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Sutton tram extension back on?

In late February, London Mayor Sadiq Khan revealed an updated 25-year transport strategy for the UK capital that includes a possible West London orbital rail line and a proposal to develop the long-awaited Tramlink extension to Sutton.

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Dublin Metro by 2027?

Dublin could have a ‘Metro Link’ by 2027 under a EUR3bn proposal detailed in ‘Project Ireland 2040’.

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US budget threatens transit New Starts

US budget threatens transit New Starts

President Trump’s proposed 2019 budget aspires to a 17.6% reduction in Department of Transportation funding, including elimination of TIGER grants and a wind down of Capital Investment Grants by not entering into any new contracts for federal funding.

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TIG/m delivers third tram to Doha

TIG/m delivers third tram to Doha

TIG/m, the Californian builder of self-powered trams, has now delivered three 15m single-ended bogie cars to the Msheireb Downtown development in Doha, the capital city of Qatar.

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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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125 years of the MER

125 years of the MER

As the Manx Electric Railway approaches its 125th anniversary, Andrew Scarffe looks back over its long – and sometimes unlikely – history and forward to an exciting week of special events.

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Light rail in Denmark

Light rail in Denmark

Following the inaugurations in Aarhus, TAUT explores the two other key light rail developments in Denmark – in Odense and Copenhagen.

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Denmark’s LRT revolution

Denmark’s LRT revolution

The East Jutland city of Aarhus is the first in Denmark to reinstate modern LRT service, with a network that uses both street-running and tram-train operation. TAUT reports.

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Staying safe in a digital world

Staying safe in a digital world

System interconnectivity can have huge benefits, but with tighter regulations on data breaches coming in 2018, what are the risks and responsibilities for operators and maintainers?

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Luxtram: A capital idea

Luxtram: A capital idea

Francis Wagner reports from the opening of Luxembourg’s modern tramway, the first stage of a transformational multi-modal programme for the European capital.

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Connecting Cambridge

Connecting Cambridge

Cambridge has major transport issues to overcome to cope with predicted growth. Lanna Blyth outlines a light rail solution for an ancient city with fiercely protected heritage.

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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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