Light rail industry news

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

Daugavpils tram delivered

18 Jul 2019

LATVIA: PK TS has delivered the first of eight trams that it is supplying to Daugavpils transport operator Daugavpils Satiksme. The City Star vehicle travelled by road from the manufacturer’s factory in St Petersburg. ... more

Stadler is supplying 12 trams to Cochabamba.

Stadler rolls out first Cochabamba trams

17 Jul 2019

BOLIVIA: The first two Metelitsa trams that Stadler is supplying to Cochabamba have left the manufacturer’s factory at Minsk in Belarus. One of the vehicles is being transported by road to the port of Klaipeda in Lithuania to ... more

Bombardier Transportation has a contract to supply up to 34 light rail vehicles to Wiener Lokalbahnen.

Wiener Lokalbahnen LRV design revealed

15 Jul 2019

AUSTRIA: Wiener Lokalbahnen has revealed the external design of the light rail vehicles that it ordered from Bombardier Transportation last year. The first of the 28 m long bidirectional vehicles is due to be delivered ... more

Keolis to operate Paris tram route T9

12 Jul 2019

FRANCE: On July 2 Île-de-France Mobilités selected Keolis to operate tram Route T9 for 5½ years. Due to open next year, the 10 km route between Porte de Choisy on Paris metro Line 7 and the centre of Orly will serve 19 ... more

Bozankaya’s contract covers the supply of 16 trams with options for 24 more.

Bozankaya wins Timișoara tram order

11 Jul 2019

ROMANIA: Bozankaya is to supply up to 40 trams to Timișoara, the Turkish manufacturer announced on July 9. The firm order for 16 trams is worth €33m excluding VAT, which would rise to €80m if all options were to be exercised. ... more

Rio tram network threatened with suspension

10 Jul 2019

BRAZIL: Rio de Janeiro tram concessionaire VLT Carioca has said that it could cease operations of the city’s tram network if the municipality does not cover a shortfall in revenue caused by lower than expected ridership. ... more

Budapest Mayor István Tarlós inaugurated an extension of Budapest tram Route 1 to Kelenföld railway station on July 9 (photos: Benjámin Zelki).

Budapest tram Route 1 reaches Kelenföld

10 Jul 2019

HUNGARY: Budapest Mayor István Tarlós inaugurated an extension of Budapest tram Route 1 to Kelenföld railway station on July 9. The 1·7 km western extension from Etele út/Fehérvári út adds intermediate stops at Bikás Park ... more

Four tram lines are to be built in Ulsan.

Ulsan tram plans announced

09 Jul 2019

SOUTH KOREA: Ulsan Mayor Song Cheol-ho has announced plans for the construction of a four-line tram network in the city. Due to be built in two phases, the total cost is estimated at 1·3tr won. The first phase is due to be ... more

The first of 18 light rail vehicles which CAF is supplying for the Metro Express project was delivered on July 4.

Mauritius Metro Express light rail vehicle arrives

05 Jul 2019

MAURITIUS: The first of 18 light rail vehicles which CAF is supplying for the Metro Express project was delivered on July 4, with five more expected to follow by the end of the year. The initial 13 km Port Louis – Rose Hill ... more