Tramways and Urban Transit October 2021

Tramways and Urban Transit

Tramways and Urban Transit October 2021


INSIDE THE OCTOBER ISSUE:

AI: A ‘NO-BRAINER’ FOR TRANSPORT
The use of Artificial Intelligence and automation in public transport is a question of ‘when’ not ‘if’. Lanna Blyth discovers the obvious, and not so obvious, benefits.

LRT IN EASTERN CANADA
Vic Simons completes his two-part study of recent LRT investments in Canada. This month he focuses on Ontario and Québec.

CHINA: THE NEW LRT SUPERPOWER
Since the year 2000 China has built an urban rail industry to rival any in the world. TAUT digs a little deeper into the detail.

SYSTEMS FACTFILE: BLACKPOOL
Neil Pulling visits the unique tramway which hosts conventional low-floor services and award-winning regular heritage operations.

CLASSIC TRAMS: GENT’S SAVIOUR
Without the PCC, Gent may have lost its tramway. Mike Russell and Luc Koenot report on the 50-year celebration held in July.

HEADLINES

Fuel cell LRT operation begins in Foshan;
Siemens targets 2026 for commercial depot automation;
Expanded Gold line re-opens in Charlotte;
Tampere tramway opens on time and under budget;
CAD3.84bn in loans for Seattle’s ST3 expansion;
Bologna invites tramway bids;
Lyon expands its Citadis fleet.

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