Urban rail project news

News about urban rail projects around the world.

Chengdu tramway in service

02 Jan 2019

CHINA: The initial section of the Chengdu tram network opened on December 26. The 13·6 km Line T2 between Chenguang and Hexin Road is the first phase of a planned 39·3 km Y-shaped network in the northwest of the city ... more

Seventh Delhi metro extension of 2018 opens

02 Jan 2019

INDIA: The next phase of Delhi metro’s driverless Line 7, also known as the Pink Line, was opened for passenger service on December 31. The 9·7 km section between Lajpat Nagar and Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 with three ... more

Green Mountain tram line opens in Taipei

02 Jan 2019

TAIWAN: The Green Mountain tram line in the Tamsui District of New Taipei City opened on December 23, with a month of free travel. The 7·4 km route runs north from Hongshulin station on the Tamsui metro line to Kanding, ... more

Songjiang tramway opens in Shanghai

02 Jan 2019

CHINA: The first section of the Songjiang tram network in Shanghai opened on December 26. The 13·9 km route serving 20 stops connects Zhongchen Road in the east with Canghua Road in the west via Songjiang University Town, ... more

Visakhapatnam metro ready to start

28 Dec 2018

INDIA: Groundbreaking ceremonies for the planned 42·5 km Visakhapatnam Metro Rail network in Andhra Pradesh are expected to take place in February, following a decision to accelerate the project. Speaking at a meeting with ... more

Qingdao opens coastal metro Line 13

27 Dec 2018

CHINA: An isolated regional metro line was opened in the eastern port city of Qingdao on December 26. Designated Line 13, but originally known as R3, the Jiaonan line is currently not connected to the rest of the city’s metro ... more