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Bolzano tram scheme moves ahead

Bolzano tram scheme moves ahead

Celebrations were seen in the Italian city of Bolzano on 15 December, as the first Railjet train link to the Austrian cities of Innsbruck, Salzburg, Linz and Wien (Vienna) was introduced.

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Jokeri light rail

Jokeri light rail

By 2024 a modern light rail route will supplement Helsinki’s traditional tramway and go a long way towards increasing capacity on a key transport corridor. Lauri Kangas from the Jokeri Light Rail Alliance explains the background.

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Saving energy

Saving energy

Len Vossman explores a few of the current initiatives designed to improve energy performance and management, while also reducing the operational costs of tramway and metro systems.

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Preparing Canberra light rail

Preparing Canberra light rail

Shany Shaked and Robert Wagner of DB Engineering & Consulting describe the process of testing and commissioning for Australia’s newest light rail system.

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Artics roll  in Schöneiche

Artics roll in Schöneiche

Tony Streeter examines how the international drive to offer barrier-free public transport has brought low-floor vehicles to a traditional metre-gauge tramway on the outskirts of Berlin.

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Enhancing safety

Enhancing safety

TAUT examines the role of technology and human factors in improving passenger safety on urban tramway systems.

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European Light Rail Congress 2020 – Zaragoza

European Light Rail Congress 2020 – 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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