Urban rail infrastructure news

The latest global news about metro, light rail and suburban rail infrastructure, including construction and maintenance, contracts, tenders and technology.

Work on the Bolzano Metrobus project has got underway.

Bolzano Metrobus project gets underway

16 Aug 2017

ITALY: Work on the Bolzano Metrobus project has got underway, with new stops being built in Pianizza di Sotto and San Paolo d’Appiano. Work to begin building stops in Caldaro has been approved. Metrobus services will run on a ... more

Jakarta light metro systems contract signed

16 Aug 2017

INDONESIA: The railway systems contract has been signed for the first phase of the Jakarta light metro. The 100bn won contract was won by a consortium of Korea Rail Network Authority (business management), Daea TI (signals), ... more

Guangzhou metro maintenance vehicle rolled out

14 Aug 2017

CHINA: Baoji CRRC Times Engineering Machinery Co has rolled out a track maintenance vehicle for use on the Guangzhou metro. The vehicle uses ultrasonic technology to detect rail flaws, and features an air-conditioned interior. ... more

Basel tram operator BVB opened the first phase of an extension into France on July 31.

Basel tram network extended to French border

09 Aug 2017

SWITZERLAND: Basel tram operator BVB opened the first phase of an extension into France on July 31. The 500 m extension of Route 3 from its previous northwestern terminus of Burgfelden Grenze to Burgfelderhof brings it to ... more

A memorandum of understanding has been signed for the construction of a second tram line in Bergamo.

Agreement signed for second tram line in Bergamo

07 Aug 2017

ITALY: A memorandum of understanding was signed between the province of Bergamo, tram operator TEB and several municipalities on July 27 for the construction of a second tram line in Bergamo. T2 would branch off the existing T1 ... more

Barking Riverside extension approved

04 Aug 2017

UK: The Secretary of State for Transport issued a decision letter on August 4 approving an order under the Transport & Works Act to grant Transport for London legal powers to build the 4·5 km Barking – Barking Riverside ... more

A contract has been signed for construction of a light rail line in Mauritius.

Mauritius light rail contract signed

04 Aug 2017

MAURITIUS: The government signed a Rs18·8bn contract with Larsen & Toubro on July 31 for the construction of the Metro Express light rail line, which would link Port Louis with Curepipe. L&T is responsible for civil ... more

Palermo rail project restarts

02 Aug 2017

ITALY: Work on the Anello rail line in Palermo restarted on July 29 following the government allocating an additional €50m to the project in April. The project to create a circular line around the city centre is now 80% ... more

Mexico City studies airport rail link

02 Aug 2017

MEXICO: Metro operator STC has begun tendering for studies of an express rail link to Mexico City’s new airport, which will include defining route options to make the best use of existing rights-of-way and minimise disruption to ... more