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Why light rail matters to UK cities more than ever

A new report highlighting how Britain’s light rail systems are instrumental in supporting economic growth, promoting social inclusion, and reducing emissions, has been produced by consultant Steer on behalf of the Urban Transport Group.

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CAD12bn to fund GTA rail projects

CAD12bn to fund GTA rail projects

Following negotiations with provincial and municipal leaders, on 11 May Canada’s Federal Government committed 40% of the USD26.8bn (EUR18.23bn) required to progress four ‘shovel-ready’ rail projects in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in what is claimed to be the ‘largest investment in public transit in the GTA’s history’.

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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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A intelligent future

A intelligent future

With benefits for operators, passengers and the bottom line, the application of Artificial Intelligence and automation to public transport is a question of ‘when’ not ‘if’. Lanna Blyth digs a little deeper into the reasons why.

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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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Rail Live 2021

Rail Live is a unique event bringing the full railway industry together to explore technology, innovation and strategy for the entire rail supply chain.

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Sharing experience in Zaragoza

Sharing experience in Zaragoza

Geoff Butler rounds up the highlights from this year’s European Light Rail Congress in north-eastern Spain, a further return for face-to-face events for a mobility sector disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Rail Live!

Rail Live!

Rail Live! is now firmly positioned as one of the world’s most exciting rail events. This event brings top tier leaders of the rail industry together to discuss topics critical to future developments in the premium conference, alongside an action-packed exhibition which attracts the full rail supply chain.

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European Light Rail Congress 2021 – Zaragoza

European Light Rail Congress 2021 – Zaragoza

The European Light Rail Congress brings together leading opinion-formers and decision-makers from across Europe for two days of debate around the role of technology in the development of sustainable urban travel.

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Your night to shine?

Your night to shine?

The Global Light Rail Awards is tomorrow (2 October) – will this be your night to shine? Join the industry in celebrating light rail excellence and innovation over the past 12 months.

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