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Mumbai dismisses ‘failed’ monorail operator

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has terminated the operations and maintenance contract held by the LTSE joint venture for the city’s troubled monorail, citing a ‘failure to perform and fulfil contractual obligations’.

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First major Parramatta contracts placed

First major Parramatta contracts placed

The AUD840m (EUR516m) contract to build the first 12km stage of the light rail line between Westmead and Carlingford has been awarded to a joint venture of Downer and CPB Contractors.

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Revitalising Milwaukee

Revitalising Milwaukee

Vic Simons visits Wisconsin to explore another example of the modern US streetcar being used as an urban regeneration tool.

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UK barriers to progress

UK barriers to progress

UK light rail projects can be difficult to get off the ground, but in Europe they’re flourishing.
Tim Kendell analyses the barriers, both real and perceived, to further development of the mode.

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Crossing boundaries in Alsace

Crossing boundaries in Alsace

Most tramways are localised units, but Strasbourg and Basel have crossed key boundaries to help realise multi-national ambitions for light rail as a tool in urban strategy. Reg Harman finds out how.

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Innovation in urban integration

Innovation in urban integration

Thomas Lorent, Head of the Transit Steering Group at Pandrol, looks at the issues of noise and vibration related to urban rail transport and how the latest innovations in track design are ensuring a more harmonious relationship between residents and rail transport.

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Evolving the M5000

Evolving the M5000

Metrolink’s latest tram order promises greater comfort as work on the system’s newest line progresses.

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The art of sensory design

The art of sensory design

Creating comfortable environments is vital to attracting passengers. TAUT discovers how designers are taking all five senses into account when conceiving both vehicles and infrastructure.

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Uk tram-train: Learning lessons

Uk tram-train: Learning lessons

With public service now underway, Tim Kendell and Ian Ambrose relate some of the challenges in delivering the UK’s tram-train pilot – and the lessons that can be shared across the industry.

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Creating the UK’s first driverless railway

Creating the UK’s first driverless railway

SPT’s Charles Hoskins talks TAUT through some of the major projects
being delivered on the Glasgow Subway that will ensure that it is not only fit
for the future, but become a class-leading pioneer for the UK.

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The science of silence

The science of silence

The issue of noise and vibration in the interaction between track and vehicles on light rail and metro systems is a major challenge for both authorities and operators – Marcel Ujfaluši discusses how this can be reduced.

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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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