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.

Kuala Lumpur LRT3 signalling contract awarded

27 Feb 2018

MALAYSIA: Project promoter Prasarana has appointed a consortium of Siemens and Rasma Corp to supply signalling and train control for the LRT3 project in Kuala Lumpur. The contract includes the supply of an intrusion preventive ... more

Testing begins on Sydney’s CBD & South East Light Rail

26 Feb 2018

AUSTRALIA: Testing has started on the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney, Transport for New South Wales announced on February 25. Night-time testing of an Alstom Citadis X05 light rail vehicle is taking place on a ... more

Tokyo metro CBTC test train equipped

22 Feb 2018

JAPAN: Mitsubishi Electric announced on February 22 that it had installed wayside and onboard radio equipment for a trial of CBTC signalling on part of the Tokyo metro. Mitsubishi will work with operator Tokyo Metro to test the ... more

Mumbai metro Line 3 electrification contracts awarded

22 Feb 2018

INDIA: Mumbai Metro Rail Corp signed contracts on February 21 for the power supply works and electrification of metro Line 3. Larsen & Toubro won the power supply contract. A consortium of Alstom Transport India and Alstom ... more

Metrowagonmash metro trains ordered for Baku

19 Feb 2018

AZERBAIJAN: Baku Metropoliten signed a contract with Metrowagonmash on February 16 for the supply of two five-car metro trainsets. Each Moskva trainset will be composed of two end trailers and three powered intermediate cars. ... more