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Ruhrbahn ready to launch

The transport companies in the German cities of Essen (EVAG) and Mülheim (MVG) complete the final stage of their long-planned merger into Ruhrbahn GmbH on 1 September.

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The 12th UK Light Rail Conference

The 12th UK Light Rail Conference

The 12th UK Light Rail Conference took place at the University of Manchester on 18-19 July, with over 260 delegates debating key issues on the future of the mode, and with presentations and panel debates on core strategic, technical and operational issues.

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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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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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