Urban rail infrastructure news

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

Santiago metro extension electrification contract awarded

14 Nov 2018

CHILE: Metro de Santiago has awarded Colas Rail a €20m contract for the electrification of a southern extension of Santiago metro Line 2. The scope of work covers the 5·1 km underground extension and enlarged depot. The ... more

Manila metro Line 3 upgrade financing agreed

08 Nov 2018

PHILIPPINES: The government signed a loan agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency on November 8 for the metro Line 3 rehabilitation project. The 40-year, ¥38·1bn loan will fund the overhaul of infrastructure and ... more

Future Designs developed three types of bespoke lighting unit for Elizabeth Line stations.

Powerful LED lights to illuminate Elizabeth Line stations

06 Nov 2018

UK: Office lighting specialist Future Designs has designed and supplied three types of bespoke lighting units to illuminate the passenger areas of stations on the underground section of London’s future Elizabeth Line. The ... more

Lionet tram on test in Perm

05 Nov 2018

RUSSIA: A PK Transportnye Systemy Lionet tram has started a period of passenger-carrying tests on a part of Route 11 in Perm. The single-section Lionet was displayed at the InnoTrans 2018 trade fair in Berlin during September. ... more

Palermo suburban line reopens following modernisation

01 Nov 2018

ITALY: The Passante suburban railway in Palermo has reopened after a three-year closure for modernisation. The project includes double-tracking the line between Palermo Centrale and Punta Raisi, adding 12 stations, eliminating ... more

Expanded PATH station opens at Harrison

31 Oct 2018

USA: An expanded metro station opened at Harrison, New Jersey, on October 30, serving the Newark branch of the PATH metro network which links Lower Manhattan with destinations across the Hudson ... more

Government confirms £350m loan for Crossrail

29 Oct 2018

UK: The Department for Transport is to provide £350m of short-term repayable financing to the Mayor of London for the year 2018/19 to cover additional work required for the Crossrail project, Rail Minister Jo Johnson announced on ... more

Lisboa metro modernisation moves ahead

26 Oct 2018

PORTUGAL: Metropolitano de Lisboa has called tenders for the supply of 14 three-car trainsets and CBTC to replace the signalling, which dates from the 1970s. A total investment of €127m is planned. The new rolling stock is ... more

Barcelona city council and the Sagrada Família have signed an agreement which will see a package of transport improvements funded by the organisation building the famous church designed by Antoni Gaudí.

Sagrada Família to fund Barcelona transport improvements

19 Oct 2018

SPAIN: Barcelona city council and the Sagrada Família have signed an agreement which will see a package of transport improvements funded by the organisation building the famous church designed by Antoni Gaudí. Part of a UNESCO ... more