Finch West funding announced

26 Jun 2017

CANADA: The federal and Ontario governments announced funding for the Finch West light rail project in Toronto on June 23. Ontario is to provide C$1·2bn, with the federal government supplying up to ... more

Hangzhou metro Line 5 concession agreement signed

26 Jun 2017

CHINA: Hangzhou municipal government, Hangzhou Metro Group and MTR Corp signed a PPP concession agreement on June 26 for the construction and operation of Hangzhou metro Line 5. Hangzhou Metro ... more

Sydney Harbour metro tunnel contract awarded

26 Jun 2017

AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has awarded a A$2·81bn civil works contract for the construction of the Sydney metro cross-harbour tunnel to a joint venture of John Holland (45%), CPB ... more

Phoenix light rail extension contractor chosen

23 Jun 2017

USA: Valley Metro has approved the appointment of Kiewit as the construction manager for the South Central extension of the light rail network serving Phoenix. Construction on the extension from central Phoenix to Baseline Road ... more

Alstom is to supply another 28 Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles to Ottawa.

Alstom wins second Ottawa light rail vehicle order

23 Jun 2017

CANADA: Ottawa light rail project developer Rideau Transit Group has awarded Alstom a €200m contract to supply 38 Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles for Stage 2 of the O-Train network. The consortium of SNC-Lavalin, ACS ... more

Priority tram signals installed in Moscow

23 Jun 2017

RUSSIA: The first set of traffic signals giving priority to trams has been installed in the east of Moscow at the junction of Shosse Entuziastov and the Third Ring Road. When a tram approaches the road junction, it is detected ... more

Fori Imperiali tram route approved

23 Jun 2017

ITALY: The Cultural Heritage Ministry’s body responsible for protecting the area around Roma’s Colosseum has approved the construction of a catenary-free tram line on Via dei Fori Imperiali. The long-planned link would connect ... more