Metro news – Page 6

  • Seoul M7 groundbreaking ceremony
    Metro Report International

    Construction of Seoul Line 7 extension begins


    SOUTH KOREA: Construction is underway on a long-planned extension of Seoul Metro Line 7 from Seoknam to Cheongna International City. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on March 23 at Cheongna Lake Park. The 11 km extension will add seven stations, including the terminus at Cheongna International ...

  • Tunnel boring machine ‘Mireille’ broke through into the station to be greeted by the mayors of Clichy-sous-Bois and Montfermeil
    Metro Report International

    ‘Mireille’ breaks through on Paris Line 16


    FRANCE: Celebrations at the site of the future Clichy-Montfermeil station on March 29 marked a milestone in the construction of automated metro Line 16 as part of the Grand Paris Express project. After boring 2·2 km from the Bel-Air worksite in Chelles, tunnel boring machine ‘Mireille’ ...

  • Construction of the Ontario Line metro in Toronto was officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony at the future Exhibition Place station site
    Metro Report International

    Work starts on Toronto’s Ontario Line


    CANADA: Construction of the Ontario Line metro in Toronto was officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony at the future Exhibition Place station site on March 27. Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford, and Transport Minister Caroline Mulroney were joined for the celebrations by Federal Minister of Transport Omar ...

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    Metro Report International

    Yokohama unveils Series 4000 metro trains


    JAPAN: The first of eight Series 4000 trains being supplied to operate on the Yokohama Municipal Subway’s Blue Line was unveiled at Kaminagaya depot on March 30.

  • Manila Sustina EMU
    Metro Report International

    Manila commuter trains ordered


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Sumitomo Corp and Japan Transport Engineering Co a ¥72·5bn contract to supply 38 eight-car Sustina trainsets by 2028 for the next phase of Manila’s North-South Commuter Railway.

  • kr-Seoul metro Line 4 extended (2)
    Metro Report International

    Seoul Line 4 reaches Jinjeop


    SOUTH KOREA: An extension of Seoul Metro Line 4 northeast from Danggogae to Jinjeop opened on March 19.

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    Metro Report International

    Riyadh metro connectivity contract


    SAUDI ARABIA: Czech company Passengera has completed its largest contract to date, covering the provision of internet connectivity and wi-fi on the Riyadh metro which is nearing completion. ‘The project includes the design of the communications infrastructure, the installation of wi-fi in several different types of ...

  • Moovit TfL crowdedness app screen
    Metro Report International

    App shows London Underground station usage in near real time


    UK: Intel’s Mobility-as-a-Service technology business is using open data feeds from Transport for London to tell Moovit app users how busy London Underground stations are, enabling them to opt to travel at quieter times. Users can view the displayed ‘busyness’ data in Moovit’s Station Details screen, ...

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    Metro Report International

    Metro Manila Subway rail systems contract awarded


    PHILIPPINES: MRT9 Metro Manila Subway lead contractor Mitsubishi Corp has awarded subcontracts to supply railway and telecoms systems worth approximately €1bn to a consortium of Colas Rail, Thales and Egis. Consortium lead Colas Rail’s share is worth €760m and covers the design and construction of a ...

  • Oslo metro Fornebu line impression
    Metro Report International

    Oslo metro train procurement begins


    NORWAY: Oslo transport operator Sporveien has called tenders for the supply of metro trainsets ahead of the opening of the Fornebu Line in 2027-28. An initial firm order for 20 three-car trainsets is planned, with options for up to 90 further vehicles to be supplied within ...

  • Kuala Lumpur buildings
    Metro Report International

    Kuala Lumpur orbital metro line project relaunched


    MALAYSIA: The government has approved resumption of the MRT3 project to develop an orbital metro line around Kuala Lumpur. The MRT3 or Circle Line was originally proposed in 2016, before being shelved by the previous administration in 2018. It would consist of a part elevated, part ...

  • Kyoto Municipal Subway Series 20 train
    Metro Report International

    Series 20 ready to operate Kyoto’s Karasuma Line


    JAPAN: Kyoto Municipal Subway has confirmed that the first of its Series 20 trainsets will enter service on the Karasuma Line from March 26, following the completion of testing and commissioning. The metro operator is buying nine six-car Series 20 trainsets from ...

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    Metro Report International

    MRTA lets contracts to build Bangkok Purple Line extension


    THAILAND: The Mass Rapid Transit Authority signed six construction contracts for the 23·6 km extension of Bangkok’s Purple Line at a ceremony held on March 11.

  • Tel Aviv from the air (Photo mfvgml, Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    NTA shortlists candidates to manage delivery of Tel Aviv Metro network


    ISRAEL: NTA has announced that 12 consortia have expressed interest at the pre-qualification stage for contracts to design and oversee construction of the Tel Aviv Metro, a planned €40bn three-line network totalling 150 km and 109 stations. The consortia are: Poram Shrem, Karni Engineering, Hason-Yerushalmi ...

  • Bucuresti Metrorex metro train (Photo: Toma Bacic)
    Metro Report International

    București awards Line M6 phase one contract


    ROMANIA: Metrorex has awarded Turkey’s Alsim Alarko a €242m design and build contract covering the first section of București metro Line M6. The 6 km long section will have six stations (Pajura, Expoziției, Piața Montreal, Gara Băneasa, Aeroportul Băneasa and Tokyo), and is being financed jointly ...

  • Kuala Lumpur
    Metro Report International

    Kuala Lumpur to build integrated control centre


    MALAYSIA: Kuala Lumpur urban rail operator Prasarana Malaysia Berhad has awarded Thales a contract to develop and equip an Integrated Control Centre to oversee operation of the city’s Kelana Jaya, Sri Petaling, Ampang and monorail lines. Due to be completed by April 2023, the control room ...

  • Alstom Metropolis metro train for Santiago in Chile
    Metro Report International

    Santiago Line 7 contract signed


    CHILE: Metro de Santiago has finalised a €355m contract for Alstom to supply and maintain the rolling stock and signalling for the 25·8 km automated metro Line 7 which is now expected to open in late 2027. Alstom had been named as preferred bidder for the ...

  • Alexandria (Photo: Anwar Hassan/Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Alexandria metro financing agreed


    EGYPT: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is to provide a €250m loan to co-finance the conversion of an Egyptian National Railways line in Alexandria into a high-capacity metro. The EBRD funding announced on March 7 is part of a €1·76bn package co-financed by the European ...

  • Hyderabad metro passengers (Photo: Keolis)
    Metro Report International

    Hyderabad metro operating contract extended


    INDIA: PPP concessionaire L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad has extended Keolis’ contract to operate and maintain the network for another three years. The extension to the contract was granted on March 2 and is due to begin on November 29. Hyderabad’s automated metro network, which opened in ...

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    Metro Report International

    First sections of Pune metro inaugurated


    INDIA: The first two isolated sections of the Pune metro network were opened for revenue service on March 6, following an inauguration ceremony at Garware College station attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.