Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

State approves Bangalore suburban rail network

16 Jan 2019

INDIA: The Karnataka state cabinet has approved a four-route suburban railway network planned for Bangalore. Services would use dedicated tracks to serve 81 stations, including 30 elevated. The estimated Rs230·1bn cost would be ... 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

BART Silicon Valley Phase II extension contract awarded

14 Jan 2019

USA: Project promoter Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has awarded an engineering services contract covering Phase II of the BART Silicon Valley extension project. The contract with a joint venture of Mott McDonald and ... more

Shenyang tram network expands

11 Jan 2019

CHINA: Trams in Shenyang started serving Shenyang South railway station on January 5 with the opening of two short extensions to the network. The 800 m extension serving the railway station is used by services on two new ... more

The TEX Rail commuter line opened on January 10 (Photo: Trinity Metro).

TEX Rail commuter line opens

10 Jan 2019

USA: The 43 km TEX Rail commuter rail line linking central Fort Worth with Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened on January 10, when the first train left North Side station at 03.38. The line developed by ... 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 Greater Manchester transport delivery plan features 65 schemes to be delivered within five years and a range of longer-term investment proposals.

Three tram-train trials in Manchester investment plan

07 Jan 2019

UK: Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham introduced the city region’s revised long-term spatial strategy on January 7, which includes a ... 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