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Honolulu begins intensive metro testing

Honolulu begins intensive metro testing

Trial running on the first section of Honolulu’s light metro began on 29 August – trains are undertaking test runs on the 16km section between East Kapolei and Hālawa 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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25 years of DART Light Rail

25 years of DART Light Rail

From a ‘starter line’ in June 1996 to today’s sprawling 150km (93-mile) network, DART Light Rail is one of the great success stories of the modern LRT era. TAUT explores how the network has helped to transform the way that North Texans travel, work, and live.

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‘Our future is fareless’

‘Our future is fareless’

As LA Metro prepares to put its fare-free initiative before the board, outgoing CEO Phil Washington tells TAUT how he believes this will become the national norm in five to ten years’ time.

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Powering trams (part two)

Powering trams (part two)

David Gibson concludes his two-part survey of modern LRT electrification, looking at some alternatives to the overhead wire.

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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