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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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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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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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DC Streetcar developments (part one)

DC Streetcar developments (part one)

Following a few false starts, in early 2016 the US capital finally opened its modern streetcar starter line along H and Benning Streets. Vic Simons reports on what has been a very long gestation and what the future holds.

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Suspension of Belief

Suspension of Belief

The German city of Wuppertal is rightly proud of its Schwebebahn hanging railway, a rare installation of such technology that is being transformed as it enters its 12th decade. Neil Pulling pays a visit.

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UK Light Rail Awards 2014

‘Light rail is a success story in the UK that needs to be replicated in more cities’, UK Minister of State told those assembled at the UK Light Rail Awards.

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SmartRail Asia

SmartRail Asia

The SmartRail Asia team have worked with Thailand’s number 1 railway publication,ThaiTRANS to put together an official SmartRail Asia magazine packed with interviews and features with some of the leading industry figures within the Asian rail industry. With so much investment in South East Asian rail, this magazine will uncover the latest opportunities and new projects profiled at the SmartRail Asia show later in the year. In this edition, we speak to: Ms. Soithip Traisuth, Permanent Secretary for Transport, Thailand Mr. Yongsit Rojsrikul, Governor, Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand Mr. Jamroon Tungpaisarnkit, Chairman, SRT Electrified Train Co., Ltd. Download the magazine SmartRail Asia will host over 3,000 visitors and a high-level congress for a maximum of 250 railway and government executives in Bangkok this November. Further local partnerships with associations such as Thai Electrical & Mechanical Contractors Association (TEMCA) have been established by the event, which is also co-located with The Engineering Institution of Thailand (EIT)’s Engineering Expo 2014, and Securtech ASEAN 2014. SmartRail Asia is set to be: “The most important gathering of consultants, contractors and engineers in the region this year.” – Ali Adam, Advisory Committee member and Chairman, Arcadia Engineering Make sure that you do not miss out and book your free exhibition pass today. Click here to register.  All Tramways and Urban Transit readers are entitled to a 15% discount. To claim, please enter TRAM15 when registering. Click here to learn more:... read more