Cape Town Northern Line service resumed

Metrorail Western Cape restarted a limited suburban service on the Bellville – Eerste River section of Cape Town’s Northern Line on January 16. Operations were suspended when the coronavirus lockdown started in March 2020, and as with several other routes across South Africa the infrastructure had been heavily damaged.

A cost:benefit analysis is to be commissioned for a proposed 8 km extension of U-Bahn Line U7 to Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey has announced. Preliminary estimates put the cost at €811m to €890m, and the city hopes to secure a federal contribution of 90% rather than the usual 75% because of the national importance of the project.


Lesnoy Gorodok station on Moskva Central Diameter suburban Line 4 reopened following modernisation on January 31.

Teltronic is to provide RTP-800 onboard radios with 4G and TETRA for Mexico City metro Line 1 trains, supporting voice and data communications including CCTV.

The National Economic & Development Authority Board has approved an increase in the cost of the upgrade of Manila metro line MRT 3 from 21·9bn pesos to 29·6bn pesos which is to be financed through official development assistance loans.

Houston light rail operator Metro’s President & CEO Tom Lambert is to retire at the end of the year.

Thomas Kopp has been appointed Managing Director of Transdev Rhein-Ruhr with effect from March 1.