Urban rail infrastructure news

The latest global news about metro, light rail and suburban rail infrastructure, including construction and maintenance, contracts, tenders and technology.

Sydney metro station contract awarded

18 Sep 2018

AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has awarded Macquarie Group a A$378·6m contract to develop Martin Place station on the southern section of the future Sydney metro line. Macquarie Group submitted an unsolicited ... more

Harsco wins Singapore metro grinder contract

14 Sep 2018

SINGAPORE: Land Transit Authority has awarded Harsco Rail a contract to supply a 16 stone grinder custom designed for Singapore’s metro network. Modifications include electric motors and a small profile to operate in metro ... more

The Surrey – Newton – Guildford LRT would be the first light rail line in British Columbia.

Vancouver light rail and metro funding announced

05 Sep 2018

CANADA: Federal and provincial funding for the Surrey – Newton – Guildford Light Rail Transit and Broadway Subway projects in Vancouver was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier of British Columbia John Horgan ... more

New York seeks funding to build Brooklyn light rail

03 Sep 2018

USA: Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio has confirmed the city’s intention to develop a modern light rail route serving districts of Brooklyn and Queens which are poorly served by the Subway ... more

A tram route serving the northwest suburbs of Brussels was inaugurated by King Philippe on September 1.

Brussels tram extension inaugurated

03 Sep 2018

BELGIUM: A new tram route serving the northwest suburbs of Brussels was formally inaugurated by King Philippe on September 1. Having taken a short ride on the line, he participated in ceremonies at Place Reine Astrid, which has ... more

Hitachi to supply Panamá City monorail trains

31 Aug 2018

PANAMA: Metro de Panamá has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hitachi, Ansaldo STS and Mitsubishi Corp for the supply of vehicles and railway systems for Panamá City metro Line 3, the consortium announced on August 30. ... more

Crossrail opening delayed

31 Aug 2018

UK: The opening of the Crossrail tunnels under London has been delayed from December 2018 until ‘autumn 2019’, project promoter Crossrail Ltd announced on August 31. The Paddington – Abbey Wood section of the future Elizabeth ... more