The Crossrail 2 proposal to link railway routes in Surrey and Hertfordshire via a new tunnel under central London would be ‘transformational’ and provide benefits ‘from the Wash to the Solent’ according to Managing Director Michèle Dix.

MPs hear '10 reasons why the UK needs Crossrail 2'

19 Sep 2017

UK: The Crossrail 2 proposal to link railway routes in Surrey and Hertfordshire via a new tunnel under central London would not merely provide a cross-city suburban link like the Elizabeth Line, but ... more

Bielefeld light rail stops modified for new vehicles

19 Sep 2017

GERMANY: Work began on September 18 to enable Vamos light rail vehicles to run to the end of Line 3 in Bielefeld. Five stops at the southeastern end of the route, between Sieker-Mitte and ... more

Siemens is to supply 35 three-car trainsets for the Blue Line extension in Bangkok.

Siemens to supply trains for Bangkok Blue Line extension

19 Sep 2017

THAILAND: Bangkok Expressway & Metro and CH Karnchang have selected a consortium of Siemens and ST Electronics to supply railway systems for the Blue Line extension of the Bangkok metro. ... more

Salvador metro Line 2 extends east

18 Sep 2017

BRAZIL: Bahia Governor Rui Costa opened the latest phase of the Salvador metro on September 11. The 7·5 km extension of Line 2 takes the route east from Pituaçu to Mussurunga, adding four stations. Line 2 opened in ... more

SMRT to run Thomson-East Coast Line

15 Sep 2017

SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has selected SMRT for the initial contract to operate and maintain the Thomson-East Coast Line, the authority confirmed on September 15. Running from Woodlands in the north to Sungai Bedok in ... more

The entry of Sheffield's first Citylink tram-train vehicles into passenger service on september 14 was attended by Transport Minister Paul Maynard.

Sheffield tram-train enters service

15 Sep 2017

UK: The first of seven Class 399 Citylink vehicles being supplied for the Sheffield – Rotherham tram train project was launched into passenger service with a special run between Nunnery depot and Meadowhall on September 14. ... more

Land Transport Authority has awarded the first three civil works contracts for the 4 km Circle Line 6 project.

Singapore LTA awards Circle Line 6 civils contracts

15 Sep 2017

SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded the first three civil works contracts for the 4 km Circle Line 6 project, which will close the Circle Line loop by connecting HarbourFront and Marina Bay stations. ... more