Light rail industry news
The latest light rail, tram, trolley and streetcar news from around the world.
RUSSIA: Passenger services on the initial phase of the fast tram route in St Petersburg began at 07.00 on March 7, making it the city’s first to be operated by a private operator. Travel is free until the end of the month. The ... more
BOLIVIA: Stadler signed a contract on February 26 to supply 12 light rail vehicles to a light rail network being developed in Cochabamba. Deliveries are due to begin in August 2019 and Stadler is to provide three years of ... more
AUSTRALIA: Testing has started on the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney, Transport for New South Wales announced on February 25. Night-time testing of an Alstom Citadis X05 light rail vehicle is taking place on a ... more
POLAND: MPK Wrocław has taken delivery of the first of 40 Moderus Beta trams of a new design at its Borek depot. This is the first new-look Moderus Beta tram that Poznań-based supplier Modertrans has produced. The 27% low-floor ... more
PORTUGAL: Metro do Porto has started a three-month trial of a light rail vehicle with a remodelled interior designed to increase capacity. Growing ridership across the network, which surpassed 60 million passengers 2017, ... more