Urban rail infrastructure news

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

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualifications for a contract to finance and build the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project.

Lakeshore East – East Corridor Expansion procurement begins

24 Mar 2017

CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualifications for a contract to finance and build the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project in the Greater Toronto area. The scope includes ... more

Stadler Rail Services UK has awarded BAM a contract to build the depot in Kirkdale where it will maintain the electric multiple-units which Stadler Bussnang is to supply for Merseyrail services.

Stadler awards Merseyrail depot construction contract

21 Mar 2017

UK: Stadler Rail Services UK has awarded BAM Nuttall a contract worth around £20m to build the depot in Kirkdale where it will maintain the fleet of 52 electric multiple-units which Stadler Bussnang is to supply for Merseyrail ... more

Trump budget proposes cuts to urban transport grants

19 Mar 2017

USA: In a blueprint for its proposed Financial Year 2018 budget, the Trump administration is planning to cut funding for the Department of Transportation to $16bn, a 13% reduction on that available for FY2017. Under the ... more

Sofia metro Line 3 TBM launched

13 Mar 2017

BULGARIA: The tunnel boring machine for the first phase of Sofia metro Line 3 has been launched. The 9·4 m diameter TBM has been supplied by Herrenknecht. The 7·8 km, eight-station first phase of the east-west line is ... more

Further Klang Valley metro contracts awarded

13 Mar 2017

MALAYSIA: MRT Corp announced on March 10 that it had awarded four works packages for the SSP Line which is under construction in the Klang Valley. The contracts include the final three of the 10 viaduct civil works packages to ... more

Rhein-Ruhr-Express depot construction launched

07 Mar 2017

GERMANY: The foundation stone for the Rhein-Ruhr-Express maintenance depot was laid in Dortmund-Eving on March 7. Siemens is building the 70 000 m2 facility on the site of a former marshalling yard on the ... more

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Integrating Crossrail’s asset management data

03 Mar 2017

UK: Building information modelling cloud software company 3D Repo has developed a mobile platform which brings together disparate databases and information sources to support the management of maintainable assets on London’s ... more

Singapore Land Transport Authority has issued a request for information seeking the industry’s participation in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to inspect metro tunnels.

Singapore seeks drone inspection partners

02 Mar 2017

SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has issued a request for information seeking the industry’s participation in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to inspect metro tunnels. Planned automated tunnel inspection trials would ... more

Fort Worth Transportation Authority has awarded Wabtec Corp a contract to provide signalling, communications and a control centre for TEX Rail project.

TEX Rail signalling contract signed

01 Mar 2017

USA: Fort Worth Transportation Authority has awarded Wabtec Corp a $97m contract to provide the signalling, communications and a control centre for the $1·03bn TEX Rail commuter line. The 43 km line between Fort Worth and ... more