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.

First tram arrives in Canberra

15 Dec 2017

AUSTRALIA: CAF has delivered the first of 14 trams that it is supplying for the network under construction in Canberra. The five-section vehicle was shipped from Spain in October, arriving in Port Kembla before being transported ... more

Yekaterinburg tram extension opens

13 Dec 2017

RUSSIA: A 2 km extension of the Yekaterinburg tram network opened on December 11. The new route runs along Ulitsa Tatishcheva between Ulitsa Moskovskaya and Ulitsa Krasnouuralskaya. It is being used by tram routes 2 and 18. ... more

Hyderabad metro inaugurated

29 Nov 2017

INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao inaugurated the Hyderabad metro on November 28. Revenue services starting the following day on what has become the 10th metro network in India. ... more

Parramatta light rail shortlists announced

23 Nov 2017

AUSTRALIA: New South Wales Minister for Transport & Infrastructure Andrew Constance announced shortlisted bidders to build and operate Stage 1 of the Parramatta light rail project on November 22. Two bidders have been ... more

Bishkek trolleybus order placed

20 Nov 2017

KYRGYZSTAN: Bishkek Trolleybus Co has ordered a total of 52 trolleybuses from two suppliers. Russian manufacturer Trolza is to supply 37 vehicles and Belarusian company Belkommunmash is to supply 15. The 12 m long vehicles ... more

CAF awarded Manila rolling stock contract

20 Nov 2017

PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Mitsubishi Corp and manufacturing partner CAF a €225m contract to supply 30 trainsets for Manila metro Line 1. Announcing the order on November 20, CAF said this was its ... more