Urban rail infrastructure news

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

Glendora is one of four planned stops on the first phase.

Kiewit and Parsons awarded Los Angeles Gold Line extension contract

16 Aug 2019

USA: The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority awarded the main design-build contract for the Foothill Gold Line light rail extension to a joint venture of Kiewit and Parsons, the authority announced on August 14. The ... more

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New York’s 42 St Shuttle to be refurbished

13 Aug 2019

USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced on August 2 that the 42 St Shuttle metro line in Manhattan is to be modernised. Work is due to begin on August 16 and end in 2022, with no interruptions to service. ... more

Jerusalem Green Line concession awarded

09 Aug 2019

ISRAEL: The TransJerusalem J-Net consortium of CAF and Shapir has been awarded a PPP concession to build and operate the Green Line tram project in Jerusalem. TransJerusalem J-Net beat a bid from a consortium of Shikun & ... more

Bombardier is to supply Innovia 300 monorail trainsets for the two lines being developed in Cairo.

Cairo monorail contract signed

08 Aug 2019

EGYPT: A design, build and operate contract for two driverless monorail lines serving Cairo was signed by the National Authority for Tunnels and a consortium of Bombardier Transportation, Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors ... more

The Glenridge Operations & Maintenance Facility will contain the operations control centre and the maintenance depot for the fleet of 26 five-section light rail vehicles being supplied by CAF.

Maryland Purple Line depot topped out

05 Aug 2019

USA: The Maryland Transit Administration held a ceremony on July 30 to mark the topping out of the Glenridge Operations & Maintenance Facility being built for the future Purple Line light rail route. Planned to accommodate ... more

Dynamic testing has started on the catenary-free section of the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney.

Catenary-free tram running tested in Sydney

31 Jul 2019

AUSTRALIA: Dynamic testing has started on the catenary-free section of the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney, Transport for New South Wales announced on July 30. The 2 km section from Town Hall to the northern ... more

Singapore LTA is purchasing a further 12 trainsets from Alstom for the Cirlce Line.

More trains ordered as tunnelling begins on Singapore Circle Line extension

25 Jul 2019

SINGAPORE: Tunnelling started on the Circle Line Stage 6 extension on July 25 with the launch of the tunnel boring machine at Keppel station. The TBM will bore a tunnel to HarbourFront, and will be followed by two more, ... more

Attending the signing ceremony were Auckland Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore, Transport Minister Phil Twyford, CRL Ltd Chair Sir Brian Roche and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.

Auckland City Rail Link contract signed

19 Jul 2019

NEW ZEALAND: The main contract for construction of the tunnels and stations on the Auckland City Rail Link was formally signed on July 19, at an event attended by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil ... more