Both Bangalore metro lines are being extended as part of Phase 2.

Alstom wins Bangalore metro electrification contract

21 Feb 2019

INDIA: Bangalore Metro Rail Corp has awarded Alstom a €71m contract to provide power supplies and electrification for the extension to the city’s two metro lines being built as part of Phase 2 of ... more

A southern extension of Wuhan metro Line 2 opened for revenue service on February 19.

Wuhan metro Line 2 extended

21 Feb 2019

CHINA: A southern extension of Wuhan metro Line 2 opened for revenue service on February 19 following three months of test running. The 13·2 km underground extension runs from Optics Valley ... more

Urban transport news in brief

19 Feb 2019

A one-station 2 km extension of Tianjin metro Line 5 opened on January 31, serving Beichenkejiyuanbei. Moscow city authorities have approved a 3·1 km northern extension of metro ... more

Testing on an extension of the Athens tram network  to Piraeus began on February 7.

Trams on test in Piraeus

19 Feb 2019

GREECE: Testing on an extension of the Athens tram network to Piraeus began on February 7. The 5·4 km single-track loop runs through the centre of Piraeus to the port. Starting at Neo Faliro station on metro Line 1, it ... more

Siemens is to modernise signalling on Line A of the Medellín metro.

Siemens to upgrade Medellín metro signalling

19 Feb 2019

COLOMBIA: Siemens Mobility has won a €42m contract to modernise signalling on Line A of the Medellín metro, the company announced on February 19. Siemens is to install the wayside equipment outside operating hours, with the ... more

BYD has signed a PPP contract to build a monorail in Salvador.

BYD signs Salvador monorail contract

19 Feb 2019

BRAZIL: Governor of Bahia Rui Costa has signed a PPP concession with a consortium of BYD Brazil and Metrogreen, which is to build and operate a straddle monorail line in Salvador. The BYD-led consortium had signed an initial ... more

The initial section of the tram line in Busan would be 1·9 km long.

Busan to gain tram line

18 Feb 2019

SOUTH KOREA: A street-running catenary-free light rail line is to be built in Busan, which the government has selected ahead of four other cities for the demonstration project. The Oryukdo Line would run on a north-south route ... more