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.

Oskemen tram operations suspended

16 Mar 2018

KAZAKHSTAN: Tram operations were suspended in Oskemen on March 12. Debts accumulated by operator Takhami Put led to a limiting of the traction electricity supply. The 16·5 km, 1 524 mm gauge network dating from ... more

Second driverless line takes Delhi metro over 250 km

15 Mar 2018

INDIA: Passenger services on the first phase of Delhi metro Line 7 began on March 14, taking the city’s network to 252 route-km with 185 stations. The route between Majlis Park and Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus is 21·6 km ... more

SMRT and McLaren Applied Technologies are to explore the potential for rolling stock to be equipped with technology developed for Formula 1 cars.

Formula 1 technology to be trialled on metro train

15 Mar 2018

SINGAPORE: Transport operator SMRT and McLaren Applied Technologies are to work together to explore the potential for rolling stock to be equipped with data collection, logging and analysis technology originally developed for ... more

Seoul and Barcelona metro operators sign co-operation agreement

14 Mar 2018

INTERNATIONAL: Barcelona metro operator TMB and Seoul Metro signed a two-year technical co-operation agreement on March 6. The two operators plan to assist each other in technical and management innovation through sharing ... more

Contactless payment to be rolled out to Sydney light rail

12 Mar 2018

AUSTRALIA: Cubic Transportation Systems is to expand its open payment trial in Sydney to include light rail and the entire ferry network, the company announced on March 12. Transport for New South Wales began a contactless ... more

Sydney metro Central station contract awarded

07 Mar 2018

AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has awarded Laing O’Rourke a A$955m contract to build the Sydney Metro platforms and concourse at Central station. The work covers the excavation and construction of underground ... more

Bombardier wins Bukit Panjang upgrade contract

07 Mar 2018

SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded Bombardier a S$344·3m contract to upgrade the Bukit Panjang peoplemover. This will include new vehicles, signalling and electrification. Work is due to commence this year on ... more

Siemens to supply signalling for driverless metro extension in Singapore

02 Mar 2018

SINGAPORE: Siemens has been selected to supply CBTC signalling for the Downtown Line extension to Sungei Bedok, the company announced on March 2. The €90m contract includes the installation of platform screen doors at the two ... more

Jakarta metro train rolled out

01 Mar 2018

INDONESIA: The first trainset for the Jakarta metro was rolled out from Nippon Sharyo’s Toyokawa Plant on February 21. The second is due to be completed on March 7, and both will be shipped from the port of Toyohashi, with ... more