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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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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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Bergen extension cuts journey times

Bergen extension cuts journey times

Journey times through parts of the Norwegian city of Bergen have been cut by the opening of the 4.8km (three-mile) tramway extension from Lagunen to Birkelandsskiftet on 15 August.

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Wider Impacts of NET Phase Two

Wider Impacts of NET Phase Two

Will Rossiter of Nottingham Trent University analyses some of the economic and employment benefits of the recently-opened Phase Two expansion of the city’s tram network.

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