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Sudden end for Philadelphia’s PCC cars

Sudden end for Philadelphia’s PCC cars

PCC operation in the US city of Philadelphia came to a sudden end on 25 January when line 15 (Girard) was converted to ‘temporary’ bus operation, to permit replacement of the I-95 bridge over Frankford Avenue.

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Andy Byford resigns as NCYT President

Andy Byford resigns as NCYT President

Andy Byford, President of New York City Transit (NYCT) resigned from his post at the end of January amid conflict with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo over plans to reorganise management of the state-wide Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

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New tramways for 2020

New tramways for 2020

Michael Taplin looks at the prospects for new tramway openings this year, with new lines around the world due to open – and a few hanging over from 2019.

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Tram-train: Making new connections

Tram-train: Making new connections

Philippe Bernard and Derek Small from SYSTRA, and Stephen Ware from TSP Projects, a SYSTRA company, examine the benefits of tram-train with case studies from France and the UK.

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UK Tram: Driving a UK agenda

UK Tram: Driving a UK agenda

The role of local ‘champions’, informed and empowered transport authorities, light rail funding and delivery were all up for discussion when TAUT met new UKTram Chairman George Lowder MBE.

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Jokeri light rail

Jokeri light rail

By 2024 a modern light rail route will supplement Helsinki’s traditional tramway and go a long way towards increasing capacity on a key transport corridor. Lauri Kangas from the Jokeri Light Rail Alliance explains the background.

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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 2020 – Zaragoza

European Light Rail Congress 2020 – 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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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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