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  • cn Wuxi metro Line 3 (1)
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    Third metro line opened in Wuxi

    2020-10-29T12:23:00Z

    CHINA: The first phase of Wuxi’s third metro line opened on October 28, running 28·5 km from Sumiao in the west of the city to Sunan Shuofang International Airport in the southeast. Under construction since March 2016, Line 3 has 21 stations, including two interchanges with ...

  • tr Istanbul metro M7 opening (2)
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    Istanbul driverless metro line M7 opens

    2020-10-28T15:50:00Z

    TURKEY: Metro Istanbul launched passenger services on the first stage of line M7 on October 28. This is the first driverless metro line to open on the European side of the city . Running from Mecidiyeköy to Mahmutbey, the first phase of ...

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    Lahore joins the metro club

    2020-10-26T09:43:00Z

    PAKISTAN: The country’s first modern metro was opened on October 25, when the Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar inaugurated Lahore’s Orange Line.

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    Nürnberg metro extension opens

    2020-10-22T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: ‘The southwestern area of the city is now a little closer to the centre’, said Mayor Marcus König during the opening of a 1·1 km extension of Nürnberg metro line U3 from Gustav-Adolf-Straße to Großreuth bei Schweinau on October 15. Construction of the underground extension ...

  • cn Ningbo Line 3 extension (2)
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    Ningbo Line 3 suburban extension opens

    2020-09-29T12:31:00Z

    CHINA:·The second phase of the Yinfeng Line elevated suburban route, which forms a southern extension of Ningbo metro Line 3, was opened by the city’s Mayor Qiu Dongyao on September 27. Line 3 has been developed in three phases, with the first ...

  • in Jaipur metro extension opening (3)
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    Jaipur metro Pink Line completed

    2020-09-25T07:00:00Z

    INDIA: A two-station extension of the Jaipur metro Pink Line was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot via video link on September 23, the day that the metro reopened after a five-month suspension of services because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Built under Phase ...

  • Kunming metro Line 4
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    Kunming opens metro Line 4

    2020-09-23T11:32:00Z

    CHINA: The 43·4 km Kunming metro Line 4 opened on September 23, along with a 7·3 km extension of the existing Line 6. Line 4 is the first in the Yunnan provincial capital to be built under a PPP agreement, with construction ...

  • us Denver N Line opening (7)
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    Denver opens North Metro Rail

    2020-09-22T14:22:00Z

    USA: Denver’s Regional Transportation District formally inaugurated the first phase of its North Metro Rail commuter service to Thornton on September 21, with a ceremony attended by RTD General Manager CEO Paul Ballard, Chair Angie Rivera-Malpiede and local authority representatives. ...

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    Keolis Downer to run Adelaide suburban network

    2020-09-21T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Keolis Downer has been awarded an A$2·1bn contract to operate the 122 km Adelaide Metro suburban rail network for eight years from the end of January 2021, with an optional four-year extension.

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    Bucuresti opens fifth metro line

    2020-09-16T15:26:00Z

    ROMANIA: The first section of București metro Line M5 was formally inaugurated on September 15, with a ceremony at Eroilor station attended by President Klaus Iohannis, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, and Minister of Transport Lucian Bode.

  • The Suin and Bundang lines in Seoul have been connected with the opening of an 18·8 km link between Hanyang University at Ansan and Suwon.
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    Seoul inaugurates Suin line connection

    2020-09-15T11:46:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The Suin and Bundang lines in Seoul have been connected with the opening of an 18·8 km link between Hanyang University at Ansan and Suwon. Suwon Mayor Yeom Tae-young, Minister of Land, Infrastructure Transport Kim Hyun-mi and Gyeonggi ...

  • gb London TfL Go app
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    Transport for London closes Twitter accounts

    2020-09-14T11:05:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has started to consolidate its Twitter communications at its main account, and close the separate accounts it operates for London’s various transport modes and individual lines.

  • Cairo Metro Line 3 is currently 22·9 km long with 19 stations (Photo: Alstom).
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    RATP Dev aims to make Cairo Line 3 ‘a world reference’

    2020-09-03T13:17:00Z

    EGYPT: The government’s National Authority for Tunnels has awarded RATP Dev a €1·1bn contract to operate and maintain Cairo metro Line 3 for 15 years and commission future extensions. Opened in phases from 2012, the east–west Line 3 is currently 22·9 km long with 19 stations. ...

  • The first section of the Halqa Line runs for 11 km on an elevated alignment from Dostlik-2 to Qoylik.
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    First phase of Toshkent’s circular metro line opens

    2020-09-01T13:04:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: The first stage of a planned orbital metro line and an extension to an existing route have opened in Toshkent. On August 29, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev inaugurated the 2·9 km, two-station northern extension of the Yunusobod Line from Shahriston to Yunusobod ...

  • bg Sofia Metro Line M3 (7)
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    ‘Most beautiful and cheapest’ metro line opens in Sofia

    2020-08-26T13:48:00Z

    BULGARIA: The first phase of Sofia Metro Line M3 opened on August 26, running 7·8 km east–west from Hadzhi Dimitar on Bulevard Vladimir Vazov to Krasno Selo with eight stations. ‘Our metro is the most beautiful and cheapest in Europe’, said Prime ...

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    Shijiazhuang Metro Line 2 opens

    2020-08-26T10:03:00Z

    CHINA: Shijiazhuang Metro Line 2 opened on August 26, the last of three lines to be built under the city’s metro development plan for 2012-20. Line 2 runs 15·5 km from Xigucheng in the north to Jiahua in the south with 15 stations including interchanges with ...

  • Moscow trolleybus (Photo: Vladimir Waldin)
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    Moscow ends trolleybus operation

    2020-08-25T14:47:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow’s last six trolleybus services have ended, with five routes switching to diesel operation on August 25 and one route to battery buses. The city’s first trolleybus ran in November 1933, with the system reaching 80 routes totalling 1 300 km operated by 1 700 ...

  • cn Shenzhen metro
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    Shenzhen opens two metro lines in one day

    2020-08-18T13:27:00Z

    CHINA: A further two metro lines in Shenzhen opened on August 18, expanding the network by 78 km to 373 km and adding 51 stations. The 49 km Line 6, also known as the Guangming Line, is a partly underground 100 km/h commuter line. Running from ...

  • Berlin S-Bahn (Photo: DB AG/Hans-Joachim Krumnow).
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    Berlin S-Bahn tenders invited

    2020-08-13T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg has launched the competitive tendering process for the remaining two portions of the 331 route-km Berlin S-Bahn network, covering the North-South and east-west Stadtbahn service groups.

  • kr Seoul metro Line 5 extension opening
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    Seoul Metro Line 5 extension opens

    2020-08-10T11:15:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: An eastern extension of Seoul Metro Line 5 was opened for revenue service on August 8, following an inauguration ceremony the previous day.