The £144m Glasgow Airport Access Project could see journey times cut to 16.5 minutes and would bypass the need to use the busy M8.
It would involve a specially-designed hybrid tram-train using the existing railway network and on-street tracks.
It comes seven years after the Scottish government scrapped plans for a direct rail link on the grounds of cost.
If approved the system would be operational by 2025, with construction due to begin in 2022.
‘Single biggest element’
Four tram-trains per hour would run in each direction taking travellers between Glasgow Central Station, Paisley Gilmour Street and the airport.
The tram-trains would travel from Glasgow Central to Paisley before joining a new tram-line system to complete the journey to the airport.
The interchange point at Paisley Gilmour Street would allow passengers destinations on the Ayrshire and Inverclyde train lines to access the service.
The proposals are part of the £1bn city deal announced for Glasgow in 2014.
The leader of Glasgow City Council Frank McAveety said the project was “essential”.
The Labour councillor said: “We’ve long argued that a new rail link between the airport and the city centre is essential for the thousands of tourists and business travellers who fly into and out of Glasgow every day.
|Изменения маршрутов городского транспорта.|
|М-т||Трасса временного следования||Ориентировочный
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|Героев Труда||Выход №5 (к продовольственному рынку)||Февраль 2016 г.||Реконструкция, выход через северный вестибюль|
|Переход в центре станции||Март 2016 г.||Реконструкция лестничных сходов и перехода, переход через выход ст. Исторический музей|
Located at the intersection of Al Sufouh-Al Gharbi streets between Jumeirah Beach Residence 1 and Jumeirah Beach Residence 2 stations, the opening of the turns will make life easier for motorists.
All left and U-turns were closed ahead of the opening of Dubai Tram in November 2014 to ensure road safety.
The closure of the turns ensured that there were zero tram-related accidents.
According to RTA, the reopening is being done after ensuring that road users are accustomed to the existence and movement of the tram.
This is the third location along the tramway that has seen an opening of left and U-turns this year.
In March, the intersection of Al Sayora-Al Sufouh streets and Al Marsa-Al Sufouh streets at Jumeirah Beach Residence saw the opening of all turns, while in June Al Marsa-Al Sharta streets intersection saw a similar development.
According to Maitha Mohammad Bin Adai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency, a committee of specialists was set up and an international consultant was appointed to draw up a comprehensive plan to realise the Tram/Roads Safety Strategy.
“The plan encompasses organisational procedures encapsulated in 15 strategic recommendations integrated in a five-year plan covering programmes, procedures and initiatives undertaken in collaboration with strategic partners with the aim of achieving zero accidents level in the operation of the Dubai Tram by 2020,” said Bin Adai.
A prototype tram is being tested in Prague. EVO1 began passengerless testing over the summer and as of the start of February has been taking passengers on limited lines.
Passenger testing had previously been announced for October, but was delayed. Подробнее »
Luxembourg Infrastructure Minister François Bausch has defended a decision to issue a call for tender for the full tram route even though MPs have only greenlighted the first stretch between the central station and Luxexpo.
Alstom is opening the second tram line with greater Le Mans council in the presence of Jean-Claude Boulard, mayor of Le Mans and president of Le Mans Métropole, and François Papin, Site Managing Director of La Rochelle. The network is growing from 15.4 km to 19 km and the Citadis fleet is expanding from 26 to 34 trams. The eight new trams were ordered in 2012 to reinforce the service on line 1 and to operate on line 2.
Thirty metres long, the Le Mans Citadis trams already carry more than 48,000 people a day. Bringing the eight extra trams into line with the regulations on passengers with reduced mobility and making them more accessible required some major modifications: some seats have been widened, buzzers have been added to the doors, a flashing display and an intercom have been placed next to the exit and the handrails have been improved.
The Le Mans urban transport service SETRAM has also upgraded the 26 trams already in service on the network according to processes defined and deployed by Alstom, which provided logistics and parts. The city of Le Mans now has a fleet of 34 modern trams adapted to the specific needs of people with reduced mobility.
Alstom has delivered the first of the 11 Citadis trams to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai (UAE). These trams will be in service on the Al Sufouh Road, the first tram line in the Gulf region. The new 10-km line is due to open by the end of 2014. It includes 11 air-conditioned stations and connects destinations such as the Burj Al Arab Hotel area, Dubai Media City, the Marina and the metro. In a second project phase, the line is planned to be extended up to 14.7 km.
Alstom is responsible for the design, integration and supply of this turnkey tramway project, which includes: the supply of Citadis trams, track laying, signalling (using Alstom’s Urbalis CBTC1), communications systems, integrated operation control centre, platform screen doors and ticketing system. Alstom will also be responsible for the maintenance of the transport system for a period of 13 years2.
Mattar Al Tayer, the Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of RTA, said “Now that Alstom has conducted the initial systems tests on the tram in their facilities in France, we are starting technical tests on the depot’s rails and test runs on the line. All operational aspects will be continuously assessed until the line opens.”
The Dubai Citadis tram is 44 metres long and can carry up to 408 passengers in “Gold”, “Silver”, and “Women & Children” classes. It offers high-end comfort, “infotainment” solutions, enhanced communications and security systems both within the stations and on-board the trams. The main features of the tram’s fine design are its diamond-shaped front nose, and its external livery which evokes the sand dunes of the Emirate. Dubai’s tram is the first tram to run exclusively on APS3 and also the first with tropicalised next-generation equipment adapted to the extreme weather conditions of the Gulf, including temperatures above 50° C, high humidity and sand.
The trams for the city of Dubai are designed and assembled at Alstom’s La Rochelle plant in France.