Light rail industry news

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

San Diego MTS keeps playing the naming rights game

20 Oct 2017

USA: San Diego Metropolitan Transit System announced a naming rights deal for the Green Line on October 19. The 38 km route with 27 stops will be known as the Sycuan Green Line as part of the deal with Sycuan Casino. MTS ... more

Line 2 tram depot work begins in Ulm

19 Oct 2017

GERMANY: A groundbreaking ceremony for a new tram depot in Ulm took place on October 18. The 184 m long, 17 m wide building with four tracks is being built to help accommodate a fleet that is being enlarged as a ... more

Nashville transport plan unveiled

18 Oct 2017

USA: Nashville Mayor Megan Barry announced a transport plan on October 17 that would include construction of a light rail network in the city. Let’s Move Nashville: Metro’s Transportation Solution will be put to a ballot in May ... more

Parramatta light rail Stage 2 plans announced

18 Oct 2017

AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government announced its preferred route for the second phase of the Parramatta light rail project on October 18. The 9 km preferred route would extend the network to Sydney Olympic Park, ... more

Olomouc orders EVO1 trams

17 Oct 2017

CZECH REPUBLIC: Operator DP Olomouc signed a KC212·6m contract on October 4 for the supply of eight EVO1 trams. Krnovské Opravny a Strojírny will supply its single-section low-floor EVO1 model, produced under the Alliance TW ... more

Moscow – Troitsk tram line approved

17 Oct 2017

RUSSIA: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin approved a tram line linking the city’s metro network to the satellite town of Troitsk on October 12. The 17·8 km route would link the town of 40 000, which lies 37 km ... more

Tampere tram order finalised

16 Oct 2017

FINLAND: Škoda Transportation subsidiary Transtech announced details of its tram order for Tampere on October 16. The firm order for 19 ForCity Smart Artic trams is worth €104m, and the framework contract includes options for up ... more

Škoda Transportation is to supply 13 ForCity Classic trams to Sofia.

Škoda to supply trams to Sofia

16 Oct 2017

BULGARIA: Škoda Transportation has won a contract to supply 13 trams to Sofia, the manufacturer announced on October 13. Škoda’s first tram order from Bulgaria is worth KC610m, which includes spare parts and staff training. The ... more

First Flexity Wien tram nearing completion

11 Oct 2017

AUSTRIA: The first of 119 Flexity trams that Bombardier Transportation is building for to Wiener Linien is nearing completion at the manufacturer’s plant in the capital. The Wien transport operator awarded Bombardier a ... more