China: Guangzhou Metro Corp General Manger Lu Guanglin has applied for authority to build the city’s third and fourth lines over the next 10 years, bringing the network to 129·4 km. The 23·3 km Line 2 is due to open in 2003.

France: Marseille has approved an urban transport plan envisaging a Fr22bn investment between 2000-15, of which 60% will go on metro and light rail.

Germany: Kiepe Elektrik is to provide equipment for four additional K4000 low-floor trams ordered by K