Tramways & Urban transit 2011/4
US announces 2012 federal transport budget ; France commits EUR590m to public projects ; First Alstom tram-train delivered to Lyon ; Iraq examines new tramway and elevated metro systems ; Auditors call for clear ways forward in Edinburgh tram scheme ; Moscow boosts transport budget by a third ; Vossloh Espana prepares to launch its new low-floor tram.
PPP : Merits and pitfalls for authorities
In the current tough economic climate, Public Private Partnerships should seem an attractive model for delivering urban rail development now.
Mumbai’s urban rail master plan
How India’s economic and commercial capital is preparing itself for a population explosion.
Systems fact file: Karlsruhe
Demand is driving infrastructure development for the pioneer of light and heavy rail integration.
PESA : SWING-ing into western markets
Marek Ciesielski reports from Bydgoszcz on how the Polish manufacturer is looking to expand beyond domestic markets with its SWING low-floor tram.
Metrolink approves contracts for Eglinton line in Toronto; Siemens’s bumper orders for Chinese metro traction equipment ; Panama City begins metro construction ; Smolensk bolsters fleet with Ust’-Katav order, Zurich tender for new trams ; Charlotto delays city tramline opening until 2015.
Celebrating another bumper year for new tramways ; the debate on vehicle development continues.
Classic Trams : Isle of Man
Mike Russell looks at recent developments on the Manx Electric and Snaefell railays.