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ALSTOM : delivers the first Gulf region tramway to Dubai

Friday, January 10th, 2014

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 […]

Invercargill tram back on the rails

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Did you know . . . continuing the tram theme from last week . . . two Invercargill trams are preserved at Ferrymead in Christchurch. They are Tram 5, which entered service in 1912, and Tram 15, dating from 1921. The 10 original trams travelled an average of one million miles each. After the war, […]

Alstom finalizes Ottawa 
LRT contract

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Alstom Transport has finalized a contract to provide 34 light rail vehicles and 30 years of maintenance services to the Rideau Transit Group (RTG) consortium that was selected to design, build, finance, and maintain the first line of the C$2.1 billion Ottawa Light Rapid Transit (OLRT) system, the Confederation Line. Alstom’s portion of the contract […]

Tram line to Steveston should be a no-brainer

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

A tramway line to Steveston should be a no-brainer as automated LRT (SkyTrain, Canada Line) is too expensive with its elevated tracks or tunnels and we badly need better transit outside of Vancouver. Unfortunately–with the exception of Surrey Mayor Diane Watts, who has actually seen and used Portland MAX LRTs and the streetcar—most of our […]

<!–:en–>Edinburgh trams project 'making good progress', says transport convener<!–:–>

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

THE scheme has been beset by problems but Councillor Lesley Hinds insists the project is now on track. EDINBURGH'S troubled trams project is now making “good, steady progress”, the city's transport convener said. Councillor Lesley Hinds spoke out as she and transport minister Keith Brown toured the tram stop site at the capital's airport. When […]

Brest opens new tramway

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

The 14.3km tramway in the French seaport of Brest in Brittany was opened on 23 June with a ceremony at Esplanade des Français Libres at 10.45, and three days of free rides. The population of 142 000 has been without trams since 1944, when allied bombardment destroyed much of the city’s infrastructure. The current project […]