USA: The El Paso Streetcar opened to passengers on November 9 with a weekend of free travel.
The 7·7 km route is arranged in a single-track figure of eight serving 27 stops. The Uptown Loop service runs around both loops ... more
ITALY: Transport authority Brescia Mobilità and state railway FS Group submitted a PPP project finance proposal to Brescia municipality for a two-line tram network on October 31.
The total cost is estimated to be €400m, most of ... more
LATVIA: Liepaja tram operator Liepājas Tramvajs has selected Končar to supply six meter-gauge trams.
Končar’s €8·8m bid was lower than that of Modertrans. Railvec UAB had also bid with an offer of trams made by Belkommunmash, ... more
USA: The first phase of The Hop tram network in Milwaukee was inaugurated on November 2.
Travel on the 3·4 route-km route linking Burns Commons and Clybourne Street is free for a year as part of a sponsorship deal with ... more
CANADA: Bombardier Transportation has presented the first Flexity light rail vehicle for the Eglinton Crosstown line in Toronto. Testing is taking place at Bombardier’s Kingston facility.
Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area ... more
AUSTRALIA: The federal government has agreed to contribute A$112m towards the next phase of the Gold Coast light rail project in South East Queensland, Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure & Population Alan Tudge ... more
RUSSIA: A PK Transportnye Systemy Lionet tram has started a period of passenger-carrying tests on a part of Route 11 in Perm.
The single-section Lionet was displayed at the InnoTrans 2018 trade fair in Berlin during September. ... more
AUSTRIA: Following a successful pilot project, municipal transport operator Graz Linien has decided to equip its tram network with track and wheel condition monitoring and digital fleet management technology from ZF.
Sensors on ... more
GERMANY: Erfurt transport authority EVAG signed a contract with Stadler on October 29 for the supply of 14 trams.
Stadler is to supply a 42 m long metre-gauge version of its Tramlink vehicle, which will have capacity for ... more