Light rail

Warsaw : Launch of a tender for 123 new trams

ZTM Warszawa, Warsaw public transport company, launched on February 3rd a tender for the acquisition of 213 new trams with an estimated value of PLN 2.3 billion (€538 million). The contract comprises a firm order for 123 vehicles with a single option for 90 more.

The base order includes 85 bidirectional and 18 unidirectional trams, which will be 33m long, as well as 20 24m-long vehicles. The option is exclusively for 33m-long vehicles with 45 unidirectional and 45 bidirectional units.

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Eight consortia to compete for operating the Tel Aviv’s light rail project

NTA announced end of January that eight consortia have bought the updated documents for the tender for operating the Red line in Tel Aviv’s light rail project. The tender terms to operate this line were changed to allow local companies to lead consortia bidding. Deadline to submit bids is 23 March 2017. The winning consortium will accompany the construction of the Red Line over four years, which should assist it in operating the line.

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TEL AVIV RED LINE LRT PROGRESS

After years of planning, slow progress and the cancellation of a PPP project (with Siemens and HTM as part of consortium) in mid 2000s, NTA agency finally launched the kick-start of the 1st line (Red Line of the envisioned 5 line LRT (and 3 BRT) network.

2 out of 8 TBMs have arrived from China in Tel-Aviv harbour. Work has started on TBM shafts and some of the 11 underground stations. Utility relocation is taking places as well as pilling and station box construction. Chinese companies have an important role on project as major partners in civil work and rolling stock suppliers.

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UITP Oradea workshop: why financing public transport is not enough

A successful first event from a new series of CEEC workshops and seminars took place on March 26 in Oradea, Romania. This UITP workshop, co-organized with the Club Metropolitan – Association of Metropolitan Mobility (AMM), was dedicated to Financing and Modernizing Light Rail in Central and Eastern Europe 2014-2020.

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