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CRRC interest in Modertrans?

Poznań’s municipal transport undertaking MPK is seeking options for the sale of shares in tram and bus-building subsidiary Modertrans.

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Lusail inaugurates trial tram service

Lusail inaugurates trial tram service

The first 5.5km (3.4 miles) and six stops of the Orange line of the Lusail tramway opened on 1 January 2022, as a preview service, linking Energy City South and Legtaifiya (metro interchange), all in subway.

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Next-generation traction batteries

Next-generation traction batteries

As urban rail systems increasingly move away from fixed electrification infrastructure, Saft’s Pierre Prenleloup discusses the latest developments in onboard traction battery technology.

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Addressing the climate crisis

Addressing the climate crisis

The issues surrounding sustainable transport infrastructure design have never been as important as cities face increasing instances of extreme weather events. TAUT looks at the some of the resilience measures being implemented for new light rail systems around the world.

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Driving safety improvements for all

Driving safety improvements for all

Highly Commended at the 2021 Global Light Rail Awards, a new risk management model developed by the organisation driving sector-wide safety standards is now being widely adopted by operators and duty holders in the UK. Carl Williams explains the project’s key elements and the benefits it will bring.

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Zurich’s cargo tram

Zurich’s cargo tram

Andrew Thompson explores the unusual, but highly successful, freight operation in Switzerland’s largest city.

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How do we cut LRT’s costs?

How do we cut LRT’s costs?

At a time of constrained public finance, we are being challenged more than ever to find more cost-effective transport solutions – TAUT brings together a panel of experts to dig deeper…

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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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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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