Urban rail infrastructure news

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

Elizabeth Line maintenance trains on test

29 Jun 2018

UK: Three maintenance trains for the Elizabeth Line are being tested ahead of delivery to London later this year. Linsinger is testing an MG31 UK rail milling train between Salzburg and Linz. The 48 m long vehicle ... more

USA: Phoenix’s Valley Metro Rail board has appointed Jacobs Engineering to design Phase II of the Northwest Phase II light rail extension.

Valley Metro extension design contract approved

28 Jun 2018

USA: Phoenix’s Valley Metro Rail board has appointed Jacobs Engineering to design Phase II of the Northwest Phase II light rail extension. This will extend the light rail line west from 19th Avenue on Dunlap Avenue, then run ... more

Hyundai Rotem wins Taoyuan metro order

26 Jun 2018

TAIWAN: Hyundai Rotem announced on June 26 that it will supply railway systems to the Taoyuan metro Green Line. The 54·2bn won contract includes the supply of 40 two-car driverless trainsets, which the company will assemble at ... more

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Subway station damaged in 9/11 attacks to reopen in October

22 Jun 2018

USA: Trains on the 1 Subway line in New York are to serve Cortlandt Street station from October 1 for the first time in 17 years. Cortlandt Street was among the closest Subway stations to the site of ... more

New South Wales transport budget announced

22 Jun 2018

AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has allocated A$14·4bn towards public transport in its state budget for 2018. A$3bn is going towards the Metro West project to build a second metro line in Sydney. A further A$2·4bn is ... more