Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

Almaty BRT route extended

21 Sep 2018

KAZAKHSTAN: Almaty municipality has inaugurated the second phase of its first bus rapid transit route. Linking the Orbita district with the city centre, the 4 km section doubles the length of the BRT route. Work began earlier ... more

EBRD loan for Izmir metro extension

19 Sep 2018

TURKEY: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is to provide an €80m loan for an extension of Izmir’s metro line, it announced on September 13. The 7·2 km extension from Fahrettin Altay to Narlıdere was ... more

RATP Dev consortium to operate two Riyadh metro lines

18 Sep 2018

SAUDI ARABIA: Arriyadh Development Authority has awarded the Capital Metro Co joint venture of RATP Dev and Saudi Public Transport Co the operations and maintenance contract for Riyadh metro lines 1 and 2. The 12-year contract ... more

Italo-French consortium to operate most Riyadh metro lines

18 Sep 2018

SAUDI ARABIA: Arriyadh Development Authority has presented a letter of award to the FLOW consortium of FS Italiane, Alstom and Ansaldo STS covering the operation and maintenance of lines 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Riyadh metro. The ... more

Sydney metro station contract awarded

18 Sep 2018

AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has awarded Macquarie Group a A$378·6m contract to develop Martin Place station on the southern section of the future Sydney metro line. Macquarie Group submitted an unsolicited ... more

Orbital CityRail service expands

13 Sep 2018

RUSSIA: Nizhny Novgorod suburban passenger operator JSC Volga-Vyatskaya announced on September 10 that its CityRail Priokskaya Line service linking the two halves of the city will become a year-round service with effect from ... more

Milano tram network reaches Rozzano

13 Sep 2018

ITALY: A southern extension of Milano tram Route 15 was inaugurated on September 8. The 1·7 km extension with five stops links Viale Romagna with Rozzano Via Guido Rossa. The municipalities of Milano and Rozzano agreed to ... more

Line 10 South opens in Barcelona

12 Sep 2018

SPAIN: Barcelona metro operator TMB inaugurated the driverless metro Line 10 South on September 8, with a day of free travel. The 2·4 km branch off Line 9 South runs from Can Tries Gornal to Foc, with services continuing ... more

Metro line linking Suzhou with Shanghai approved

10 Sep 2018

CHINA: The National Development & Reform Commission approved a metro line linking the Suzhou and Shanghai networks on September 6. The city approved the Line S1 project on August 28 as part of the Suzhou Urban Rail Transit ... more