Topic: Tram

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

Nuremberg orders energy-efficient trams from Siemens

German public transport company VAG Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft Nürnberg has purchased 12 four-section Avenio trams from Siemens Mobility. These vehicles use a large share of the regenerative braking energy and are equipped with LED lighting. As a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Britain is shopping for trams

The United Kingdom’s biggest tram network is about to meet the country’s biggest shopping centre. Well, almost. Manchester’s Trafford Centre is the third biggest retail mall in the UK, but there’s no ambiguity about the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

New Polish shortened tram on homologation tests

Polish manufacturer Modertrans Poznań has assembled the first one-car tram of Moderus Beta series. The partial low-floor vehicle was delivered to the city of Łódź for the homologation tests. For the regular service, this type...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Stadler Tango NF2 trams for Ostrava, source: Dopravní podnik Ostrava, DPO

Czech cities substantially renew tram fleet

Several cities in Czechia purchase or intend to purchase major batches of low-floor trams. Ostrava has recently received the 40th new tram produced by Stadler Rail. By 2023, 40 more units will be delivered to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Metro train and Uber, source: collage made by RailTech

Uber joins forces with public rail transport

The US-based rideshare unicorn Uber has won a public bid to provide mobility services across 210 stations of Delhi Metro. The company’s application offers the last-mile service for the passengers travelling to or from metro...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko