Urban rail infrastructure news

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

Roma suburban upgrade agreement signed

14 Mar 2018

ITALY: The region of Lazio has signed a framework agreement with infrastructure manager RFI for the upgrade of several suburban lines serving Roma. The agreement signed on February 22 includes projects worth €665m over five ... more

Edinburgh tram extension shortlist

13 Mar 2018

UK: City of Edinburgh Council announced on March 13 that it had prequalified four bidders for a contract to build the proposed tram extension to Newhaven. The 4·6 km eastern extension from York Place to Leith and Newhaven ... more

Italian transport funding approved

12 Mar 2018

ITALY: The Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport allocated €190·9m for urban rail projects in seven cities on March 7. €40m has been earmarked for the upgrade of the Milano – Limbiate interurban tram line. Milano ... more

Sydney metro Central station contract awarded

07 Mar 2018

AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has awarded Laing O’Rourke a A$955m contract to build the Sydney Metro platforms and concourse at Central station. The work covers the excavation and construction of underground ... more

Bombardier wins Bukit Panjang upgrade contract

07 Mar 2018

SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded Bombardier a S$344·3m contract to upgrade the Bukit Panjang peoplemover. This will include new vehicles, signalling and electrification. Work is due to commence this year on ... more

Siemens to supply signalling for driverless metro extension in Singapore

02 Mar 2018

SINGAPORE: Siemens has been selected to supply CBTC signalling for the Downtown Line extension to Sungei Bedok, the company announced on March 2. The €90m contract includes the installation of platform screen doors at the two ... more

Grand Paris CBTC contract awarded

01 Mar 2018

FRANCE: RATP has awarded Siemens a contract to supply CBTC signalling for the southern extension of metro Line 14 being built as part of the Grand Paris Express project. Siemens’ Trainguard MT will replace the current ... 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