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Always ahead of the game

Always ahead of the game

Patrick Lamb, Managing Director of Severn Lamb, describes the process of creating bespoke vehicles for some of the more unusual light rail projects.

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Coming of the Tempe Streetcar

Coming of the Tempe Streetcar

With an innovative new urban streetcar due to open on 20 May and expansion of its existing LRT system underway, Vic Simons revisits Arizona.

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A life without wires

A life without wires

Mott MacDonald’s Chris Tindall assesses the positives and negatives of a range of technologies promoted as an alternative to traditional LRT electrification.

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Tram-train learning

Tram-train learning

Simon Coulthard and Alex Dodds of Network Rail’s Light Rail Team describe the creation of the innovative online data resource which presents a ‘warts and all’ overview of the UK’s tram-train pilot.

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Where the UK went wrong

Where the UK went wrong

Tony Young examines the many and complex reasons why the UK doesn’t have more second-generation tramways when so many were promised.

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Addressing the climate crisis

Addressing the climate crisis

The issues surrounding sustainable transport infrastructure design have never been as important as cities face increasing instances of extreme weather events. TAUT looks at the some of the resilience measures being implemented for new light rail systems around the world.

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Forchbahn: Fit for the future

Forchbahn: Fit for the future

An ambitious programme to renovate the Swiss Forchbahn to increase capacity and make it fully-accessible will soon be underway. Andrew Thompson explores the plans in detail.

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Next-generation traction batteries

Next-generation traction batteries

As urban rail systems increasingly move away from fixed electrification infrastructure, Saft’s Pierre Prenleloup discusses the latest developments in onboard traction battery technology.

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Light rail: The key to sustainable mobility

Light rail: The key to sustainable mobility

The European Light Rail Congress brings together many senior and key professionals from across Europe for two days of debate covering innovation and new technologies with light rail being a key driver to sustainable mobility.

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Light rail events for 2022

Mainspring’s 2022 events diary: Details about the European Light Rail Congress, 16th Annual UK Light Rail Conference, and Global Light Rail Awards.

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Rail Live 2021

Rail Live is a unique event bringing the full railway industry together to explore technology, innovation and strategy for the entire rail supply chain.

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Sharing experience in Zaragoza

Sharing experience in Zaragoza

Geoff Butler rounds up the highlights from this year’s European Light Rail Congress in north-eastern Spain, a further return for face-to-face events for a mobility sector disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Rail Live!

Rail Live!

Rail Live! is now firmly positioned as one of the world’s most exciting rail events. This event brings top tier leaders of the rail industry together to discuss topics critical to future developments in the premium conference, alongside an action-packed exhibition which attracts the full rail supply chain.

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