All Metro articles – Page 4

  • The Knowledge City Line forms the first section of Guangzhou metro Line 14.
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    250 km/h ‘high speed metro’ in Guangzhou urban rail plan

    2020-01-17T14:01:00Z

    CHINA: The Guangzhou municipal government has approved a 15-year plan to increase public transport’s market share to 80% through the development of a comprehensive urban rail network based on three metro, ‘express metro’ and ‘high speed metro’ networks. The journey time between the major cities ...

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    EBRD finances Izmir metro civil works

    2020-01-16T13:00:00Z

    TURKEY: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is to provide Izmir Metropolitan Municipality with a loan to finance the €754·5m construction of civil works for the planned Üçyol – Buca driverless metro line serving the southeast of the city.

  • BART board approves CBTC, connectivity and security programmes
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    BART board approves CBTC, connectivity and security programmes

    2020-01-10T14:04:00Z

    USA: The award of a $798m contract for Hitachi Rail STS USA to roll out communications-based train control on the San Francisco Bay Area’s BART metro network was approved by the operator’s board on January 9, along with projects to improve passenger connectivity and deploy security staff. ...

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    Monterrey expands metro fleet

    2020-01-09T07:00:00Z

    MEXICO: The state of Nuevo León has awarded CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co a contract to supply 26 articulated light metro trainsets to Monterrey. The contract was finalised in December and deliveries are scheduled for 2021. The trainsets will be used on Metrorrey lines 1 and ...

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    Bangkok Blue Line loop completed

    2020-01-07T10:34:00Z

    THAILAND: Trial operation has started on a further section of Bangkok’s Blue Line, completing the western side of the circular metro route around the city centre.

  • Hamburg metro line U5 station impression
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    Hamburg automated metro financing agreed

    2020-01-07T07:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Confirmation of a grant to finance construction of the first driverless metro line in Hamburg has been formally handed over to operator Hamburger Hochbahn by the city’s government. Subject to the completion of planning procedures, construction of line U5 is expected ...

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    Shibuya station shift sorted

    2020-01-06T09:11:00Z

    JAPAN: Tokyo Metro’s Ginza Line services began using a new station at Shibuya on January 3, following the successful completion of a six-day blockade to realign the tracks and connect up the new platforms.

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    AirTrain JFK peoplemover contract renewed

    2020-01-06T06:00:00Z

    USA: Port Authority of New York New Jersey has renewed Bombardier Transportation’s contract to operate and maintain the AirTrain JFK peoplemover at John F Kennedy International Airport. The contract announced on December 30 is worth $309m over five years. Bombardier was part of ...

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    Metro opening wave continues

    2020-01-03T13:41:00Z

    CHINA: December 28-30 saw the opening of metro and tram extensions in seven Chinese cities, as the country’s urban rail expansion programme continues unabated. The capital of Shandong province, Jinan , opened its 21·6 km north-south Line 3, liking Tantou and Longdong. This has 14 stations, ...

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    Hohhot joins Chinese metro club

    2020-01-02T16:06:00Z

    CHINA: The provincial capital of Nei Mongol became the 38th city in mainland China with a metro network when its first line opened for revenue service on December 29.

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    Chengdu metro and tram networks expand

    2020-01-02T12:41:00Z

    CHINA: The Chengdu urban rail network was increased by more than 100 km with the simultaneous opening on December 27 of five new metro and tram lines.

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    Beijing metro now the world’s longest

    2019-12-30T11:37:00Z

    CHINA: The opening of two extensions to the Beijing metro on December 28 has taken the total network length to 699·3 km with 405 stations, including 62 interchanges, overtaking Shanghai to become the world’s largest metro network.

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    Guangzhou completes metro Line 21

    2019-12-24T13:21:00Z

    CHINA: The 35·3 km second section of Guangzhou metro Line 21 was opened for revenue service on December 20, taking the total length of the city’s metro network to 513 km.

  • Xiamen Metro Line 3 train (Photo: CRRC)
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    Xiamen metro Line 3 train unveiled

    2019-12-24T06:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC has rolled out the first trainset for Xiamen metro Line 3. The manufacturer said the Type B vehicles have aluminium bodyshells and incorporate a new generation of control technology. It said the blue seats inside were inspired by ...

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    Abidjan metro package approved

    2019-12-23T13:13:00Z

    CÔTE D’IVOIRE: The government has formally approved the technical and funding proposals for construction of an elevated metro line in Abidjan, which is to be developed by a consortium of French companies.

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    Qingdao metro Line 2 extended

    2019-12-20T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: A 4·2 km extension of Qingdao metro Line 2 was opened on December 16, running west from Zhiquanlu to Taishanlu.

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    São Paulo Line 15 extended further

    2019-12-18T16:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: An extension of São Paulo metro Line 15 from Jardim Planalto to São Mateus opened to passengers on December 16. Services initially run only on weekdays between 10.00 and 15.00, with full operation due to begin in January. Test running started on November 11. The ...

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    CRRC tests first Chicago Series 7000 metro cars

    2019-12-18T12:36:00Z

    USA: A pre-series build of 10 Series 7000 metro cars for Chicago Transit Authority has started testing at the CRRC Qingdao Sifang plant in China. The vehicles are due to undergo a year-long test phase in Chicago to demonstrate their reliability before series deliveries start at the end of 2020.

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    Telent awarded Transport for London communication assets contract

    2019-12-18T06:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has awarded Telent Technology Services Ltd a new contract with an expanded scope covering the management of its wide range of communication assets. This includes public address speakers, CCTV cameras inside and on buildings, customer help points, and information displays. The ...

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    Next generation metro train completes tests in Guangzhou

    2019-12-13T07:00:00Z

    CHINA: Guangzhou Metro Group has completed two months of test running on Line 8 with a next-generation metro trainset developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang. CRRC unveiled a prototype Cetrovo metro vehicle at InnoTrans 2018, saying it was the first metro car with a carbon fibre bodyshell. ...