Light rail industry news

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

Nice opens second tram line

02 Jul 2018

FRANCE: The initial section of the second tram line in Nice was inaugurated on June 30, with a ceremony at the Cadam administrative centre attended by the city’s Mayor Christian Estrosi, as Président of the local ... more

USA: Phoenix’s Valley Metro Rail board has appointed Jacobs Engineering to design Phase II of the Northwest Phase II light rail extension.

Valley Metro extension design contract approved

28 Jun 2018

USA: Phoenix’s Valley Metro Rail board has appointed Jacobs Engineering to design Phase II of the Northwest Phase II light rail extension. This will extend the light rail line west from 19th Avenue on Dunlap Avenue, then run ... more

Franconian interurban tram contract awarded

27 Jun 2018

GERMANY: Project promoter Zweckverband Stadt-Umland-Bahn signed the engineering design contract for the Nürnberg Stadt-Umland-Bahn project on June 21. The contract was awarded to a consortium of Gauff Rail Engineering, Rambøll ... more

Italian state railway launches multimodal app

26 Jun 2018

ITALY: State railway FS Italiane launched a nationwide multimodal transport planning app on June 22. Nugo is available for Apple and Android devices. It enables users to plan a door-to-door journey throughout the country and ... more

Tatra-Yug has rolled out the first of 15 trams which it is to supply to Alexandria Passenger Transportation Authority.

Alexandria tram rolled out

26 Jun 2018

EGYPT: Tatra-Yug has rolled out the first of 15 trams which it is to supply to Alexandria Passenger Transportation Authority. The air-conditioned two-section high-floor tram is 22 m long. Deliveries from Tatra Yug’s factory ... more

Pragoimex signs Samarkand tram agreement

21 Jun 2018

UZBEKISTAN: Czech tram builder Pragoimex and the Samarkand tram operator signed a co-operation agreement on June 18 that includes the purchase of 42 trams. Pragoimex is to supply VarioLF single-section vehicles at a cost of ... more

Škoda to supply up to 114 trams to Rhein-Neckar

20 Jun 2018

GERMANY: Rhein-Neckar transport authority RNV has selected Škoda Transportation to supply up to 114 trams, the manufacturer announced on June 20. The €250m base order covers 80 trams of three lengths, and there are options for ... more

Alstom wins Frankfurt am Main tram contract

19 Jun 2018

GERMANY: Frankfurt am Main transport operator VGF has signed a €100m contract with Alstom for the supply of 38 trams. The contract announced on June 19 includes options for 15 more vehicles. The 100% low-floor three-section ... more