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New Köln order favours Alstom

New Köln order favours Alstom

On 25 November it was confirmed that Köln (Cologne) is to place an order with an Alstom/Kiepe consortium for 64 new steel-bodied low-floor six-section double-ended articulated tram.

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Keolis JV to run Jiaxing tramway

The two-line tramway in Jiaxing (Zhejiang province, China), is to be operated and maintained by the new Shenjia joint venture of Shanghai Keolis and the city for five years.

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Maryland DoT takes back Purple line

Maryland DoT takes back Purple line

Maryland’s Purple line is a planned 26.1km (16.2-mile) orbital LRT link to connect Bethesda and New Carrollton via Silver Spring and College Park in the suburbs north of Washington, DC.

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USD990m agreed for Medellín LRT

In early December, Colombian President Iván Duque and Medellín Mayor Daniel Quintero signed a financing agreement for the city’s COP2.5trn (USD990m) 13.5km (8.4-mile) light rail project.

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Rerailing transit

Rerailing transit

A new administration. More emergency funding on the way. It’s time to live up to the other promises, explains Morgan Lyons.

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UK heritage lines fight for survival

UK heritage lines fight for survival

UKTram Heritage Tramway Committee Chair Geoffrey Claydon outlines the challenges faced by heritage tramways in their sustained struggle against the invisible enemy COVID-19, and also makes the case for further long-term support.

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Rail masterclass: Second chances count

Rail masterclass: Second chances count

In the third part of our series, Daniel Pyke explores and contrasts rail maintenance philosophies and examines some of the solutions to maximising the life of grooved rails. The answer to the age-old question ‘repair or replace?’ is never as easy as it may first seem…

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Redefining the Nantes tramway

Redefining the Nantes tramway

Design agency RCP has worked on many urban transport projects in France, specialising in detailed examination of the passenger experience to deliver high-quality, attractive and sustainable solutions.

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Learning lessons for the future

Alistair Gordon, CEO of public transport operator Keolis UK, explains why light rail can no longer be of lower strategic importance to our transportation networks.

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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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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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