Light rail industry news

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

Consultation opens on Sheffield Supertram’s future

24 Sep 2018

UK: South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has launched a public consultation on the future of the Sheffield Supertram network. Running from September 24 to November 5, the consultation presents three options for the ... more

Messina tram in danger of closure

24 Sep 2018

ITALY: Messina Mayor Cateno De Luca announced on September 15 that the city’s tram line would close by June 2019. De Luca, in power since June, cited loss-making as the reason for closure of the line, which was inaugurated in ... more

Replacement Liège tram PPP concession awarded

24 Sep 2018

BELGIUM: Opérateur de Transport en Wallonie has selected the Colas-led Tram’Ardent consortium as preferred bidder for a revised concession to design, build finance and maintain the long-planned tram route in Liège, the regional ... more

Automated tram demonstrated in Potsdam

18 Sep 2018

GERMANY: Fully-automated driving of a conventional tram was successfully demonstrated by Potsdam transport operator ViP and Siemens Mobility on September 18 with a special test run for delegates to the InnoTrans trade fair in ... more

Škoda ForCity Classic tram enters service in Eskişehir

18 Sep 2018

TURKEY: The first of 14 trams that Škoda Transportation is supplying to Eskişehir entered revenue service on September 17. Škoda won a €26m contract in September 2016 for the supply of its ForCity Classic low-floor trams for ... more

Brno to receive tram kits

18 Sep 2018

CZECH REPUBLIC: Krnovské Opravny a Strojírny was the sole bidder for a framework contract to supply tram kits and assembly tools to Brno tram operator DPMB. KOS, a member of the Alliance TW Team along with Pragoimex and VKV ... more

Frankfurt to test trams for parcel delivery

17 Sep 2018

GERMANY: Frankfurt am Main transport operator VGF announced on September 17 the start of a pilot project to deliver parcels using dedicated trams. The parcel trams, some with cargo trailers, would run without passengers at ... more

Milano tram network reaches Rozzano

13 Sep 2018

ITALY: A southern extension of Milano tram Route 15 was inaugurated on September 8. The 1·7 km extension with five stops links Viale Romagna with Rozzano Via Guido Rossa. The municipalities of Milano and Rozzano agreed to ... more

Alstom to supply more trams to Lyon

11 Sep 2018

FRANCE: Alstom has signed a framework contract with Lyon transport authority Sytral for the supply of Citadis trams. The initial €40m firm order covers 11 trams to operate on Route T4. The first vehicle is due to be delivered ... more