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.

Ahmedabad metro fare collection contract awarded

24 May 2018

INDIA: Ahmedabad metro project promoter MEGA has awarded Nippon Signal a contract for the supply of an automatic fare collection system. Nippon Signal will supply ticket vending machines, ticket gates and back-office servers. ... more

Bangkok Red Line ETCS contract awarded

24 May 2018

THAILAND: Nippon Signal has awarded a contract to Thales for the supply of European Train Control System Level 1 for the Bangkok Red Line. Being developed as part of part of Bangkok’s Mass Rapid Transit Master Plan, the ... more

Train loading indicators appear at Singapore metro stations

17 May 2018

SINGAPORE: Screens showing passenger loading on trains have entered service on the Downtown Line. Real-time passenger load information on LCD screens indicates how busy the next train will be. Green represents a ‘high ... more

Novosibirsk suburban rail services planned

11 May 2018

RUSSIA: Russian Railways, Novosibirsk oblast and the Novosibirsk city authorities are developing plans for suburban railway services. This would mostly use existing infrastructure, with station modernisation taking place as part ... more

Singapore’s Jurong Region Line alignment finalised

11 May 2018

SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority published the alignment of the Jurong Region Line on May 9. Planned to open in phases between 2026 and 2028, the 24 km elevated line with 24 stations will become the seventh metro line ... more

Oskemen tram services to restart using ex-Almaty vehicles

10 May 2018

KAZAKHSTAN: The first five of 13 used KT4Dt trams bought from Almaty for 118·5m tenge have arrived in Oskemen. The trams were built in 1983-85 and originally operated in Berlin, before being acquired by Almaty in 2013. They ... more

Second airport rail link opens in Kuala Lumpur

04 May 2018

MALAYSIA: A rail link to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Kuala Lumpur was inaugurated on May 1. The Ministry of Transport funded the 521m ringgit project. The route branches off from the metre-gauge line that links Kuala ... more

Alstom to supply more metro trains to Singapore

30 Apr 2018

SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has signed a contract with Alstom for the supply of additional metro rolling stock, the manufacturer announced on April 30. Alstom is to supply six six-car Metropolis trainsets for the ... more