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.

Cities pledge to buy zero-emission buses

24 Oct 2017

INTERNATIONAL: The mayors of 12 cities pledged to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025 when they signed the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration on October 23. The leaders of London, Paris, København, Barcelona, ... more

Private car growth in Singapore to stop

24 Oct 2017

SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority announced on October 23 that it will not allow any growth in the number of private cars and motorcycles in the city from February 2018. The current growth rate of the car number set by LTA is ... more

The third phase of Singapore's Downtown Line opened to passengers on October 21.

Third phase of Downtown Line opens in Singapore

23 Oct 2017

SINGAPORE: The third phase of the Downtown Line opened on October 21, linking Chinatown with Expo in the east, following a ceremony the previous day. The 21 km underground extension with 16 stations brings the Downtown ... more