Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

A feasibility study is to be carried out for a fast tram route in Minsk (photo: Benjámin Zelki).

Fast tram plan for Minsk

14 May 2019

BELARUS: A feasibility study is to be carried out for a 9·4 km fast tram route in Minsk after the city authorities approved the plan. The route would run from the existing tram terminus at Ploshcha Myasnikova in the city ... more

The Mendoza light rail line uses ex-San Diego vehicles.

Mendoza light rail line extended

13 May 2019

ARGENTINA: Governor Alfredo Cornejo inaugurated the first extension of Mendoza’s light rail line on May 6. The 5·4 km northern extension from the city’s former railway station to Avellaneda in Las Heras district adds nine ... more

Part of the Doha metro Red Line opened to passengers on May 8 (photos: MTI / EPA / Nusad Sekkajil).

Passenger service begins on Doha metro Red Line

08 May 2019

QATAR: A soft launch for the driverless Doha metro took place on May 8 with the start of passenger services on the Red Line. Services are operating between 08.00 and 23.00 on the section between Al Qassar in the north and Al ... more

Main work begins on Manila metro extension

07 May 2019

PHILIPPINES: Main works on the southern extension of Manila metro Line 1 were launched at a ceremony on May 7. An event to mark the start of enabling works had taken place in May 2017. The 11·7 km extension to Bacoor in ... more

China Railway Signal & Communications Group is supplying 17 trams to operate on the first tram line in Tianshui.

Tianshui tram rolled out

07 May 2019

CHINA: China Railway Signal & Communications Group has rolled out at its Changsha factory the first of 17 trams that it is supplying to operate the initial tram route being developed in Tianshui. The five-section Pioneer ... more

Alstom is supplying a fleet of Citadis Compact trams to Avignon.

Avignon tramway on test

02 May 2019

FRANCE: Test running has started on the Avignon tramway, ahead of planned opening to passengers in October. The 5·4 km route from Porte Saint-Roche in the city centre to Saint-Chamand in the southeast will serve 10 stops, ... more

A groundbreaking ceremony on April 29 marked the start of work on an extension of Karlsruhe tram Route 2 to Knielingen Nord.

Work begins on Karlsruhe tram extension

01 May 2019

GERMANY: A groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Egon-Eiermann-Allee stop marked the start of work on a tram extension in Karlsruhe on April 29. The 1·5 km extension of Route 2 running north from the current ... more

The first phase of the Aarhus Letbane light rail network was completed with the entry into service of the last sections on April 30.

Aarhus Letbane Phase 1 completed

30 Apr 2019

DENMARK: The first phase of the Aarhus Letbane light rail network was completed with the entry into service of the last sections on April 30. The 69 km single-track railway between Aarhus H and Grenna to the northeast has ... more

G Line services are operated with Hyundai Rotem EMUs.

Denver G Line inaugurated

29 Apr 2019

USA: Denver’s G Line commuter rail service was officially inaugurated on April 26, with two weeks of free travel along the route. The 17·6 km route shares tracks with the B Line from Union Station to Pecos Junction, where ... more