Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

Ahmedabad metro fare collection contract awarded

24 May 2018

INDIA: Ahmedabad metro project promoter MEGA has awarded Nippon Signal a contract for the supply of an automatic fare collection system. Nippon Signal will supply ticket vending machines, ticket gates and back-office servers. ... more

Bangkok Red Line ETCS contract awarded

24 May 2018

THAILAND: Nippon Signal has awarded a contract to Thales for the supply of European Train Control System Level 1 for the Bangkok Red Line. Being developed as part of part of Bangkok’s Mass Rapid Transit Master Plan, the ... more

Heathrow Connect out as TfL Rail comes in

21 May 2018

UK: MTR Crossrail started operating stopping services between Paddington and Heathrow Airport under the TfL Rail brand on May 20. These are due to become part of the Elizabeth Line in December. TfL has taken over services to ... more

Calgary Green Line funding approved

16 May 2018

CANADA: The first stage of Calgary’s Green Line light rail route is set to open by the end of 2026, following the confirmation of C$1·53bn of funding by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on May 15. This is said to be the largest ... more

Lisboa metro funding approved

15 May 2018

PORTUGAL: The government has approved a €210m investment with the aim of increasing frequencies on the Lisboa metro. Tenders are due to be launched in July for the supply of 14 three-car trainsets within a budget of €110m. The ... more

Roma metro Line C extended

14 May 2018

ITALY: Roma metro Line C was connected to the rest of the city’s metro network on May 12 with the opening of a one-station extension from Lodi to San Giovanni, where interchange is provided with Line A. The first phase of Line ... more

A Stagecoach Supertram Vossloh Class 399 Tramlink tram-train has operated on the national rail network for the first time.

Sheffield tram-train runs onto Network Rail infrastructure

14 May 2018

UK: One of Stagecoach Supertram’s Vossloh Class 399 Tramlink tram-train vehicles operated on the national railway network for the first time during the early hours of May 10. Running under a possession, the tram left the ... more

Tenders called for Olsztyn tram network expansion

12 May 2018

POLAND: MPK Olsztyn has called tenders for the construction of a 6 km extension of the city’s 11 km tram network which opened in 2015. Bids are due by June 12 and the project has an estimated budget of 208m złoty. ... more

Singapore’s Jurong Region Line alignment finalised

11 May 2018

SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority published the alignment of the Jurong Region Line on May 9. Planned to open in phases between 2026 and 2028, the 24 km elevated line with 24 stations will become the seventh metro line ... more