11th-12th September 2017

Light Rail Day, Aarhus/Denmark

Welcome to our ninth Light Rail Day! This year we are focusing on safety aspects for City Trams and of course on the brand-new tram system in Aarhus. The exact program for the Light Rail Day is to be read on our homepage.

Light Rail Day will begin at 10:30 on Monday. The guided tour by tram trough the new network is planned. The ride with the tram is depending on permission for operation by the Danish authorities. The official opening of Aarhus Letbane is planned for the 23’rd of September, shortly after the Light Rail Day, so the participants of the conference hopefully will be some of the very first users of Denmark’s new tram system.

We are going to visit the depot, where the local partners will introduce themselves. It has not been decided yet, whether the “Nordic Light Rail Prize“ will be awarded again.

In the evening, we will host the Networking Dinner held at the hotel "Scandic Aarhus City", where the conference will take place the following day.

As in all previous years, we have been able to recruit international speakers for Light Rail Day. We do our upmost to secure Light Rail Day's reputation as the international conference for city tram in Northern Europe.

If you are in Aarhus already on Sunday, there is the option of taking part in an event hosted by ”Letbaner.dk” (Lightrail.dk). Have a look on "schedule".

There is no international Airport directly connected to Aarhus and you may need longer time to get to Light Rail Day in 2017. We have some suggestions for you on “way to Aarhus”. Please note that Billund Airport is offering many direct flights. We have come to an arrangement with the Hotel “Scandic Aarhus City”, which you can use for room boking until the 21. August 2017.

The price for registration is 4.960,- DKK net (ca. 665,- € net).

Welcome to Light Rail Day in Aarhus!

Bernd Reuß

3 Days Study Trip to Germany in October 2017

Light Rail Day offers a three-day study trip in cooperation with the “Stadtbahngestaltung” (Stephan Besier) to Leipzig, Chemnitz und Zwickau in Germany from 22. -24.10.2017. 

The experienced guides Bernd Reuß and Stephan Besier have prepared a very interesting programme and Stephan has worked as designer and planner for years on a number of projects in Leipzig and Chemnitz to develop the transport systems and look at Urban integration. You will see how trams operate in narrow streets, bicycle solutions, share space with cars and experience what has been done to reduce negative effects of mix use to speed up tram operations. We discover how the challenge the barrier free access and we will visit design solutions, overhead pole, green tracks and new stops.

We will discuss safety aspects with people from transport companies or city officials right on the spot. More information and details on how to register can be found on the Light Rail Day homepage under the heading “Study Trip“.


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