From May’s issue of Tramway’s & Urban Transit comes a list of new LRT openings in 2010, almost one every six weeks. The following is a partial list of new LRT/tram and TramTrain systems.
It is interesting to note the increase of TramTrain expansion, both in Europe and in North America. Also, when compared to metro construction at about $150 million/km to $200 million/km, we can effectively build a complete LRT on Broadway for about the same cost of 3 km. of subway.
Firenze Italy: 14 February 2010
Cost: €170mil. (CAD $228.02 mil.)
Length: 7.4 km
Vehicles: 17 LRV’s
Cost per km: $30.8 mil/km.
Austin Texas, 22 March 2010
Rail for the Valley Take Note
Cost: USD $300 mil. (CAD $302 MIL.)
Vehicles: 6 TramTrains
Cost per km: $6 mil/km.
Bergen Norway, 22 June 2010
Cost: €274 million (CAD $368.25 mil.)
Length: 9.8 km.
Vehicles: 12 LRV’s – 5 TramTrain
Cost per km: CAD $37.58 mil/km.
Mulhouse, 13 December 2010
Cost : €137 mil. (CAD $184.5 mil.)
Length: 24 km.
Vehicles: 12 TramTrains
Cost per km: CAD $7.7 million/km
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