Urban rail infrastructure news

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

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

Government revises Grand Paris Express construction timetable

22 Feb 2018

FRANCE: Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne have confirmed changes to the planned construction timetable for the Grand Paris Express automated metro. Announcing details of the revised ... more

Tokyo metro CBTC test train equipped

22 Feb 2018

JAPAN: Mitsubishi Electric announced on February 22 that it had installed wayside and onboard radio equipment for a trial of CBTC signalling on part of the Tokyo metro. Mitsubishi will work with operator Tokyo Metro to test the ... more

Mumbai metro Line 3 electrification contracts awarded

22 Feb 2018

INDIA: Mumbai Metro Rail Corp signed contracts on February 21 for the power supply works and electrification of metro Line 3. Larsen & Toubro won the power supply contract. A consortium of Alstom Transport India and Alstom ... more