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Citadis X05 Trams In Kaohsiung
Citadis X05 Trams In Kaohsiung

On 12 January 2021, Alstom’s Citadis X05 trams have entered passenger service on the South Circular Light Rail line of Kaohsiung City in Taiwan.

VAG’s Type GT8N Modernisation Started
VAG’s Type GT8N Modernisation Started

Following an extensive modernisation, VAG Nürnberg has put the first four-car Type GT8N tram back into service on 22 December 2020.

Up To 117 New FLEXITY Trams For Berlin
Up To 117 New FLEXITY Trams For Berlin

On 16 December 2020, Bombardier Transportation signed a new framework agreement with BVG for delivery of up to 117 FLEXITY trams and their spare parts.

More FLEXITY Trams For Zürich
More FLEXITY Trams For Zürich

On 11 December 2020, Bombardier Transportation and VBZ have signed a contract for 40 additional Flexity trams. 

First Bodyshell For New Dresden Flexity
First Bodyshell For New Dresden Flexity

On 9 December 2020, the first bodyshell of the first of 30 Flexity trams for Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe was accepted by the operator at the Bombardier Görlitz works.

Start Of Building The Avenio Trams For Nürnberg
Start Of Building The Avenio Trams For Nürnberg

On 2 December 2020, the building of a batch 12 Avenio trams for Nürnberg started.

Catenary-Free Lajkonik Tested In Regular Service
Catenary-Free Lajkonik Tested In Regular Service

On 2 December 2020, MPK Kraków has started tests of the Lajkonik tram RY825 in a catenary-free mode in regular passenger service.

ForCity Trams In Eskişehir Achieved 2,000,000 km
ForCity Trams In Eskişehir Achieved 2,000,000 km

In October 2020, Škoda-built ForCity Classic trams in the Turkish city of Eskişehir achieved 2 million kilometers  over two years of operation. 

First Modernised SSB LRVs
First Modernised SSB LRVs

In February 2019, Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG (SSB) awarded Voith a contract to modernise and renew the traction inverters of 50 Type S-DT 8.10 and S-DT 8.11 light rail vehicles.

Citadises For Köln
Citadises For Köln

On 25 November 2020, Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe has signed a contract with the Alstom/Kiepe Electric consortium for the supply of 64 Citadis low-floor trams.

Keolis Wins A New Tram Contract In China
Keolis Wins A New Tram Contract In China

On 15 October 2020, Keolis’ Chinese joint venture Shanghai Keolis was awarded a new five-year contract by the public transport authority of Jiaxing,forming a new joint venture called Shenjia (51 % Jiaxing Rail Co. and 49 % Shanghai Keolis) with the authority to operate and maintain the city’s new tram network. 

More Lajkonik Trams For Kraków
More Lajkonik Trams For Kraków

On 4 November 2020 an agreement was signed with Stadler, which will allow MPK Kraków to take the option to purchase additional 25 Lajkonik trams.

Tampere Tramway News
Tampere Tramway News

On 12 September 2020, a second ForCity Smart Artic tram arrived from Škoda Transtech in Tampere, marking a major milestone towards the start of passenger service.

New Stadtbahn Avenios For Düsseldorf And Duisburg
New Stadtbahn Avenios For Düsseldorf And Duisburg

On 13 October 2020 Düsseldorfer Rheinbahn and Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft have jointly ordered 109 Avenio HF (high-floor) two-car Stadtbahn trams from Siemens Mobility, including an option for 48 ones.

More S700 Trams For Valley Metro
More S700 Trams For Valley Metro

On 1 October 2020 Siemens announced that Valley Metro has ordered 14 Type S700 trams from Siemens Mobility.