Urban rail infrastructure news

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

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 Contractors (45%) and Ghella (10%). ... 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

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

London transport strategy targets zero emissions by 2050

21 Jun 2017

UK: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan published his first draft transport strategy on June 21. It is open for public consultation until October 2. Noting that the city’s population is set to expand from 8·7 million to ... more

Dynamic headway technology is to be tested on the København metro.

Variable headways based on real-time passenger numbers to be tested

08 Jun 2017

DENMARK: København metro authority Metroselskabet has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ansaldo STS to develop a proof-of-concept dynamic headway technology for the city’s metro. Sensors at stations would detect ... more

New York Canarsie Tunnel repair contract awarded

01 Jun 2017

USA: Jacobs Engineering Group has awarded Hill International a subcontract for construction management services on the repair of the Canarsie Tunnel in New York. Announcing the award on May 31, Hill International said that the ... more

Station work begins on Line 2 extension in Manila

01 Jun 2017

PHILIPPINES: A ceremony to mark the start of station construction on the Light Rail Transit Line 2 East Extension Project in Manila was held on May 30. Work on the two stations is due to begin on June 6, for completion in August ... more

Amsterdam electric bus charging contract awarded

31 May 2017

NETHERLANDS: Transdev subsidiary Connexxion has awarded Heliox a contract to supply electric bus charging infrastructure for a fleet of 100 electric buses that are to be put in service in Amsterdam by 2018. Last month VDL ... more

Work begins on Perth Airport rail link

30 May 2017

AUSTRALIA: Work has started at the Perth Airport construction site for the Forrestfield-Airport Link, following the arrival of the first tunnel boring machine earlier this month. Work on the station box structure, which is next ... more