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Industry: Upgrade of Leigh Guided Busway October 2020Light Rail (UK) believe that Leigh, Atherton & Wigan lack of quality public transport leads to congestion, serious transport air pollution, and transport poverty which can best be tackled by provision of high-quality steel on steel street running public transport. It will also help futureproof connectivity for epidemics that have been advised to follow Corvid 19 This is also a serious opportunity in the proposed rebalancing of the North - South Economy especially in the “Red Wall Constituencies” This can be provided by “Build Back Better” and TfN as part of the "Rail North" proposals must include light rail and tramways, each mode providing optimal service for varying traffic flows. The essential requirement is full integration of modes, in terms of interchange and through ticketing, allowing seamless journeys. Trams and light rail should form an essential component of our public transport provision especially connections in the East with Manchester Metrolink and eventually West to Liverpool City Region Light Rail
Industry; Ottowa converts it's BRT to LRT: Nov 2019This western section is built entirely on a converted Transitway, itself a conversion of an earlier Canadian Pacific Railway alignment. Although clearances, stations and bridges were designed for ultimate conversion to LRT as described earlier, light rail construction still necessitated numerous upgrading works.Light Rail
Industry; Ottowa converts it's BRT to LRT: Nov 2019This western section is built entirely on a converted Transitway, itself a conversion of an earlier Canadian Pacific Railway alignment. Although clearances, stations and bridges were designed for ultimate conversion to LRT as described earlier, light rail construction still necessitated numerous upgrading works.Light Rail
Industry: Gold Coast; A retail tram boost: Nov 2019The retail sector at the southern end of the Gold Coast is tipped to soar when the next stage of the city’s light rail project is completedLight Rail
LR Applrg Health Report Alzheimers Sept 2016Further pollution consequences Light Rail
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
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
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 - Bombardier - Railway Gazette - Gold CoastBombardier Flexity comes to the Gold Coast Australia. Light Rail
Industry - Bombardier - Tramway & Urban TransitBombardier: Flexity 2 Just over 32m longand 2.65m wide with 100% low floor Light Rail
Industry - Bombardier - Rail Engineer World launch for Flexity 2 at Blackpool Light Rail
Industry - Bombardier - Transport TimesIs the green light for Trams really on? Light Rail
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
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