Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

Gebze driverless metro tender progresses

16 Feb 2018

TURKEY: Kocaeli Municipality announced on February 1 that 15 consortia had prequalified for a contract to build a driverless metro line linking Gebze and Darıca. Seven of these will now move on to the next phase. Construction ... more

First Oklahoma City streetcar arrives

14 Feb 2018

USA: The first of seven trams for Oklahoma City arrived on February 13 from Brookville Equipment Co’s factory in Pennsylvania. Haulage by road was provided by Silk Road Transport. Brookville is supplying seven low-floor trams ... more

Testing begins on Firenze tram line T3

13 Feb 2018

ITALY: Test running on tram route T3 in Firenze began on February 12 using a Sirio tram that Hitachi Rail Italy delivered to the city on February 9. Tests are underway on the Careggi – Piazza Dalmazia section at the northern end ... more

Sydney metro train on test

09 Feb 2018

AUSTRALIA: Dynamic testing of the first Sydney metro train has started on the elevated section of the city’s future metro line. Alstom delivered the first of 22 trainsets to the Rouse Hill depot on September 26. Testing is ... more

Singapore – Malaysia metro joint venture

09 Feb 2018

ASIA: Malaysia’s Prasarana and Singapore’s SMRT have accepted a Letter of Offer jointly issued by Malaysia’s Prime Minister’s Department and Singapore’s Land Transport Authority for the two companies to form a joint venture to ... more

Alstom and SNC-Lavalin to build Montréal’s automated metro

08 Feb 2018

CANADA: CDPQ Infra announced the winning bidders for the construction and operation of the Réseau Électrique Métropolitain automated metro project in Montréal on February 8. Construction is due to start in April, with testing ... more

Roma tram extension receives funding

08 Feb 2018

ITALY: Roma Municipality has allocated €5m towards a tram extension. It will now ask the Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport for more funds towards the estimated €20m project cost. The 1·5 km extension of lines 5 ... more

Photo: Toma Bačić

Graz tram project funding agreement signed

06 Feb 2018

AUSTRIA: Graz Mayor Siegfried Nagl and Steiermark Infrastructure Minister Anton Lang signed an agreement on February 5 for financing of six tram projects in the city. The Land of Steiermark will provide €43·8m of the ... more

Photo: Emil Isayev

Second tram route opens in Samarkand

06 Feb 2018

UZBEKISTAN: Trial operation began on the second tram route in Samarkand on February 3. Route 2 runs from the main railway station to Siab Bazaar on a 5·1 km partly segregated alignment, of which 250 m is shared with ... more