Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

Milano metro extension to Monza approved

04 Jan 2019

ITALY: The government has approved an extension of Milano metro Line M5 northeast from Bignami to Monza, and is to provide €900m towards the project. A feasibility study for the 12 km extension with 11 stations was ... more

Wuhan extends driverless metro line

04 Jan 2019

CHINA: A southern extension of Wuhan’s driverless metro Line 7 opened to passengers on December 28. The 16·6 km underground extension from Yezhihu to Qinglongshan Ditiexiaozhen adds seven stations. CRRC Zhuzhou has ... more

Two more Moscow metro stations opened

04 Jan 2019

RUSSIA: A 1·8 km extension of Moscow metro Line 11 opened on December 30, running east from Petrovsky Park to Savyolovskaya. When completed in 2023, Line 11 would form a 69 km circular route incorporating the existing ... more

Chongqing metro adds two lines

04 Jan 2019

CHINA: Two metro lines opened in Chongqing on December 28. The northern part of the Loop Line is 33·7 km and connects Chongqing Library with Haixialu via Chongqingbei Railway Station. There are 24 stations, of which seven ... more

Guangzhou adds suburban metro lines

03 Jan 2019

CHINA: Two suburban metro lines opened in Guangzhou on December 28, and one metro line was extended. The main section of Line 14 runs for 54·4 km between Jiahewanggang and Dongfeng in the northeast of the city, serving 13 ... more

First Ahmedabad metro train delivered

03 Jan 2019

INDIA: The first train for the Ahmedabad metro has arrived from Hyundai Rotem’s Changwon plant in South Korea via Mundra Port. Rotem is supplying 32 three-car trainsets under a contract signed in 2017. The trains have a maximum ... more

Beijing metro lines 6 and 8 extended

03 Jan 2019

CHINA: The Beijing metro network grew by more than 20 km on December 30 with the opening of extensions to lines 6 and 8. The southern section of Line 8 connects Zhushikou, where interchange is provided with Line 7, with ... more

CAF to supply catenary-free trams to Parramatta

03 Jan 2019

AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has awarded contracts for the construction and operation of Stage 1 of the Parramatta light rail project. A joint venture of Downer and CPB Contractors has been awarded the A$840m civil ... more

First metro line opens in Jinan

03 Jan 2019

CHINA: The first metro line in Jinan was inaugurated on January 1. Line R1 connects Fangte and Gongyanyuan. Of the 26·3 km route, a 16·2 km section with seven stations is elevated and 10·1 km with four stations ... more