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Grand ambitions in Szczecin

Grand ambitions in Szczecin

A comprehensive and historic tramway network which is seeing significant reconstruction as it moves to low-floor operation; Andrew Thompson reports from north-western Poland.

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Coventry VLR: Roll on 2024

Coventry VLR: Roll on 2024

Monday 4 April was momentous for the Very Light Rail team at Coventry City Council. This was the day that the West Midlands’ ‘ask’ of GBP1.05bn (EUR1.25bn) for a package of rail, tram, bus and active travel improvements for the coming five years received formal approval under the UK Government’s City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS).

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SmartWindows into the future

SmartWindows into the future

Passengers in Karlsruhe can now access timetabling and disruption information… through their window. The team behind the SmartMMI project explains how it works.

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A vision of the urban tram’s future

A vision of the urban tram’s future

Imagine a modular autonomous tram which carried passengers during the day and freight in the evening. Such a vision was recently confirmed as the winner of the prestigious DESING+ competition organised by the University of West Bohemia…

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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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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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