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Hamburg’s green depot

Hamburg’s green depot

Environmental standards are generally improving, but Hamburg’s new Billstedt depot should be ‘green’ – quite literally. TAUT reports.

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Moveable OCS systems

Moveable OCS systems

Furrer+Frey has been creating iconic OCS solutions for almost 100 years. Here, the company explains its moveable overhead conductor-rail system (MOCS), which offers safety and accessibility improvements alongside the capability to provide bespoke solutions for challenging scenarios.

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Free public transport: why not?

Free public transport: why not?

Head of Tallinn EU Office Allan Alaküla explains how Estonia is expanding its public transport system and curbing road traffic with the ultimate incentive – free rides.

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Victoria’s working museum

Victoria’s working museum

The final part of Mike Russell’s trilogy on tramcar preservation in Australia’s Melbourne area considers the collection at the operating museum site at Haddon.

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LRT Rolling Stock Excellence

LRT Rolling Stock Excellence

Operating a light rail system efficiently is a daily challenge. Some of the UK and Ireland’s senior figures met in London in February to share their knowledge – and some secrets. Howard Johnston reports.

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Melbourne’s iconic fleet comes full circle

Melbourne’s iconic fleet comes full circle

Bendigo Tramways in Victoria, Australia, has been carrying out the restoration and refurbishment of Melbourne’s iconic City Circle fleet for a few years now, with the latest vehicle relaunched being 102-year old Tram no.7.

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Tramway current demand

Tramway current demand

David Gibson gives an overview of the power requirements of a modern tram, and offers suggestions on how that demand can be reduced through onboard energy storage.

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