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Guangzhou begins work on six new metro projects

A ceremony on 19 November launched work on six new metro lines in the capital of the Chinese province of Guangdong (population 11.5m), a CNY100bn (EUR12.77bn) plan that will add 111.7km (71 miles) and 67 stations by 2023.

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Stadler completes Polish JV takeover

Stadler completes Polish JV takeover

Following the completion of CAF’s takeover of Solaris in September, on
20 November Stadler confirmed the purchase of the remaining 40% stake in the Stadler/Solaris light rail manufacturing joint venture established in 2017.

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Elegant overhead

Elegant overhead

Noel Dolphin of Furrer+Frey describes techniques for creating more appealing and less visually intrusive overhead power supplies.

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Creating a tram-train standard

Creating a tram-train standard

Could a homogenised approach to tram-train bring down costs? Germany’s VDV is hoping to achieve just that. TAUT talks to Andreas Heitland from engineering consultancy PROSE, which is working with VDV and lead partners VBK and AVG on the project.

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Firenze’s tramway renaissance

Firenze’s tramway renaissance

Alessandro Fantechi and Giovanni Mantovani explore the reintroduction of the tramway in this magnificent Italian city – and its continuing success and expansion.

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SIMOVE: A unique safety and efficiency tool

SIMOVE: A unique safety and efficiency tool

Metrotenerife offers an insight into its novel driving aid for light railways and trams as well as conventional trains: SIMOVE, a sophisticated tool that continuously supervises operations and helps to prevent accidents caused by excessive speed. 

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Autonomous trams: Why? When? How?

Autonomous trams: Why? When? How?

Drawing on current thinking from across the industry, TAUT looks at the increasing role and complexity of driver assistance systems and how they are leading to greater automation of tram and LRV operation.

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Hamburg’s green depot

Hamburg’s green depot

Environmental standards are generally improving, but Hamburg’s new Billstedt depot should be ‘green’ – quite literally. TAUT reports.

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APTA EXPO

Held just once every three years, APTA EXPO is the world’s largest showcase of technology, products, and services related to the public transportation industry.

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Heritage calendar highlights

A number of cities are to host tempting events for those interested in heritage tramway operations this year; among them Antwerp, the Rittnerbahn in Italy, and Zürich.

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SmartRail Europe

SmartRail Europe

SmartRail Europe – 5-6 April 2017, Amsterdam – is the annual show for railway infrastructure managers, train operating companies, system and data integrators and technology suppliers to create the digital railway of the future.

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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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