Urban rail infrastructure news

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

Lucknow Metro begins using automatic train operation

22 Jan 2019

INDIA: Lucknow Metro trains began running in attended automatic train operation mode on January 21. Trains have been running under manual driving with automatic train protection since the initial 8·5 km Transport Nagar – ... more

Maharashtra approves Nagpur metro Phase 2

15 Jan 2019

INDIA: Plans for the second phase of the Nagpur metro network were formally adopted by the Maharashtra state government on January 8, and the Detailed Project Report submitted to the national government for endorsement. Expected ... more

Testing commences on full length of Sydney Metro Northwest

15 Jan 2019

AUSTRALIA: The first test along the full length of the Metro Northwest route in Sydney took place on January 14, when a train travelled the 36 km from Tallawong in the northwest to Chatswood. The initial phase of the ... more

Manila Line 3 upgrade contract awarded

10 Jan 2019

PHILIPPNIES: The Department of Transportation has awarded a ¥35·5bn contract for the rehabilitation and maintenance of Manila metro Line 3 to a consortium of Sumitomo Corp and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering. Sumitomo ... more

A joint venture of Implenia and Hochtief has been awarded the €394m contract to build Marienhof S-Bahn station (Image: DB).

München second S-Bahn crossing contracts awarded

10 Jan 2019

GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded three further major contracts for the construction of the second cross-city S-Bahn route through central München. The 11 km route including a 7 km tunnel under the city centre is scheduled to ... more

The first section of elevated metro line in Toshkent is under construction.

Toshkent elevated metro line under construction

07 Jan 2019

UZBEKISTAN: The first section of an elevated metro line in Toshkent is being built by national railway company UTY to designs by the Boshtransloyiha engineering institute. Starting at the Olmazor terminus of the Toshkent metro’s ... more

MTA accepts revised approach to Subway tunnel blockade

04 Jan 2019

USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced on January 3 that it had accepted a series of recommendations put forward by academics and engineering specialists to limit the disruption of a planned rebuilding ... more

CAF to supply catenary-free trams to Parramatta

03 Jan 2019

AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has awarded contracts for the construction and operation of Stage 1 of the Parramatta light rail project. A joint venture of Downer and CPB Contractors has been awarded the A$840m civil ... more

Qingdao opens coastal metro Line 13

27 Dec 2018

CHINA: An isolated regional metro line was opened in the eastern port city of Qingdao on December 26. Designated Line 13, but originally known as R3, the Jiaonan line is currently not connected to the rest of the city’s metro ... more