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Jewers Doors now fitted to Lusail depot Qatar

Jewers Doors, the family-run business based in Bedfordshire, has just completed the supply of 30 sets of Swift-SEW automatic bi-folding doors for the new...

New automatic braking system for London Trams

London is set to become the first in the UK to have an automatic braking system that will automatically apply the brakes, and bring...

Alstom delivers first Citadis X05 tram for Grand Avignon

The first of 14 Citadis X05 trams that Alstom is building for the agglomeration community of Grand Avignon (communauté d'agglomération du Grand Avignon), which...

Autonomous trams demonstrated in public

Taxi firm Addison Lee announced in mid October that it would be introducing driverless autonomous cars in London by 2021 (its über-competitor Uber has...

An update on the West Midlands Metro

It was just under two years ago that the Rail Engineer went to Birmingham to look at the Midland Metro Alliance programme (issue 146,...

First UK tram-train service launched

Rail Minister Jo Johnson visited South Yorkshire for the long-awaited launch of a new tram-train service between Sheffield and Rotherham.

Low-cost, lightweight rail vehicles for low-density routes

You want to reopen a disused rail line. You’ve got permission to do so, you have organised to close, re-route or otherwise deal with...

Trams without rails

The world’s cities are getting bigger. Between 2016 and 2030, the planet’s urban population is forecast to grow from 54 to 60 per cent...

Siemens’ success in USA

In recent decades, there has been a noticeable revival of rail in the US and Canada. The volume of passengers is rising, the number...

Wheels keep turning

The wheels on the UK’s largest light rail network will continue turning, thanks to the early completion of a brand new lathe. The flanged...

Midland Metro – an alliance for the long term

The Midland Metro Alliance came into effect on 4 July this year with the ambitious remit to expand the Midland Metro network still further....

Looking Ahead

Most of us probably haven’t tried it, but driving a tram along busy inner-city streets can’t be the easiest of jobs. Sometimes it’s hard...

Surveillance of the new Nottingham Trams

Since late summer, the Nottingham Tram network (NET) has more than doubled in size with the opening of its southern and western extensions to...

Battery-powered tram record

Trams are great people movers. After an early boom, many systems around the world were removed and replaced by buses, but that trend is...

Supporting and improving train depot operations across the world

The world is an ever-smaller place, and the rail industry is increasingly being dominated by international companies and global players. However, there is still room...

Nottingham tram extension one step nearer

A party from Nottingham’s twin city of Karlsruhe joined the first group of people to cross onto the Karlsruhe Friendship Bridge over Nottingham Station...