Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

Transtech is supplying 19 ForCity Smart Artic trams for the Tampere project.

VR Group to operate Tampere tramway

29 Apr 2019

FINLAND: Tampere’s Municipal Public Transport Committee has selected national railway VR Group to operate the tramway being developed in the city. Six parties prequalified for the contract: VR Group, Stockholms Spårvägar, ... more

Panamá City metro Line 2 opened for revenue service on April 25.

Second metro line opens in Panamá City

26 Apr 2019

PANAMA: The second line of the Panamá City metro opened for revenue service on April 25. Line 2 runs on an entirely elevated alignment east from an interchange with Line 1 at San Miguelito to Nuevo Tocumen via San Antonio and ... more

CRRC Tangshan has supplied the train fleet for Fuzhou metro Line 2.

Second metro line opens in Fuzhou

26 Apr 2019

CHINA: The second metro line in Fuzhou opened for revenue service at 09.30 on April 26. The underground Line 2 runs for 30·6 km from Yangli in the east to Suyang in the west, serving 22 stations. The National Development ... more

Plans to launch of Elizabeth Line services through central London during a ‘six-month delivery window with a midpoint at the end of 2020’ have been announced by Crossrail Ltd.

Elizabeth Line launch planned for 2020-21

26 Apr 2019

UK: A ‘robust and realistic’ plan for the launch of Elizabeth Line services through central London during a ‘six-month delivery window with a midpoint at the end of 2020’ was announced by project promoter Crossrail Ltd on April ... more

Factors which contributed to the delay to the opening of Crossrail are set out in a report released by the London Assembly Transport Committee.

Crossrail Ltd culture criticised in London Assembly report

23 Apr 2019

UK: Factors which contributed to the delay to the opening of the Crossrail line through London are set out in a report released by the London Assembly Transport Committee on April 23, along with recommendations intended to ensure ... more

Istanbul currently has two heritage tramways.

Istanbul plans third heritage-style tramway

23 Apr 2019

TURKEY: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has announced plans to build a new heritage-style tram line. The 2·2 km route planned for the Esenler district would connect Menderes station on metro Line M1B with Yıldız ... more

Istanbul plans cross-Bosporus metro line

23 Apr 2019

TURKEY: The Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure is planning to build a metro line connecting the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, using a three-level road and rail tunnel to cross the Bosporus. The 30·2 km ... more

The first stage of the light rail line in Canberra has opened.

Canberra light rail line opens

23 Apr 2019

AUSTRALIA: The first stage of the light rail line in Canberra opened to passengers on April 20, with two days of free travel. Linking Alinga Street in the city centre with Gungahlin Place to the north, the 12 km route ... more

Construction of the City Rail Link is already underway in Lower Queen Street, where the cross-city tunnels will convert Auckland's existing Britomart terminus into a through station.

Costs rise as Auckland City Rail Link contract awarded

22 Apr 2019

NEW ZEALAND: Project promoter CRL Ltd has selected the Link Alliance as preferred bidder for the main works package to construct the City Rail Link loop line under central Auckland. Awarded both the C3 contract to build the ... more