Tramways and Urban Transit July 2020

Tramways and Urban Transit

Tramways and Urban Transit July 2020

INSIDE THE JULY ISSUE:

THE NEW PATH FOR TRANSIT
Morgan Lyons looks at some of the potential longer-term effects of the global pandemic.

WHY RAILS DON’T LAST FOREVER…
Daniel Pyke describes some of the ways that rails degrade, offering a few pointers on how to extend the life of this key asset.

THE FRENCH TRAM PHENOMENON
Michael Taplin begins a detailed two-part exploration of the circumstances that have driven light rail development in France, as well as the key milestones.

SYSTEMS FACTFILE : ROTTERDAM
Neil Pulling explores the changing role of trams in the Netherlands’ second city.

CLASSICS TRAMS: LEIPZIG
Mike Russell continues his detailed survey of the collection in the Leipzig museum.

HEADLINES

TfL agrees emergency rescue funds;
Tianshui tramway opens;
New face mask rules for public transport;
USD891m agreed for 12 US schemes;
UITP projects EUR40bn COVID-19 losses for European operators