Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

Next phase of Firenze tram network inaugurated

16 Jul 2018

ITALY: A tram extension was inaugurated in Firenze on July 16, adding 4·1 km to the city’s sole light rail route. The extension links the former eastern terminus of T1 at Alamanni-Stazione with Careggi-Ospedale to the ... more

Esfahan metro reaches Soffeh

16 Jul 2018

IRAN: The sole line of the Esfahan metro was extended south from Azadi to Soffeh on July 10. The 4 km extension adds four stations, taking Line 1 to 20·2 km with 20 stations. On the same day two infill stations were opened ... more

First Thomson-East Coast Line train arrives in Singapore

04 Jul 2018

SINGAPORE: The first Thomson-East Coast Line train has arrived at Mandai Depot near the northern end of the line after being unloaded at Jurong Port. Land Transport Authority ordered 91 four-car driverless trainsets from a ... more

Boston Green Line extension breaks ground

04 Jul 2018

USA: A groundbreaking for Boston’s Green Line light rail extension took place on June 25 at the future site of Union Square station in Somerville. The GLX Constructors joint venture led by Fluor and including Balfour Beatty ... more

Nice opens second tram line

02 Jul 2018

FRANCE: The initial section of the second tram line in Nice was inaugurated on June 30, with a ceremony at the Cadam administrative centre attended by the city’s Mayor Christian Estrosi, as Président of the local ... more

Dalian metro Line 2 extended

02 Jul 2018

CHINA: A one-station extension of Dalian metro Line 2 was inaugurated on June 28. The 3·1 km underground extension runs from Dalian Airport to Xinzhaizi, where interchange will be provided with the future Line 4. Line 2 ... more

Franconian interurban tram contract awarded

27 Jun 2018

GERMANY: Project promoter Zweckverband Stadt-Umland-Bahn signed the engineering design contract for the Nürnberg Stadt-Umland-Bahn project on June 21. The contract was awarded to a consortium of Gauff Rail Engineering, Rambøll ... more

Metro standards committee formed

27 Jun 2018

INDIA: The government has established a committee to develop standards for locally-manufactured components to be used in the country’s metro networks. Announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the opening of the Delhi ... more

Hyundai Rotem wins Taoyuan metro order

26 Jun 2018

TAIWAN: Hyundai Rotem announced on June 26 that it will supply railway systems to the Taoyuan metro Green Line. The 54·2bn won contract includes the supply of 40 two-car driverless trainsets, which the company will assemble at ... more