Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

Pisa Mover inaugurated

21 Mar 2017

ITALY: An automated peoplemover linking Galileo Galilei Airport with Pisa Centro railway station was inaugurated on March 18. Travel is free until March 26. Pisa Mover services take 4 min to complete the 1·8 km route, ... more

Trump budget proposes cuts to urban transport grants

19 Mar 2017

USA: In a blueprint for its proposed Financial Year 2018 budget, the Trump administration is planning to cut funding for the Department of Transportation to $16bn, a 13% reduction on that available for FY2017. Under the ... more

Sofia metro Line 3 TBM launched

13 Mar 2017

BULGARIA: The tunnel boring machine for the first phase of Sofia metro Line 3 has been launched. The 9·4 m diameter TBM has been supplied by Herrenknecht. The 7·8 km, eight-station first phase of the east-west line is ... more

Further Klang Valley metro contracts awarded

13 Mar 2017

MALAYSIA: MRT Corp announced on March 10 that it had awarded four works packages for the SSP Line which is under construction in the Klang Valley. The contracts include the final three of the 10 viaduct civil works packages to ... more

First metro train arrives in Hanoi

10 Mar 2017

VIETNAM: The first metro train has arrived in Hanoi, and is due to begin test running on the elevated metro Line 2 at the end of September. CRRC is supplying 13 four-car trainsets, with the remaining 12 due to be shipped in ... more

Rhein-Ruhr-Express depot construction launched

07 Mar 2017

GERMANY: The foundation stone for the Rhein-Ruhr-Express maintenance depot was laid in Dortmund-Eving on March 7. Siemens is building the 70 000 m2 facility on the site of a former marshalling yard on the ... more

Riyadh takes delivery of Alstom metro train

06 Mar 2017

SAUDI ARABIA: Arriyadh Development Authority has taken delivery of the first Alstom Metropolis trainset for the Riyadh metro. Alstom is supplying 69 two-car driverless trainsets from its Katowice factory in Poland, with ... more

Olsztyn tram extension funding agreement signed

02 Mar 2017

POLAND: A funding agreement for 144·9m złoty of EU funds for the expansion of the Olsztyn tram network was signed on February 28 by Mayor Piotr Grzymowicz. A new route is to be built from the existing network at the junction of ... more

Fort Worth Transportation Authority has awarded Wabtec Corp a contract to provide signalling, communications and a control centre for TEX Rail project.

TEX Rail signalling contract signed

01 Mar 2017

USA: Fort Worth Transportation Authority has awarded Wabtec Corp a $97m contract to provide the signalling, communications and a control centre for the $1·03bn TEX Rail commuter line. The 43 km line between Fort Worth and ... more