Light rail industry news

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

MPK Kraków is purchasing 15 more Tramino Kraków trams.

MPK Kraków exercises Tramino option

29 Jan 2019

POLAND: MPK Kraków has exercised an option for 15 low-floor trams from a consortium of Stadler Poland and Solaris Bus & Coach. The purchase price is 109·1m złoty excluding VAT. In January 2018 MPK Kraków signed a framework ... more

The tram extension to Olympisches Dorf was ceremonially opened on January 25.

Innsbruck tram extension inaugurated

28 Jan 2019

AUSTRIA: Trams began serving the Olympisches Dorf area of Innsbruck on January 26, following a ceremonial opening of an extension the previous day. The 4·3 km branch between Leipziger Platz and Josef-Kerschbuamer-Straße ... more

King Mohammed VI officially opens Casablanca’s second tram line.

King opens second Casablanca tram line

25 Jan 2019

MOROCCO: King Mohammed VI officially opened Casablanca’s second tram line on January 23, with revenue services starting the following day. Line T2 runs between Sidi Bernoussi and Aïn Diab. It has a total length of 22·5 km, ... more

Revised cost estimate for Helsinki – Espoo light rail line

25 Jan 2019

FINLAND: A revised cost estimate for the planned Raide-Jokeri orbital light rail line that would link Helsinki with Espoo has been announced. If this is approved by the two city governments, construction can begin in June. The ... more

Lille's light rail and VAL metro networks link the city with surrounding towns in the conurbation including Roubaix and Tourcoing.

Rail fare integration and ride-sharing at heart of Lille transport relaunch

23 Jan 2019

FRANCE: Suburban rail fare integration is among the measures being introduced under a comprehensive reorganisation of the public transport network around Lille to be implemented on January 28. According to the municipality, ... more