Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

Work on the Bolzano Metrobus project has got underway.

Bolzano Metrobus project gets underway

16 Aug 2017

ITALY: Work on the Bolzano Metrobus project has got underway, with new stops being built in Pianizza di Sotto and San Paolo d’Appiano. Work to begin building stops in Caldaro has been approved. Metrobus services will run on a ... more

Cairo fast tram agreement signed

16 Aug 2017

EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels signed a US$1·24bn contract on August 15 for the construction of a fast tram route serving greater Cairo. Work is due to start in two to three months and will be carried out by a ... more

Jakarta light metro systems contract signed

16 Aug 2017

INDONESIA: The railway systems contract has been signed for the first phase of the Jakarta light metro. The 100bn won contract was won by a consortium of Korea Rail Network Authority (business management), Daea TI (signals), ... more

Passenger-carrying tests on maglev line S1 in Beijing began on August 5.

Beijing maglev carries passengers

09 Aug 2017

CHINA: Passenger-carrying tests on maglev line S1 in Beijing began on August 5. The first stage of Line S1, also known as the Mentougou Line, will offer a 20 min journey between Mentougou and Pingguoyuan, where interchange ... more

Barking Riverside extension approved

04 Aug 2017

UK: The Secretary of State for Transport issued a decision letter on August 4 approving an order under the Transport & Works Act to grant Transport for London legal powers to build the 4·5 km Barking – Barking Riverside ... more

Stadler completes first TEX Rail DMU

03 Aug 2017

USA: Stadler has completed the first Flirt multiple-unit to be assembled in the USA at its plant at North Salt Lake in Utah. The DMU for the TEX Rail project will be officially unveiled at the ATPA Expo in Atlanta in October. ... more

CRRC and Siemens consortium to supply Kuala Lumpur light metro trains

03 Aug 2017

MALAYSIA: Project promoter Prasarana announced on August 2 that it had awarded a consortium of CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co, Siemens China and Tegap Dinamik a 1·56bn ringgit contract for the supply of 42 six-car driverless light ... more

Mexico City studies airport rail link

02 Aug 2017

MEXICO: Metro operator STC has begun tendering for studies of an express rail link to Mexico City’s new airport, which will include defining route options to make the best use of existing rights-of-way and minimise disruption to ... more

Singapore – Malaysia Rapid Transit System agreement to be signed this year

02 Aug 2017

ASIA: The bilateral agreement enabling the construction of the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System is expected to be signed by December 2017 and passenger services are planned to start by December 31 2024, the ... more