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Iaşi continues tramway fleet replacement

Iaşi continues tramway fleet replacement

Latest funding for new trams and buses for the Romanian city is part of the European Commission-supported National Recovery and Resilience Plan and builds upon recent low-floor fleet deliveries.

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Final trams run in Ust-Ilimsk

Final trams run in Ust-Ilimsk

After 34 years of operation, the final service run on the express tramline in this Russian city ran on 30 December. Infrastructure dismantling began on 1 January.

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Bidders sought for Bergamo T2 tramline

Bidders sought for Bergamo T2 tramline

New 11.5km tramline will cross five municipalities to a new north-western terminus at Villa d’Almè, re-using much of the former Ferrovia della Valle Brembana (FVB), closed in 1966.

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25 years of Škoda trams

25 years of Škoda trams

Czech rolling stock manufacturer Škoda Transportation is celebrating 25 years since the first tram left its Plzeň workshops in 1997.

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Forchbahn: Fit for the future

Forchbahn: Fit for the future

An ambitious programme to renovate the Swiss Forchbahn to increase capacity and make it fully-accessible will soon be underway. Andrew Thompson explores the plans in detail.

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Next-generation traction batteries

Next-generation traction batteries

As urban rail systems increasingly move away from fixed electrification infrastructure, Saft’s Pierre Prenleloup discusses the latest developments in onboard traction battery technology.

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Driving safety improvements for all

Driving safety improvements for all

Highly Commended at the 2021 Global Light Rail Awards, a new risk management model developed by the organisation driving sector-wide safety standards is now being widely adopted by operators and duty holders in the UK. Carl Williams explains the project’s key elements and the benefits it will bring.

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Zurich’s cargo tram

Zurich’s cargo tram

Andrew Thompson explores the unusual, but highly successful, freight operation in Switzerland’s largest city.

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How do we cut LRT’s costs?

How do we cut LRT’s costs?

At a time of constrained public finance, we are being challenged more than ever to find more cost-effective transport solutions – TAUT brings together a panel of experts to dig deeper…

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PantoSystem: A game-changer for light rail

PantoSystem: A game-changer for light rail

PantoInspect, the market-leading manufacturer and supplier of automated and real-time wayside pantograph monitoring systems, is proud to announce that its PantoSystem has now been installed on Denmark’s busiest light rail line in Aarhus.

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Managing safety

Managing safety

Which is better, independent safety verification or approval by the state? Tony Streeter talks to two people intimately familiar with the issues, to consider the benefits of each.

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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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SmartRail Europe

SmartRail Europe is the annual show for railway infrastructure managers, train operating companies, systemand data integrators and technology suppliers to create the digital railway of the future.

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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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