Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

El Paso Streetcar inaugurated

12 Nov 2018

USA: The El Paso Streetcar opened to passengers on November 9 with a weekend of free travel. The 7·7 km route is arranged in a single-track figure of eight serving 27 stops. The Uptown Loop service runs around both loops ... more

Brescia tram funding proposal presented

09 Nov 2018

ITALY: Transport authority Brescia Mobilità and state railway FS Group submitted a PPP project finance proposal to Brescia municipality for a two-line tram network on October 31. The total cost is estimated to be €400m, most of ... more

Milwaukee welcomes The Hop

05 Nov 2018

USA: The first phase of The Hop tram network in Milwaukee was inaugurated on November 2. Travel on the 3·4 route-km route linking Burns Commons and Clybourne Street is free for a year as part of a sponsorship deal with ... more

Gold Coast LRT Stage 3A funding pledged

05 Nov 2018

AUSTRALIA: The federal government has agreed to contribute A$112m towards the next phase of the Gold Coast light rail project in South East Queensland, Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure & Population Alan Tudge ... more

Bhopal and Indore metros approved

01 Nov 2018

INDIA: The state government of Madhya Pradesh has reached agreement with the national government for the construction of metro networks in the cities of Bhopal and Indore, at an estimated total cost of Rs145bn. Approved by the ... more

Next phase of Delhi metro Line 7 inaugurated

01 Nov 2018

INDIA: The next phase of Delhi metro Line 7 was inaugurated on October 31. The elevated 17·9 km section between Shiv Vihar and Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake has 15 stations including three interchanges and a depot at Vinod ... more

Loan agreement signed for second phase of Jakarta metro

01 Nov 2018

INDONESIA: The government has signed an agreement for a 40-year, ¥70bn loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency for the second phase of the Jakarta metro. The agreement signed on October 24 specifies Japanese rolling ... more

Changchun adds light rail line

01 Nov 2018

CHINA: The third line of Changchun’s light rail network opened on October 30. Line 8 runs north from the northern terminus of metro Line 1 at North Ring Road to Guangtong Road. Services on the elevated 13·3 km route with ... 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