Light rail industry news

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

El Paso Streetcar inaugurated

12 Nov 2018

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

Brescia tram funding proposal presented

09 Nov 2018

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

Končar selected for Liepaja tram contract

07 Nov 2018

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

Milwaukee welcomes The Hop

05 Nov 2018

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

Bombardier tests Eglinton Crosstown LRV

05 Nov 2018

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

Gold Coast LRT Stage 3A funding pledged

05 Nov 2018

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

Lionet tram on test in Perm

05 Nov 2018

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

Graz selects ZF condition monitoring system

02 Nov 2018

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

Stadler signs Erfurt tram contract

01 Nov 2018

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