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Sutton tram extension back on?

In late February, London Mayor Sadiq Khan revealed an updated 25-year transport strategy for the UK capital that includes a possible West London orbital rail line and a proposal to develop the long-awaited Tramlink extension to Sutton.

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Dublin Metro by 2027?

Dublin could have a ‘Metro Link’ by 2027 under a EUR3bn proposal detailed in ‘Project Ireland 2040’.

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US budget threatens transit New Starts

US budget threatens transit New Starts

President Trump’s proposed 2019 budget aspires to a 17.6% reduction in Department of Transportation funding, including elimination of TIGER grants and a wind down of Capital Investment Grants by not entering into any new contracts for federal funding.

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TIG/m delivers third tram to Doha

TIG/m delivers third tram to Doha

TIG/m, the Californian builder of self-powered trams, has now delivered three 15m single-ended bogie cars to the Msheireb Downtown development in Doha, the capital city of Qatar.

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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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Where art meets engineering

Where art meets engineering

David Holt illustrates how good infrastructure design can be technically and financially efficient and aesthetically pleasing at the same time.

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L.A. light rail on the move

L.A. light rail on the move

Since our summer 2016 visit to Los Angeles, plans for the new urban streetcar have moved forward considerably and the recrntly-approved Measure M sales tax will act as a significant project accelerator for many other LRT schemes. Vic Simons reports.

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