SNCF's 'Arts and Civilisations' train. Credit: SNCF.

Train packed with 400 works of art launched on Paris commuter network

A new SNCF train promises to take passengers on a cultural trip to the far corners of the globe as they travel on the Paris commuter network. The 'Arts and Civilisations' train was launched on...
Credit: MRT.

New transit line to open in Malaysia

Phase Two of MRT's Sungai Buloh–Kajang (SBK) line is ready for its grand launch on Monday, July 17 in Malaysia. The opening completes the 51km-long SBK line meaning commuters can now reach the centre of Kuala...

Expolink consortium to extend Dubai Metro for 2020 World Expo

Dubai’s Red metro line is to be extended to the site of the 2020 World Expo in a recently announced €2.6 billion network upgrade. Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a contract with...
The BMT Sea Beach line on the right hand side. Credit: Jim Henderson.

7 New York subway stations to partially close for final phase of $395m renovations

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced that seven New York City subway stations will partially close until 'late 2018' as part of a $395.7 million modernisation of the BMT Sea Beach line. In total nine...

Contractor appointed for second phase of Sydney Metro tunnelling

A John Holland CPB Contractors Ghella Joint Venture has been awarded the $2.81 billion contract to construct a twin-bore tunnel beneath Sydney Harbour for the Sydney Metro project. Work will begin straight away, says Transport...

Tunnelling breakthrough on Berlin U5 extension

Transport body BVG has achieved a milestone in the construction of an extension of the Berlin U-Bahn which will connect the U5 and U55 lines. Berlin's mayor, Michael Mueller, attended a ceremony to witness the...

First phase of New York’s Second Avenue Subway opens

An inaugural ride on New Year's Eve marked the completion of the first phase of New York's Second Avenue Subway project - a project almost 100 years in the making. Phase 1 of the project...
Credit: CRRC.

CRRC unveils new suburban EMU

Train manufacturer CRRC has unveiled a new model of suburban electric multiple unit (EMU). Made by CRRC Qingdao Sifang, the train features rapid acceleration and braking - similar to metro trains - but has more...
Credit: Transport for NSW.

Bechtel awarded Sydney Metro contract

Engineering firm Bechtel has been appointed as a delivery management partner for the Sydney Metro project. As part of its work Bechtel will manage the delivery of 15.5km of twin-bore tunnelling, using five tunnel boring machines,...

Singapore awards Thomson Line train contract

Kawasaki Heavy Industries and CSR Qingdao Sifang have won a S$749 million contract from Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) to supply 91 new trains to the Thomson and Eastern Region Lines. Kawasaki Heavy Industries is responsible for the...

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