Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

State approves Ahmedabad metro Phase 2 plans

08 Nov 2017

INDIA: The Gujarat government has approved the detailed project report for the second phase of the Ahmedabad metro. This would add 34·6 km to the two lines currently under construction as part of Phase 1. Delhi Metro Rail Corp ... more

State backs Mumbai metro plans

07 Nov 2017

INDIA: The Maharashtra government has approved detailed project reports for two more metro lines in Mumbai. The reports were prepared by Delhi Metro Rail Corp and has been approved by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development ... more

First driverless metro line in Santiago inaugurated

03 Nov 2017

CHILE: President Michelle Bachelet opened the first driverless metro line in Santiago on November 2. Line 6 links Cerrillos to Los Leones on a 15·3 km underground alignment, serving 10 stations. Interchanges are provided ... more

Nanjing’s Qilin Line opens to passengers

01 Nov 2017

CHINA: The Qilin Line tram route in Nanjing began trial passenger operation on October 31. Test running started last year on the 9 km route, which links Maqun station on metro Line 2 with Wang Wu Zhuang. There are 13 stops, ... more

Class 345 testing starts in Crossrail core

27 Oct 2017

UK: The Crossrail commissioning programme has reached a further milestone, with the first gauging run of a Class 345 trainset through part of the cross-London tunnels scheduled to take place on the night of October ... more

Rio de Janeiro tram extension opens

25 Oct 2017

BRAZIL: A 1·9 km extension of the VLT Carioca tram network in Rio de Janeiro opened on October 21 between Gamboa/Pereira Reis junction and Saara. The extension includes a 350 m tunnel and takes Line 2 to 9·7 km ... more

Tunnelling begins on Dubai metro extension

25 Oct 2017

UAE: Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum officially launched tunnelling on the Route 2020 metro extension on October 24. Twin tunnels 8·8 m in diameter are being bored by 103 m long tunnel boring ... more