Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

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

Work is due to begin this year on a monorail connecting the three terminals of São Paulo’s Guarulhos Airport with the city’s commuter rail network.

São Paulo airport monorail work to start in September

28 Jun 2019

BRAZIL: Work is due to begin this year on a monorail connecting the three terminals of São Paulo’s Guarulhos Airport with the city’s commuter rail network. The R$175m project is to be funded by the airport concessionaire and ... more

The second phase of Shijiazhuang metro Line 1 opened on June 26.

Shijiazhuang metro opens Line 1 extension

28 Jun 2019

CHINA: The second phase of Shijiazhuang metro Line 1 opened to passengers at 06.30 on June 26. The 13·5 km extension runs northwards from the former eastern terminus at Xiaohedadao under the Hutuo River to serve the city’s ... more

Systra selected for Santiago Line 7

27 Jun 2019

CHILE: Metro de Santiago has selected Systra to provide consultancy services for construction of driverless metro Line 7, including the design of railway systems, workshops and rolling stock, the company announced on June ... more

First phase of Hangzhou metro Line 5 opens

27 Jun 2019

CHINA: The first phase of Hangzhou metro Line 5 was inaugurated on June 24. The 17·8 km underground route in the northwest of the city links Liangmu Lu with Shanxian, serving 12 stations, including an interchange with Line 2 ... more

Lanzhou metro inaugurated

24 Jun 2019

CHINA: The first metro line in Lanzhou opened on June 23. The 26 km Line 1 runs from Donggang in the east to Chenguanying in the west. Construction started in 2014 and test running began at the end of December 2018. ... more

The first section of the ION light rail line in the Region of Waterloo was inaugurated on June 21.

Waterloo ION light rail inaugurated

21 Jun 2019

CANADA: The first section of the ION light rail line in the Region of Waterloo was inaugurated on June 21 at a ceremony at Fairway stop in Kitchener. Travel is free until July 1. The 16 km line serves 19 stops on a mostly ... more

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated a southern extension of metro Line 1 on June 20.

Moscow metro Line 1 reaches Kommunarka

21 Jun 2019

RUSSIA: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated a southern extension of metro Line 1 on June 20. The 11·6 km extension from Salaryevo to Kommunarka brings Line 1 to 44·1 km. Construction started in February 2018 and ... more

Erzurum tramway project receives government approval

20 Jun 2019

TURKEY: The Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure has approved the construction of a tram line in Erzurum. Planning has been underway since 2015, and the government has allocated TL890m for the project. Due to be built in ... more