Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

Roma Line C extension brought forward

16 Jul 2019

ITALY: Roma Mayor Virginia Raggi has confirmed that the phase of metro Line C currently under construction will reach Piazza Venezia, making it one station longer than previously envisaged. A tunnel boring machine has been ... more

Test running on Xiamen metro Line 2 started on July 12.

Tests begin on Xiamen metro Line 2

15 Jul 2019

CHINA: Test running on Xiamen metro Line 2 started on July 12 using 30 trainsets. The 41·6 km route serves 32 stations between Xiamen Island in the east and Tianzhushan in the west. Interchange with the north-south Line 1 ... more

Keolis to operate Paris tram route T9

12 Jul 2019

FRANCE: On July 2 Île-de-France Mobilités selected Keolis to operate tram Route T9 for 5½ years. Due to open next year, the 10 km route between Porte de Choisy on Paris metro Line 7 and the centre of Orly will serve 19 ... more

Further Xi’an metro network development approved

12 Jul 2019

CHINA: The National Development & Reform Commission has approved the third phase of the Xi’an metro plan. The planned projects would add 150 km to the network, taking the total to 423 km and 12 lines. The third phase ... more

One of the two metro lines to be built in the first phase would serve Bahrain International Airport.

Bahrain metro consultancy shortlist

11 Jul 2019

BAHRAIN: The Ministry of Transportation & Telecommunication has shortlisted three bidders to provide consultancy services for the first phase of the country’s planned metro network. Al Zayani Engineering, KPMG and PwC have ... more

Budapest Mayor István Tarlós inaugurated an extension of Budapest tram Route 1 to Kelenföld railway station on July 9 (photos: Benjámin Zelki).

Budapest tram Route 1 reaches Kelenföld

10 Jul 2019

HUNGARY: Budapest Mayor István Tarlós inaugurated an extension of Budapest tram Route 1 to Kelenföld railway station on July 9. The 1·7 km western extension from Etele út/Fehérvári út adds intermediate stops at Bikás Park ... 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 of 18 light rail vehicles which CAF is supplying for the Metro Express project was delivered on July 4.

Mauritius Metro Express light rail vehicle arrives

05 Jul 2019

MAURITIUS: The first of 18 light rail vehicles which CAF is supplying for the Metro Express project was delivered on July 4, with five more expected to follow by the end of the year. The initial 13 km Port Louis – Rose Hill ... more

Metrostav is to build a 900 m long and partly underground extension of Brno tram Route 8 to serve the Bohunice university campus and hospital.

Brno university tram extension contract awarded

04 Jul 2019

CZECH REPUBLIC: The City of Brno has awarded Metrostav a KC1·4bn contract to build a 900 m long and partly underground extension of tram Route 8 to serve the Bohunice university campus and hospital, which are accessed by around ... more