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  • Map of the proposed London Underground Bakerloo Line extension.
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    Transport for London consults on latest Bakerloo Line extension plans

    2019-10-14T10:31:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has begun public consultation on ‘the most detailed proposals yet’ for a southeastern extension of London Underground’s Bakerloo Line from Elephant Castle to Lewisham via Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate. Previous consultations focused on route options and station ...

  • Hiroshima Rapid Transit Co has taken delivery of the first of 11 series 7000 Automated Guideway Transit trainsets.
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    Hiroshima rubber-tyred light metro train delivered

    2019-10-11T14:44:00Z

    JAPAN: Hiroshima Rapid Transit Co has taken delivery of the first of 11 six-car rubber-tyred Automated Guideway Transit light metro trainsets which Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering is supplying to replace the existing vehicles on New Transit Line 1, known as the Astram Line. Testing and commissioning ...

  • Alstom is to supply 42 five-car Metropolis trainsets to Barcelona (Image: Alstom Design & Styling).
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    More sustainable metro trains to ‘reflect the identity of Barcelona’

    2019-10-07T13:38:00Z

    Barcelona metro car order SPAIN: Contracts for the replacement of the Barcelona metro’s oldest trains were finalised on October 7, with financing put in place and Alstom formally awarded a €268m contract to supply 42 five-car Metropolis trainsets. The renewal programme is being ...

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    Delhi Metro opens Grey Line 9

    2019-10-07T09:10:00Z

    INDIA: Line 9 of the Delhi Metro network opened for revenue service on October 4, following a formal inauguration by Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and national Minister of State for Housing Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri. Designated the Grey ...

  • A southern extension of St Petersburg metro Line 5 was inaugurated on October 3, adding three stations to the line.
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    St Petersburg metro Line 5 extended south

    2019-10-04T10:37:00Z

    RUSSIA: A southern extension of St Petersburg metro Line 5 was inaugurated on October 3, adding three stations to the line. The 6·4 km extension from Mezhdunarodnaya to Shushary has been built at a cost of 34bn roubles. Most of the extension runs in double-track cut-and-cover tunnels, with twin ...

  • jp-naha okinawa monorail extension first train Kazumiki Miura
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    Okinawa Urban Monorail extended

    2019-10-03T09:18:00Z

    Photo: Kazumiki Miura JAPAN: An extension of the Okinawa Urban Monorail serving Naha was inaugurated on September 29, with regular passenger services beginning on October 1. The 4·2 km northeastern extension from Shuri to Tedako-Uranishi adds four stations and brings the line, also known as ...

  • The 2018 edition of the Singapore International Transport Congress & Exhibition took place in early July.
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    ​Further delay to Singapore – Johor Bahru metro

    2019-10-01T09:30:00Z

    ASIA: The RTS Link international metro scheme that would link Singapore with Malaysia has been put on hold for a further month. In May the two countries announced that development work had been put on hold until September 30 at Malaysia’s request, and Malaysia has now ...

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    More Chinese metros expand

    2019-10-01T09:04:00Z

    CHINA: Several cities expanded their metro networks on September 28 as multiple extensions were inaugurated across the country. Ningbo Line 3 was extended south by 5·6 km from Gaotang Bridge to Minghui Road, adding three stations. Most of the route is elevated, with 780 m ...

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    Rotterdam metro reaches Hoek van Holland

    2019-09-30T14:55:00Z

    Photo: Kees Torn RET has purchased 22 HSG3 trainsets to operate the extended metro lines. NETHERLANDS: September 30 saw the start of revenue services on the Schiedam Niewland – Hoek van Holland line following conversion of the former railway line to metro operation. The line ...

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    Xi’an urban rail network expands

    2019-09-30T14:26:00Z

    CHINA: The Xi’an Airport Intercity Line opened to passengers at 12.30 on September 29. The 29·3 km route connects Beikezhan with Airport West, which serves terminals 1, 2 and 3. Most of the route is elevated, with a total of 8·5 km at both ends of ...

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    København inaugurates Cityringen M3

    2019-09-30T12:41:00Z

    DENMARK: The capital’s third automated metro line M3 was formally inaugurated by Queen Margrethe on September 29, with a formal ceremony at Radhusetplads and public celebrations at Kongens Nytorv, followed by free rides for the rest of the day. Branded as Cityringen, the 15·5 km orbital ...

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    Xuzhou metro inaugurated

    2019-09-30T10:41:00Z

    CHINA: The first metro line in Xuzhou opened on September 28. This gives Jiangsu province five metro networks, surpassing Guangdong’s four, to make it the province with the most. The east-west Line 1 links Xuzhou Dong Railway Station with Luwo, serving 18 stations. Most of the ...

  • kr-Gimpo Gold Line trains
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    Driverless metro to Gimpo airport inaugurated

    2019-09-30T09:26:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The Gimpo Gold Line in northwestern Seoul opened on September 28. The 23·7 km driverless metro line runs north-south from the Yangchon district to Gimpo International Airport. There are 10 stations, including an interchange at the airport with metro lines 5 and 9, as ...

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    Warszawa metro loan agreement signed

    2019-09-27T12:42:00Z

    POLAND: The city of Warszawa signed a loan agreement with the European Investment Bank on September 26 covering extensions of metro Line 2. The 1·5bn złoty loan is to be put towards extensions at both ends of the east-west line. A 9·3 km western extension is ...

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    Atlanta consults on draft Regional Transit Plan

    2019-09-27T09:11:00Z

    USA: Commuter rail, metro and light rail projects form the centrepiece of proposals to improve public transport in the 13-county greater Atlanta metropolitan region. Established last year, the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority has been mandated to develop a ‘seamless’ regional transport network, bringing together and augmenting ...

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    Beijing Daxing airport opens with high speed rail and metro links

    2019-09-27T07:00:00Z

    CHINA: Two rail links to Beijing’s second international airport were opened for revenue services on September 26, the same day that commercial passenger flights began using Beijing Daxing Airport. This followed official inauguration of the airport by President Xi Jinping the previous day. ...

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    Toshkent Metro receives new trains

    2019-09-20T09:26:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Transmashholding subsidiary Metrowagonmash handed over five metro trainsets to Toshkent Metro on September 19. MWM’s contract signed in October 2018 includes spare parts and staff training. The order is being partly financed through a loan from Russian development bank VEB.RF and the National Bank of ...

  • cn-Zhengzhou metro line 14 opening
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    Zhengzhou welcomes its next metro line

    2019-09-19T13:32:00Z

    CHINA: Zhengzhou metro Line 14 partly opened on September 19. Services operate between 06.00 and 22.00, serving three of the six stations. Services currently operate on a 3·2 km section between Olympic Sports Centre and Tielu, where interchange is provided with Line 1. One intermediate station ...

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    New York MTA proposes ‘largest ever’ capital plan

    2019-09-17T13:22:00Z

    Photo: Gregory Grice USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced its 2020-24 Capital Plan on September 16. The proposed $51·5bn investment is 70% more than the current five-year plan, making it the largest capital plan in MTA history, according to the authority. The investment is ...

  • pl-warszawa metro line 2 eastern extension opening
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    Warszawa metro extension inaugurated

    2019-09-16T11:27:00Z

    POLAND: An eastern extension of Warszawa metro Line 2 was inaugurated on September 15, with a day of free travel on the entire line. The 3·1 km extension from Dworzec Wileński to Trocka serves intermediate stations at Szwedzka and Targówek Mieszkaniowy. The stations were built using ...