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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...

Clever Karlsruhe – tram tracks using synthetic fibre concrete

For several years, the mass rapid transit (MRT) system in the German city of Karlsruhe and its surrounding region has been the subject of...

Dubai Metro goes Green

Dubai is home of the world’s first 7 star hotel in the Burj Al Arab, the world’s tallest building in the Burj Khalifa Tower,...

Blackpool Illuminations

Issue 84 (October 2011) of the rail engineer magazine included a report on the world launch of the new BOMBARDIER FLEXITY 2 tram at...

High-fibre diet for tram tracks

Since 1999, various tram networks around Europe have been built or upgraded using the Rheda City ballastless track system from German slab-track experts Rail...

Blackpool Tram

Blackpool! Just the word brings back memories of summer holidays, donkey rides, the Pleasure Beach, and interminable Party Conferences. But this seaside resort on lancashire’s...