Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

Lund tram supplier selected

06 Jun 2018

SWEDEN: Regional transport authority Skånetrafiken has selected CAF to supply seven trams to operate on the tram line that is under construction in Lund. The contract for the five-section Urbos trams includes options for more ... more

South Wales Metro plans announced

06 Jun 2018

UK: Electrification of commuter routes radiating from Cardiff, new rolling stock fleets to operate them and new stations are envisaged under the 15-year Operations & Development Partner contract awarded by the Welsh ... more

Dhaka metro E&M contract signed

05 Jun 2018

BANGLADESH: Project promoter Dhaka Mass Transit Co signed the ¥55bn railway systems contract for Dhaka metro Line 6 with a joint venture of Marubeni and Larsen & Toubro on June 3. The joint venture will supply ballasted ... more

BART launches diesel services to Antioch

30 May 2018

USA: A 16 km route linking the BART terminus at Pittsburg/Bay Point with Antioch to the east of San Francisco, with an intermediate station at Pittsburg Center, was inaugurated on May 25. Passenger services started the ... more

Denmark – Sweden cross-border metro project moves forward

30 May 2018

EUROPE: København Mayor Frank Jensen and Malmö Mayor Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh announced the formation of a partnership to promote the cross-border Øresundsmetro project at the Fehmarnbelt Days 2018 conference in Malmö on May 28. ... more

Utsunomiya light rail line breaks ground

30 May 2018

JAPAN: A groundbreaking ceremony for the Utsunomiya light rail project took place on May 28. The ¥45·8bn project was approved in 2016 and opening is planned in March 2022. The 14·6 km line would link JR East’s Utsunomiya ... more

Parramatta light rail project approved

30 May 2018

AUSTRALIA: The first stage of the Parramatta light rail project has received planning approval, Transport for New South Wales announced on May 30. ‘This is an exciting time for the people of Parramatta and for visitors to this ... more

Both Chennai metro lines extended

30 May 2018

INDIA: Underground extensions of both lines of the Chennai metro were inaugurated on May 25, adding a total of 7·4 km to the network. The Blue Line was extended by 4·8 km northeast from Little Mount to AG-DMS, with ... more

Nanjing suburban metro network grows

30 May 2018

CHINA: Nanjing’s network of suburban metro lines grew with the opening of an east-west route on May 26. Line S7 runs from Wuxiangshan to Konggangxinchengjiangning, where it meets the north-south Line S1, which has itself been ... more