Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

Ouargla tramway inaugurated

20 Mar 2018

ALGERIA: Minister of Public Works & Transport Abdelghani Zaalane inaugurated a tram line in Ouargla on March 20. Construction of the 9·7 km route with 16 stops was undertaken by a consortium of Rover Alcisa, Elecnor ... more

Chengdu metro Line 1 extended at both ends

19 Mar 2018

CHINA: The north-south metro Line 1 in Chengdu was extended at both ends on March 18. A southern extension from Sihe to Science City adds 14·1 km and 11 stations, while a one-station northern extension from Shengxian Lake ... more

Buenos Aires RER to be built through a PPP

16 Mar 2018

ARGENTINA: The government intends to use a public-private partnership model for the project to create an RER network in Buenos Aires, it announced at a presentation for potential investors held on March 13. Minister of Finances ... more

Sound Transit picks expansion partners

15 Mar 2018

USA: Seattle-Tacoma transport authority Sound Transit has selected the South County Transit Partners joint venture of Mott MacDonald and SNC-Lavalin to provide project management services for the 11·5 km light-rail extension ... more

Second driverless line takes Delhi metro over 250 km

15 Mar 2018

INDIA: Passenger services on the first phase of Delhi metro Line 7 began on March 14, taking the city’s network to 252 route-km with 185 stations. The route between Majlis Park and Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus is 21·6 km ... more

Edinburgh tram extension shortlist

13 Mar 2018

UK: City of Edinburgh Council announced on March 13 that it had prequalified four bidders for a contract to build the proposed tram extension to Newhaven. The 4·6 km eastern extension from York Place to Leith and Newhaven ... more

Private operator begins services on St Petersburg fast tram route

07 Mar 2018

RUSSIA: Passenger services on the initial phase of the fast tram route in St Petersburg began at 07.00 on March 7, making it the city’s first to be operated by a private operator. Travel is free until the end of the month. The ... more

Bern tram project funding approved

06 Mar 2018

SWITZERLAND: Voters in Bern have approved the canton’s financial contribution towards the construction of a new tram line to Ostermundigen. The planned 4·2 km line with 12 stops would link Viktoriaplatz in the centre of ... more

Stadler to supply light rail vehicles to Cochabamba

02 Mar 2018

BOLIVIA: Stadler signed a contract on February 26 to supply 12 light rail vehicles to a light rail network being developed in Cochabamba. Deliveries are due to begin in August 2019 and Stadler is to provide three years of ... more