Light rail industry news

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

KeolisAmey to develop South Wales Metro

23 May 2018

UK: The ‘Core Valleys’ rail network radiating from Cardiff will be ‘developed’ by KeolisAmey under the South Wales Metro programme, after the company was named as preferred bidder to ‘operate and develop the Wales & Borders ... more

London tram enhancements included in Growth Fund

22 May 2018

UK: Transport for London is to finance around one-third of the cost of double-tracking the Elmers End branch of the tram network, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced on May 21. TfL is to provide £3·3m from its Growth Fund ... more

Kazan orders more Uraltransmash trams

21 May 2018

RUSSIA: Kazan transport agency Metroelectrotrans has signed contract with trading company Fobos-TS for the supply of 20 Uraltransmash 71-407 trams. Deliveries are due to be completed by the end of August. The 340m rouble order ... more

Durmazlar to supply trams to Olsztyn

17 May 2018

POLAND: Sole bidder Durmazlar has been selected to supply up to 24 trams to Olsztyn, the city announced on May 16. The base order covers 12 trams for 107·9m złoty. This would rise to 206·2m złoty if all options were to be ... more

Calgary Green Line funding approved

16 May 2018

CANADA: The first stage of Calgary’s Green Line light rail route is set to open by the end of 2026, following the confirmation of C$1·53bn of funding by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on May 15. This is said to be the largest ... more

A Stagecoach Supertram Vossloh Class 399 Tramlink tram-train has operated on the national rail network for the first time.

Sheffield tram-train runs onto Network Rail infrastructure

14 May 2018

UK: One of Stagecoach Supertram’s Vossloh Class 399 Tramlink tram-train vehicles operated on the national railway network for the first time during the early hours of May 10. Running under a possession, the tram left the ... more

Tenders called for Olsztyn tram network expansion

12 May 2018

POLAND: MPK Olsztyn has called tenders for the construction of a 6 km extension of the city’s 11 km tram network which opened in 2015. Bids are due by June 12 and the project has an estimated budget of 208m złoty. ... more

Metro do Porto changes operator

11 May 2018

PORTUGAL: Barraqueiro Group began operating and maintaining the Metro do Porto light rail network last month under a €204·3m seven-year sub-concession contract. The network is now operated by a single company rather than a ... more

Oskemen tram services to restart using ex-Almaty vehicles

10 May 2018

KAZAKHSTAN: The first five of 13 used KT4Dt trams bought from Almaty for 118·5m tenge have arrived in Oskemen. The trams were built in 1983-85 and originally operated in Berlin, before being acquired by Almaty in 2013. They ... more