Tramways and Urban Transit March 2021

Tramways and Urban Transit

Tramways and Urban Transit March 2021


INSIDE THE MARCH ISSUE:

INTERVIEW: BOUNCING BACK
Keolis CEO Alistair Gordon explains why the UK needs to urgently grasp its current opportunities to expand urban rail provision.

LUND: SWEDEN’S NEWEST LRT CITY
Per Gunnar Andersson explores the background to the December 2020 opening of this remarkable new small city tramway.

ELECTRIFICATION MASTERCLASS
David Gibson begins a two-part series looking at the very lifeblood of urban rail systems – electricity.

SYSTEMS FACTFILE: SHEFFIELD
The UK’s first low-floor tramway was also the pilot for tram-train operation; Neil Pulling visits South Yorkshire’s Supertram network.

CLASSIC TRAMS: HALLE
Mike Russell reviews the heritage fleet, museum and operations of this German electric tramway pioneer.

HEADLINES

Istanbul opens its fifth standalone tramline;
Alstom completes Bombardier takeover;
Scotland prioritises urban rail investment;
Montpellier tenders for 77 new trams;
Report calls for ten-year UK LRT invesment;
Reggio Emilia submits tram plan for funding.

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