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  • Kanpur metro train handover (1)
    Metro Report International

    First Kanpur metro train unveiled

    2021-09-20T15:00:00Z

    INDIA: The first trainset for the metro under construction in Kanpur was handed over to state project promoter Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp in a virtual ceremony on September 18. In July 2020 UPMRC awarded Bombardier Transportation — since acquired by Alstom — a €245m contract ...

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    Santo Domingo metro fleet to be expanded

    2021-09-06T05:00:00Z

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply eight three-car Metropolis trainsets to increase capacity on Santo Domingo Metro Line 1. The order is being financed by French development agency AFD. Line 1 serves 16 stations on a 14∙5 km north–south route, and is ...

  • Los Angeles CRRC Changchun metro car (1)
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    CRRC unveils Los Angeles metro cars

    2021-07-28T11:00:00Z

    USA: The first of the HR4000 metro cars which CRRC Changchun is building for Los Angeles have been unveiled at the manufacturer’s Springfield plant in Massachusetts. Los Angeles County MTA and CRRC Changchun signed a framework agreement in April 2017 for ...

  • Fukuoka Series 3000A train impression
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    Fukuoka Subway orders sky and mountain liveried trainsets

    2021-07-13T06:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Fukuoka City Transport Bureau has ordered four four-car Series 3000A trainsets to support an expansion of services when the Fukuoka Subway’s 12 km Nanakuma Line is extended by 1·6 km from Tenjin Minami to Hakata in 2022. Two of the 1 435 mm gauge, ...

  • Paris metro Alstom MP14 train for Line 11 cab (Photo: Alstom/Samuel Dhote)
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    Paris orders more MP14 trainsets for Line 11

    2021-07-09T09:23:00Z

    FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités has exercised an option to order a further 19 MP14 rubber-tyred trainsets from Alstom for the Paris Metro. The €132m order announced on July 8 covers 19 five-car units with driving cabs, which are intended to be used by metro operator RATP ...

  • Baku metro train (2)
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    Baku metro trains delivered

    2021-07-07T11:00:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: Transmasholding’s Metrowagonmash plant at Mytishi in Russia has delivered a further four of the 12 five-car trainsets which Baku Metropoliten ordered in October 2019 for delivery by 2023. The Type 81-765.B and 81-766.B vehicles feature a high level of sound ...

  • London Underground Piccadilly Line new Siemens Mobility train impression
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    London Underground detrainment equipment contract awarded

    2021-07-07T08:00:00Z

    UK: Siemens Mobility has selected Huntingdon-based composites specialist TRB Lightweight Structures to supply emergency evacuation equipment for the 94 Inspiro trainsets which it is to build to replace London Underground’s Piccadilly Line fleet from 2025. The evacuation doors, bridges and stairs are required to meet ...

  • Tyne & Wear Metro Stadler train interior impression (2)
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    Tyne & Wear Metro train interior design revealed

    2021-06-30T16:14:00Z

    UK: The interiors of the new Tyne Wear Metro fleet will provide an ‘open-plan and linear’ seating layout, with design changes made following feedback from passengers, staff and user groups. Stadler is to start production of the new fleet in August, with the ...

  • be-brussels-M7-launch-02DSC_0625
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    Brussels M7 metro trains launched

    2021-06-08T15:57:00Z

    BELGIUM: Brussels metro operator STIB has officially launched its M7 series trainsets into operation, with CEO Brieuc Meeûs d’Argenteuil and the capital region’s Minister of Mobility Elke van den Brandt taking invited guests for a short ride on the first unit from Erasmus station on Line 1.

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    Tokyo Metro’s Hanzomon Line trains unveiled

    2021-06-03T10:48:00Z

    JAPAN: The first of 19 Series 18000 trainsets to operate Tokyo Metro’s Hanzomon Line was unveiled at Saginuma depot in Kawasaki city on June 2.

  • Tehran metro station (Photo: Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Co)
    Metro Report International

    Iranian metro train rolled out

    2021-05-27T05:00:00Z

    IRAN: A domestically-designed metro train with 85% local content has been unveiled by President Hassan Rouhani. Development began in June 2019, when a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Vice-Presidency for Science Technology, Tehran Urban Suburban Railway Co and the ...

  • Shenzhen_line_20_01
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    Shenzhen driverless metro train unveiled

    2021-05-24T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Changchun has rolled out the first of the nine Type A trainsets for GoA4 unattended automatic operation on the future Shenzhen metro Line 20. Six of the eight aluminium-bodied cars in each trainset are powered, giving a maximum speed ...

  • Stadler is to supply metro rolling stock to Atlanta from its factory in Salt Lake City.
    Metro Report International

    Atlanta metro car braking systems ordered

    2021-04-27T05:00:00Z

    USA: Knorr-Bremse’s local subsidiary has been awarded a contract ‘in the lower double-digit million euro range’ to supply braking systems for the metro cars which Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has ordered from Stadler. The $600m rolling stock contract awarded to Stadler in early 2019 ...

  • us Chicago metro train Series 7000
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    Chicago’s first Series 7000 metro cars enter passenger service

    2021-04-22T11:23:00Z

    USA: Chicago Transit Authority has begun testing its 10 prototype Series 7000 metro cars in revenue service on the Blue Line between Forest Park and O’Hare International Airport. Out-of-service testing began last year to evaluate the vehicles’ performance in a wide range of weather and ...

  • uz Toshkent metro train (Photo Vladimir Waldin)
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    Toshkent metro orders more trains

    2021-04-12T05:00:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Toshkent has ordered a further 10 Transmashholding metro trainsets, financed with a 12-year €30·4m loan agreement which was signed with VEB.RF Corp at the Innoprom trade fair on April 5. Spare parts and accessories will be financed under a separate loan agreement with Roseximbank. ...

  • Mumbai Metro Line 4 construction
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    Mumbai Metro Line 4 trainsets ordered

    2021-03-30T08:48:00Z

    INDIA: Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has formally awarded Alstom a contract to supply 234 metro cars for the future Line 4 and the Line 4A extension. The contract announced on March 30 is worth Rs18·54bn, including staff training. It has been awarded to Alstom ...

  • Shijiazhuang Metro Line 3 CRRC train
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    Shijiazhuang metro Line 3 trains delivered

    2021-03-23T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC has completed delivery of 27 locally-built Type A trainsets for Shijiazhuang metro Line 3. The trainsets have four motor cars and two trailer cars, with a maximum operating speed of 80 km/h and a capacity of 2 520 passengers. The air-conditioning is designed ...

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    Hitachi Rail awarded Washington metro car contract

    2021-03-17T16:34:00Z

    USA: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has awarded Hitachi Rail a contract to supply the next generation of trains for the federal capital’s 165 km, six-route metro network.

  • Berlin Stadler U-Bahn trains impression
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    Knorr-Bremse to supply Berlin U-Bahn rolling stock subsystems

    2021-03-08T11:10:00Z

    GERMANY: Knorr-Bremse is to supply Stadler with braking, door and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems for the 606 J/JK series metro cars ordered by Berlin transport operator BVG. The order announced on March 4 is the first for metro doors and HVAC which Knorr-Bremse has ...

  • in Mumbai Metro BEML trainset
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    Mumbai metro train ready for testing

    2021-03-05T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Test running is scheduled to begin this month with the first of 96 six-car metro trainsets which BEML’s Bengaluru plant is supplying for Mumbai lines 2A and 7. Line 2A will run 18·5 km from Dahisar East to DN Nagar, serving 16 stations, while ...