Asia & Pacific urban rail news

The latest tram, light rail, metro and commuter railway news from the Asia & Pacific region, including Japan, Australia and southeast Asia.

Hyundai Rotem to supply 128 EMU cars to Korail

18 Oct 2017

SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem signed a 111·6bn won contract with Korail for the supply of 128 electric multiple-unit cars, the manufacturer announced on October 18. Delivery of the 110 km/h trainsets is due to be completed by ... more

Parramatta light rail Stage 2 plans announced

18 Oct 2017

AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government announced its preferred route for the second phase of the Parramatta light rail project on October 18. The 9 km preferred route would extend the network to Sydney Olympic Park, ... more

Nagpur metro test running starts with leased train

18 Oct 2017

INDIA: Project promoter Maharashtra Metro Rail Corp has begun test running on a 3·5 km at-grade section of the future Nagpur metro Line 1, using the first of two Hyundai Rotem trainsets which it has leased from Hyderabad ... more

Testing begins on Lahore Orange Line

09 Oct 2017

PAKISTAN: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif officially launched dynamic tests of the first metro train for the Lahore Orange Line on October 8. ‘The Orange Line is not just a public transport project, but a means of ... more

Loan signed for Bangalore metro Reach 6

06 Oct 2017

INDIA: The European Investment Bank has signed a €500m loan agreement for the Reach 6 metro project in Bangalore, in what it says is its largest ever loan to India. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is also expected to ... more

Kochi metro extension opens

06 Oct 2017

INDIA: The second phase of the Kochi metro opened on October 3. The 5 km extension south from Palarivattom to Maharaja’s College adds five stations to the city’s only metro line, which is now 18 km long. The first ... more

The first Alstom Metropolis trainset for the Sydney Metro has been delivered to Rouse Hill depot.

Sydney Metro’s first trainset arrives

26 Sep 2017

AUSTRALIA: Sydney Metro announced the delivery of its first trainset to the Rouse Hill depot on September 26. Alstom is supplying 22 six-car Metropolis driverless trainsets, together with Urbalis 400 communications-based train ... more