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Melbourne completes W-Class audit

Melbourne completes W-Class audit

An audit by Australia’s Victoria State Government has found that just 27 of its stored W-Class trams have the potential for refurbishment and re-use in passenger service.

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BQX mock-up unveiled

BQX mock-up unveiled

Public officials and advocates of proposals to build a 22.5km (14-mile) light rail line connecting the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens revealed a life-size mock-up of an Alstom Citadis vehicle in November.

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R1 ‘BatTram’ project cancelled

R1 ‘BatTram’ project cancelled

The R1 (Russia One) low-floor tram prototype will never go into series production, says Uraltransmash’s new owners, due to a lack of orders and design complexities.

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Rethinking Chicago Transit

Rethinking Chicago Transit

Mark Walbrun and John Krause have a radical proposal to re-establish streetcar service in the Windy City, once a US light rail pioneer. TAUT examines the plan.

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Traction energy efficiency solutions

Traction energy efficiency solutions

Trevor Dowens and Dr Stuart Hillmansen explore how light rail systems can reduce their energy consumption through data modelling and analysis linked to driver training initiatives.

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Catching up in Northern China

Catching up in Northern China

With plans for regional conglomeration imminent, Dennis Schulz looks at urban rail operations in the Chinese economic powerhouse of Tianjin.

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Electrifying the Limmittalbahn

Electrifying the Limmittalbahn

In August, the ground-breaking ceremony took place for the new Limmattalbahn tram route linking the growing urban conurbations in the Limmattal Valley, stretching north-west of Zurich.

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OLE Design Principles

OLE Design Principles

TAUT examines the tools and methods that electrification designers and installers use to create efficient and aesthetically pleasing overhead contact wire systems.

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The 12th UK Light Rail Conference

The 12th UK Light Rail Conference

The 12th UK Light Rail Conference took place at the University of Manchester on 18-19 July, with over 260 delegates debating key issues on the future of the mode, and with presentations and panel debates on core strategic, technical and operational issues.

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Intermodal 2016

Intermodal 2016

Can coherent and efficient integrated travel strategies be developed across all modes that satisfy all parties and bring us more in line with the needs of the passenger? TAUT reports from two days of debate in the UK city of Nottingham.

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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