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Streetcars return to Motor City

Streetcars return to Motor City

The 5.3km (3.3-mile) QLine streetcar loop along Detroit’s Woodward Avenue (US) opened to passengers on 12 May, ahead of a weekend of celebrations and free travel until 22 May.

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Bombardier and Siemens to merge?

The worldwide financial press has been filled with reports that discussions are underway between Bombardier and Siemens about merging their rail divisions. A larger company than either of the current existing enterprises would provide the financial clout to compete more effectively against China’s CRRC Corporation, which has been winning more orders in the traditional manufacturers’ markets and now has ambitions to enter the European market.

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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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Re-connecting Cincinnati

Re-connecting Cincinnati

Cincinnati recently welcomed a hard-won renaissance of streetcar service – and hopes are high it will precipitate a downtown revival. Herbert Pence and Hans Retallick relate the full story for TAUT.

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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