Transport & mobility projects

  • Light rail line in Canberra.
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    Canberra battery tram order

    2022-08-11T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: CAF has been awarded a contract supply five battery-equipped light rail vehicles to Canberra from 2024. It will also retrofit the city’s 14 existing five-section Urbos 100 vehicles with batteries, so that the entire fleet will be able to operate on the catenary-free extension to ...

  • Calgary Green Line underground station design concept
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    Two shortlisted for Calgary Green Line project

    2022-08-09T14:56:00Z

    CANADA: Two consortia have been shortlisted for a contract to design and build the first phase of Calgary’s Green Line light rail project, covering the 18 km from Shepard to Eau Claire with 13 stops. They are: Bow Transit Connectors: Barnard Constructors of Canada, LP, ...

  • Bangkok monorail contract signing
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    Bangkok Pink Line monorail branch agreed

    2022-08-09T05:00:00Z

    THAILAND: Agreements have been signed for the construction of a branch off the Bangkok MRT Pink Line monorail to serve exhibition, hotel and retail destinations to the north of the city. Expected to cost 4bn baht to complete, the 3 km branch will run from Si ...

  • São Paulo Line 6 construction works aerial view (Photo: Concessionária Linha Universidade)
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    São Paulo metro Line 6 financing secured

    2022-08-05T09:26:00Z

    BRAZIL: São Paulo metro Line 6 PPP consortium Concessionária Linha Universidade has closed a R$6·9bn financing deal with development bank BNDES. The consortium of Acciona (47%), Societe Generale (39·7%), Stoa (12·3%) and Transdev (1%) said the R$18bn public-private infrastructure project to build the 15·3 km line ...

  • Girona (Photo: Ron van der Steeg/Pixabay)
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    Catalunya studies tram-train networks

    2022-07-29T11:00:00Z

    SPAIN: The government of Catalunya and railway operator Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya have called tenders to undertake studies for four tram-train networks which would have a combined length of around 280 km. The four planned schemes are: Terres de l’Ebre, a 41 km, two-line ...

  • Macau light metro
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    Macau – Hengqin metro tunnelling begins

    2022-07-29T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Tunnelling has begun for a light metro line connecting the Macau Special Administrative Region with Zhuhai’s Hengqin Port across the Shizimen canal. Being built at an overall cost of US$437m, Macao Light Rail Transit’s Hengqin Line will run for 2·2 km from an interchange with ...

  • Rio de Janeiro Alstom Citadis tram in Cinelândia (Photo Alstom)
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    Rio de Janeiro tramway extension contract

    2022-07-26T12:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: Alstom has been awarded a contract to build a 700 m extension of Rio de Janeiro’s VLT Carioca tramway to the Terminal Gentileza bus interchange, which is under construction in the port area as part of a bus rapid transit scheme. The double-track extension will ...

  • Le-metro-dAbidjan_CIV_9
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    Côte d’Ivoire: Abidjan metro makes slow progress

    2022-07-21T08:02:00Z

    Longstanding plans for construction of a north-south metro line in the capital of Côte d’Ivoire have progressed slowly, with only 4∙4 km of the route so far cleared for the main work to start.

  • Oslo metro Fornebu line impression
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    Fornebu metro tunnelling contract awarded as funding envelope revised

    2022-07-13T13:37:00Z

    NORWAY: The second major tunnelling contract for Oslo’s Fornebu metro line has been signed, following an agreement by local authorities in the Oslo metropolitan region and the county of Viken of a revised funding package to cover increased costs.

  • Dublin MetroLink Tara Street station impression
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    Cabinet backs Dublin automated metro business case

    2022-07-12T08:25:00Z

    IRELAND: The cabinet has approved the preliminary business case for the proposed MetroLink automated metro in Dublin. This will enable Transport Infrastructure Ireland to submit a planning application in September and begin procurement next year ready for construction to start from 2025. Opening is envisaged in ...

  • Plans for a 50 km light rail network with trams designed to look like trains from the historic Hedjaz Railway have been announced by the Royal Commission for AlUla.
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    Hedjaz Railway-inspired trams planned in AlUla

    2022-07-05T14:27:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Plans for a 50 km light rail network with trams designed to look like trains from the historic Hedjaz Railway have been announced by the Royal Commission for AlUla. The tramway would connect urban areas, archaeological sites and tourist destinations around the ancient city ...

  • Wellington cityscape
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    Light rail plan to get Wellington moving

    2022-07-04T10:14:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The government has backed the further development of plans for a light rail line from Wellington railway station to the Regional Hospital and Island Bay under the Let’s Get Wellington Moving programme. A study of four potential public transport options had concluded that light ...

  • Kuching
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    Kuching Automated Rapid Transit contract awarded

    2022-06-30T05:00:00Z

    MALAYSIA: Sarawak Economic Development Corp subsidiary Sarawak Metro has selected a joint venture of EPR (Kuching), Global Rail and Mobilus for the Kuching Urban Transportation System Package 1 contract, which covers the supply of rubber-tyred hydrogen-powered Autonomous Rapid Transit vehicles, depot equipment, maintenance vehicles, platform gates ...

  • Paris metro Line 14 construction (Photo Jérémie Anne) (7)
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    Paris Line 14 extensions on course to open in June 2024

    2022-06-27T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP is working towards a simultaneous opening of the Line 14 northern and southern metro extensions in June 2024, the group’s project Manager Stéphane Garreau has confirmed to Metro Report International. The driverless metro line currently runs for ...

  • Gragnano
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    Gragnano light rail plan agreed

    2022-06-23T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: Local municipalities have agreed to develop a 4 km light rail line to connect Gragnano with the terminus of Trenitalia’s Napoli suburban service at Castellammare di Stabia, east of Sorrento. Costed at €33m, the project would make use of a disused railway alignment, which was ...

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    Kuala Lumpur opens first phase of Putrajaya Line

    2022-06-16T08:29:00Z

    MALAYSIA: The first phase of Kuala Lumpur’s fully automated Putrajaya Line was opened on June 16, with revenue services starting at 15.00 following an inauguration ceremony at 10.00 attended by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

  • Panama metro construction (Photo TCP Rail) (1)
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    Panamá metro contracts awarded

    2022-06-14T13:55:00Z

    PANAMA: Metro de Panamá has awarded the TCP Rail joint venture of TSO and CIM two contracts for extension works and infrastructure maintenance. A US$13·9m contract covers the design, supply and installation of track and rigid catenary for a 2·2 km elevated extension of Line 1 ...

  • Parramatta Light Rail impression Australia Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park
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    NSW commits to Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2

    2022-06-10T09:41:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has confirmed A$602·4m of funding to enable the start of detailed planning and preliminary works for Stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail project in western Sydney. Tracklaying was recently completed for the 12 km, 16-stop Stage 1 connecting Westmead ...

  • Praha_line_D_01
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    Praha metro Line D loan agreed

    2022-06-07T12:51:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: The European Investment Bank is to provide a KC22·7bn 40-year loan to finance 50% of the cost of construction of the first phase of Praha’s fourth metro line. The first phase of Line D will run from an interchange with Line C at Pankrác ...

  • Madrid metro M2 2
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    Madrid Line 11 construction contract awarded

    2022-06-07T04:28:00Z

    SPAIN: Metro de Madrid has selected a consortium of ACS, Acciona and Rover as prefrerred bidder for a €550m contract to build the next phase of Line 11.