Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

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

First CAF trainset arrives in Quito

07 Sep 2018

ECUADOR: On September 6 the first of 18 metro trainsets being produced by CAF arrived to Quito.  The six-car trains are being supplied to operate the city’s first metro line. CAF was awarded a ... more

Spårväg City tram link opens in Stockholm

04 Sep 2018

SWEDEN: A short but significant extension of Stockholm tram Route 7 was opened for revenue service at 11.30 on September 3. Adding 560 m of double track and one stop, the extension from Sergels Torg to T-Centralen provides ... more

New York seeks funding to build Brooklyn light rail

03 Sep 2018

USA: Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio has confirmed the city’s intention to develop a modern light rail route serving districts of Brooklyn and Queens which are poorly served by the Subway ... more

Hitachi to supply Panamá City monorail trains

31 Aug 2018

PANAMA: Metro de Panamá has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hitachi, Ansaldo STS and Mitsubishi Corp for the supply of vehicles and railway systems for Panamá City metro Line 3, the consortium announced on August 30. ... more

Moscow metro Line 8A extension inaugurated

31 Aug 2018

RUSSIA: Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated the latest expansion of the city’s metro on August 30. The 14·2 km southwestern extension of Line 8A from Ramenki to Rasskazovka serves seven stations and includes a new ... more

Kazan metro extended

31 Aug 2018

RUSSIA: President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov attended an opening ceremony for a one-station extension of the Kazan metro on August 30. The 1 km extension runs southeast from Prospekt Pobedy to a new station at ... more

Crossrail opening delayed

31 Aug 2018

UK: The opening of the Crossrail tunnels under London has been delayed from December 2018 until ‘autumn 2019’, project promoter Crossrail Ltd announced on August 31. The Paddington – Abbey Wood section of the future Elizabeth ... more