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.

New South Wales transport budget announced

22 Jun 2018

AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has allocated A$14·4bn towards public transport in its state budget for 2018. A$3bn is going towards the Metro West project to build a second metro line in Sydney. A further A$2·4bn is ... more

Pragoimex signs Samarkand tram agreement

21 Jun 2018

UZBEKISTAN: Czech tram builder Pragoimex and the Samarkand tram operator signed a co-operation agreement on June 18 that includes the purchase of 42 trams. Pragoimex is to supply VarioLF single-section vehicles at a cost of ... more

Siemens and Bozankaya roll out Bangkok Skytrain vehicle

19 Jun 2018

THAILAND: The first train that Siemens and Bozankaya are supplying for Bangkok’s Skytrain elevated metro was rolled out at Bozankaya’s Ankara factory on June 19. The train is due to leave the Turkish port of Borusan at the end of ... more

Orbital line opens in Seoul

18 Jun 2018

SOUTH KOREA: The Seohae Line orbital suburban railway serving Seoul was inaugurated on June 16. The 23·4 km route runs north-south from Sosa to Wonsi to the southwest of Seoul. The 12 stations include interchange with ... more