Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

Plans for a two-line metro network in Konya have been finalised.

Konya metro route confirmed

27 Apr 2017

TURKEY: Konya Metropolitan Municipality has finalised plans for a two-line metro network in the city. To be built in three stages, the network would connect the city’s main universities and hospitals. Plans for a metro were ... more

A £173·5m four-year funding package for public transport improvements in Leeds was confirmed by Transport Minister Andrew Jones on April 21 (Photo: Martin Latus).

Leeds transport funding package confirmed

26 Apr 2017

UK: A £173·5m four-year funding package for public transport improvements in Leeds was confirmed by Transport Minister Andrew Jones on April 21. In addition, FirstGroup has agreed in principle to commit £71m to providing 284 new ... more

Work begins on second phase of Karlsruhe tram and road tunnel project

25 Apr 2017

GERMANY: Jazz played on alpenhorns accompanied Baden-Württemberg Transport Minister Winfried Hermann and Lord Mayor of Karlsruhe Frank Mentrup as they attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the second phase of the Kombilösung ... more

The extension of Bergen’s Bybanen light rail line to the airport was officially opened with a ceremony on April 21.

Bergen airport tram extension opens

24 Apr 2017

NORWAY: The extension of Bergen’s Bybanen light rail line from Birkelandsskiftet to Kokstadflaten and the airport at Flesland was officially opened with a ceremony on April 21. Passenger services started the following day. The ... more

Court backs Bombardier in Ontario LRV dispute

20 Apr 2017

CANADA: Ontario provincial transport authority Metrolinx cannot immediately cancel a contract with Bombardier Transportation for the supply of 182 light rail vehicles without compensating the manufacturer, a court ruled on April ... more

Stadler selected to supply Szeged tram-trains

19 Apr 2017

HUNGARY: National passenger operator MÁV-Start has selected Stadler Rail Valencia to supply eight electro-diesel tram-trains to operate on the planned route between Szeged and Hódmezővásárhely. The order announced on April 18 ... more

Work has begun on the Tinsley Chord connecting Sheffield Supertram with the main line network.

Sheffield tram-train infrastructure work progresses

18 Apr 2017

UK: Work has started on the Tinsley Chord that will connect Sheffield Supertram with the main line network. The 400 m chord, which includes 160 m of new alignment, will enable tram-train services to run between ... more

The fast tram route in Lviv has been completed.

Lviv fast tram route completed

18 Apr 2017

UKRAINE: The second phase of the fast tram route in Lviv opened on April 15 to the Sykhiv district in the south of the city. The 1·5 km extension has four stops and runs south from Kinoteatr Dovzhenka to Vul Akademika ... more

All six vehicles for the QLine in Detroit have been delivered.

Detroit tram deliveries completed

13 Apr 2017

USA: Brookville Equipment Corp delivered the last two of six Liberty Modern Streetcars for Detroit in March, ahead of the planned opening of the QLine on May 12. The pilot vehicle arrived in Detroit in September 2016, after ... more