UK releases light rail cost report; New lines opens in Brussels and Berlin; London’s DLR opens its extension to Stratford International; Sydney Mayor recommends monorail closure; Ottawa scheme undergoes cost review; Portland marks 25 year of MAX light rail.
Improving the passenger experience
John Austin from Austin Analytics examines the role of interchange in enhancing the passenger experience.
Cleaning up the Tyne & Wear Metro
15 months into its Tyne & Wear Metro operations contract, Sharon Kelly from DB Regio explains its intensive ‘deep clean’ program
System fact file: Brussels
With an 80% ridership increase in ten year, Brussels’s STIB/MIVB is continuing to expand and restructure its tram operations to meet demand. Neil Pulling reports.
Tram Store 21 in Brussels
Leading the Tram Store 21 project to develop sustainable tram depots, STIB’s Marconi site promises new levels of environmental consciousness for European depots.
Edinburgh’s new international gateway
Ross Mitchell from Mott MacDonald outlines the firm’s work on creating a landmark multi-modal interchange for the Scottish capital.
Melbourne reveals Flexity mock-up amid controversy; Brest welcomes its first tram; Berlin passenger group demand longer trams; Korea’s Busan Gimhae LTR line open; Milwaukee give green light for city tram line.
Edinburgh residents on why a public inquiry is important; Do car cause corrugated rails?
Mike Russell visit the re-open Vicinal museum and inspects its magnificent collection.