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Metrolink remembers 22 May attacks

Metrolink remembers 22 May attacks

Metrolink tram 3022 has been named ‘Spirit of Manchester’ and given a special livery that pays tribute to the incredible response of the communities across Greater Manchester following the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena on 22 May.

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Tramlink looks at speed monitoring systems

Tramlink looks at speed monitoring systems

Transport for London is “seeking to conduct an early market engagement exercise in advance of a potential procurement process” for Automatic Vehicle Speed Monitoring Device equipment for Tramlink.

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Strukton signs Chinese rolling stock partnership

Strukton signs Chinese rolling stock partnership

The rolling stock division of Dutch firm Strukton Rail has signed an agreement with Chinese-based SICC Co. for the creation of a joint venture to develop and deliver propulsion and auxiliary systems for the growing Chinese rail market.

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Speed monitoring systems for London Tramlink?

Transport for London is “seeking to conduct an early market engagement exercise in advance of a potential procurement process” for Automatic Vehicle Speed Monitoring Device equipment for Tramlink.

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DLR launches fleet replacement programme

DLR launches fleet replacement programme

Docklands Light Railway Ltd (DLRL) has invited expressions of interest to supply and support up to 77 new light metro trainsets to replace the oldest rolling stock on the driverless East London network and cope with increased ridership.

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Valley Metro’s LRT and Streetcar orders

Valley Metro’s LRT and Streetcar orders

On 18 May the Board of Valley Metro Rail authorised rolling stock contract awards to Siemens and Brookville Equipment Corporation to support expansion of its light rail network that covers the Arizonan cities of Phoenix, Mesa and Tempe.

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Where art meets engineering

Where art meets engineering

David Holt illustrates how good infrastructure design can be technically and financially efficient and aesthetically pleasing at the same time.

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L.A. light rail on the move

L.A. light rail on the move

Since our summer 2016 visit to Los Angeles, plans for the new urban streetcar have moved forward considerably and the recrntly-approved Measure M sales tax will act as a significant project accelerator for many other LRT schemes. Vic Simons reports.

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Magdeburg still feels flooding pain

Magdeburg still feels flooding pain

This city in Saxony-Anhalt has now largely completed repairs to major tramway damage caused in 2013 – but there is still no date for the last of them. Tony Streeter reports.

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Phoenix light rail takes flight again

Phoenix light rail takes flight again

Following years of planning to develop a more complete transit network, the greater Phoenix area is moving from a single light rail line to a network with a new modern streetcar added to the mix. Vic Simons reports from the Valley of the Sun.

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Chemnitz: The model matures

Chemnitz: The model matures

City and regional authorities in eastern Germany are making huge strides with a trailblazing tram-train project. Tony Streeter provides an update.

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New tramways for 2017

New tramways for 2017

Michael Taplin presents his annual round-up of the new tramways planned to open over the next 12 months… perhaps as many as 21.

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Heritage calendar highlights

A number of cities are to host tempting events for those interested in heritage tramway operations this year; among them Antwerp, the Rittnerbahn in Italy, and Zürich.

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SmartRail Europe

SmartRail Europe

SmartRail Europe – 5-6 April 2017, Amsterdam – is the annual show for railway infrastructure managers, train operating companies, system and data integrators and technology suppliers to create the digital railway of the future.

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Global Light Rail Awards 2016

Global Light Rail Awards 2016

New UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport Paul Maynard told the Global Light Rail Awards on 5 October “you definitely have a supporter here today”.

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Ffestiniog Travel – 2017 dedicated tram tours

Ffestiniog Travel – 2017 dedicated tram tours

Tour operator Ffestiniog Travel has extended its escorted holiday programme to include more dedicated tram tours in the UK and Europe. It offers a chance to indulge your hobby within a relaxed, informative and organised holiday shared with fellow enthusiasts.

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SafeRail Congress

The 7th annual SafeRail congress is the only dedicated congress for all stakeholdersinvolved in the operational safety, digital and physical security on the US railroad andtransit network.

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SmartRail Europe

SmartRail Europe is the annual show for railway infrastructure managers, train operating companies, systemand data integrators and technology suppliers to create the digital railway of the future.

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Intermodal 2016

Intermodal 2016

Can coherent and efficient integrated travel strategies be developed across all modes that satisfy all parties and bring us more in line with the needs of the passenger? TAUT reports from two days of debate in the UK city of Nottingham.

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