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Why light rail matters to UK cities more than ever

A new report highlighting how Britain’s light rail systems are instrumental in supporting economic growth, promoting social inclusion, and reducing emissions, has been produced by consultant Steer on behalf of the Urban Transport Group.

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CAD12bn to fund GTA rail projects

CAD12bn to fund GTA rail projects

Following negotiations with provincial and municipal leaders, on 11 May Canada’s Federal Government committed 40% of the USD26.8bn (EUR18.23bn) required to progress four ‘shovel-ready’ rail projects in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in what is claimed to be the ‘largest investment in public transit in the GTA’s history’.

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Berlin’s last Tatras

Berlin’s last Tatras

Friday 7 May marked the last day of Tatra operation in Berlin (Germany), when four two-car trains of KT4D ran from Marzahn depot.

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A intelligent future

A intelligent future

With benefits for operators, passengers and the bottom line, the application of Artificial Intelligence and automation to public transport is a question of ‘when’ not ‘if’. Lanna Blyth digs a little deeper into the reasons why.

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25 years of DART Light Rail

25 years of DART Light Rail

From a ‘starter line’ in June 1996 to today’s sprawling 150km (93-mile) network, DART Light Rail is one of the great success stories of the modern LRT era. TAUT explores how the network has helped to transform the way that North Texans travel, work, and live.

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‘Our future is fareless’

‘Our future is fareless’

As LA Metro prepares to put its fare-free initiative before the board, outgoing CEO Phil Washington tells TAUT how he believes this will become the national norm in five to ten years’ time.

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Powering trams (part two)

Powering trams (part two)

David Gibson concludes his two-part survey of modern LRT electrification, looking at some alternatives to the overhead wire.

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APTA EXPO

Held just once every three years, APTA EXPO is the world’s largest showcase of technology, products, and services related to the public transportation industry.

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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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