Asia & Pacific urban rail news

The latest tram, light rail, metro and commuter railway news from the Asia & Pacific region, including Japan, Australia and southeast Asia.

Belkommunmash has announced that Dushanbe’s trolleybus order is to be increased from 100 to a total of 150 vehicles.

Dushanbe trolleybus order increased

10 Jul 2019

TAJIKISTAN: Belarusian manufacturer Belkommunmash has announced that Dushanbe’s trolleybus order is to be increased from 100 to a total of 150 vehicles. The orders have been placed as part of the Dushanbe public transport ... more

Four tram lines are to be built in Ulsan.

Ulsan tram plans announced

09 Jul 2019

SOUTH KOREA: Ulsan Mayor Song Cheol-ho has announced plans for the construction of a four-line tram network in the city. Due to be built in two phases, the total cost is estimated at 1·3tr won. The first phase is due to be ... more

The first two trainsets for Mass Rapid Transit Corp’s Klang Valley metro Line 2 have been delivered to the Sungai Buloh depot (Photo: MRT Corp).

First Klang Valley SSP Line metro trains delivered

04 Jul 2019

MALAYSIA: The first two completed trainsets for Mass Rapid Transit Corp’s Klang Valley metro Line 2 project, known as the SSP Line, have been delivered to the Sungai Buloh depot ready for dynamic testing. The 52·2 km ... more

Masabi’s Justride SDK mobile ticketing purchasing platform has been integrated with the Jorudan journey planning and travel booking system.

Jorudan integrates Masabi mobile ticketing

03 Jul 2019

JAPAN: Masabi’s Justride SDK mobile ticketing purchasing platform has been integrated with the Jorudan journey planning and travel booking system, which has more than 10 million users throughout Japan. The initial deployment ... more

he government of South Australia has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply a further 12 three-car A-City electric multiple-units to increase capacity on the Adelaide suburban network.

Adelaide A-City fleet expansion

02 Jul 2019

AUSTRALIA: The government of South Australia has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply a further 12 three-car A-City electric multiple-units to increase capacity on the Adelaide suburban network. The order ... more

The second phase of the Sydney metro is included in the budget.

Sydney and Parramatta projects in New South Wales budget

20 Jun 2019

AUSTRALIA: Rail projects in Sydney and Parramatta are included in the 2019-20 New South Wales budget, which was presented on June 18. The City & Southwest metro extension from Chatswood to Bankstown via central Sydney, ... more