BARCELONA, Spain — Public Radio International reported that a new rail line, connecting Madrid, Barcelona and Paris, opened last week. The high-speed line is the first to connect with the rest of Europe. For the full story, click here.
Alstom, which will extend the tramway by 6 miles, will supply the integrated system, tracks, catenaries, telecommunications and signalling, substations and ticketing equipment.
Economic development within one-half mile of the system has been stimulated by ridership that has exceeded original projections. Valley Metro began compiling development activity since construction started in 2005 as part of an economic development database.
The Coradia Polyvalent for Algeria is a dual-mode train (diesel and electric, 25 kV) able to travel at speeds up to 99 mph. The train has six carriages and provides capacity for 265 passengers.
The new bike car contains 14 racks that will provide more room to maneuver bicycles on and off the train. A set of seats were removed from the lower level of the vehicle to make room for the bike racks.
Sustainable features of the CRMF include efficient mechanics and lights for energy savings, water-efficient plumbing fixtures for reduction in water usage and specially designed windows that prevent thermal transfer.
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