Operations & services

  • Extensions have opened at each of Harbin’s orbital metro Line 3.
    Metro Report International

    Harbin’s circular metro line extended

    2021-11-29T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Extensions have opened at each end of Harbin’s orbital metro Line 3. The eastern extension runs from Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University to Taipingqiao, with 15 stations, while the western extension runs from Harbin Xi railway station to Sports ...

  • Automated operation of Delhi Metro’s 59 km Pink Line between Majlis Park and Shiv Vihar was launched on November 25.
    Metro Report International

    Delhi Metro’s Pink Line goes automatic

    2021-11-26T12:07:00Z

    INDIA: Automated operation of Delhi Metro’s 59 km Pink Line between Majlis Park and Shiv Vihar was launched on November 25. A train operator will initially be retained onboard ‘to instil a sense of confidence and assistance’, Delhi Metro Rail Corp said. Delhi’s first driverless line ...

  • London Crossrail Elizabeth Line train door
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    Trial operation begins on London’s Crossrail

    2021-11-23T11:59:00Z

    UK: Trial operations have finally begun on the central section of London’s Crossrail project, ahead of the launch of Elizabeth Line services between Paddington and Abbey Wood in ‘the first half of 2022’. Trial running started on November 20, and will include more than 150 operating ...

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    Metro Report International

    San Diego opens Mid-Coast light rail extension

    2021-11-22T17:30:00Z

    USA: The Mid-Coast Extension of San Diego’s light rail network was opened for revenue service on November 21, when the San Diego Association of Governments hosted celebrations at the University of California San Diego Central Campus in La Jolla. The 17·7 km ...

  • Singapore Downtown Line (3)
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    Downtown Line to switch to risk-sharing contract

    2021-11-18T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority and operator SBS Transit have reached agreement for the Downtown Line to transition to the second version of LTA’s New Rail Financing Framework from January 1 2022. In 2011 DTL became the first line to use the original NRFF, whereby the operator ...

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    Metro Report International

    Education City Yellow Line opened

    2021-11-17T10:00:00Z

    QATAR: Services have started running on the Yellow Line of the Education City light rail network, providing connections between Education City Stadium and the Qatar Metro Green Line at Al Shaqab.

  • A 2·7 km extension of the Berlin tram network from Karl-Ziegler-Straße to Schöneweide S-Bahn station with five stops opened on October 31 (Photo: BVG)
    Metro Report International

    Berlin tram extension opens

    2021-11-09T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A 2·7 km extension of the Berlin tram network from Karl-Ziegler-Straße to Schöneweide S-Bahn station with five stops opened on October 31. Construction began in May 2020 and cost €40m, with Strabag as main contractor. The extension forms the second stage of the Adlershof – ...

  • Hanoi metro Line 2A
    Metro Report International

    First metro line opened in Hanoi

    2021-11-08T11:29:00Z

    VIETNAM: Hanoi’s first metro line was opened by Deputy Prime Minister for Industry & Economy Lê Văn Thành and Minister of Transport Nguyễn Văn Thể with a ceremony at Cát Linh on November 6. The elevated Line 2A runs 13·1 km from Cát Linh southwest to ...

  • Wuhu’s first driverless straddle-beam monorail line opened on November 3, running 30·5 km north–south from Baoshun Road via Jiuziguangchang to Baimashan with 25 stations.
    Metro Report International

    Wuhu driverless monorail line opens

    2021-11-04T11:27:00Z

    CHINA: Wuhu’s first driverless straddle-beam monorail line opened on November 3, running 30·5 km north–south from Baoshun Road via Jiuziguangchang to Baimashan with 25 stations. The National Development & Reform Commission approved the Wuhu Urban Rail Transit Phase 1 construction plan for 2016-20 in ...

  • Paris tram T10
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    RATP awarded Paris tramway T10 contract

    2021-11-02T09:40:00Z

    FRANCE: RATP Dev has been awarded an eight-year contract to operate the future tram Route T10 and eight nearby bus services in the southwestern suburbs of Paris. This is the second package of services to be competitively tendered by transport regional authority Île-de-France Mobilités. The 8·2 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Antalya light rail extension opened

    2021-10-26T09:13:00Z

    TURKEY: Antalya Metropolitan Municipality opened the third stage of AntiRay light rail route T3 on October 25, offering a week of free travel before the start of revenue operations at the end of the month. The 24 km line links Varsak in the north of the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Concession envisaged to develop Belo Horizonte metro network

    2021-10-25T10:53:00Z

    BRAZIL: President Jair Bolsonaro has announced that operation and development of the urban rail network in Belo Horizonte is to be taken forward under a concession model.

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    Metro Report International

    Constantine tram extension completed

    2021-10-04T13:09:00Z

    ALGERIA: The 3·4 km final section of Constantine’s southern tramway extension from Chahid Kadri Brahim to Université Abdelhamid-Mehri was inaugurated by Prime Minister & Finance Minister Aimene Benabderrahmane on September 29.

  • Grand Paris train impression
    Metro Report International

    Grand Paris Express appoints shadow operator

    2021-09-28T15:36:00Z

    FRANCE: Following an international tender, Société du Grand Paris and transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités have appointed a consortium of Transamo, Transdev and Strides International as shadow operator for the capital’s driverless metro network. The contract covers lines 15, 16, 17 and 18, which are scheduled to ...

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    Metro Report International

    Guangzhou opens first express metro line

    2021-09-28T11:37:00Z

    CHINA: Guangzhou’s first express metro line was opened on September 28, with trains operating at up to 160 km/h. The 58·3 km Line 18 runs from a southern terminus at Wanqingsha in the rapidly developing Nansha port district to Xiancun on the east side of the ...

  • Hangzhou metro Line 7 train
    Metro Report International

    Two metro extensions open in Hangzhou

    2021-09-21T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Hangzhou Metro opened extensions of lines 7 and 9 on September 17. Line 7 has been extended under the River Qiantang from Olympic Sports Centre to Citizen Centre. Line 9 was extended 6 km north from Linping to Long’an, adding four stations. ...

  • Harbin metro Line 2 (1)
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    Harbin metro Line 2 opens

    2021-09-20T09:58:00Z

    CHINA: The 28·7 km first phase of Harbin metro Line 2 opened on September 19.

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    Metro Report International

    Warszawa tram network extended to Winnica

    2021-09-13T15:41:00Z

    POLAND: Tramwaje Warszawskie has started revenue operation on a 1·3 km extension of tram routes 2 and 17 from Nowodwory to Winnica in the north of the city.

  • Dubai driverless metro1_RTA
    Metro Report International

    Keolis-MHI takes over Dubai metro and tram operations

    2021-09-08T15:16:00Z

    UAE: ‘This is an exciting day for us’, Keolis Group’s International CEO Bernard Tabary told Metro Report International when a Keolis-MHI joint venture took over the operation and maintenance of Dubai’s driverless metro and tram networks on September 8.

  • Charlotte Gold Line streetcar (Photo Siemens)
    Metro Report International

    Charlotte’s modernised and extended Gold Line reopens

    2021-08-31T12:00:00Z

    USA: Charlotte’s CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar reopened on August 30, following a project to modernise the line and extend it at each end to connect the historic West End to the Elizabeth neighbourhood via Uptown. Trams run every every 20 min from 05.00 to 02.00 seven ...