the first tram for Delingha, which is expected to enter service by the end of the year in the city in Qinghai province. The two-section low-floor tram is equipped with onboard energy ... more

Manchester tram contract signed

02 Jul 2018

UK: Transport for Greater Manchester has signed a £72m contract with Bombardier Transportation UK and Kiepe Electric for the supply of 27 trams, the authority announced on July 2. The first tram is expected to arrive in ... more