Topic: Tram

Kraków tests new type of trams

Public transport operator MPK Kraków is testing the first Tango tram from Stadler Rail. It is a new type of low-floor light rail vehicles to be operated in the Polish city. By the end of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

New extension for UK’s largest tram network

Manchester Metrolink, a tram network in Greater Manchester, has received the 5.5-kilometre extension. The new route known as the Trafford Park Line connects the Pomona stop in the town of Eccles to the Intu Trafford...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Desire for trams on track in Britain

The tram is making a comeback in the UK. After two decades of stalled development and unrealised plans, rails are being laid and systems extended in several cities. High Speed 2 may be taking the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Moderus Beta single-section tram for Tramwaje Śląskie

More short trams in Polish cities

The single-section low-floor tram developed by Modertrans Poznań is becoming more popular among the public transport operators in Poland. Four short vehicles run on the streets of Elbląg. In March this type of trams will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Pesa moves forward abroad

Polish rolling stock manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz is moving forward in the foreign markets. It has started to supply the third batch of diesel trains to Trenitalia. This year the Polish company will produce the diesel...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

West Midlands Metro may be extended twelvefold

The authorities of the West Midlands metropolitan county plan to invest around 18 billion euros in multiplying the local light rail system. According to the declared programme, the West Midlands Metro network will be extended...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

First autonomous tram tested in Poland

The first Polish autonomous tram has made its trial ride in the city of Kraków. It ran a distance of over 3.4 kilometres without a driver. The main goal of the experiment was to review...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Alstom Prima locomotive for Morocco

Alstom steps up in Morocco

Alstom strengthens its presence in Morocco. After deliveries of trams and high-speed trains, the French rolling stock manufacturer has been focused on locomotives. It supplied the first Prima M4 electric locomotive for the Moroccan national...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Railways to save the environment

Building and rebuilding railways will save planet Earth from environmental calamity, and save the global economy. The technology that transformed the early nineteenth century can save the late twenty-first century too – providing we move...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Combino tram runs on Line 26 in Amsterdam, source: GVB

Coupled trams will run in Amsterdam

Dutch public transport operator GVB is preparing to the launch of five-section coupled trams in Amsterdam. This move will improve passenger service between Amsterdam Centraal station and IJburg in rush hours. The passengers will be...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Seven key trends of EU rail sector in 2019

In 2019 the European railways continued their way towards automatisation and digitalisation. These two main trends significantly defined the development of the EU rail sector. But they were not the only ones. This list could...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Škoda ForCity Smart tram

Another German city orders Czech trams

Škoda Transportation continues to step up in Germany. The Czech manufacturer has won a procurement for supplying 26 ForCity Smart trams to the city of Bonn. They will be introduced by the local public transport...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Ostrava to phase out paper tickets in trams

Ostrava, the third-largest city in Czechia, will phase out paper tickets in trams and other modes of public transport. Local transport operator DPO will sell them only by the year’s end. Finally, the paper tickets...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko