Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

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

København metro extension contractors selected

30 Nov 2017

DENMARK: København metro authority Metroselskabet announced on November 27 that it had selected contractors to build and fit out the southern section of Line M4. The TUNN3L joint venture of Hochtief Infrastructure and Vinci ... more

Hyderabad metro inaugurated

29 Nov 2017

INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao inaugurated the Hyderabad metro on November 28. Revenue services starting the following day on what has become the 10th metro network in India. ... more

Dudley extension receives government funding

28 Nov 2017

UK: The government is to provide £250m from its Transforming Cities Fund towards the construction of an extension of the Midland Metro light rail network serving Birmingham, the West Midlands Combined Authority announced on ... more

Parramatta light rail shortlists announced

23 Nov 2017

AUSTRALIA: New South Wales Minister for Transport & Infrastructure Andrew Constance announced shortlisted bidders to build and operate Stage 1 of the Parramatta light rail project on November 22. Two bidders have been ... more