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    Metro Report International

    Paris extends Line 14 north to St-Ouen


    FRANCE: Transport Authority Île de France Mobilités and operator RATP officially inaugurated the northern extension of driverless metro Line 14 on December 14.

  • Lund tram
    Metro Report International

    Lund tramway opens up the ‘Science Road’


    SWEDEN: Lund became Sweden’s fourth city to have a modern tram network on December 13, with the opening of a 5·5 km double-track line connecting the Central station to university facilities and the European Spallation Source. The line is operated under contract by Norwegian transport group ...

  • Berlin U5 opening
    Metro Report International

    Berlin U5 link unites east and west


    GERMANY: A 2·2 km extension of Berlin metro Line U5 west from Alexanderplatz to Brandenburger Tor opened on December 4, and U5 absorbed the formerly-isolated U55 with trains now running through from Hauptbahnhof  to U5’s eastern terminus at Hönow.

  • Amtrak has beaten four other bidders to win the next contract to operate Southern California Regional Rail Authority’s Metrolink commuter services.

    Metrolink operating contract awarded


    USA: National passenger operator Amtrak has beaten four other bidders to win the next contract to operate Southern California Regional Rail Authority’s Metrolink commuter services. Serving the greater Los Angeles region, Metrolink is the USA’s third largest commuter rail network, totalling 650 route-km. Before the pandemic ...

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    Metro Report International

    Xuzhou enters the ‘multi-line’ era as metro Line 2 opens


    CHINA: The second metro line in Xuzhou was formally opened for revenue service on November 28, with a ceremony at City Administration Centre station which will be the future interchange between lines 2 and 6.

  • cn Guangzhou metro Line 8 station
    Metro Report International

    Guangzhou metro Line 8 extended north to Baiyun


    CHINA: Guangzhou Metro Corp opened an extension of Line 8 from Cultural Park on the west side of the city centre to Jiaoxin in Baiyun District to the north on November 26, adding 16·3 km and 11 stations. Two further stations on the new section ...

  • cn Nanning metro train (2)
    Metro Report International

    Two openings expand Nanning metro


    CHINA: Nanning metro Line 4 running 20·7 km east-west from Lengtangcun to Hongyun Lu with 16 stations opened on November 23, along with a 6·3 km, five-station extension of Line 2 southeast from Yudong to Tanze. Construction of the first phase of ...

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    Metro Report International

    Marconi Express monorail opens in Bologna


    ITALY: A 5∙1 km monorail linking Bologna’s Marconi Airport with the city’s main line station opened for revenue service on November 18.

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    Metro Report International

    Minsk’s third metro line opens


    BELARUS: The third metro line in Minsk was officially inaugurated with a ceremony at Kaval’skaya Slabada station on November 6. Passenger services were due to start at 12.30 the following day. The opening had originally been scheduled for August 9, but was ...

  • cn Shenzhen metro (4)
    Metro Report International

    Multiple metro openings in Shenzhen


    CHINA: A number of metro extensions in Shenzhen opened on October 28, adding 28·7 km and 18 stations to take the network to a total of 411 km with 283 stations. Line 2 was extended 3·9 km east from Xinxiu to Liantang, adding three stations. ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bochum – Witten tramway rerouted


    GERMANY: Bochum-Gelsenkirchener Straßenbahnen has opened a new tram route from Landengreer Markt south to Papenholz.

  • cn Wuxi metro Line 3 (1)
    Metro Report International

    Third metro line opened in Wuxi


    CHINA: The first phase of Wuxi’s third metro line opened on October 28, running 28·5 km from Sumiao in the west of the city to Sunan Shuofang International Airport in the southeast. Under construction since March 2016, Line 3 has 21 stations, including two interchanges with ...

  • tr Istanbul metro M7 opening (2)
    Metro Report International

    Istanbul driverless metro line M7 opens


    TURKEY: Metro Istanbul launched passenger services on the first stage of line M7 on October 28. This is the first driverless metro line to open on the European side of the city . Running from Mecidiyeköy to Mahmutbey, the first phase of ...

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    Metro Report International

    Lahore joins the metro club


    PAKISTAN: The country’s first modern metro was opened on October 25, when the Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar inaugurated Lahore’s Orange Line.

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    Metro Report International

    Nürnberg metro extension opens


    GERMANY: ‘The southwestern area of the city is now a little closer to the centre’, said Mayor Marcus König during the opening of a 1·1 km extension of Nürnberg metro line U3 from Gustav-Adolf-Straße to Großreuth bei Schweinau on October 15. Construction of the underground extension ...

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    Urban In Depth

    Building back better


    Public transport operators around the world face a massive challenge in the years ahead, as countries and cities seek to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic that has swept around the globe during 2020.

  • cn Ningbo Line 3 extension (2)
    Metro Report International

    Ningbo Line 3 suburban extension opens


    CHINA:·The second phase of the Yinfeng Line elevated suburban route, which forms a southern extension of Ningbo metro Line 3, was opened by the city’s Mayor Qiu Dongyao on September 27. Line 3 has been developed in three phases, with the first ...

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    Metro Report International

    Jaipur metro Pink Line completed


    INDIA: A two-station extension of the Jaipur metro Pink Line was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot via video link on September 23, the day that the metro reopened after a five-month suspension of services because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Built under Phase ...

  • Kunming metro Line 4
    Metro Report International

    Kunming opens metro Line 4


    CHINA: The 43·4 km Kunming metro Line 4 opened on September 23, along with a 7·3 km extension of the existing Line 6. Line 4 is the first in the Yunnan provincial capital to be built under a PPP agreement, with construction ...

  • us Denver N Line opening (7)
    Metro Report International

    Denver opens North Metro Rail


    USA: Denver’s Regional Transportation District formally inaugurated the first phase of its North Metro Rail commuter service to Thornton on September 21, with a ceremony attended by RTD General Manager CEO Paul Ballard, Chair Angie Rivera-Malpiede and local authority representatives. ...