Nanjing.

Nanjing opens suburban metro Line S3

11 Dec 2017

CHINA: Nanjing’s 36·3 km suburban metro Line S3 opened on December 6. Previously known as metro Line 12 or the Ninghe Intercity line, S3 is designed for a maximum operating speed of ... more

Chengdu metro Line 7 has opened.

Circle line opens in Chengdu

08 Dec 2017

CHINA: The 38·6 km circular metro Line 7 in Chengdu opened on December 6. The line has 31 stations, including eight providing interchanges with the city’s five radial metro lines, and serves the ... more

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch makes 15 recommendations to improve safety in its report into the derailment of a tram at Sandilands in Croydon.

15 recommendations in Croydon Tramlink derailment report

07 Dec 2017

UK: The Rail Accident Investigation Branch made 15 recommendations to improve safety on December 7 when it published its report into the overturning of a tram at Sandilands in Croydon, south London ... more

Doha metro.

Qatar metro and light rail operating contract awarded

07 Dec 2017

QATAR: Public transport authority Qatar Rail has awarded the RKH Qitarat joint venture between a consortium of RATP Dev and Keolis (49%) and local construction, property and trading business Hamad Group (51%) a contract to ... more

Following a detailed review of the estimated cost-to-complete of the main construction works for Hong Kong’s Shatin – Central Link project, MTR Corp has increased its estimate to HK$87·3bn.

Shatin – Central project faces 23% cost increase

07 Dec 2017

CHINA: Following a detailed review of the estimated cost-to-complete of the main construction works for Hong Kong’s Shatin – Central Link project, MTR Corp announced on December 6 that it had increased its estimate by 23% to ... more

A memorandum of understanding for the development of urban rail projects in Baghdad and Basra has been signed by the Iraqi government and Alstom.

Baghdad and Basra urban rail memorandum signed by Alstom

06 Dec 2017

IRAQ: A memorandum of understanding for the development of urban rail projects in Baghdad and Basra has been signed by the Iraqi government and Alstom as part of a Franco-Iraqi inter-governmental meeting. A 20 km elevated ... more

Impression of London Underground’s Train Modification Unit workshop.

London Underground depot construction contract awarded

06 Dec 2017

UK: A joint venture of Morgan Sindall and BeMo Tunnelling has been awarded a £20m contract to design and build a workshop for London Underground’s Train Modification Unit. The facility at the Acton Works site in west London will ... more