News Round-up – October 12, 2010

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It seems Russian tram operators know how to conduct a tram emergency test. 

The ultimate annual tram emergency exercise:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4OwPSI5eJQ&feature=related

From the Langley Times

http://www.bclocalnews.com/surrey_area/langleytimes/opinion/104350994.html

The Vancouver Province

http://www.theprovince.com/opinion/Premier+transit+pitch+hard+swallow/3635873/story.html

The North Shore News

http://www.nsnews.com/news/Railroading/3643583/story.html

Queensland

First contracts awarded for Gold Coast Light Rail

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/10/07/3032028.htm

or http://tinyurl.com/32w8j3e

Green light for GC rail tenderers

http://tinyurl.com/27gzfrs

Avignon

The French city of Avignon (Rhone valley) gets a classic tramway; two
lines totalling 29Km, opening by 2016

http://tinyurl.com/2v5lozc

Phoenix

Chateau On Central Livin’ Large On The Line

http://raillife.com/blog/

http://raillife.com/blog/2010/10/08/chateau-on-central/

Seattle

http://tinyurl.com/34hlavr

Portland

http://tinyurl.com/374fefn

Jeddah

http://tinyurl.com/34gweqz

Vancouver [Fraser Valley]

Chilliwack Times

Time to seriously look at rail

http://tinyurl.com/24z446b

Langley Times

Editorial – Speed up transit decisions

http://tinyurl.com/3a2jurm

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