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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...

New trams run in Birmingham

The Midland Metro opened in 1999, running for 13 miles between Wolverhampton St Georges and Birmingham Snow Hill. Unlike most tram systems, only the...

Buy 12 get 4 free!

Manchester Metrolink has ordered 16 new trams from Bombardier using funds from the government’s Local Growth Fund. The £34 million order, together with an option...

Our own Private tram… to Wednesbury

Ever wanted to get away from the crowds and have your own private train? Well, The Rail Engineer had just that recently - its...

Edinburgh gets its trams

In Edinburgh, there is enthusiasm about the introduction of the city’s tram service on 31 May. Writes David Shirres This much is clear from Twitter...

Making the wheel-rail interface work

The Tram-Train concept allows a railway vehicle to run in two operational modes; as an on-street tram serving city centres but also as a...

Nottingham renewed, refreshed and revised

Nottingham station is unusual in a couple of ways. For a start, it is comparatively new. Whilst many of Britain’s major stations were built...

Next stop Rotherham: Sheffield’s new Tram Trains

The concept of Tram Train is a vehicle that operates as a tram on the tramway and a train on heavy rail, offering a...

CAF trams for Midland Metro Expansion Project

It is now approximately a year since Balfour Beatty won the contract from Centro to extend the Midland Metro light rail line by 1.3...

Trams to New Street

Next month will see the opening of the new section of concourse at Birmingham New Street station. This will be the first major public...

The Karlsruhe Friendship Bridge

The construction of Phase Two of Nottingham’s tram network has been going on for a while, but much of it has been hidden from...

Silent crossings

Traditionally, a significant proportion of switches and crossings (S&C) for UK tramway and urban railway systems (and for the mainline UK rail network) are...

Trams without wires

For those working on heavy rail, the way streets absorb tram infrastructure to show only running rails is impressive indeed. Even more impressive is...

Manchester Metrolink 20 Years of Evolution

Manchester’s Metrolink first opened in April 1992, running from Altrincham to Manchester city centre and on to Bury. This was the first of the...