Jakarta metro train rolled out

01 Mar 2018

INDONESIA: The first trainset for the Jakarta metro was rolled out from Nippon Sharyo’s Toyokawa Plant on February 21. The second is due to be completed on March 7, and both will be shipped from the port of Toyohashi, with ... more

Kuala Lumpur LRT3 signalling contract awarded

27 Feb 2018

MALAYSIA: Project promoter Prasarana has appointed a consortium of Siemens and Rasma Corp to supply signalling and train control for the LRT3 project in Kuala Lumpur. The contract includes the supply of an intrusion preventive ... more

Testing begins in Crossrail Thames tunnel

26 Feb 2018

UK: A Class 345 trainset started test running through the Elizabeth Line’s Thames tunnel in east London on the night of February 25-26. The train is running on a short section of the southeastern branch between Abbey Wood and ... more

Next section of Moscow metro Line 11 opens

26 Feb 2018

RUSSIA: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin opened a 10·5 km metro line on February 26. The line from Delovoy Tsentr to Petrovsky Park with five stations will initially be operated as part of Line 11. Construction started in ... more

Hyundai Rotem signs Vancouver driverless train contract

26 Feb 2018

CANADA: Hyundai Rotem announced on February 26 that it had signed a 62·1bn won contract with Vancouver regional transport authority TransLink for the supply of 24 metro cars for the driverless Canada Line. Deliveries from ... more

Work starts on second phase of Los Angeles Purple Line extension

26 Feb 2018

USA: A groundbreaking ceremony for the second phase of the Purple metro line extension in Los Angeles took place on February 23. Scheduled to open in 2025, Section 2 would run for 4·2 km from Wilshire/La Cienega to Century ... more

Testing begins on Sydney’s CBD & South East Light Rail

26 Feb 2018

AUSTRALIA: Testing has started on the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney, Transport for New South Wales announced on February 25. Night-time testing of an Alstom Citadis X05 light rail vehicle is taking place on a ... more

Government revises Grand Paris Express construction timetable

22 Feb 2018

FRANCE: Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne have confirmed changes to the planned construction timetable for the Grand Paris Express automated metro. Announcing details of the revised ... more

Tokyo metro CBTC test train equipped

22 Feb 2018

JAPAN: Mitsubishi Electric announced on February 22 that it had installed wayside and onboard radio equipment for a trial of CBTC signalling on part of the Tokyo metro. Mitsubishi will work with operator Tokyo Metro to test the ... more

Modertrans delivers first updated Moderus Beta tram

22 Feb 2018

POLAND: MPK Wrocław has taken delivery of the first of 40 Moderus Beta trams of a new design at its Borek depot. This is the first new-look Moderus Beta tram that Poznań-based supplier Modertrans has produced. The 27% low-floor ... more

Driverless shuttles on test in mixed traffic in Paris

22 Feb 2018

FRANCE: A six-week trial of driverless shuttles running in mixed traffic started at the CEA Paris-Saclay research campus on February 13, and will run until March 30. Two EasyMile electric shuttles are working a 2·6 km loop ... more

Mumbai metro Line 3 electrification contracts awarded

22 Feb 2018

INDIA: Mumbai Metro Rail Corp signed contracts on February 21 for the power supply works and electrification of metro Line 3. Larsen & Toubro won the power supply contract. A consortium of Alstom Transport India and Alstom ... more