Urban transport stories from Asia – Page 4

  • Bangkok Yellow Line monorail
    Metro Report International

    Bangkok Yellow Line monorail opens


    THAILAND: The opening of the full length of the MRT Yellow Line monorail running 30·4 km from Lat Phrao to Samrong in the east of Bangkok with 23 stations was marked with a visit by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on June 19. Limited preview trips had ...

  • Singapore Cross Island Line CRRC Sifang metro train impression
    Metro Report International

    Singapore LTA orders Cross Island Line metro trains


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has ordered 44 six-car trains for the Cross Island Line from a consortium of CRRC Qingdao Sifang and Singapore CRRC Sifang Railway Vehicles Service. The S$589m contract announced on June 14 includes the option to order up to 11 additional trainsets and ...

  • Izmir Izban EMU
    Metro Report International

    Izmir to add two stations to Izban rail network


    TURKEY: Contracts have been awarded for the construction of two infill stations on Izmir’s 136 km İzban suburban rail line, which will take the total to 43. Lale Mahallesi station will be added between the existing Şirinyer and Kemer stations, improving access to the future 13·5 ...

  • Hyderabad metro.
    Metro Report International

    Hyderabad airport metro line consultancy contract awarded


    INDIA: Project promoter Hyderabad Airport Metro Ltd has appointed a consortium of Systra, RITES and DB as general consultant for the Airport Express Metro Line project. The 31 km line with nine stations will connect Rajiv Gandhi International Airport with Raidurg on the Blue Line, providing ...

  • Singapore new metro trains
    Metro Report International

    Singapore metro trains begin entering service


    SINGAPORE: The first of 106 six-car metro trains which Alstom is supplying for the East-West and North-South lines entered passenger service on June 4. Minister of Transport S Iswaran said the trains have features to make rides more comfortable and convenient for commuters, including additional spaces ...

  • Mumbai metro DMRC contract
    Metro Report International

    Mumbai Metro Line 3 operating contract awarded


    INDIA: Mumbai Metro Rail Corp has awarded Delhi Metro Rail Corp a 10-year contract to operate and maintain the future underground automated Line 3. The capital’s metro operator was the lowest bidder in an international tendering process. It will be responsible for day-to-day operation of the ...

  • Kocaeli municipality centred on Izmit has awarded Bozankaya a TL697m contract to supply 10 trams.
    Metro Report International

    Bozankaya to supply trams to growing network


    TURKEY: Kocaeli municipality centred on Izmit has awarded Bozankaya a TL697m contract to supply 10 trams. The 100% low-floor bidirectional trams will be 33 m long and able to carry 298 passengers, including 66 seated. Bozankaya says that the trams are to be designed and built ...

  • Putrajaya Line
    Metro Report International

    Bank backs Malaysian metro contractors and entrepreneurs


    MALAYSIA: MBSB Bank is to offer a specially-designed financing programme to support contractors and suppliers involved in projects for Mass Rapid Transit Corp, including construction of the Rapid Transit System Link between Johor Bahru and Singapore. The financing programme is intended to increase the competitiveness of ...

  • Jurong Region Line map
    Metro Report International

    Singapore tenders operation of future metro lines


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has called tenders to appoint operators for the future Jurong Region Line and Cross Island Line from 2024 and 2027 respectively. The tenders announced on May 9 are limited to existing rail operators SMRT Trains and SBS Transit Rail, but foreign operators ...

  • Sengkang-Punggol LRT
    Metro Report International

    Additional Sengkang-Punggol LRT cars ordered


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded Mitsubishi Heavy Industries a contract to supply a further eight two-car rubber-tyre automated light metro trainsets for the Sengkang and Punggol Light Rapid Transit lines. The firm order announced on May 9 follows on from an order for 17 two-car ...

  • Delhi Metro
    Metro Report International

    Delhi Metro Phase IV signalling contract awarded


    INDIA: Alstom has been awarded contracts worth €54m to design, supply and commission signalling and train control systems for the Delhi Metro Phase IV expansion programme. The contracts announced on April 27 cover the 12·6 km extension of orbital Line 7 (Pink) from Mukundpur to Maujpur, ...

  • Toshkent Metro station (Photo Ministry of Transport)
    Metro Report International

    Second phase of Toshkent metro’s Circle Line opens


    UZBEKISTAN: The second phase of the Toshkent metro’s Circle Line has been opened for revenue service. The 7·7 km extension from Qo’ylik (7-Bekat) to 12-Bekat in the Quruvchilar district south of the international airport adds a further five stations. Of these, only Paralimpiya Harakati has a ...

  • Ahmedabad metro Phase 2
    Metro Report International

    Ahmedabad and Surat metro electrification contracts awarded


    INDIA: Gujarat Metro Rail Corp has awarded two contracts to a consortium of Siemens Mobility and state-owned project company Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd for the supply of electrification equipment and project management on Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2 and Surat Metro Phase 1.

  • Busan-Gimhae LRT 1
    Metro Report International

    Busan plans express metro to offshore airport


    The Busan – Gimhae light metro line serves Busan’s Gimhae International Airport. Photo: Benjámin Zelki SOUTH KOREA: The southeastern city of Busan has announced plans to build an express metro line to serve the proposed Gadeok International Airport. The airport is due to be built on ...

  • Trabzon tram plan
    Metro Report International

    Minister pledges to build long-planned Trabzon tram line


    TURKEY: Long-standing plans for a light rail network in the northeastern port city of Trabzon are set to be implemented with current Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu announcing that the first line would be completed by the end of 2025. Turkey will hold presidential and parliamentary elections ...

  • sg Singapore CRL Siemens signalling
    Metro Report International

    Siemens wins Cross Island Line CBTC contract


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded a €310m contract to Siemens Mobility to provide its CBTC signalling system and full-height platform screen doors on the Cross Island Line. Construction of CRL1, the first phase of Singapore’s eighth fully underground metro line, started in January 2023. Siemens ...

  • Ankara 2
    Metro Report International

    Ankara opens M4 metro extension


    TURKEY: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan opened a 3·3 km three-station extension of Ankara metro Line M4 on April 12. The extension connects Atatürk Kültür Merkezi with the newly expanded Kızılay station, which is served by the M1 and Ankaray metro lines. It has intermediate stations at ...

  • 2023-04-08-acilis-38
    Metro Report International

    President opens Istanbul metro M3 extension


    TURKEY: An extension of Istanbul metro Line M3 running 6·2 km from Başakşehir Metrokent to Kayaşehir Merkez with three intermediate stations was opened by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on April 8. The initial 11·6 km of Line M3 from Kirazlı to Başakşehir ...

  • Ricardo appointed as Shadow Operations Consultant for Manila’s metro Line 4
    Metro Report International

    Shadow Operations Consultant advises Manila Line 4 promoter


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has appointed Ricardo and Seoul Metro to provide advice from an operator’s perspective to support the development of Manila metro Line 4. The planned 15·6 km elevated line will run from Quezon City to Taytay with 11 stations, serving the Mandaluyong, ...

  • Bengaluru metro
    Metro Report International

    Bengaluru metro Purple Line extension opens


    INDIA: The eastern section of Bengaluru’s Namma Metro Purple Line running 13·7 km from Krishnarajapura to Whitefield (Kadugodi) opened for revenue service on March 26, after an inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi the previous day. Construction of the 12-station extension cost Rs42·5bn. A 2·5 km ...