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Paris transport services supported through 2021

“We came close to disaster, so this is a huge relief,” said President of Île-de-France Mobilités (IDFM) Valérie Pécresse on 8 September, following the conclusion of talks to cover EUR2.6bn in pandemic-related losses incurred by the Parisian regional transport authority.

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New York MTA warns of mass redundancies

Chairman and CEO of New York’s MTA Patrick J. Foye has said the US transit agency may have to cut 40% of subway and bus services and 50% of Metro North and Long Island Rail Road services – resulting in the loss of 7400 jobs – if the MTA doesn’t receive a further USD12bn in federal aid to see it through 2020 and 2021.

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Moskva places new PK-TS order

Moskva places new PK-TS order

Mosgortrans is to add 114 new low-floor trams from PK Transportny Systemy (PK-TS) to its fleet, in a RUR22.15bn (EUR242m) order announced on 8 September.

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President Rajapaksa halts work on Colombo LRT project

In a surprise move, on 23 September Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa directed the country’s Ministry of Transport to terminate work on the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)-funded LRT project to link the capital Colombo with Malabe with immediate effect.

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‘Public transport is OK’

On 14 September, Netherlands public transport industry body OV-NL launched its ‘Public transport is OK’ campaign to encourage a return to tram, bus and rail services.

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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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Tramway crossings

Tramway crossings

TAUT talks to industry experts to explore the key design considerations for one of the most important tramway interfaces.

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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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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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