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First section of Luxembourg tramway opens PASSENGER operations began on the first completed stretch of Luxembourg’s light rail line on December 10 with the opening of the eight-station northern section along John F. Kennedy Avenue between LuxExpo and Rout Bréck-Pafendall (Pont Rouge).
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STUTTGART Tramways (SSB) opened a northern extension to light rail Line U12 on December 9 from Hallschlag to Wagrainäcker to connect with line U14 and made several changes to its network on December 10 due...
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A new SFr 87m ($US 87.7m) tram link between the Swiss city of Basle and the French town of St Louis in Alsace was officially opened on December 9 after two years of construction, reviving...
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SERVICES on Dublin’s Luas light rail network were extended to the north of the city on December 9, when Ireland’s prime minister Mr Leo Varadkar, minister for transport, tourism & sport Mr Shane Ross, and...
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PASSENGER operations began on the first completed stretch of Luxembourg’s light rail line on December 10 with the opening of the eight-station northern section along John F. Kennedy Avenue between LuxExpo and Rout Bréck-Pafendall (Pont...
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FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has awarded a contract to Mitsubishi Electric to supply prototype traction transformers for Z2N EMUs and T4 tram trains operating in Paris.SNCF requested Mitsubishi Electric to lower the weight of the...
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QATAR Rail has awarded a €3bn contract to RKH Qitarat to operate and maintain both the Doha metro and the Lusail light rail network north of the Qatari capital for 20 years. RKH Qitarat is joint...
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THE Autonomous Municipal Decentralised Government of Cuenca, Ecuador, has selected the ACTN Consortium to complete the civil works for a 10km light rail line with 27 stations in this Unesco world heritage city. ACTN comprises Alstom,...
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PUBLIC consultation will be conducted on December 7-22 for a Procedure for Demonstrating Interest (PMI) in the Metrofor Public Private Partnership (PPP) concession in the Brazilian state of Ceará to operate the South metro line...
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DUISBURG Transport Company (DVG) announced on November 29 that it has selected Bombardier as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 47 LRVs for the Duisburg Stadtbahn network. The 34m-long 70%-low-floor vehicles will accommodate up to...
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SWISS light rail operators Baselland Transport (BLT) and Zürich-based Limmatttalbahn have issued a joint tender for the supply of 18 metre-gauge LRVs with the contract set to include up to eight options.   The closing date for...

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