Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

Erdoğan opens first driverless metro line in Istanbul

15 Dec 2017

TURKEY: A ceremony to inaugurate Istanbul’s first driverless metro line was held at Üsküdar on December 15, attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Mayor Mevlüt Uysal. The first ... more

St Petersburg tenders for second fast tram PPP

14 Dec 2017

RUSSIA: The city of St Petersburg is tendering for a PPP concession to build and operate a fast tram line that would serve two of the city’s satellite towns. The route would run from Kupchino station on metro Line 2 to Shushary ... more

Basel gains third cross-border tram route

13 Dec 2017

SWITZERLAND: Basel tram operator BVB opened a 3 km extension of Route 3 into France on December 9. Revenue services on the new section started the following day. The extension to Gare de Saint-Louis has four stops. It cost ... more

Macron joins Abidjan metro groundbreaking

13 Dec 2017

CÔTE D’IVOIRE: Construction work on the Abidjan metro project was formally inaugurated on November 30 by President Alassane Ouattara and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron with a ceremony at the site of the future Treichville ... more

The Innsbruck tramway extension runs from the former terminus at Höttinger Au to Peerhofsiedlung.

Innsbruck tramway extended

12 Dec 2017

AUSTRIA: Passenger services on a 3 km Y-shaped western extension of Innsbruck’s metre-gauge tram network were launched on December 10, following inauguration celebrations five days earlier. The extension runs from the ... more

Guests including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attended celebrations the opening of the Luas Cross City extension of Dublin’s light rail Green Line.

Dublin’s Cross City tram extension opens

11 Dec 2017

IRELAND: Guests including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attended celebrations on December 9 marking the opening of the Luas Cross City extension of Dublin’s light rail Green Line. The €368m project to build the 5·9 km extension ... more

Following a detailed review of the estimated cost-to-complete of the main construction works for Hong Kong’s Shatin – Central Link project, MTR Corp has increased its estimate to HK$87·3bn.

Shatin – Central project faces 23% cost increase

07 Dec 2017

CHINA: Following a detailed review of the estimated cost-to-complete of the main construction works for Hong Kong’s Shatin – Central Link project, MTR Corp announced on December 6 that it had increased its estimate by 23% to ... more

A memorandum of understanding for the development of urban rail projects in Baghdad and Basra has been signed by the Iraqi government and Alstom.

Baghdad and Basra urban rail memorandum signed by Alstom

06 Dec 2017

IRAQ: A memorandum of understanding for the development of urban rail projects in Baghdad and Basra has been signed by the Iraqi government and Alstom as part of a Franco-Iraqi inter-governmental meeting. A 20 km elevated ... more

Los Angeles light rail extension groundbreaking

04 Dec 2017

USA: The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority held a groundbreaking ceremony on December 2 for the next phase of the light rail route. The 19·8 km eastern extension from APU/Citrus College in Glendora to Montclair ... more