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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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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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