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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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Moveable OCS systems

Moveable OCS systems

Furrer+Frey has been creating iconic OCS solutions for almost 100 years. Here, the company explains its moveable overhead conductor-rail system (MOCS), which offers safety and accessibility improvements alongside the capability to provide bespoke solutions for challenging scenarios.

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Free public transport: why not?

Free public transport: why not?

Head of Tallinn EU Office Allan Alaküla explains how Estonia is expanding its public transport system and curbing road traffic with the ultimate incentive – free rides.

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Victoria’s working museum

Victoria’s working museum

The final part of Mike Russell’s trilogy on tramcar preservation in Australia’s Melbourne area considers the collection at the operating museum site at Haddon.

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LRT Rolling Stock Excellence

LRT Rolling Stock Excellence

Operating a light rail system efficiently is a daily challenge. Some of the UK and Ireland’s senior figures met in London in February to share their knowledge – and some secrets. Howard Johnston reports.

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Mechan: Faster, lighter, more frequent

Mechan: Faster, lighter, more frequent

Lindsey Mills, Sales Manager at Sheffield-based depot equipment specialist, Mechan, looks at how products will speed up servicing and simplify labour intensive tasks in the light rail industry.

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Melbourne’s iconic fleet comes full circle

Melbourne’s iconic fleet comes full circle

Bendigo Tramways in Victoria, Australia, has been carrying out the restoration and refurbishment of Melbourne’s iconic City Circle fleet for a few years now, with the latest vehicle relaunched being 102-year old Tram no.7.

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Tramway current demand

Tramway current demand

David Gibson gives an overview of the power requirements of a modern tram, and offers suggestions on how that demand can be reduced through onboard energy storage.

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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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