Light rail industry news

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

Sheriff of Nottingham Catharine Arnold has unveiled the first of Nottingham Express Transit’s 15 Bombardier Incentro trams to be refurbished in a £3·5m project.

Sheriff of Nottingham unveils refurbished tram

16 May 2019

UK: Sheriff of Nottingham Catharine Arnold has unveiled the first of Nottingham Express Transit’s 15 Bombardier Incentro trams to be refurbished in a £3·5m project. The work is being undertaken by Alstom at NET’s depot, ... more

Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has called tenders for the supply of a collision warning system for its Combino trams.

Amsterdam trams to be fitted with collision warning system

15 May 2019

NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has called tenders for the supply of a collision warning system for its fleet of 155 Siemens Combino trams, saying this would assist tram drivers, help improve road safety in the ... more

FS owns a stake in Milano metro Line 5 concessionaire Metro 5 SpA.

Urban mobility a feature of FS Group’s investment plan

14 May 2019

ITALY: State railway holding FS Group Chief Executive Gianfranco Battisti unveiled an ‘unprecedented’ spending programme on May 10, with €58bn to be invested across various modes in 2019-23. A total of €28bn is to be spent on ... more

The Ring 3 light rail line is scheduled to open in 2025.

IVU wins København light rail contract

14 May 2019

DENMARK: IVU Traffic Technologies is to supply its IVU.suite fleet management system for the Ring 3 light rail line in København, which is due to open in 2025. The 29 Avenio trams that Siemens is supplying for the project will ... more

A feasibility study is to be carried out for a fast tram route in Minsk (photo: Benjámin Zelki).

Fast tram plan for Minsk

14 May 2019

BELARUS: A feasibility study is to be carried out for a 9·4 km fast tram route in Minsk after the city authorities approved the plan. The route would run from the existing tram terminus at Ploshcha Myasnikova in the city ... more

The Mendoza light rail line uses ex-San Diego vehicles.

Mendoza light rail line extended

13 May 2019

ARGENTINA: Governor Alfredo Cornejo inaugurated the first extension of Mendoza’s light rail line on May 6. The 5·4 km northern extension from the city’s former railway station to Avellaneda in Las Heras district adds nine ... more

PK TS had previously suppplied Vityaz-M trams to St Petersburg (photo: Vladimir Waldin).

PK TS wins further St Petersburg tram order

09 May 2019

RUSSIA: St Petersburg tram operator Gorelektrotrans announced on May 6 that PK TS was the sole bidder for a 2bn rouble contract to supply 21 three-section trams. It is thought that other producers did not bid owing to the tight ... more

China Railway Signal & Communications Group is supplying 17 trams to operate on the first tram line in Tianshui.

Tianshui tram rolled out

07 May 2019

CHINA: China Railway Signal & Communications Group has rolled out at its Changsha factory the first of 17 trams that it is supplying to operate the initial tram route being developed in Tianshui. The five-section Pioneer ... more

Mikroelektronika has supplied the onboard ticket vending machines.

Praha introduces on-board tram ticket vending machines

06 May 2019

CZECH REPUBLIC: On-board ticket sales were introduced across the Praha tram fleet on April 26, following several months of trials on selected trams. A ticket vending machine has been fitted to each tram, with the Škoda ... more