Tranzwight News


----- 2015 ----- 

01 Jan 2015

The Isle of Wight Tramway Co. Ltd. through the Tranzwight Project would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year.

----- 2014 -----

13 Dec 2014

Paris tramway line T6, the second rubber-tyred tramway in Ile-de-France operated by RATP using 28 Alston/NTL STE6 (46m) Translohr trams-on-tyres and running between Chatillon - Montrouge (Line 13) in Velizy-Villacoublay (Robert Wagner station), was commissioned on 13 December 2014. In 2016 line T6 will be extended to operate to Viroflay Rive Droite (Transilien Paris Saint- Lazare) and will then be 14 kilometres long.

03 Sep 2014

Following contact with UK Tram, at their request, they visited the Island to see Island Line and understand the potential for the conversion of Island Line to tramway operation.

UK Tram have been given access to copies of IWT latest Draft Options Presentation and Draft Business Case for the lowest cost conversion to Light Rail Operation which includes the comparative data on Alstom/NTL Translohr for review.

UK Tram are very keen to see the Island get a more appropriate railway and is the Light Rail arm of the Department for Transport (DfT) for new and conversion to Light Rail scheme appraisals.

06 Aug 2014

Updated Draft IWT Island Line Options presented to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway (IWSR), Solent Transport (ST) and the IWC Officer.

Classic Light Rail agreed as the lowest cost option although Translohr remains the most profitable but more costly conversion option.

17 Jul 2014

The 1st of 12 Alstom/NTL 39m STE5 (300 passenger)Translohr tram-on-tyres delivered to Medellin in Columbia. It will be operated by Metro de Medellín on the Ayacucho Line, connecting the B Metro Line and two Metro Cable Lines. This 4,2 km line will carry 80 000 passengers per day and has 9 stations which will be equipped with PSD and Translohr will cope with 12% gradients on route.

20 Jun 2014

Draft IWT presentation for Island Line Options made to the IWC Officer, and the Quality Transport Partnership (QTP) and Bus Users Group (BUG) representatives.

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29 Jul 2013

Paris tramway line T5 is the first rubber-tyred tramway in Ile-de-France operated by the RATP using Alstom/NTL STE3 (25m) Translohr trams-on-tyres was inaugurated on 29 July 2013. Line T5 runs between Marche de Saint-Denis and Garges - Sarcelles. Line 5 is 6.6 kilometres (4.1 mi) long and uses Alstom/NTL STE3 trams-on-tyres.

Various meetings & updates to the Options Presentation.

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15 Oct 2012

Updated Draft IWT Options for Island Line presented to IWC Officers.

24 Sep 2012

EU Approves Translohr takeover by Alstom & FSI to become New TransLohr, NTL.

20 Apr 2012

Draft IWT Options for Island Line discussed with IWC Officer.

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12 Aug 2011

Isle of Wight Council (IWC) has asked if Isle of Wight Tramway (IWT) can look at the Ryde to Shanklin line for conversion to Alstom/NTL Translohr and other options from the start of the next franchise in 2017 with a view to creating an holistic approach to the Islands transport network.

15 Jun 2011

The Island’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport stated today that the Tranzwight project would be considered within the Island Transport Plan following the submission of a valid business case.

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