Urban rail infrastructure news

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

Line 2 tram depot work begins in Ulm

19 Oct 2017

GERMANY: A groundbreaking ceremony for a new tram depot in Ulm took place on October 18. The 184 m long, 17 m wide building with four tracks is being built to help accommodate a fleet that is being enlarged as a ... more

Work begins on new Hamburg U-Bahn workshop

17 Oct 2017

GERMANY: Hamburg Transport Senator Frank Horch and Hamburger Hochbahn Technical Director Jens-Günter Lang laid the foundation stone for a new workshop on October 12. Due to open in early 2019, the €44m facility is being built ... more

Map of the planned Hythe Road and Old Oak Common Lane stations in west London.

Transport for London plans new Overground stations

17 Oct 2017

UK: Transport for London has begun a five-week public consultation on plans to build stations at Hythe Road and Old Oak Common Lane in west London. ‘These two potential new London Overground stations would improve connectivity ... more

Ranken wins Chinese metro construction contracts

13 Oct 2017

CHINA: Sapphire Corp subsidiary Ranken Railway Construction Group Co has won construction contracts for two metro projects. A 561m yuan contract covers the Barracuda Bay – Shanhua Street section of the 24·5 km Dalian metro ... more

The World Class Capacity programme of upgrades to London Underground’s Northern and Jubilee lines has been 'paused'.

London Underground capacity upgrade programme ‘paused’

10 Oct 2017

UK: Planned upgrades to increase service frequencies on London Underground’s Jubilee and Northern lines, including the procurement of additional trainsets, have been temporarily ‘paused’, Transport for London has confirmed. TfL ... more

The European Commission has approved financing worth €252m for the ongoing construction of București metro Line M5.

București metro M5 financing approved

05 Oct 2017

ROMANIA: Financing worth €252m for the ongoing construction of București metro Line M5 was approved by the European Commission on October 3. ‘This will have a positive impact on the quality of the air in București, local ... more

Caen municipality plans to replace its guided bus network with a conventional steel wheel tramway.

Keolis awarded Caen operating contract covering bus to tram conversion

04 Oct 2017

FRANCE: The city of Caen has awarded incumbent Keolis a new public service contract covering the operation of its urban transport network under the Twisto brand.Keolis has managed the network since 2002. The next ... more

Kharkiv metro extension tendering expected shortly

03 Oct 2017

UKRAINE: Tendering is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2017 for the construction of a 3·5 km southern extension of Kharkiv metro Line 3. The scope of the works would include the construction of two stations, ... more

Alstom to supply Tel Aviv Red Line signalling

02 Oct 2017

ISRAEL: Alstom has been selected as preferred bidder for a US$110m contract to supply signalling, control and automation systems for the 23 km Tel Aviv light metro Red Line, project promoter NTA announced on October 1 . ... more