Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

Test running begins on St Petersburg fast tram route

02 Feb 2018

RUSSIA: Test running on the fast tram route being developed in St Petersburg began on January 31. Stadler Minsk has so far delivered nine trams of the 23 that it is supplying under a contract signed in 2016. These are currently ... more

Tracklaying starts on Manchester’s Trafford Park tram extension

02 Feb 2018

UK: Tracklaying on the Trafford Park extension of the Manchester Metrolink light rail network began on February 1 at Parkway Circle. Civil works on the 5·5 km mostly segregated route with six stops began in late 2016 and ... more

Sardinia transport funding approved

01 Feb 2018

ITALY: Sardinia regional government approved the allocation of €117·6m from EU funds for four public transport projects on January 23. The proposals must now be approved by the country’s Ministry of Infrastructure & ... more

Los Angeles airport peoplemover bidder selected

29 Jan 2018

USA: A consortium of ACS Infrastructure Development (Iridium), Dragados USA, Hochtief PPP Solutions, Flatiron, Fluor, Balfour Beatty and Bombardier has been selected as preferred bidder for a PPP concession to build and operate a ... more

FS to fund Brescia tram construction

29 Jan 2018

ITALY: State railway FS Group intends to finance the construction of a tram line in Brescia, CEO Renato Mazzoncini told an industry forum organised by local newspaper Giornale di Brescia on January 21. Expected to cost €150m to ... more

København light rail contractors selected

25 Jan 2018

DENMARK: Siemens has been selected to supply 27 Avenio trams to operate on the Ring 3 light rail line in København. It will supply the 36·9 m long vehicles as part of a consortium with Aarsleff Rail that is preferred bidder ... more