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.

Metro Trains Sydney has awarded Alstom a 15-year contract to maintain the 22 six-car Metropolis automated trainsets, Urbalis 400 CBTC and point machines which the company is supplying for the 36 km Sydney Metro Northwest project.

Alstom awarded Sydney metro maintenance contract

11 Jul 2018

AUSTRALIA: Metro Trains Sydney has awarded Alstom a 15-year contract to maintain the 22 six-car Metropolis automated trainsets, Urbalis 400 CBTC and point machines which the company is supplying for the 36 km Sydney Metro ... more

Alstom is to supply of 19 four-car Metropolis trainsets for Taipei Metro Line 7 Phase 1

Taipei Metro Line 7 railway systems contract awarded

10 Jul 2018

TAIWAN: Taipei City Government’s Department of Rapid Transit Systems has awarded a consortium of Alstom and local engineering and contracting company CTCI the €378m rolling stock and railway systems contract for Taipei Metro Line ... more

HQ Equita acquires transport technology companies and expects market growth

10 Jul 2018

INTERNATIONAL: German investment group HQ Equita has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in public transport communication, security and monitoring technology supplier r2p from Swedish investor Alder Fund ... more

Map of the Green Line automated metro project in Taoyuan.

Siemens to supply Taoyuan Green Line E&M systems

05 Jul 2018

TAIWAN: Siemens is to supply electrical and mechanical systems for the Green Line automated metro project in Taoyuan. The line is to be built under a turnkey contract which the city government has awarded to a consortium of ... more

First Thomson-East Coast Line train arrives in Singapore

04 Jul 2018

SINGAPORE: The first Thomson-East Coast Line train has arrived at Mandai Depot near the northern end of the line after being unloaded at Jurong Port. Land Transport Authority ordered 91 four-car driverless trainsets from a ... more

Metro standards committee formed

27 Jun 2018

INDIA: The government has established a committee to develop standards for locally-manufactured components to be used in the country’s metro networks. Announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the opening of the Delhi ... 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

Delhi Metro Green Line extended

25 Jun 2018

INDIA: The 11·2 km western extension of Delhi Metro Line 5 from Mundka to Bahadurgarh City Park was formally inaugurated on June 24, with a ceremony in Bahadurgarh attended by Urban Development Minister Hardeep Puri and ... more

Cubic selected for Queensland ticketing contract

25 Jun 2018

AUSTRALIA: Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads has selected Cubic Transportation Systems for a A$371m contract to supply, operate and maintain a new ticketing and real-time passenger information system. This will ... more