Metro news – Page 5

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    Metro Report International

    Guangzhou opens Line 7 western extension


    CHINA: The western section of Guangzhou metro Line 7 was opened for revenue service on May 1, running for 13·8 km from Guangzhou South Railway Station to Meidi Dadao and serving eight stations. Construction began in 2016, and tunnel boring got underay ...

  • Fuzhou metro train (2)
    Metro Report International

    Third metro line opened in Fuzhou


    CHINA: Fuzhou metro Line 5 opened on April 29, running 22·4 km from Ancient Luozhou Town to Jingxi Houyu with 17 stations including an interchange with Line 2. Main construction began in September 2017. Services are operated at headways of 8 min ...

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    Metro Report International

    Shaoxing metro Line 1 extended


    CHINA: A 26·3 km southern extension of Shaoxing metro Line 1 from China Textile City to Fangquan with 18 stations opened on April 29, taking the line to 47·1 km and 28 stations. Shaoxing started planning a metro network in 2011, and the construction plan was ...

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    Metro Report International

    Solar panels installed at Washington metro stations


    USA: A joint venture of SunPower and Goldman Sachs Renewable Power has begun installing photovoltaic solar panels over the car parks at the Washington DC metro’s Anacostia, Southern Avenue, Cheverly and Naylor Road stations. The first site at Anacostia is expected to generate electricity equivalent to ...

  • U-Bahn operator MVG took delivery of the first of 22 C2 trainsets ordered in July 2020.
    Metro Report International

    München orders more C2 U-Bahn trains


    GERMANY: Following a European tender München municipal utility company SWM has ordered a further 18 six-car Type C2 metro trains from Siemens Mobility. They are to be supplied from the Siemens Mobility factory in Wien in 2024-25, with the bogies produced at the company’s Graz plant. ...

  • Škoda Transportation trainset for the Warszawa metro
    Metro Report International

    Warszawa metro train delivered


    POLAND: The first of 37 trainsets being built for the Warszawa metro by Škoda Transportation was delivered to the capital on April 25, ahead of dynamic testing and certification which is expected to be completed within three months. Part-funded by the EU, ...

  • Vivarail Class 230 battery multiple-unit for USA (2)
    Metro Report International

    Second ‘pop-up metro’ battery train arrives in the USA


    USA: British company Vivarail has sent a second two-car battery multiple-unit produced from former London Underground vehicles to the USA, where shareholder Railroad Development Corp will use the unit to demonstrate its ‘pop-up metro’ concept for providing ‘lower cost, lower risk, faster start’ passenger services on ...

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    Metro Report International

    Grand Paris Express Line 17 viaduct contract awarded


    FRANCE: A consortium of NGE Génie Civil, NGE Bâtiment, NGE Fondations, Cimolai and Guintoli Grands Projets has been awarded a €327·9m contract to build a 5·5 km elevated section of Grand Paris Express automated metro Line 17 between Gonesse and Tremblay-en-France, to the north of Paris. ...

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    Metro Report International

    Mitre supports Washington Metro safety development programme


    USA: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is working with specialist not for profit organisation Mitre to strengthen its safety management systems. Over the course of the three-year contract Mitre will assess Metro’s safety culture, develop a plan to improve data analytics, and deploy a confidential voluntary ...

  • Rennes metro
    Metro Report International

    Rennes rolls out EMV contactless payment on STAR transport network


    FRANCE: Conduent Transportation has implemented a contactless EMV open payment system on the STAR public transport network in Rennes, which is operated by Keolis and used by 353 000 passengers/day. More than 1 500 validators with integrated EMV contactless payment functionality have been installed on the ...

  • Parc Bit
    Metro Report International

    Palma metro extension approved


    SPAIN: Plans to extend the Palma metro 1·4 km from Universitat de les Illes Balears west to the Parc Bit science and technology area have been approved by the regional government. An invitation to tender is expected to be issued soon. The project is budgeted at ...

  • Grand Paris Express Line 18 map
    Metro Report International

    Grand Paris Express Line 18 tunnelling contract awarded


    FRANCE: A consortium of Ferrovial, Spie Batignolles Génie Civil and Spie Batignolles Valérian has been awarded a €438m contract to build a section of Grand Paris Express automated metro Line 18. The contract announced on April 11 includes boring 6·7 km of tunnel between Saint-Quentin Est ...

  • Agra
    Metro Report International

    L&T awarded Agra metro electrification contract


    INDIA: Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp has awarded Larsen & Toubro a contract to design, supply, install, test and commission the 750 V DC third rail systems including substations and power supplies for Agra metro Corridors 1 and 2. The 36-month project will be funded by ...

  • Paris Metro Line 11 Alstom MP14 rubber-tyred trainset (3)
    Metro Report International

    MP14 trainsets tested on Paris Line 11 extension


    FRANCE: Test running with new five-car MP14 rubber-tyred trainsets has started on the eastern extension of Paris metro Line 11, transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités and operator RATP announced on April 6. The new sets for Line 11 are the third batch of MP14 stock to be ...

  • Montreal metro Berri-UQAM station
    Metro Report International

    Montréal metro interlocking contract


    CANADA: Montréal transport operator STM has awarded Thales a contract to provide computer-based interlockings at a further eight metro stations. This is an extension of contract awarded in 2018 which covered signalling renewals at an initial eight stations and depots. The project aims to improve the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Agatha trainset enters service in Catania


    ITALY: The first CT1 Agatha trainset produced by Titagarh Firema for the Catania metro entered revenue service on April 1. Styled by Pininfarina, the two-car units have been branded Agatha, after the city’s locally-born patron saint who is invoked against eruptions of ...

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    Metro Report International

    Data analytics collaboration aims to improve metro reliability


    SINGAPORE: Metro operator SMRT Trains and Thales are to collaborate in the use of data analytics, artificial intelligence and other digital technologies to support maintenance and operations on the North-South and East-West lines. Thales said efficiently mining data from control, supervision and communication systems would enable ...

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    Metro Report International

    Guangzhou metro tops 600 km as 160 km/h driverless Line 22 opens


    CHINA: The first section of Guangzhou’s Line 22 has opened, with attended driverless trains operating at up to 160 km/h using Grade of Automation 3. Express metro Line 22 was approved by the Guangzhou Development & Reform Commission on September 1 2017. ...

  • Hangzhou metro (2)
    Metro Report International

    Hangzhou opens city centre metro extensions


    CHINA: Two metro extensions in Hangzhou were ceremonially opened on April 1, with revenue services starting the following day. The openings come ahead of the city hosting the 2022 Asian Games in September, and take the network to a total length of 419 km. ...

  • Mumbai Line 2 and 7 opening crowd
    Metro Report International

    Mumbai metro opening


    INDIA: The first sections of Mumbai Metro’s elevated Line 2A (Yellow) and Line 7 (Red) were inaugurated by Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on April 2, the Marathi new year. Running along Link Road and Western Express Highway, the two sections are initially being operated as a ...