Light rail industry news

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

Almaty’s transport department has invited expressions of interest in a PPP contract to develop a light rail line.

Interest invited in Almaty Light Rail Transit PPP

01 Oct 2018

KAZAKHSTAN: The city of Almaty’s transport department has invited expressions of interest in a public-private partnership contract to develop a light rail line for opening in the third quarter of 2022. The proposed Almaty LRT ... more

Škoda sole bidder to supply 22 trams to Plzeň

28 Sep 2018

CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Transportation has emerged as the sole bidder in a tender to supply 22 trams to operated in its home city of Plzeň Transport operator PMDP is likely to purchase Škoda’s ForCity Smart model. The bid came in ... more

Orange County Streetcar construction contract awarded

27 Sep 2018

USA: Orange County Transportation Authority has awarded Walsh Construction Co a $220·5m contract to build the OC Streetcar line. Construction of the 6·7 km route between Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center and Harbor ... more

More E-Class trams ordered for Melbourne

26 Sep 2018

AUSTRALIA: The Victoria state government announced on September 18 that it had ordered 10 more E-Class trams from Bombardier for A$83m. Bombardier is already supplying 80 low-floor trams from its Dandenong factory under ... more

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