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Applrg Minutes - 21st January 2014All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group (APPLRG) Report of a meeting held at the House of Commons on Tuesday 21st January 2014 Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Meeting Reports
Minutes Applrg Meeting March 20 2012The Chairman, John Leech MP, introduced the speakers, Greg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West, László Szedlmajer, Chief Engineer, BKV, Budapest, and Stuart Kerr, Manager, Strategic Business Development, Vossloh Kiepe. He explained that the meeting was a follow up of a study tour of Budapest made by a delegation from APPLRG in January.Applrg VISIT TO BUDAPEST 17-19 JANUARY 2012 Meeting Reports
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Applrg Alicante Visit 2012Purpose of visit Funding of transport schemes – who, how etc Local/regional/national Integration of services – Train, bus services Public or private What do they do with utilities – move them or access Planning process – how does it work? To explore & understand the legislation, methodology and practical applications of Tram-train, construction, costs & methods. There are other secondary questions in terms of fare box costs. Meeting Reports
Applrg Minutes - 22nd January 2013Report of a meeting held at the House of Commons on Tuesday 22nd January 2013 Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Meeting Reports
Applrg Minutes - 5th November 2013All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group (APPLRG) Report of a meeting held at the House of Commons on Tuesday 5th November 2013 Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Acting Chairman until 16:10: Jim Harkins Meeting Reports
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Applrg Budapest Visit Jan 2012Applrg VISIT TO BUDAPEST 17-19 JANUARY 2012 Purpose of visit Funding of transport schemes – who, how etc Local/regional/national Integration of services – trolleybuses and bus services Public or private What do they do with utilities – move them or access Planning process – how does it work? To explore and understand the legislation, methodology and practical applications of Tram/Light Rail, Trolleybus interface and integration, construction costs and methods. Meeting Reports
Applrg Minutes Meeting - December 2010 - Mr Norman Baker, Minister for Transport Applrg Minutes Meeting - December 2010 - Mr Norman Baker, Minister for TransportMeeting Reports
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Record: Light Rail & Trams for the Capitals 20 01 2009 Record: Light Rail & Trams for the Capitals 20 01 2009Meeting Reports
Invitation - Parliamentary Tea 18th June 2014The launch of “Economic Impact Study of Light Rail” by Professor Richard Knowles & Dr Fiona Ferbrache Trams, a catalyst for Jobs & Growth Guest Speaker Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP Presentations
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Presentation - Convincing the Politicians PJ RowenA presentaion given by Mr Paul Rowen, 7th Annual Light Rail Conference Coalition Agreement makes specific reference to Light Rail: “ We will reform the way decisions on ….. Transport projects to prioritise … low carbon approvals (including light rail schemes)” Presentations
Presentation - Applrg - LR Supertram 21 January 2014How the Tram System has Enhanced Sheffield Tim Bilby Stagecoach Supertram Presentations
Presentation - Applrg Project in a Box 18 March 2014An article published in Tramway & Urban Tramways Presentations
Presentation - Applrg Low Impact Light Rail - HoC 21 Jan 2014Critical dates for your application of UKTram £3M Fund Key Dates: Competition Launch 13 January 2014 Deadline for Questions 27 February 2014 Registration deadline 21 February 2014 Deadline for applications 7 March 2014 Assessment of applications Period to 28 March 2014 Possible interview phase Period to 28 March 2014 Shortlist and unsuccessful applicants notified April 2014 Contracts awarded April 2014 Presentations
Presentation - Viaduct - 18th March 2014Matt Taylor Viaduct Helping you to Promote, Support, Build and Operate Light Rail Schemes "A Tram in a Box" Presentations
Presentation - Alston Update - 18th March 2014Alstom Update to APPLRG 18/03/14 Susan Evans Customer Director, NET & Cities Presentations
Presentation - TramTrain the Opportunities 18th March 2014“TramTrain – The Opportunities” A presentation by Jim Harkins FCILT, MTPS. Light Rail (UK) Specialists in Affordable & Sustainable Tramways www.lightrailuk.com E-mail Lightrailuk@aol.com Warrington Business Park, Long Lane, Warrington, UK 01925 243500 Presentations
Presentation - Minutes - 18th March 2014All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group (APPLRG) Report of a meeting held at the House of Commons on Tuesday 18th March 2014 at 15:00 Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Presentations
Invitation - Applrg HoC 18th March 2014To a meeting to be held in the House of Commons. 1500h – 1700h Committee Room 11. Tuesday 18th March 2014 RSVP Presentations
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Public Inquiry File 4.1 North-East Combined Transport Activists' Round Table covering letter.doc Public Inquiry File 4.1 North-East Combined Transport Activists' Round Table covering letter.docPresentations
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Public Inquiry File 32. 1 Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive(gmpte) statement.docPublic Inquiry File 32. 1 Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive(gmpte) statement.docPresentations
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Public Inquiry File 33.1 Bill Vigrass appendixa.docPublic Inquiry File 33.1 Bill Vigrass appendixa.docPresentations
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Public Inquiry File 35.1 Lothian Cycle Campaignl.docPublic Inquiry File 35.1 Lothian Cycle Campaignl.docPresentations
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Public Inquiry File 37.1 CTC tyneside coveringe e- mail.docPublic Inquiry File 37.1 CTC tyneside coveringe e- mail.docPresentations
Presentation Freight Trams March 2008Presentation Freight Trams March 2008Presentations
TramTrain proposal Leeds TramTrain proposal LeedsPresentations
Public Inquiry pteg final report 15th Feb 2010Public Inquiry pteg final report 15th Feb 2010Presentations
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Low Cost Affordable Trams, Tony Young, Applrg Presentation 14 Dec 2010Low Cost Affordable Trams, Tony Young, Applrg Presentation 14 Dec 2010Presentations
Report, House of Commons 25th Jan 2011 Geoff Inskip, Report, House of Commons 25th Jan 2011 Geoff Inskip, Presentations
Invitation - Applrg - Mr Norman Baker 15 10 2010 Invitation - Applrg - Mr Norman Baker 15 10 2010 Presentations
Light Rail & Trams, A low cost affordable & sustainable modeLight Rail & Trams, A low cost affordable & sustainable modePresentations
Presentation - Why UK Light Rail costs more - Invitation onlyPresentation - Why UK Light Rail costs more - Invitation onlyPresentations
Presentation - TrainTram, A low cost solution to Heavy Rail costs Presentation - TrainTram, A low cost solution to Heavy Rail costsPresentations
Report APPLRG Meeting 8th November 2011Report APPLRG Meeting 8th November 2011Presentations
Presentation - Lilian Greenwood MP - 8th November 2011 Presentation - Lilian Greenwood MP - 8th November 2011Presentations
Presentation - Geoff Inskip Delivering Light Rail - A green light - 8 November 2011 Presentation - Geoff Inskip Delivering Light Rail - A green light - 8 November 2011 Presentations
Article - Clever Karlsruhe - Low cost ballastless trackArticle - Clever Karlsruhe - Low cost ballastless trackPresentations
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Presentation - Norman Baker 12th July 2011 - Why UK Light Rail costs more Presentation - Norman Baker 12th July 2011 - Why UK Light Rail costs more Presentations
Norman Baker - Radio 4 You & Yours, 8th August 2011Norman Baker - Radio 4 You & Yours, 8th August 2011Presentations
Presentation - Affordable Light Rail & TramsPresentation - Affordable Light Rail & TramsPresentations
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Presentation - Now is the time for a new conversation with DevelopersPresentation - Now is the time for a new conversation with DevelopersPresentations
Report - Applrg -Budapest Fact finding trip Jan 2012Purpose of visit Funding of transport schemes – who, how etc Local/regional/national Integration of services – trolleybuses and bus services Public or private What do they do with utilities – move them or access Planning process – how does it work? To explore and understand the legislation, methodology and practical applications of Tram/Light Rail, Trolleybus interface and integration, construction costs and methods. Presentations
Light Rail Awards 2011 Speech by Norman Baker Light Rail Awards 2011 Speech by Norman BakerPresentations
Article: Opportunities abound for transporting goods by tramArticle: Opportunities abound for transporting goods by tramPresentations
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Presentation - Applrg 6th December 2011 - Sir Peter Hall Sintropher Project Presentation - Applrg 6th December 2011 - Sir Peter Hall Sintropher ProjectPresentations
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Presentation - Tram Summit Report - LRTA ERG GroupAt the press launch for “Green Light for Light Rail”, Transport Minister Norman Baker indicated that he would call a “High Level Summit on Light Rail” with key players from the light rail sector to discuss how the recommendations of the report can be implemented. Some sixty three participants from the industry attended at the institution of Civil Engineers at Great George St London Presentations
Presentation - How to deliver Public Transport on a Reduced BudgetHOW TO DELIVER PUBLIC TRANSPORT ON REDUCED BUDGET Marc Le Tourneur Direction de l’Innovation et du Développement IN SLIGHT DENSITY AREAS, WHAT PUBLIC TRANSPORT MODE ? REGIONAL TRAM , WHY NOT ? BRT Comparisons Presentations
Presentation - TramTrain ComparisonsSintropher conference British Library Conference Centre, London 25 May 2011 Session 3 - Innovation for Development Case Studies Tram-train technologies: concepts and comparisons Nils Jänig Deputy Director, TTK Presentations
Presentation - Wired vs WirelessA presentation of the emerging world of trams beyond the wire versus trams under the wire A presentation given to the 7th Light Rail Conference Manchester 15th May 2012 Presentations
LR Applrg Invitation House of Commons 20th March 2012An invitation from Mr John Leech MP Chairman All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group To a meeting to be held in the House of Commons. 1500h – 1700h Committee Room 15 20th March 2012 Presentations
Presentation - Convincing the Politicians - Thomas J PotterConvincing the politicians Thomas J. Potter Senior Transportation Engineer, Norconsult ASformerly Chief Engineer, Bybanen 2001 - 2012 Presentations
LR Presentation - Invitation House of Commons 6th November 2012Mr Greg Mulholland MP Leeds North West Stand in Chairman All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group To a meeting to be held in the House of Commons. Room CM21 1500h – 1600h Tuesday 6th November 2012 (Room and finishing time may change) Presentations
LR Applrg Labour Fringe Manchester 2012A fringe event was held by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Light Rail at all three party conferences. RTM reports from the event held at Manchester Town Hall during the Labour conference, which heard from Centro and UK Tram chair Geoff Inskip, Stuart Kerr of Vossloh Kiepe, Jim Harkins, who provides secretariat support to the APPG, Labour MPs Graham Stringer and Clive Betts, and Transport for Greater Manchester chairman Cllr Andrew Fender. Copy courtesey of © rail technology magazine Oct/Nov 12 Presentations
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LR Presentation applrg - 6th november 2012 minutesReport/Minutes of a meeting held in the House of Commons on Tuesday 6th November 2012 at 1500 hours. Presentations
LR Presentation - Applrg 6th November 2012 - Local Biodiversity in South ManchesterThe Impact of the Metrolink Light Rail System on Local Biodiversity in South Manchester Dave Bishop Presentations
LR Presentation - Applrg 6th November 2012 Mike Connelly Managing Customer Care During Tram Construction Mike Connelly Connelly Communications Presentations
LR presentation - Applrg Meeting 19th March 2013 Report of a meeting held at the House of Commons Tuesday 19th March 2013 Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Presentations
LR Invitation to the House of Commons 22nd January 2013An invitation from Mr John Leech MP Chairman, All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group To a meeting to be held in the House of Commons.1400h – 1600h Committee Room 8 22nd January 2013 Presentations
LR Presentation - Applrg 22nd January 2013Where Next for LRT in the UK? A presentation by Chair Roger Harrison, LRTF & Tramlink Nottingham Presentations
LR Presentation Stephen Joseph CBT 19 03 2013 A pro-light rail transport policy Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive Campaign for Better Transport Presentations
Invitation - Applrg Meeting 19th March 2013An invitation from Mr John Leech MP Chairman All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group To a meeting to be held in the House of Commons. 1400h – 1600h Committee Room 8 19th March 2013 Presentations
LR Presentation - Trevor Baxter - Metrolink AddressAn address given by Mr Trevor Baxter, a private individual from Thamside. Views express by Mr Baxter are not necessarily shared by the Applrg and are those of Mr Baxter Presentations
Invitation - Applrg Parliamentary Tea 2013Applrg Parliamentary Tea 2013 + faxback pdf Presentations
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LR - Applrg Presentation Parliamentary Tea 06 2013 Report of a Parliamentary Tea held at the House of Commons on Wednesday 12th June 2013 Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Presentations
LR Presentation - Andrew Braddock UKTram 19 03 2013 What Trams can do for Jobs and the Local Economy The Examples of Croydon and Nottingham Presentations
A warning from the pastThe cost, constraints and lack of planning meant that tram in the British Isles was poorly equipped to respond to changes in society. These weaknesses caused tramcar in Britain to disappear much earlier than in the rest of Europe, some weaknesses progressing over the ensuing years to undermine all local transport provisions in the country and more besides. ‘Those who ignore the lessons of history are condemned to re-live them!’ Articles
Air Pollution - Time for the UK to clean up its' actAir Pollution - Time for the UK to clean up its' actArticles
Lord Berkeleys debate 14th June 2010 A massive Air Quality Fine for the UKLord Berkeleys debate 14th June 2010 A massive Air Quality Fine for the UKArticles
Low Cost Tramways - MotorsUsing this technology, it should be possible to achieve vehicle a weight of 10 Tonnes per 100 passenger capacity, with traction energy consumption of 0.5KWh / Km. The aim should be also to get cost down to that of buses on a similar capacity basis. Indeed, bus body technology would be used, the vehicle form being essentially similar to an articulated bus. Articles
Pollution & Health, 30,000 dead in 2008Pollution & Health, 30,000 dead in 2008Articles
Low Cost Tramways - Cutting Procurement CostsImproving competition and cutting costs Providing viable, reliable transport infrastructure is an essential element of any modern nation and is a fundamental requirement if countries are to grow and meet current and future financial challenges.www.tramnews.net . www.Irta.org january 2012 11 Terry Walker of the LRTA’s External Relations Group argues how significant cost savings can be achieved and efficiency improved for light rail development through the use of revised procurement strategies. Articles
Low Cost Tramways - Do streetcars really beat buses in capacity and costs? Low Cost Tramways - Do streetcars really beat buses in capacity and costs?Articles
Statistic - DfT 2012In 2011/12, there were 204 million passenger journeys on light rail and tram systems in England, the highest annual figure recorded and continuing the upward trend of recent years. Articles
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Report - UK Cties bottom of European League for car dependencyA report by the Campaign for better transport organisation UK cities bottom of Europe for car dependency 29 September 2011 New research published by Campaign for Better Transport reveals that UK cities are among the most car dependent in Europe, coming bottom of a study into car dependency. The European Car Dependency Scorecard examines how the infrastructure and transport policies of 13 European capitals affect people’s transport choices and quality of life. The scorecard uses 16 indicators covering ease of access to public transport, public attitudes to car use, congestion levels and the side effects from cars to give each of the cities a score and then ranks them accordingly. Whilst Stockholm, Helsinki and Prague grabbed the three top spots, London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast were eighth, ninth, eleventh and twelfth respectively, only beaten to last place by Rome. Articles
Report Bus subsidies pro rata greater than Light Rail for less passengersBus use in UK is only holding up because of growth in London - London used to account for 20% of UK bus ridership, these days its 44%, but bus growth in London has levelled off - ridership in the Metropolitan counties is falling - despite the boost of Pensioners Passes - ridership on rail and underground is going UP (this includes trams) - only around 50% of bus income comes from fares - all the rest is subsidy, so buses are not "A successful private sector business" All this shows that if you want to attract discretionary riders - i.e. get car users out of their cars you need rail, buses are an increasingly expensive irrelevance. Articles
Article - Do we need heavyweight Tram Track?Do We Need Heavyweight Track? The cost of implementing British tramways has escalated over the years. It has become established that street track has to be laid on substantial concrete foundations, and that all utilities have to be diverted, often at enormous cost to the tramway promoter, and the utilities get new assets free! Is all this really necessary? Is it done everywhere else in the world? The answer to both is no. Articles
Public Inquiry - pteg final report 15 Feb 2010 Public Inquiry - pteg final report 15 Feb 2010Articles
Article Re-Invigorating Local Transport ProvisionsArticle Re-Invigorating Local Transport ProvisionsArticles
Role of Light Rail & Tramways - CitiesRole of Light Rail & Tramways - CitiesArticles
Light Hearted - Who needs low floor carsLight Hearted - Who needs low floor carsArticles
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Technical - A mode cost comparison - Canadian Study November 2009Technical - A mode cost comparison - Canadian Study November 2009Articles
Technical - A Low Cost British designed wheel - Needs funding for further developmentTechnical - A Low Cost British designed wheel - Needs funding for further developmentArticles
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Conference - TramTrain 26th February 2014 BrusselsAs part of our remit for more Trams & Light Rail in the UK APPLRG have been offered the following rather splendid deal held in the Crowne Plaza Brussels This can be a one day or two day exercise dependent on your time I will be speaking at the TramTrain Conference which maybe a bit controversial to possible UK members and I will be at both conference Please advise me soonest which conference (s) as I have a limited number of supported places for either one or both conferences 26 February TramTrain Technology 2014 Conference "Developing the future of urban and regional rail technology" A special price of £75 per person Please email conferences@landor.co.uk and quote APPLRG to reserve your place For information see www.tramtraintechnology.com Conferences
Conference - Sintropher 27th February 2014 BrusselsAs part of our remit for more Trams & Light Rail in the UK APPLRG have been offered the following rather splendid deal held in the Crowne Plaza Brussels This can be a one day or two day exercise dependent on your time I will be speaking at the TramTrain Conference which maybe a bit controversial to possible UK members and I will be at both conference Please advise me soonest which conference (s) as I have a limited number of supported places for either one or both conferences 26 February TramTrain Technology 2014 Conference "Developing the future of urban and regional rail technology" A special price of £75 per person Please email conferences@landor.co.uk and quote APPLRG to reserve your place For information see www.tramtraintechnology.com In conjunction with this: Sintropher Conference, 27 February Supporting Growth through Regional Connectivity A complimentary place at the conference Conferences
Conference - Lib/Dem 19th September 2011 BirminghamConference - Lib/Dem 19th September 2011 BirminghamConferences
Conference - Labour 27th September 2011 Liverpool Conference - Labour 27th September 2011 LiverpoolConferences
Conference - Conservative 3rd October 2011 ManchesterConference - Conservative 3rd October 2011 ManchesterConferences
Conference - Light Rail Industry Awards 5th October 2011 The brightest and the Best of the Light Rail Industry Honourable Artillery Company, London, UK 5 OCTOBER 2011 Conferences
Conference - Scottish Local Authority Transport: 2012 The funding and policy challenges aheadScottish Local Authority Transport: The funding and policy challenges ahead A one day networking conference for all those working in and with Scottish local government transport Conferences
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Applrg - Parliamentary Tea 13th June 2012Entrance by invitation only - For an invitation please Fax Reply Form Name………………………. Position……………………………………… ? Yes, I intend to attend. ? I cannot attend but I wish…………… to attend in my place ? I cannot attend ? I would like a question “………… “to be raised at one of the meetings Please fax back to 01925 243500 Or RSVP by e-mail to applrguk@aol.com Many thanks for your help Conferences
UKTram - Summit July 2012A progress report by UKTram of work done sofar www.uktram.co.uk Conferences
Conference - Labour 1st October 2012 ManchesterCommittee Room1, Manchester Town Hall Manchester Monday 1st October 2012 16.00h – 18.00h Conferences
Conference - Lib/Dem 24th September 2012 BrightonMonday 24th September 2012 Hilton Hotel Meeting Room 3 Brighton 18.15h – 1930h Conferences
Conference - Conservative 9th October 2012 BirminghamRoom116, Jurys Inn Birmingham Tuesday 9th October 2012 19.30h –21.00h Conferences
Conference - Labour October 2012 RTM reportA fringe event was held by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Light Rail at all three party conferences. RTM reports from the event held at Manchester Town Hall during the Labour conference, which heard from Centro and UK Tram chair Geoff Inskip, Stuart Kerr of Vossloh Kiepe, Jim Harkins, who provides secretariat support to the APPLRG, Labour MPs Graham Stringer and Clive Betts, and Transport for Greater Manchester chairman Cllr Andrew Fender. Conferences
Conference - Labour - 23 September 2013Hall 7, Hilton Metropole Brighton Monday 23rd September 2013 14.30h – 16.00h Conferences
Conference - LibDem - 15th September 2013Sunday 15th September 2013 Room Picasso 1 Campanile Glasgow 12.45h – 1430h Conferences
Conference - Conservative - 1st October 2013Tuesday 1st October 2013, Committee Room 11 Manchester Town Hall 1600h – 1800h Conferences
Conference - Transport Hub - All Parties - 2013An outline of Transport events over the three party conferences 2013 season Conferences
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Conference - The future for glasgow city centre.pdfThe Future for Glasgow City Centre: A city centre business vision for economic growth, A must conference for those who wish to see Glasgow Flourish with trams & Light Rail at the heart of this Growth in line with many other successful tram Cities Conferences
Conference - 7th Annual Light Rail Conference 16th & 17th May 2012The 7th Annual UK Light Rail Conference and exhibition brings together over 200 senior decision-makers for two days of open debate, covering all aspects of light rail and tramway development, sharing experience from UK and overseas centres of excellence. Conferences
Tourist Tram Wirral Waters Update 06 01 12ITS BIG! 422,752 sq m of office space 20,000 jobs 13,521 residential units 100,00 sq m of cultural, education, leisure, community and amenity space 60,000 sq m of retail and food uses 38,00 sq m of hotel and conference facilities a further 485,000 sq m of space within any of the above classes associated parking, landscaping, public space and infrastructure And now there’s the International Trade Centre as well Tourist Tramways
Tourist Tram - Wirral Waters - TextTourist Tram - Wirral Waters - TextTourist Tramways
Tourist Tram - Controlling Costs, Affordable New StartsTourist Tram - Controlling Costs, Affordable New StartsTourist Tramways
Tourist Tram - Heaton Park Manchester ExtentionManchester - A city with two tram systems opens a second extention in a month Tourist Tramways
Tourist Tram - Glasgow Commonwealth Games TextTourist Tram - Glasgow Commonwealth Games TextTourist Tramways
Tourist Tram for - LeedsTourist Tram for - LeedsTourist Tramways
Tourist Tram - From GBP 300,000 Plus delivery charges - http://www.newsteadtramcars.com/index.html N.B. This is not an endorsement of the product or servicesTourist Tram - From GBP 300,000 Plus delivery charges - http://www.newsteadtramcars.com/index.html N.B. This is not an endorsement of the product or servicesTourist Tramways
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TramTrain - Manchester Metrolink into Cheshire 2010. A heavy rail conversionTramTrain - Manchester Metrolink into Cheshire 2010. A heavy rail conversionTramtrain
TramTrain - Sintropher TramTrain (Blackpool) Project Newsletter May 2011TramTrain - Sintropher TramTrain (Blackpool) Project Newsletter May 2011Tramtrain
TramTrain - Parry Success - First glimpse at £5m light rail networkhttp://www.expressandstar.com/ First glimpse at £5m light rail network Monday 9th January 2012, 6:00PM GMT. This picture is the first glimpse of how a multi-million pound light rail network between Brierley Hill and Stourbridge could look under new plans. They were released today as bosses revealed work could start within the next two years, creating dozens of new jobs. Three new metro-style stations would be built as part of the £5 million project to run passenger railcars on a four-mile section of an existing freight line. Passengers would be able to catch the railcars from The Waterfront, in Brierley Hill. Railcars would then stop at a newly reopened Brierley Hill town railway station, off Station Road, which has been shut for more than 60 years. A new stop would be built near Corbett Hospital, in Amblecote, before railcars travel onto Stourbridge Junction to connect up with main line services to London, Worcester and Birmingham. Cradley Heath based-firm Parry People Movers has attracted £1m in principle from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund to kick-start the project. The firm already runs the branch line between Stourbridge Town and Junction stations. The cash allows the firm to begin research and development into the plans to evaluate the existing infrastructure like the tracks and help develop new vehicles for the line. Further funding will involve a leasing company putting up around £2.5m for the cost of the buying three new trains. Executive chairman John Parry today said it was great news for the company and the Black Country. New jobs including drivers, cleaners and maintenance workers will be needed if the proposals become a reality. “This is the biggest news for the company for a long time and we are delighted to be working on this project,” he said. “The Government do not want to hang around.” Read more: http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2012/01/09/first-glimpse-at-5m-light-rail-network/#ixzz1j34DtKvr Tramtrain
TramTrain - Alicante Spain On the threshold of major expansion, TRAM Metropolitano de Alicante has grown from a railway unsuited to a changing market into a light rail system serving one of Europe’s most popular coastal regions. Tramtrain
TramTrain - The current definitions While in the early days of TramTrain one spoke of the "Karlsruhe model", "track sharing" or "joint running" it is necessary today to distinguish between different groups. Tramtrain
TramTrain - pteg August 2012Why tram-trains? Tram-trains combine the tram’s flexibility, and ability to penetrate city centre streets, with a train’s greater speed, allowing quick and easy travel from suburban stations directly into the heart of towns and cities. Tramtrain
TramTrain Presentation - Opportunities for TramTrainTramTrain Conference, 26th February 2014 Crowne Plaza Brussels Tramtrain
TramTrain - Vossloh - Hybrid Tram Train CitylinkVossloh Kiepe and Vossloh Rail Vehicles, Spain, will sypply eight with an option for an additional two Citylink tram trains for Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen GmbH. These vehicles are equipped with reliable, state-of-the-art electrical traction and acontrol technology from Vossloh Kiepe. The new bi-directional low-floor, dual mode vehicles will be operated on the lines of the so-called “Chemnitz model”, which extends the public transport in the Chemnitz region. The new tram-trains can be operated as trams in the city and as an interurban train on the existing railway infrastructure, hence eliminating the need to change trains. These Citylink vehicles are fitted with pantograph for 600 / 750 V operation and with two 6-cylinder diesel-gen-sets featuring AdBlue technology, which ensure the mobility on the railway sections of the network. Citylink vehicles fulfil the increasing requirements for mobility and ride comfort and make a significant contribution to better transport connections and quality of service. Tramtrain
TramTrain - Report - Glasgow Airport Rail Link - Evidence to the Scottish Parliament 2006TramTrain - Report - Glasgow Airport Rail Link - Evidence to the Scottish Parliament 2006Tramtrain
TramTrain - Presentation - Glasgow Airport Rail Link - The evidence still stands 2010TramTrain - Presentation - Glasgow Airport Rail Link - The evidence still stands 2010Tramtrain
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TramTrain - Mulhouse, France's Latest TramTrain. A heavy rail conversion (French only)TramTrain - Mulhouse, France's Latest TramTrain. A heavy rail conversion (French only)Tramtrain
TramTrain - The TramTrain Project - DfTTramTrain - The TramTrain Project - DfTTramtrain
TramTrain - Kassel T&AUT Jan 2010 TramTrain - Kassel T&AUT Jan 2010 Tramtrain
TramTrain T&AUT ERG LRTA Feb 2010TramTrain T&AUT ERG LRTA Feb 2010Tramtrain
TramTrain - Grasping the Opportunity - Leeds City TramTrain - Grasping the Opportunity - Leeds CityTramtrain
TramTrain - Sintropher EU- A feasibility study for TramTrain on the Fylde Coast TramTrain - Sintropher EU- A feasibility study for TramTrain on the Fylde Coast Tramtrain
TramTrain - Network Rail - Ian AmbroseTramTrain - Network Rail - Ian AmbroseTramtrain
TramTrain - Chilliwack to Surrey interurban final report. Includes track cost per kmTramTrain - Chilliwack to Surrey interurban final report. Includes track cost per kmTramtrain
TramTrain - Network Rail - Giles Thomas - TechnicalTramTrain - Network Rail - Giles Thomas - TechnicalTramtrain
LR Low Cost Tramways - Smart GrowthJon Reeds examines the global Smart Growth movement and light rail’s crucial role in developing the low-carbon urban centres of the future. Starter Lines
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LR Low Cost Tramways - Fort WorthGrowth in new ‘big’ tramways often takes attention away from the small systems that perform a vital local function. Scott McIntosh looks at the Fort Worth Subway, a system that served the city for 40 years. Starter Lines
LR Low Cost Tramways - Arizona returns the Streetcar LR Low Cost Tramways - Arizona returns the StreetcarStarter Lines
LR Starter Line Low Cost Tramways - Austerity - Harkins 2010 LR Starter Line Low Cost Tramways - Austerity - Harkins 2010Starter Lines
LR Starter Line - Technology - Parry People Mover Article - 2010LR Starter Line - Technology - Parry People Mover Article - 2010Starter Lines
LR Low Cost Tramways - Trams beyond the WireLR Low Cost Tramways - Trams beyond the WireStarter Lines
LR Starter Line - Low Cost Tramways - MacIntosh 2010LR Starter Line - Low Cost Tramways - MacIntosh 2010Starter Lines
LR Starter Line - High Wycombe - 2010LR Starter Line - High Wycombe - 2010Starter Lines
Industry - Siemens Sicat Overhead The Siemens Sicat LA type overhead contact line was developed by Siemens AG for use in the speed range from 80 to 160 km/h. The Sicat LA overhead contact line is therefore suitable for connecting- and branch lines. TramTrains equipped with single pantograph can use the Sicat LA overhead contact line for travelling at speeds up to 160 km/h. Light Rail
Industry - Bombardier - Transport TimesIs the green light for Trams really on? Light Rail
Industry - Bombardier - Rail Engineer World launch for Flexity 2 at Blackpool Light Rail
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Industry - Bombardier - Tramway & Urban TransitBombardier: Flexity 2 Just over 32m longand 2.65m wide with 100% low floor Light Rail
Industry - Bombardier - Railway Gazette - Gold CoastBombardier Flexity comes to the Gold Coast Australia. Light Rail
Industry - Solaris Tramino TramsTOMORROW’s MOBILITY TODAY: TRAMS BY SOLARIS - Tramino - The increasing need for mobility requires a strong commitment to high performing public transport now and in future. Solaris, one of the leading European bus manufacturers, has applied the successful concept of the Urbino bus family - solid quality, ambitious design and high comfort - to urban rail. Light Rail
Industry - Parry People MoverSo, you have a marvellous idea for a new form of light rail. You have attracted investors, raised the capital and built a prototype (or several). Your product is highly versatile and can be supplied in ‘railway’ or ‘tramway’ form. In each case you could be talking about existing infrastructure or a new route. What’s more, there are several forms of existing infrastructure – for example, the ‘railway’ form of your vehicle could operate on parts of the national network or on independent railways, including heritage lines that have the potential to act as public transport corridors. Light Rail
Info Dft Tram Statstics 2012 - 13222 million passenger journeys were made in total on the eight systems, 18 million (9%) more than during the previous year. Overall, growth in passenger journeys largely mirrored increased vehicle miles in 2012/13, with more services run in Docklands, Manchester and Blackpool contributing to 11% annual growth in mileage operated, the greatest single year rise since the most recent new system was opened in Nottingham in 2004. United Kingdom
Info Sheet 5 ERG Barriers to Investment Jan 2010 Info Sheet 5 ERG Barriers to Investment Jan 2010United Kingdom
REPORT: TRANSPORT AND THE ECONOMY - Select Committee Announcement - REPORT: TRANSPORT AND THE ECONOMY - Select Committee Announcement - United Kingdom
Update - Edinburgh July 2011Update - Edinburgh July 2011United Kingdom
LR Blackpool launch of Bombardier Flexity 2Blackpool and Lancashire County Council embrace latest international technology for UK’s longest running tram operation Bombardier is hosting the global launch of the BOMBARDIER FLEXITY 2 tram in Blackpool, England. Blackpool and Lancashire County Council purchased the world’s most advanced tram technology from Bombardier to revitalize Britain’s most traditional tram system and will operate 16 new, ultra-modern FLEXITY 2 vehicles on the Blackpool and Fleetwood tramway. See the launch on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7zQQNFjvtM United Kingdom
Presentation - Metrolink June 2012 Phil PurdyA presentation given at the 7th Light Rail Conference, Manchester June 2012 Improving the passenger experience through intermodal operation Philip Purdy Metrolink Director Transport for Greater Manchester United Kingdom
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Info Sheet 4 Manchester Metrolink - Airport Info Sheet 4 Manchester Metrolink - AirportUnited Kingdom
Info Sheet 3: Manchester Metrolink - Rochdale August 2010Info Sheet 3: Manchester Metrolink - Rochdale August 2010United Kingdom
Info Sheet: 2 : Manchester Metrolink - Rochdale Connection June 2010Info Sheet: 2 : Manchester Metrolink - Rochdale Connection June 2010United Kingdom
Info Sheet 1 : Edinburgh - The Facts - Supplied Undated 1 Aug 2010 Info Sheet 1 : Edinburgh - The Facts - Supplied Undated 1 Aug 2010United Kingdom
Casablanca - Morocco Yapi Merkezi 12 12 12 On time under two years AND under budget Trams greatly exceed numbers in the first week of service • 31 km double line tram (18,75 miles) • 48 stations. • 60 minutes travel time from first to last terminal. • Commercial speed of approximately 20 km (12,5 miles) / hour. • Capacity of transportation of 250.000 travelers per day. • Hours of operations from 5h00 am till midnight. • Frequency every 4 minutes during rush hours. International
TramTrain - Kassel Germany T&AUT Article 2009Kassel’s tram-train system has transformed public transport in the region. With other cities starting to take an interest in the concept, it is no wonder people from around the world are making the journey to central Germany. International
Small Cities - Vittoria, Spain System Factfile T&AUT Article 2010A model tramway for the smaller city It is often assumed that only very large cities and urban centres can ever justify a light rail system, but in Europe and beyond, many smaller cities are building new tramways and reaping the benefits. International
Milan Italy - System Factfile T&AUT Article 2010As well as being a political and economic power base, Italy’s second-largest city is also famed for fashion and its passion for football. Exam the large and varied tram operation, part of a complex public transport network. International
LR Applrg - Three Decades of New LRT Update T&AUT Feb 20102010: The tide of new tramways continues The article in the February issue of Tramways & Urban Transit showed that in addition to 136 new tramways opened since 1978, another 45 were under construction. International
LR Applrg - More New LRT T&AUT May 2010 2010: The tide of new tramways continuesA closer look at the new tramways opening in 2010, plus the ones that could have been and the reasons for their delays. Mike Taplin2010: The tide of new tramways continues The article in the February issue of Tramways & Urban Transit showed that in addition to 136 new tramways opened since 1978, another 45 were under construction. The question is, which of these will we be able to ride on before the end of 2010? Prediction is a black art, and already a few of those have drifted into 2011, or beyond, for a variety of reasons. Building a new tramway is a complex procedure at the mercy of many factors, from politicians to finance to the weather, and even the strongest project management skills can wilt from time to time. So, with these caveats accepted, here is the prediction of which schemes will be cutting the ribbon this year – a couple are on very safe ground as they have already happened! What might have been… Projects that could have opened in 2010, but have now slipped into 2011, include the new tramway in Anger, France (12km/7.4 miles) dummy running from December before opening in January; the first phase of the Algiers tramways in Algeria (16.3km/10 miles) and the much delayed and highlycontroversial Jerusalem project in Israel (13.8km /8.5 miles first trial 24 February, passenger service now April 2011). Dubai should open its innovative 10km (6 mile) line in the first quarter of 2011, while Hampton Roads Transit in Norfolk, VA, USA will open its 11.8km Tide LRT system around the same time after months of delay (11.8km). International
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Brest - France, a system almost there and worth singing aboutA light hearted look and listen to a French system almost built http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCjAyz-IGuo&feature=related International
LR Applrg - Light Rail in France Update Graham Jellett v. 04 05 2011An update and comparison of the rise and rise of the French Light Rail systems compiled by Mr Graham Jellett, Regional Officer LRTA Pages 5 - 9 are significant comparators. International
LR Applrg - TOD - Transit Orientated Development examplesThis report documents real estate development patterns along three recently constructed light rail transit lines in the United States. This topic is important for local planning practitioners, transit agencies, community members and other stakeholders in their efforts to plan for new transit investments and foster transit-oriented development (TOD). Setting realistic expectations about the scale, timing and location of private investment along new transit lines is especially critical where new development is expected to help pay for needed transit improvements, neighborhood amenities, or other community benefits. International
Detroit USA - Final Light Rail ReportOver $4 billion in investment around light rail in Dallas. Property value increases of 25% in Minneapolis. Over 600% return on investment for light rail spending. These figures are not flukes, just examples of the amazing possibilities offered by light rail. By investing in mass transit now, Detroit can spur economic growth and help revitalize the region. International
Applrg - Presentation by FGV Alicante Visit May 2012A presentation and update given to the Applrg's visit to Alicante May 2012 by Senior Francesc Sabate Villaret FGV on a fact finding vist 23rd May 2012 International
Perth - Western AustraliaPerth - Western AustraliaInternational
Perth Western Australia - MapProposed Light Rail Network map International
Potsdam Germany - A small city - System Fact File T&AUT 2012In a small city with a dramatic history and attractions to match, Potsdam’s long-established tramway owes much to the changes of recent years. International
Brno - Czech Republic A small city - System Fact File T&AUT 2012A bustling city of magnificent architecture in an interesting setting, Brno also has a long-established tramway – the Czech Republic’s first – intensive trolleybus operations and rolling stock displaying equal measures of variety. International
Lille - France A System Fact File - T&AUT March 2012Rebuilding Lille’s historic tramway followed the introduction of the world’s first fully automatic metro The main city of Nord-Pas de Calais region, Lille is France’s fourth largest urban area (Lille Métropole Communauté Urbaine) with a population of 1 106 885 in 2007. Boosting that number are adjoining communities across the border in Belgium. International
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Proposed - Derby Tramway 2014Derby is a city of 249,000 citizens and growing, it has increased by 19,000 between 2001 and 2011 (last census) The population of greater Derby is about 300,000. It is home to many high tech industries, and has the highest proportion of technically qualified employees in Britain. Transportation is a major sector, including Rolls-Royce, Bombardier, and Toyota. Proposed
Proposed - Cardiff Capital Region Metro:Further to the October announcement of around £65M for the first phase of the Metro, the Business and Transport Minister, Edwina Hart, announced on November 19th the setting up of a Business and Enterprise Board for the SE Wales City region. The Board will be responsible for overseeing new economic initiatives in the Region, including the Metro. It is to be chaired by Roger Lewis, Chief Executive of the Wales Rugby Union. Exactly how it will relate to any form of transport executive, Local Authorities, and SEWTA (the transport alliance of the 10 LAs involved) is not yet known. A similar board is also being set up for South West Wales, ie. Port Talbot, Swansea and all stations to Milford Haven! There is a transport Task Force covering north Wales, particularly the Chester, Wrexham and Flint areas. Proposed
Proposed - South East Edinburgh Transport Economic Potential Study Strategy & ResearchThe study concludes that introducing a high quality fixed link transport service to the area, along with other transport interventions could be a catalyst to unlocking significant economic development both at regional and national level. It anticipates that significant transport improvements would bring forward development of the Edinburgh BioQuarter, a site of national importance, by three years and that without a step-change in public transport, Phase 4 of the BioQuarter will be unlikely to proceed without this fixed link Proposed
Proposed - South East Edinburgh Transport Economic Potential StudyUsing Lean Build low cost sustainable methods outlined in our Public Inquiry, including not moving the services but stopping the trams and giving access to the utilities, the cost of this line will be significantly less than that of Line 1, therefore Line 1 should not be used as a template for further expansion of the Edinburgh Network. "The work undertaken has shown how a step change in public transport provision in south east Edinburgh will help economic development. Introducing a high quality, fixed link transport service to the area, along with other transport interventions could be a catalyst to unlocking the significant economic development potential identified in this report." Extract Steer, Davies Gleave Buchanan Proposed
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Proposed - Cross River Tram - Val Shawcross AM Chair London Assembly Transport Proposed - Cross River Tram - Val Shawcross AM Chair London Assembly TransportProposed
ConferenceThe 9th Annual UK Light Rail Conference and exhibition moved to Nottingham in June 2014 and brought with it over 267 leading decision-makers from across the UK and mainland Europe for two days of open debate covering all aspects of light rail development. Conferences
LR Applrg 2014 Light Rail Conference ReportThe 9th Annual UK Light Rail Conference and exhibition moved to Nottingham in June 2014 and brought with it over 267 leading decision-makers from across the UK and mainland Europe for two days of open debate covering all aspects of light rail development. Conferences
LR Parliamentary Tea June 2014 MinutesReport of the Parliamentary Tea held at the House of Commons on Wednesday 18th June 2014 at 16:00 Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Speakers: ….. Robert Goodwill MP, (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport) Professor Richard Knowles (Salford University) and Dr Fiona Ferbrache (Oxford University) Mr. Ricardo Albelda (Universidad Politecnica of Valencia) and Mr Graham Roberts (Managing Director, Vossloh Kiepe UK Ltd.) Meeting Reports
Tourist TramwayAruba Aruba's streetcars are powered by batteries augmented by hydrogen fuel cells, which in turn are powered by the island's year-round trade winds. Arubans claim that they are the first in the world to use hydrail technology in regular passenger service. The vehicles are bidirectional and use PCC type B2 trucks that were manufactured in the last century by Clark Equipment Co. for streetcars that ran in Boston and Shaker Heights, Ohio. TIG/m re-machined the wheels to conform with the Ri59 rail laid in Oranjestad.Tourist Tramways
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PresentationA meeting to be held in the House of Commons. 1600h – 1800h Committee Room 6 Tuesday 14 October 2014 Presentations
Tourist Tram / Train Proposal - Dundee WaterfrontThe new waterfront developments will add to the group of urban elements in 'downtown' Dundee, A revitalized City Center, The new Waterfront, Victoria Dock, The University Quarter, Sea Braes. These are anchored by the 3 major points of entry. The revitalized Railway Station, The city center car parks, the bus station Scotland, the "New Saudi Arabia of Green Renewables" electrical energy will power the trams. The permanence denoted by the track in street encourages developers to concentrate their investments near the lines. The close spacing of stops means that development can be spread along a corridor, revitalizing a whole area - not just one plot A system is being promoted as part of the huge Wirral Waters regenerating from Birkenhead to New Brighton Dundee Waterfront is the ideal place to initiate the first system in Scotland.Tourist Tramways
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PresentationFrench Lessons for British Tramways - Oxford?Presentations
LR Applrg October 2014 MinutesReport of a meeting held at the House of Commons on Wednesday 14th October 2014 at 16:00 Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Speakers: Reg Harman (Interfaces) Nicholas Falk (URBED) Paul Rowen (Passenger Focus) Meeting Reports
Tram Systems North CheshireA possible segment for the proposed One North plan for Northern England Improving connectivity A Presentation of the case for and applications of TramTrain A low cost, clean, sustainable mode for Cheshire, Warrington & Merseyside Macclesfield Town Hall 21st January 2010North Cheshire
PresentationA change of Timings An invitation to To a meeting to be held in the House of Commons. 1700h – 1900h Committee Room 7 Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Lilian Greenwood MP Labour, Nottingham South and Shadow Rail Minister A Political update of Nottingham Tramways and possible future projections Peter Cushing, Chief Executive, of Manchester Metrolink. Mr James Hammett, General Manager, Update on the Low Impact Light Rail CompetitionPresentations
Dft Light Rail Staistics 2013/14This statistical release presents the latest annual information on light rail and tram systems in England during the 2013/14 financial year, covering usage, infrastructure and revenue. Across the 8 light rail systems passenger journeys on light rail systems increased 2% in 2013/14 compared to the previous year, to 227 million passenger journeys . This represents a 43% increase since 2004/05, the first year Nottingham Express Transit ran (the latest system to open). Light rail and tram revenue increased by 6% in real terms to £290 million in 2013/14 compared to 2012/13. Average revenue per journey has increased 4.6 pence (3.8%) in real terms to 128 pence between 2012/13 and 2013/14.Presentations
Metrolink Update 2nd Dec 2014Transport for Greater Manchester METROLINK All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group 2 December 2014 Peter Cushing Metrolink Director A copy of the accompanying video can be found in "Videos" - " Metrolink Airport -The Final Video" Presentations
TramTrain, Low floor for KarlsruheThe BOStrab approval certificate for the vehicle was formally handed over to VBK at InnoTrans on September 25, making it the first low-floor tram-train vehicle to be approved for both BOStrab and EBO, according to VosslohTramtrain
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EdinburghThe City of Edinburgh Council 10am, Thursday, 11 December 2014 Future Investment in Public Transport – Potential tram ExtensionUnited Kingdom
Industry Bombardier Vienna Dec 2014AUSTRIA: On December 1 2014 public transport operator Wiener Linien announced that it had selected Bombardier Transportation for a €562m contract to supply up to 156 low-floor trams, which will replace its high-floor E2 tram-and-trailer sets. Wiener Linien says that it will also be signing a maintenance agreement, under which its staff will maintain the new fleet ‘on behalf of and at the risk of the manufacturer’. Light Rail
Test2 _ AMCSTest2 - AMCSTourist Tramways
Edinburgh Tram Inquiry LinkWelcome to the link to the website ( http://www.edinburghtraminquiry.org ) for the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry into the Edinburgh Trams project. This inquiry aims to establish why the Edinburgh Trams project incurred delays, cost more than originally budgeted and through reductions in scope delivered significantly less than projected. The website provides an overview of the purpose of the Inquiry, the process involved and details of the individuals responsible for ensuring the Inquiry is conducted in an efficient, timely and effective manner.http://www.edinburghtraminquiry.org/Edinburgh
Bombardier Vienna Dec 2014AUSTRIA: On December 1 2014 public transport operator Wiener Linien announced that it had selected Bombardier Transportation for a €562m contract to supply up to 156 low-floor trams, which will replace its high-floor E2 tram-and-trailer sets. Wiener Linien says that it will also be signing a maintenance agreement, under which its staff will maintain the new fleet ‘on behalf of and at the risk of the manufacturer’. Industry
Vossloh Karlsrhue Oct 2014Karlsruhe transport operators VBK and AVG ordered an initial build of 25 vehicles in October 2011 for €75m, with an option for up to 50 more. They are being supplied through a partnership between Vossloh Rail Vehicles in Valencia and electrical equipment supplier Vossloh Kiepe in Düsseldorf. Industry
Naberezhnye Chelny Dec 2014USSIA: The city of Naberezhnye Chelny in Tatarstan inaugurated a 6•1 km extension of its 1 524 mm gauge tram network on December 12.International
Alstom Translohr T6 Paris Dec 2014A Rubber Wheel Tram The Translohr tram for the T6 line is 46 metres long and can carry up to 255 passengers, It offers unique ease of deployment: the tram installation has a small footprint whilst the trams themselves have an extremely short turning radius (10.5 metres). Industry
Paris - France Line T8 opens 16 Dec 2014FRANCE: Paris tram Route T8 entered service on December 16, following four weeks of trial running without passengersInternational
Manchester Metrolink WiFi - 16 Dec 2014 Following positive passenger feedback from trials on a single Metrolink tram, on December 16 Transport for Greater Manchester confirmed a £1•7m deal for the roll-out of free wi-fi on all 94 trams, 20 city centre shuttle buses and all new trams entering service within the next two yearsManchester - Metrolink
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TIG/m Hydrogen Trams Dec 2014Is HYDROGEN the Holy Grail for Off Wire Operation by Julia Wahnsiedler describes how TIG/m is incorporating proven hybrid hydrogen/battery systems to substantially reduce capital costs and deliver a more sustainable, less intrusive tramway systemIndustry
Budapest Tramway's Renaissance Dec 2014An update to Budapest Tramways Renaissance, Restructuring resources and perceptions, renewal and expansionInternational
Link to the Edinburgh Tram InquiryWelcome to the link to the website ( http://www.edinburghtraminquiry.org ) for the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry into the Edinburgh Trams project. This inquiry aims to establish why the Edinburgh Trams project incurred delays, cost more than originally budgeted and through reductions in scope delivered significantly less than projected. The website provides an overview of the purpose of the Inquiry, the process involved and details of the individuals responsible for ensuring the Inquiry is conducted in an efficient, timely and effective manner. http://www.edinburghtraminquiry.org/Scottish Parliament
Light Rail Awards 2014See who won what at the prestigious award held in Nottingham 2014Industry
Potential Extension to Leith 11 Dec 2014The City of Edinburgh Council - Over the next decade Edinburgh’s population is expected to increase more than anywhere else in Scotland. As part of the Council’s commitment to work towards a thriving, sustainable Edinburgh, there is a strong focus on establishing an integrated public transport network for the Capital, alongside encouraging and promoting active travel and catering to the needs of all road users. A sustainable approach to planning public transport investment is essential. The case for trams should be considered as part of this broader sustainable approach by virtue of the potential to connect different parts of the city and to move large quantities of people, whilst enhancing the city’s environment. This report sets out the context for possible future investment in tram taking account of integration with other major projects including the St James Quarter redevelopment and the Leith Programme. Authority from the Council is sought for officers to prepare a report back to Council in late spring 2015 would include an updated tram business and financial case including cost estimates, an integrated design and outline delivery programme.Edinburgh
Complete Streets - From Policy to Implementation 22 September 2014Presented at Rail~Volution Minneapolis, 22 September 2014 Greg Thompson . Tom Larwin . Tom Parkinson Transportation Research Board Subcommittee on International Light Rail Development Since 1985 when the first modern tram line opened in France 56 additional lines have opened in 33 provincial cities and various part of the Paris region carrying in aggregate well over three million passengers per day.* Almost all of these passengers become pedestrians on at least one end of their daily trips, and most do so on both ends and places where they transfer from one line to another or change modes.Presentations
Dubai tramway opens 11 Nov 2014UAE: The first tram line in Dubai was officially inaugurated on November 11 by the Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.International
Presentation House of Commons Feb 2015Please download the invitation to our next presentation on 10th Feb 2015 Committee Room 7 1600h - 1800h and e-mail me for confirmation to applrguk@aol.com The format is different time this time. The first half of the meeting will be replying to pre- submitted questions by the three panel members as to their party's policy The second half will be a straightforward Q & A Please submit your written questions soonest as the numbers will be limited Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy, prosperous New Year and thank you for your support in 2014 Yours aye, James Harkins FCILT MTPS Secretariat, All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group c/o Transport & Training Services UK Group Light Rail (UK) Warrington Business Park Long Lane, Warrington Cheshire, England United Kingdom WA2 8TX 07721378223 (M) 01925 243500 (B) e-mail applrguk@aol.com www.applrguk.co.uk The Past we inherit, the Future we build.Presentations
Szeczin Poland Systems Fact File 68A population of around 407,00 makes Szczecin the seventh largest in Poland. After years of declining infrastructure and vehicle quality, the tramway is receiving much needed new investment through EU project funding Tramways & Urban Tramways May 2013 International
Nuremberg Germany Systems Fact File 72Nuremberg in northern Bavaria is one of Germany's great transport centre and we have a look at the changed role of trams in the city'd own network Tramways & Urban Tramways September 2013International
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Gothenburg Sweden Systems Fact File 73Fleet problems created unwelcome news for Scandinavia's largest tramway. A report from Sweden's second city where service nevertheless been maintained on this impressive system Tramway & Urban Tramways Oct 2013International
Linz, Austria Systems Fact File 74Linz; The network exemplifies this Austrian city being the the EU's biggest public transport users by head of population Tramways & Urban Tramways November 2013International
Tallin, Estonia System Fact File 85Estonia's only tramway in the midst of infrastructure and awaiting new trams after years of reliance of second-hand rolling stock Tramways & Urban Tramways Oct 2014International
St. Etienne, France System Fact File 86Old but not old-fashioned, short but not insignificant, Sait-Etienne's tramway has grown from from a surviving fragment as part of the city's much-needed economic revival Tramways & Urban Tramways November 2014International
Pyongyang, North Korea (Democratic Peoples's Republic of Korea) Systems Fact File 87The fascinating history of the capital of the Democratic Peoples's Republic of Korea and its diverse tramway operation Tramways & Urban Tramways December 2014International
Applrg AGM 2014Annual General Meeting 2nd December 2014Meeting Reports
Presentation House of Commons 10 Feb 2015A high level direct Q & A session to find out what the three main parties promise for the May 2015 Election. A selection of written and verbal questionsPresentations
Metrolink Focus Jon Lamonte FCILTJon Lamonte FCILT, Chief Executive at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) delivered this speech to the CILT Greater Manchester Group in 2014. He discussed the latest transport developments and achievements in the North West of England and looks toward what will be a challenging yet exciting year for TfGM.Articles
Manchester Metrolink Airport Lines opens with a flying start - Jan 2015The new 15-stop Metrolink line to Manchester Airport is off to a flying start with more than 266,000 passengers using the line in its first few months. The news comes as passengers opted to make a record-breaking 30 million journeys by tram in 2014, able to travel further afield on new lines to town centres in Rochdale, Oldham, Wythenshawe and beyond. Manchester - Metrolink
Manchester Metrolink to go to The Trafford Centre - Nov 2014Transport leaders are forging ahead with proposals to build a new Metrolink line to Trafford Park following an overwhelmingly positive public response to the plans. The news follows the announcement that Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has secured full funding for the £350 million line as part of a wider devolution deal for Greater Manchester. During the 12-week public consultation this summer, 89% of comments were in favour of plans to build the 5.5km tram line through Trafford Park to the Trafford Centre. Of more than 1,500 responses received, 6% were neutral and just 5% not in favour. The scheme is being refined in light of comments received during the consultation and TfGM will continue to engage with stakeholders along the route as the design develops. Manchester - Metrolink
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Manchester Metrolink New Line through Deansgate - Castlefield Stop - 17 Dec 2014Metrolink services are now running through the busy city centre Deansgate-Castlefield stop on a brand new section of line after the new island platform fully opened to passengers today. It marks a key stage in the transformation of the busy stop, which is being completely renewed as part of a major programme of works to expand the tram network through the city centre Manchester - Metrolink
Cardiff Metro Nov 2014Creating the Most Liveable Capital City Region in Europe - and why transport really does matters!United Kingdom
Tram Workshop: OxfordThe workshop will bring together an invited group of practitioners and policy makers to discuss the feasibility of using a new generation of trams to connect the historic centre with new housing and other developments.Proposed
Manchester Metrolink Stockport TramTrain 25 Jan 2015Plans to connect Stockport to the Metrolink network with a special ‘tram train’ system have been revealed. Proposals are on the table to create an orbital route running from Reddish through the Heatons into Stockport and then out through Edgeley, Cheadle Heath, Cheadle, Gatley and Baguley. The ‘tram train’ technology - which allows adapted trams to use existing heavy rail lines - would allow the route to run along the Stockport-Altrincham-Chester line for much of the distance. Tram train possibilities have been discussed previously by TfGM - and a £60m pilot using one of flexible vehicles is due to take place in Sheffield. Manchester - Metrolink
TramTrain Tinsley Sheffield 27 Jan 2015Connecting Sheffield and Rotherham by linking the railway to the Supertram network will give better access to jobs, education and leisure facilitiesTramtrain
Presentation House of Commons 10 Feb 2015 Final UpdateThe Panel, Claire Perry, Norman Baker & Lilian Greenwood will give a short presentation of 5 - 10 - minutes followed by some written questions submitted by 27th January 2015 and the remainder of the meeting with questions from the floorPresentations
Presentation UKTram High level Summit 4th Feb 2015High-Level Tram Summit Wednesday February 2015 Lower Hall, Emmanuel Centre 9-23 Marsham Street LONDON SW1 3DW Programme Arrival and Registration Welcome and UK Tram New Constitution and Governance Geoff Inskip Report Feedback from Working Groups o Executive Chris Coleman o Guidance and Standards Colin Robey o Promoter Group Peter Cushing o Engineers Group Dean Watkins o Operators Group Claire Ansley o Marketing Group James Hammett o Heritage Group Geoffrey Claydon 14:35 Report Feedback on UK Tram Working Group o Low Cost Light Rail Competition Paul Griffiths o Ultra-Light Rail Bob Chard o Pedestrian Crossings Phil Hewitt ORR Update David Keay Refreshment Break Keynote Speech Baroness Kramer Progress Report Green Light for Light Rail RAIB Update Carolyn Griffiths UK Achievements Update Colin Robey UK Tram Forward Action Plan James Hammett Summing Up Roger Harrison Presentations
The Oslo Report - Road Pollution more dangerous than tail-pipe emissions “Oslo PM Report” A Summary About Particulate Matters from Passenger Transport In Oslo, ("Svevestøv fra persontransport i Oslo. En beregning av mengder og kostnader"), By Otto Andersen Articles
Alstom: Astana Kazakstan Feb 2015Astana is getting ready to launch a light rail tramline with up to 50 trams before 2017, Interfax-Kazakhstan reports citing Tramway Strategy Manager of Alstom Loic Dubois. “There is a project called light rail tramline for Astana. It has to be launched before EXPO-2017. We know today that the plan is to construct 3 lines, 42 stops and launch around 50 trams,”International
LR A Waterfront Tourist Line for Liverpool Feb 2015In view of the sale of by Mersey travel of rails, overhead, vehicles and other equipment, is it time to revisit this proposal which has all the services moved and a significant of amount of progress has happened since the original proposal at the time of the cancellation of Merseytram by Labour's Alistair Darling. This would tie in with at least two other Liverpool Waters proposals and certainly infill with any One North proposals The current plan for by the CA, Liverpool City Region has no Light Rail content at presentStarter Lines
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LR Applrg December 2014 MinutesAll Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group (APPLRG) Report of a meeting held at the House of Commons on Tuesday 2nd December 2014 at 17:00 Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Speakers: Lilian Greenwood MP Nottingham South, Shadow Rail Minister Peter Cushing, Chief Executive, Manchester Metrolink James Hammett, General Manager, UKTram Meeting Reports
Presentation House of Commons 2nd Dec 2014Low Impact Light Rail James Hammett General Manager UKTramPresentations
Hannover Ustra 13 March 2015Hanover’s public transport operator, Üstra Hannoversche Verkehrsbetriebe (Üstra), is finally set to put its new light rail fleet into serviceInternational
Siemens: Qatar Education City 11 Mar 2015QATAR: Siemens' Simmering plant in Austria has completed the first of the Avenio light rail vehicles for the Education City People Mover System, an 11•5 km catenary-free tramway which is being built to serve the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science & Community Development's education and research campus west of DohaInternational
RAPT: Valencienne 24 November 2014 RATP Dev has been awarded a seven-year contract to operate two light rail lines in Valenciennes. The contract covers the entire Transvilles public transport network including bus and light rail International
Edinburgh Leith Extention 9 Dec 2014Edinburgh City Council is to consider the case for extending its tram network to Leith. Leith had been included in original plans for the light rail system but the length of the line was scaled back after the project ran into funding problems. International
Helsinki & Espoo 28 Jan 2015WSP and Ramboll are to draw up detailed plans for a new dual-track light railway linking Helsinki and Espoo. The 25-kilometre system will connect the Itäkeskus district in Helsinki and Keilaniemi in Espoo, partially replacing the existing bus service between the city. International
Edinburgh 9 Dec 2014Edinburgh City Council is to consider the case for extending its tram network to Leith. Leith had been included in original plans for the light rail system but the length of the line was scaled back after the project ran into funding problems. Edinburgh
Dudley R & D Centre 30 Jan 2015Dudley is to become the home of light rail innovation in the UK after approval was granted for a £20 million research facility.Industry
Arup/Ramboll : Copenhagen Line 3 Designers 6 Feb 2015An Arup/Rambøll joint venture has been charged with designing a new double-track light rail system in Copenhagen.International
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Paris T9 5 Feb 2015Ile-de-France transport authority STIF has obtained the declaration of public utility for the proposed T9 tram line in Paris. The declaration is a necessary step in the project’s development which will allow STIF to potentially begin preliminary works in 2016. International
Midland Metro Depot Extension 6 Feb 2015 Morgan Sindall has completed a £13.8 million extension of Midland Metro’s Wednesbury depot. Part of a £128 million expansion of the light rail network, the project has doubled the size of the depot to support the maintenance of the operator’s new 21 Urbos trams. Centro West Midlands
Milwaukee, A Green Light. 11 Feb 2015 Milwaukee’s Common Council has voted in favour of building its downtown light rail line. Phase one of the city’s streetcar network is expected to cost $123.9 million. Ground breaking is scheduled to take place later this year and the line is set to open in 2018. International
Nottingham Daylight Testing 9 Feb 2015Nottingham’s new Citadis trams have begun day-time testing on the NET network’s extensions to Clifton and Chilwell. Daylight test runs were due to begin this morning (February 9) in The Meadows and Wilford Lane following a series of night trials on the Clifton line. Nottingham
Sydney 27 Feb 2015Financial close has been achieved on the €1.4 billion CBD and South East Light Rail line in Sydney. The ALTRAC Light Rail consortium, previously called Connecting Sydney, will deliver the new 12-kilometre tram system from Circular Quay through the central business district (CBD) and on to Moore Park and Randwick Racecourse. International
Solaris : Krakow Testing 26 Feb 2015Krakow City Transport (MPK) has begun testing its new energy-efficient Solaris trams. A three-month trial phase is now underway on the city’s line 1. International
Tram Survey Passenger Focus March 201590 per cent of tram passengers are satisfied with their journey according to this year’s Tram Passenger Survey (TPS) published today. Over 4,900 tram passengers in Blackpool, Greater Manchester, the West Midlands, Nottingham, Sheffield and Edinburgh were surveyed. The results show continued satisfaction during a year which saw significant investment across many of the networks surveyed David Sidebottom, Passenger Focus director, said: “These results are good news for tram passengers, operators and transport authorities. “Continuing high levels of tram passenger satisfaction demonstrates what can be done when these survey results are used to identify and deliver improvements that matter most to passengers. And the evidence from some areas shows they are doing just that. For example, the introduction of more new trams in Manchester and the West Midlands has increased capacity and enhanced the passenger experience. The right approach can make a big difference.” Industry
Manchester Metrolink St Peter Square Details March 2015Metrolink service plans during major transformation of St Peter’s Square stop Metrolink services will continue to run across the city during the upcoming closure of St Peter’s Square tram stop, under plans agreed today.Manchester - Metrolink
Manchester Metrolink Second City Crossing Nov 2014Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has been able to start work on this section of the new Metrolink line faster than expected after securing a £10.8m European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant earlier this year. It means that trams could be running between Victoria and a brand new stop in Exchange Square as early as next winter (2015/16), which will also give Metrolink the ability to run more trams between Shaw And Crompton and the city, ahead of the whole Second City Crossing being completed in 2017. The Second City Crossing is part of a co-ordinated three-year programme of works, known collectively as Grow, which will enable Manchester city centre to flourish for years to come. Manchester - Metrolink
Midland Metro Eastside Extention Route 28 March 2015West Midlands’ transport authority Centro has confirmed the route of the Midland Metro Eastside extension in Birmingham.Centro West Midlands
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Bombardier: Dusseldorf & Cologne 20 March 2015Bombardier has been awarded two new contracts for light rail vehicles from the Dusseldorf (Rheinbahn AG) and Cologne transport authorities (KVB).International
Bombardier: Brussels Final Flexity 20 March 2015Societe des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles (STIB), Brussels’ public transport authority, placed its first order for 46 Flexity Outlook trams in 2003. This has been followed up with several additional options.International
Solaris: Leipzig Order 27 March 2015Leipzig City Transport (LVB) has placed a framework order with Solaris for up to 41 Tramino light rail vehiclesInternational
Alstom: Rio de Janerio 27 March 2015The first track segment of a new VLT light rail system in Rio de Janeiro has been laid. A 400-metre section of track has been installed on General Luiz Mendes de Morais street in the city’s Santo Christo district. International
Stadler: Moscow Demonstrator 23 March 2015Mosgortrans has begun trialling a new prototype tram model from Stadler Minsk ahead of a possible introduction to the city’s light rail fleet . The three-car ‘Metelitsa’ is one of several new trams being tested in the Russian capital at the city’s Bauman depot. Over the next four months, the low-floor trams will carry out technical and operational tests both with and without passengers. International
TramForward PR Passenger Focus 29 Mar 2015The survey by Passenger Focus’ gives a revealing inside look at how the trams are being used, and by what kinds of people. The survey found passengers said they were satisfied with the way trams kept to their schedule including punctuality and whether the service is value for money and satisfaction with ticket prices, throughout the UK in this first large-scale independent study. The tram study showed a higher level of satisfaction than Passenger Focus’s recent study of bus services Industry
LR Applrg 10 Feb 2015 Meeting InvitationMeeting 10 February 2015 at 16:00 House of Commons Trams, Light Rail, TramTrains, a Party Policy perspective for the General Election Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Speakers Claire Perry MP (Conservative. Devizes) Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport Norman Baker MP (Liberal Democrat. Lewes) Former Minister for Transport Lilian Greenwood MP (Labour. Nottingham South) Shadow Rail Minister Meeting Reports
LR Applrg 10 Feb 2015 meeting MinutesMinutes of the 10 February 2015 at 16:00 House of Commons meeting Trams, Light Rail, TramTrains, a Party Policy perspective for the General Election Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Speakers Claire Perry MP (Conservative. Devizes) Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport Norman Baker MP (Liberal Democrat. Lewes) Former Minister for Transport Lilian Greenwood MP (Labour. Nottingham South) Shadow Rail Minister Meeting Reports
Queen Street Auckland NZ 3 April 2015Much of Queen St would be closed off to motor vehicles under latest scheme by transport planners. Cars may be squeezed out of Auckland's main street as the city's transport authority looks to modern trams to move growing throngs of commuters. Auckland Transport chief engineer Steve Hawkins warns there will be insufficient space in much of Queen St for general traffic to co-exist with trams running in each direction every few minutes between the waterfront and Dominion Road. International
Manchester Metrolink Free WiFi 31 March 2015Councillor Andrew Fender, chair of the TfGM Committee, said: “Metrolink is not only the largest light rail network in the UK, but now also the first light railway in England to become fully wifi capable, symbolising the region’s digital ambitions. “With over 30 million passenger trips made on Metrolink every year, this will help hundreds of thousands of people make the best use of their travel time with quick and simple access to free wifi.” Manchester - Metrolink
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Midland Metro DfT U-Turn 02 April 2015Department of Transport apparent U-Turn The DfT is retaining control of the approval process for about 30 of the biggest local transport major projects in England, in a U-turn from previous thinking. Ministers had planned to fully devolve responsibility for local major transport schemes to Local Enterprise Partnerships under the Local Growth Fund regime that began this month. LEPs have had to develop assurance frameworks for ensuring that their projects deliver value for money. Centro West Midlands
Dft U-Turn 2nd April 2015The DfT is retaining control of the approval process for about 30 of the biggest local transport major projects in England, in a U-turn from previous thinking. Ministers had planned to fully devolve responsibility for local major transport schemes to Local Enterprise Partnerships under the Local Growth Fund regime that began this month. LEPs have had to develop assurance frameworks for ensuring that their projects deliver value for money. Industry
West Midlands Explores ULR 6th Feb 2015The new rapid transit study for the West Midlands conurbation will study lower cost alternatives to light rail. The West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority announced proposals for a study of rapid transit connections between the Black Country and Birmingham last month Centro West Midlands
Alstom: First Citadis sold to Shanghai China 13 April 2015Shanghai has placed a €72 million order with Alstom’s Chinese joint venture for 30 new Citadis trams – becoming the first Chinese city to adopt the technology. Shanghai Alstom Transport Co (SATCO), a joint venture between Alstom and Shanghai Rail Traffic Equipment Development Co, will supply light rail vehicles for the first two lines of a planned six-line system in the Songjiang district of Shanghai. International
Helsinki: Artic 16 April 2015A new type of tram building thinking, a hard road from conception to delivery The demanding conditions of Helsinki have been taken into account with the construction of this new tram. Its construction includes a freely pivoting bogie that is able to communicate the steep curves of the tram network of Helsinki, and its surface materials have been selected with easy maintenance and the climatic conditions of Helsinki in mind. The car has a fully low-floor design with 74 fixed and 14 folding seats. The car offers easy wheelchair or pram access. Industry
Pesa: Poland 29 April 2015The modern, low-floor Swing and Twist trams by PESA Bydgoszcz SA have been given a modern, harmoniously looking body and a large glazed surface. The Swing vehicles are the famous trams that in 2009 were selected by the Warsaw authorities in one of the largest tender for trams in Europe, covering the delivery of 186 units. They have also been chosen by Gda?sk and Szczecin. The Swing was also the first Polish tram to be exported to foreign markets - Hungary and Romania. Its major advantage, which makes it so attractive to potential buyers, is the exceptional price-quality ratio. The new Twist tram is a supplement to PESA’s range. In total, since 2009 PESA has manufactured approx. 300 trams.Industry
Manchester Metrolink Press Release 2nd May 2015JMW’s residential conveyance team, led by partner Andrew Garvie, analysed data from both 2013 and 2014 and evaluated the number of house sales across Greater Manchester. This indicated that Ancoats, Manchester city centre, Sale, Didsbury, Prestwich and Wythenshawe were amongst the biggest leaders in terms of year-on-year sales increases, and each of these areas is now served by Metrolink. Sales have doubled in Wythenshawe, Failsworth, Prestwich, and Didsbury, and gone up 122 per cent in Ancoats. This compares with an average increase of 15 per cent in the last year across the whole region.Manchester - Metrolink
Edinburgh Bikes on Trams April 2015Bikes will be carried on Edinburgh trams for the first time as part of a trial into joined-up sustainable transport. Although only available at off-peak times, the one-month trial from May will be a first for UK tram services as a regular part of their service. Throughout May, all services will carry bikes apart from on weekdays 7.30-9.30am and 16.00-18.30pm. There will only be access from the central disabled doors and passengers must hold their bike upright during the journey. Edinburgh
Cambridge: Guided Busway may be ripped up 10 April 2015The busway, which runs between Cambridge and Huntingdon, has had 11 million passengers since it opened four years ago, but it has been plagued with defects. A technical report six months ago said the busway, which was built by contractor BAM Nuttall, had £31 million worth of defects - in some places the track has risen four inches - which need to be addressed to tackle the “deteriorating” ride quality. Industry
Europe: Cost of Air Pollution 28 April 2015Tuesday 28 April 2015 17.00 BST Last modified on Wednesday 29 April 2015 15.46 BST The financial cost of air pollution in Europe stands at more than $1.6tn (£1.5tn) a year, a study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has found, equating to about a tenth of the GDP of the continent. While air pollution has long been known to be a major environmental burden, the costs in human and economic terms have not been categorised before. International
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UK Government: Lost Pollution Case 28 April 2015The government has lost a case on its failure to act on pollution. UK’s failure to meet EU limits on nitrogen dioxide must be tackled, court rules in case brought by NGO ClientEarth over government’s failure to act United Kingdom
Blackpool: Extention to FyldesA new group is battling to get tram services between Blackpool and South Fylde back on track. Trams to Lytham want to restore services from Squires Gate to Lytham Station and has launched an online petition to Lancashire County Council (LCC) to extend the service.United Kingdom
Defra Pollution Report: Local Mortality Burdens April 2014A DEFRA Report estimating Local Mortality Burdens associated with Particulate Air Pollution A major reason for Trams which have no pollution at point of use and can use clean sustainable electricityUnited Kingdom
Oxford: Could Trams improve historic cities May 2015Dr Nicholas Faulk and the case for Trams or Light Rail for OxfordUnited Kingdom
Pesa Manufacturers in the UK?The modern, low-floor Swing and Twist trams by PESA Bydgoszcz SA have been given a modern, harmoniously looking body and a large glazed surface. The Swing vehicles are the famous trams that in 2009 were selected by the Warsaw authorities in one of the largest tender for trams in Europe, covering the delivery of 186 units. Industry
Minister Andrew Jones MP Under Secretary of State Transport May 2015Mr Jones commented following his appointment: “We all know that transport is one of the most significant factors supporting economic growth. Ensuring that people are able to move from place to place easily and that goods can get from manufacturers to customers, both here and abroad as exports, is one of the basics of business. Transport is also an important factor in the quality of our daily lives. We must never forget that people use our trains, roads and public transport for shopping, getting the kids to school and a multitude of everyday tasks.Articles
Edinburgh New Board May 2015A host of new faces are set to take on top jobs at Transport for Edinburgh, as management of Lothian Buses and the city’s tram system are brought closer together. The appointment of the first non-executive directors of the tram will bring its corporate structure into line with Lothian Buses for the first time. Edinburgh
APPLRG Members List 2015An updated members list after the 2015 Election results Not completed, update to followWho Are We?
Budapest: Trams instead of Metro June 2015PLANS to extend Budapest metro Line 4 east from its current terminus at Keleti have effectively been abandoned after the municipal government voted instead to expand the city's tram network. Under the new proposals a new tram line will be constructed from Astoria to Újpalota, while tram Line 1 will be extended north to Aranyvölgy and Line 60, the city's rack railway, will be extended at both ends. International
Tramtrain: Aarhus Denmark June 2015LETBANEN, the public company responsible for developing the tram-train network in the Danish city of Aarhus, revealed the final interior and exterior designs on June 1 for its fleet of 26 LRVs, which is being supplied by Stadler Pankow.Tramtrain
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Ulm: Germany, Siemens wins LRV Contract June 2015STADTWERKE Ulm (SWU) signed a €32m contract with Siemens on May 22 for 12 Avenio M low-floor LRVs as part of a project to expand the German city's metre-gauge tram network.International
Marseille: France, opens third line June 2015COMMERCIAL services began operating on Marseille's third light rail line on May 30 with the opening of the 1.2km branch to Place Castellane, which extends the network into the south of the city.International
Houston: USA, Opens TWO new Lines June 2015Houston's Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro) celebrated the opening of two new light rail lines over the weekend of May 23.International
Sydney: Australia, Construction begins: June 2015THE detailed construction schedule for Sydney's CBD and South East light rail line was released on May 28, with major city centre works on the 12km route scheduled to start on October 23 2015International
Pavlodar: Kazakhstan June 2015THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Redevelopment has agreed to provide a Tenge 2.5bn ($US 13.4m) loan to fund the modernisation of the 86km tram network in Pavlodar, a city of 330,000 people in northwest Kazakhstan.International
West Midlands: Ultra Light Rail EU funding Bid June 2015A bid for £13.9m of EU money has been launched to help fund a new ultra light rail link in the West Midlands.Centro West Midlands
Hydrogen Tram: Dubai April 2015Emaar Properties has unveiled the Dubai Trolley, the world's first hydrogen-powered, zero-emission street running trolley/tram.Industry
Tourist Tram Dubai April 2015Emaar Properties has unveiled the Dubai Trolley, the world's first hydrogen-powered, zero-emission street running trolley/tram.Starter Trams
Manchester Metrolink: 31.2 Million Passengers June 2015Trams travelling 5.6 million miles In just four years, the numbers of stations have rocketed from 38 to 92 and there are now 57 miles of track across Greater Manchester Booming Metrolink has smashed previous records as the network continues to expand across Greater Manchester. In the year up to April, 31.2m passengers took the tram - a 6.8 per cent rise on the previous year when 29.2m journeys were made. It’s also been a bumper financial year, with takings up 7.8 pc last year to £56.8m from 52.3m. In 2010.11, they were £29.4m. In total, Metrolink trams travelled 5.6 million miles - a 7.8 per cent increase. Manchester - Metrolink
Sydney: Australia June 2015 A before and after comparison with the Gold CoastWe have heard it all before here in the UK how wrong they are A before and after comparison Light rail is "too disruptive." The city's transport needs "could be accommodated much more cheaply by buses." The tram line would remove too many car parking spots "necessary for the vitality of business." No – we are not talking about Sydney. But you can rest assured that almost every argument about Sydney's new light rail line has been made before, and not too far away. The above comments are from Lex Bell, a councillor from Surfers Paradise who was one of the most vociferous critics of the tram line built on the Gold Coast between 2010 and 2013. International
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DfT Light rail statistics 2014 - 2015In the financial year ending 2015, light rail usage in England continued to rise with record numbers of passenger journeys (239.8 million) and vehicle miles (18.4 million) since comparable records began in 1983 •since the financial year ending 2005, the first full year when all current systems were in operation, light rail journeys have grown by 51% •around 2.7% of all public transport journeys in Great Britain are made on light rail systems United Kingdom
TramTrain: Cardiff Tramforward Proposal June 2015A proposal for Cardiff Bay, Mr Tim Kendell, TramforwardTramtrain
Hiroshima: Japan Remembrance Tram June 2015HIROSHIMA--An inspirational symbol, one of the few remaining streetcars that survived the August 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima has been repainted its original gray and blue colours to mark the 70th anniversary of the world’s first use of a nuclear weapon.International
Alstom: Build a tramway in 30 Months for 20% lessALSTOM: The construction time for a new light rail or tram line could be reduced to just 30 months according to Alstom Transport, which launched its Attractis package at the UITP World Congress and Expo in Milano on June 8. Bringing together experience gained in the construction of 16 light rail projects around the world under turnkey contracts, Attractis is also expected to reduce costs by up to 20%. This would make light rail more affordable for cities that might otherwise only be able to invest in bus rapid transit, according to Alstom Transport President Henri Poupart-Lafarge. Industry
Edinburgh: Extention to Newhaven June 2015Edinburgh city council is looking into extending the tram network to Newhaven, Ocean Terminal or the foot of Leith Walk. City leaders will approach the Scottish Government for help with paying for a potential £145 million extension. Figures for the cost of completing the line have been published in an outline business case, which will be tested against quotes provided by construction firms interested in carrying out the work. Council chiefs said a government grant was one option being considered to help fund the line, despite the SNP administration’s insistence that it would pay “not a penny more” towards the troubled project. Edinburgh
TramTrain: Traction design delay June 2015Network Rail’s head of the delayed £60m tram-train pilot between Sheffield and Rotherham has admitted that design problems have affected the pace of work and the infrastructure picture “isn’t positive”. Speaking at a panel session at the UK Light Rail Conference in Nottingham yesterday, Simon Coulthard said his team is “learning lessons the hard way” but that design and implementation works should be complete by about autumn next year. Tramtrain
West Midlands: Ultra Light Centre Bid June 2015RTM previously reported on the plans to create a new ultra light rail service between Dudley and Sandwell. It would transport passengers from Dudley Port station in Tipton to the site of Dudley’s former station at the bottom of Castle Hill, close to Dudley Zoo and the Black Country Living Museum. There are also plans to then extend the light rail service towards Dudley bus station. The total cost of the project, which is being developed jointly by Dudley Council and WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) at the University of Warwick, is £27.8m. A bid for £13.9m has been made to the European Regional Development Fund, which would join £4.5m already secured through the Local Growth Fund. The rest of the cost is to be met by private investment. Industry
San Paolo: Brazil June 2015São Paulo’s state governor has signed a 20-year public transport operating contract, which includes the new VLT light rail system, with the BR Mobility Santos consortium. The PPP operating contract is worth $5.6 billion (€1.63 billion) over the next 20 years. A signing ceremony was held last week to coincide with the delivery of the first Brazilian-built VLT light rail vehicle for the project. International



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