Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

Italian urban transport funding allocated

16 Aug 2018

ITALY: The Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport has allocated a total of €1·4bn to urban transport projects throughout the country. Roma is the largest recipient, with a total of €425·5m. The larger part of this, ... more

Next phase of Delhi metro Line 7 opens

08 Aug 2018

INDIA: The next phase of Delhi metro Line 7 was inaugurated on August 6. The 8·1 km extension from Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus to Lajpat Nagar adds six stations, including interchanges with lines 2 and 6. The first ... more

Bogotá metro project kicks off

07 Aug 2018

COLOMBIA: Metro de Bogotá began the process of prequalifying bidders to build and operate the capital’s first metro line on August 6, when it signed funding agreements with three international lenders. Interested bidders must ... more

Bolzano tram agreement signed

06 Aug 2018

ITALY: Bolzano Mayor Renzo Caramaschi and Trentino-Alto Adige President Arno Kompatscher signed an agreement on August 2 to study the feasibility of developing a tram line in Bolzano. The 7 km route would serve 17 stops ... more

Test running begins on whole of first Hanoi metro line

02 Aug 2018

VIETNAM: Test running on Hanoi metro Line 2A was extended to the southern terminus of Yen Nghia on August 1, meaning that testing is now taking place on the whole line. Test running between the northern terminus of Cat Linh and ... more

Sydney light rail depot energised

31 Jul 2018

AUSTRALIA: Randwick Stabling Yard, the depot for Sydney’s CBD & South East Light Rail line, has been energised. Daytime testing of trams on the route is expected to begin in the coming months; night testing started in ... more

Next phase of Luxembourg tramway inaugurated

30 Jul 2018

LUXEMBOURG: The next phase of Luxembourg City’s tramway was inaugurated on July 27, becoming the first part of the route with no overhead wires. The western extension from Pafendall-Rout Bréck to Place de l’Etoile has ... more

Istanbul’s third airport to gain metro link in November 2019

30 Jul 2018

TURKEY: The first metro line serving Istanbul’s third airport is scheduled to open on November 24 2019, the Ministry for Transportation, Maritime & Communications has told Metro Report International. The 37·5 km route ... more

The long-awaited north–south metro Line 52 in Amsterdam was officially opened on July 21 (Photo: Gemeente Amsterdam).

Amsterdam’s north–south metro line opens

23 Jul 2018

NETHERLANDS: The long-awaited north–south metro Line 52 in Amsterdam was officially opened by Mayor Femke Halsema, Alderwoman of Traffic & Transport Sharon Dijksma and eight selected local residents on July 21. The line was ... more