Transport & mobility projects

  • Rostock 6N1
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    Rostock tram extension plans to be developed


    GERMANY: The city of Rostock has selected a western alignment as its preferred option for a proposed tramway extension from Zoo to Reutershagen. An eastern variant was also under consideration before the decision on November 15. Reutershagen has around 18 000 ...

  • Quebec tram project impression (2)
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    Québec City transport options to be reassessed as tram scheme falters


    CANADA: The government of Québec has asked infrastructure investment specialist CPDQ Infra to investigate options to develop transport links for the city of Québec after procurement of a planned tram line collapsed in early November. The city had been developing plans for a 19·3 km ...

  • Praha Václavské Náměstí tramway impression
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    Trams to return to Praha’s Václavské Náměstí in 2027


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha transport authority DPP has selected Eurovia CS for a KC1·24bn contract to bring trams back to Václavského Náměstí. The new tram tracks will run down the elongated square to connect existing lines at the Muzeum metro station and Václavské Náměstí stops. Construction is ...

  • Inglewood Transit Connector impression (Image City of Inglewood, public domain
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    Inglewood Transit Connector peoplemover project makes progress


    USA: The Federal Transit Administration has given a positive rating to the Inglewood Transit Connector peoplemover project, making it eligible for funding from the Capital Investment Grants programme. The proposed 2·6 km three-station elevated automated peoplemover would link Los Angeles MTA’s K Line with event and ...

  • Edmonton Valley Line Southeast (Photo City of Edmonton) (9)
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    Edmonton’s Valley Line Southeast opens


    CANADA: Edmonton’s Valley Line Southeast light rail route opened on November 4, running 13·1 km from 102 Street in the city centre to Mill Woods. The project forms part of the city’s plan to develop accessible, convenient and sustainable travel options, with a target of 50% ...

  • Kaohsiung Yellow Line impression (Image Gamuda)
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    Kaohsiung Yellow Line civils contract awarded


    TAIWAN: Kaohsiung’s Mass Rapid Transit Bureau has awarded an 88:12 joint venture of Gamuda and Asia World Engineering & Construction Co the Yellow Line contract YC01 covering civil works in the NiaoSong district. The 107-month design and build contract awarded on October 25 is worth NT$23·4bn. ...

  • Dubai metro
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    Dubai invites expressions of interest for metro Blue Line


    UAE: Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority has invited expressions of interest in a design and build contract covering civil works, railway systems and rolling stock for the planned metro Blue Line. Around 15·5 km of the 30 km line would be underground and 14·5 km elevated. ...

  • Alexandria metro photos NAT (1)
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    Alexandria metro contract signed


    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has awarded a consortium of Orascom Construction and Colas Rail a €1·3bn contract to build the first metro line in Alexandria. The contract covers engineering, procurement and construction of the 21·7 km first phase of the metro line, serving 20 stations. ...

  • Metro do Porto
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    Porto light rail extension agreed as expansion plan announced


    PORTUGAL: Metro do Porto has awarded a consortium of Alberto Couto Alves, FCC Construcción and Contratas y Ventas a €379·5m contract for the construction of light rail line H (Ruby). The 6·4 km Line H would connect Casa da Música on lines A, B, C, E, ...

  • Hamilton LRT project impression
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    Hamilton light rail technical adviser appointed


    CANADA: Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area transport agency Metrolinx has appointed AECOM as technical adviser for the Hamilton Light Rail Transit project. AECOM has subcontracted WSP to provide Technical Advisory Services including strategic guidance on delivery. The planned 14 km line with ...

  • Bali (Photo Klaus Schrodt, Pixabay)
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    Korean consortium to study Bali metro plan


    INDONESIA: A consortium of South Korean contractors has been awarded a contract to study plans for a light metro in Bali, state-owned engineering consultancy Korea National Railway has announced. The KNR-backed consortium of national operator Korail, KRT Co Ltd, Saman Co Ltd, and Dongmyeong Co. Ltd ...

  • Turku tram impression (Image City of Turku)
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    Turku council backs light rail proposal


    FINLAND: Turku city council has approved the further development of plans for a light rail line. The proposal was approved by the city council on October 2 after two years of development and consultation. The double-track-line would run 12 km from Satama in the west through ...

  • REM automated metro train travels over the Samuel De Champlain Bridge
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    Promoter defends Montréal REM cost escalation


    CANADA: Despite ‘extraordinary circumstances and exceptional technical challenges’, the construction costs for Montréal’s REM automated light metro have been kept ‘within a very competitive budget compared with other similar major transportation projects around the world’, according to project promoter CDPQ Infra. The first 17 km section ...

  • Cross Island Line – Punggol Extension groundbreaking (Photo Chee Hong Tat, Acting Minister of Transport)
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    Innovative construction methods to be used to build Singapore metro extension


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority marked the start of construction of the Cross Island Line — Punggol Extension with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Riviera station on October 10. The 7·3 km CPE will have four stations at Punggol, Riviera, Elias (provisional name), ...

  • Warszawa Zachodnia tram impression
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    Warszawa Zachodnia tram link contract let


    POLAND: A consortium of Balzola Polska and Lantania has been awarded a contract to design and build a 1·6 km tram extension in Warszawa. This will connect Warszawa Zachodnia railway station with the tram stop at Bitwy Warszawskiej, served by routes 1, 7, 9, 15, 25 ...

  • Praha metro construction
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    Second Praha metro Line D construction contract awarded


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha transport authority DPP has selected a consortium of Subterra, Hochtief and BeMo Tunneling to build the 3·3 km Olbrachtova to Nové Dvory section of the first phase of metro Line D including two intermediate stations. The contract will include TBM and NATM tunnelling. ...

  • Tampere tram
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    Tampere tramway extension planning contract awarded


    FINLAND: Two local authorities and project promoter Tampereen Ratikka have appointed an alliance of Sweco, YIT, AFRY and NRC Group to support the €12·5m development of proposals for the third phase of the Tampere tramway. One proposed extension would run 9·3 km from the city centre ...

  • Torino Hitachi Rail tram
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    Italian government funds more urban rail investment


    ITALY: The national Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport announced on September 27 that it had allocated €362·1m towards the completion of tram Line 12 in Torino, extension of the Genova metro and safety improvements on three metro lines in Milano. The agreement means that the full ...

  • Islamabad
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    Islamabad holds light rail talks


    PAKISTAN: The Capital Development Authority has met with Chinese railway officials to discuss the potential development of a light rail system in Islamabad. Four possible lines were considered by CDA and two routes have been selected for further development. The first would run for 30·5 km ...

  • Jerusalem tram
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    J-Train consortium wins Jerusalem Blue Line tramway contract


    ISRAEL: The city of Jerusalem and the national transport and finance ministries have selected the J-Train consortium for a PPP contract to finance, build, operate and maintain the light rail Blue Line. J-Train comprises bus operator Dan Bus, construction company Denya Cebus and Spain’s Comsa. The ...