On June 28 Japan International Cooperation Agency and the government of Bangladesh signed a ¥133bn loan agreement for the Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project’s Line 5 Northern Route, which is scheduled for completion in November 2029.

Göteborg's M34 trams will be 12 m longer than that M33 (Image Västtrafik)

Knorr-Bremse companies are to supply traction and onboard power supply, train control & management, hydraulic braking, door and HVAC systems for 40 Flexity M34 trams which Alstom is to supply to Göteborg under a contract announced earlier this year.

A 1 km single station extension of Hangzhou metro Line 10 from Cuibai Road to Xueyuan Road in the centre of the city opened on June 24.

Western Sydney Airport terminal artist impression

A business case is being developed for a potential extension of Sydney Metro’s future 23 km Western Sydney Airport Line from the Western Sydney Aerotropolis to Leppington and Glenfield. The final business case is expected to be completed in 2024, informing future decisions about whether to proceed with the extension.

An extension of Jiaxing tram line T1 from Jiaxing Railway Station to East Zhongshan Road opened on June 25.


Mechan is to supply a set of 21 multi-purpose 15-tonne lifting jacks for the South Gosforth depot in Newcastle which will maintain the Tyne & Wear Metro’s incoming Stadler trainsets. The company is also to deliver a bespoke remote-control scissor lifting system in an undertrack pit which will be used for the removal of under-vehicle modules without needing to lift a train.

EBRD’s Green Cities programme has resumed work to develop an urban sustainability action plan in the Ukrainian city of Khmelnytskyi, with donor funding from Sweden. Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the scope has been expanded to cover internally displaced people now living in the city.

TMH Samara metro cars

TMH Metrowagonmash is to overhaul five Samara Metro 81-717/714 cars by the end of the year. The work to extend their life by 15 years includes replacement of bogie frames, wheelsets, traction motors and electrical equipment. The passenger areas and cabs will be equipped with CCTV, and accessibility zones will be provided in the end cars.


Elizabeth Reich has been appointed as Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s Chief Financial Officer with effect from July 18. She joins from the City of Dallas, where she was also CFO.