Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

The first phase of the north-south metro line in Nagpur was inaugurated on March 8.

First metro line in Nagpur inaugurated

11 Mar 2019

INDIA: Nagpur celebrated the opening of its first metro line with two days of free travel following the inauguration of the first phase of the north-south route on March 8. The 11·8 km route runs between Sitabuldi in the ... more

Two metro extensions were inaugurated in Delhi on March 8.

Modi inaugurates two more Delhi metro extensions

11 Mar 2019

INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially inaugurated two metro extensions in Delhi on March 8, ahead of their entry into passenger service the following day. Line 1, also known as the Red Line, has been extended by ... more

Completion of the 23 km Phase 1-A of the Lucknow Metro was marked on March 8.

Lucknow Metro corridor completed

08 Mar 2019

INDIA: Completion of the 23 km Phase 1-A of the Lucknow Metro was marked on March 8, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi ceremonially flagged off an inaugural train using remote video-conferencing. Passenger services were scheduled ... more

Ottawa O-Train expansion approved

07 Mar 2019

CANADA: Meeting on March 6, the Ottawa City Council formally approved the award of contracts for the O-Train Stage 2 expansion project, which will add 44 km and 24 stations to the capital’s light rail network by 2025. Now ... more

The cabinet has approved the two-line Agra Metro project, which as well serving one of the largest cities in Uttar Pradesh will serve tourist destinations including the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

Agra metro to serve Taj Mahal and fort

06 Mar 2019

INDIA: The cabinet has approved the two-line Agra Metro project, which as well serving one of the largest cities in Uttar Pradesh will serve tourist destinations including the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Completion is planned in ... more

Ahmedabad Metro opens as work starts on Phase II

05 Mar 2019

INDIA: The first 6·5 km section of the Ahmedabad metro was inaugurated on March 4 with a ceremony at the eastern terminus at Vastral Gam attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chief Minister of Gujurat Vijay ... more

The Kanpur Metro Rail Project has been approved by the national cabinet.

Kanpur metro project approved by cabinet

05 Mar 2019

INDIA: The Kanpur Metro Rail Project was approved by the national cabinet on February 28. Two lines have been authorised, with construction expected to take five years. One line would run for 23·8 km from the Indian ... more

Work has started on the Metro Manila Subway.

Metro Manila Subway breaks ground

28 Feb 2019

PHILIPPINES: A groundbreaking ceremony for the first fully-underground metro line in the Manila region took place on February 27 at the site of the future depot at Barangay Ugong in Valenzuela City. The north-south Metro Manila ... more

Construction work for the 14·5 km Redlands Passenger Rail Project in southern California is on course to start later this year.

Redlands construction contract awarded

26 Feb 2019

USA: Construction work for the 14·5 km Redlands Passenger Rail Project in southern California is on course to start later this year, following the selection of Flatiron Construction Corp as preferred bidder for the $154m ... more