Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

Nashville transport plan unveiled

18 Oct 2017

USA: Nashville Mayor Megan Barry announced a transport plan on October 17 that would include construction of a light rail network in the city. Let’s Move Nashville: Metro’s Transportation Solution will be put to a ballot in May ... more

Parramatta light rail Stage 2 plans announced

18 Oct 2017

AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government announced its preferred route for the second phase of the Parramatta light rail project on October 18. The 9 km preferred route would extend the network to Sydney Olympic Park, ... more

Nagpur metro test running starts with leased train

18 Oct 2017

INDIA: Project promoter Maharashtra Metro Rail Corp has begun test running on a 3·5 km at-grade section of the future Nagpur metro Line 1, using the first of two Hyundai Rotem trainsets which it has leased from Hyderabad ... more

Map of the planned Hythe Road and Old Oak Common Lane stations in west London.

Transport for London plans new Overground stations

17 Oct 2017

UK: Transport for London has begun a five-week public consultation on plans to build stations at Hythe Road and Old Oak Common Lane in west London. ‘These two potential new London Overground stations would improve connectivity ... more

Moscow – Troitsk tram line approved

17 Oct 2017

RUSSIA: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin approved a tram line linking the city’s metro network to the satellite town of Troitsk on October 12. The 17·8 km route would link the town of 40 000, which lies 37 km ... more

Bochum tram extension opens

10 Oct 2017

GERMANY: An extension of the Bochum tram network opened on October 7. Construction of the 2·6 km route between Unterstrasse and Langendreer S-Bahn station in eastern Bochum began in September 2012, and includes five stops ... more

Testing begins on Lahore Orange Line

09 Oct 2017

PAKISTAN: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif officially launched dynamic tests of the first metro train for the Lahore Orange Line on October 8. ‘The Orange Line is not just a public transport project, but a means of ... more

Loan signed for Bangalore metro Reach 6

06 Oct 2017

INDIA: The European Investment Bank has signed a €500m loan agreement for the Reach 6 metro project in Bangalore, in what it says is its largest ever loan to India. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is also expected to ... more

Kochi metro extension opens

06 Oct 2017

INDIA: The second phase of the Kochi metro opened on October 3. The 5 km extension south from Palarivattom to Maharaja’s College adds five stations to the city’s only metro line, which is now 18 km long. The first ... more