All Metro articles – Page 2

  • 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)
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    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
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    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 ...

  • Catania_Agatha_01
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    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 ...

  • Thales SMRT
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    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 ...

  • Guangzhou_line_22_02
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    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
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    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 ...

  • Seoul M7 groundbreaking ceremony
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    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 ...

  • jp-Yokohama-Series4000-1-KMiura
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    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.

  • 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.

  • tn_sa-riyadh_metro_test_running_3_01.jpg
    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, ...

  • ph Manila Makati
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    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 ...

  • Kuala Lumpur buildings
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    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 ...

  • th-bangkok-blue-line-extra-trains2-siemens
    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 ...