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  • 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)
    Metro Report International

    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.

  • pl-Warszawa-Winnica-tram-terminus-210904-VW
    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 ...

  • Singapore TEL2 Springleaf station
    Metro Report International

    Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 inaugurated

    2021-08-27T13:35:00Z

    SINGAPORE: An official inauguration ceremony for the 12 km Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 was held on August 27, ahead of the start of passenger services the following day. The TEL is intended to enhance connectivity between the northern, central and eastern parts of Singapore, and ...

  • Foshan_01
    Metro Report International

    Nanhai tram line opens in Foshan

    2021-08-24T14:00:00Z

    CHINA: A tramway in the Nanhai district of Foshan opened on August 18. The line runs 9·5 km from Sanshanxinchengbei to Leigang with 3·7 km underground and 5·6 km elevated. Leigang provides an interchange with the Guangfo interurban metro line between Guangzhou and Foshan. CRRC Sifang ...

  • de-astrid-autonomous-tram-depot-siemens
    Metro Report International

    AStriD demonstrates autonomous tram in Potsdam depot

    2021-08-23T10:47:00Z

    GERMANY: ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam and Siemens Mobility have successfully demonstrated the operation of an autonomous tram as part of the Autonomous Tram in Depot project. Backed by the federal Ministry of Transport & Digital Infrastructure’s mFUND innovation initiative, the AStriD project is working to develop a fully ...

  • Sao Paulo Line 9 station
    Metro Report International

    São Paulo Line 9 extended

    2021-08-17T12:07:00Z

    BRAZIL: A one-station extension of São Paulo suburban Line 9 Esmeralda from Grajaú to Mendes-Vila Natal has been inaugurated by state Governor João Doria. Operator CPTM will initially provide a limited service until the full timetable is introduced in December. As part ...

  • Tampere trams
    Metro Report International

    Tampere opens its tramway as an investment in cleaner everyday life

    2021-08-09T09:52:00Z

    FINLAND: Full commercial services on the first phase of the Tampereen Ratikka light rail line in Tampere began running on August 9, following celebratory events the previous day. The start of revenue operation follows a period of test running which saw pre-booked passengers able to ...

  • Delhi Metro Pink Line inauguration
    Metro Report International

    Delhi Metro’s missing link opens

    2021-08-06T15:37:00Z

    INDIA: A 1·5 km section of the Delhi Metro’s Pink Line between Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 and Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake opened on August 6, connecting what were previously two separate sections of the line to create a single 59 km route from Majlis Park to Shiv ...

  • cn-zhengzhou-station-flood-train
    Metro Report International

    12 confirmed dead in Zhengzhou metro flood

    2021-07-21T12:08:00Z

    CHINA: Officials in Zhengzhou have confirmed that 12 passengers died and another five were seriously injured after parts of the city’s metro network were flooded on July 20. In what has been described as a ‘once in 1 000 years event’, the Henan ...

  • Shaoxing metro (3)
    Metro Report International

    Shaoxing opens first line of planned 208 km metro network

    2021-07-13T13:16:00Z

    CHINA: The first metro line in Shaoxing has opened, running 20·3 km from Guniangqiao and China Textile City. The project was originally known as known as the Hangzhou – Shaoxing Ineter-city railway, and is now branded as metro Line 1. ...

  • Xuzhou metro Line 3 opening
    Metro Report International

    Xuzhou opens north-south metro line

    2021-07-09T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Xuzhou metro’s 18·1 km north-south Line 3 opened on June 28, linking Xiadian and Gaoxinqunan with 16 underground stations. Services run every 7 to 8½ min, with an end-to-end journey time of 34 min. The infrastructure has been built for six-car trains, although ...

  • Suzhou_01
    Metro Report International

    Automated metro opens in Suzhou

    2021-07-08T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The fully automated Line 5 of the Suzhou Rail Transit network opened on June 29, running 44·1 km from Taihu Xiangshan to Yangchenghu Nan and serving 34 stations. Under construction since June 2016, the line is almost entirely underground, except for a 600 m ...

  • Changzhou_01
    Metro Report International

    Changzhou’s second metro line inaugurated

    2021-07-06T13:31:00Z

    CHINA: The second metro line in Changzhou was opened for revenue service on June 28, running for 19·8 km from Qingfeng Park to Wuyilu via an interchange station Line 1 at Cultural Palace station. Construction of Line 2 began in February 2017, and the trainsets ...

  • Hangzhou Metro Line 8 officials
    Metro Report International

    Hangzhou Line 8 includes 2·8 km under-river tunnel

    2021-07-06T11:06:00Z

    CHINA: Hangzhou metro Line 8 was opened for revenue service on June 28, serving the Qiantang New Area to the northeast of the city. The 17·2 km east-west route serves eight stations. It starts from an interchange with the airport branch of Line 1 at ...

  • hk-tuen-ma-phase-2-opening-4
    Metro Report International

    Hong Kong completes its longest metro line

    2021-06-28T13:51:00Z

    CHINA: Revenue services began operating on the Kai Tak – Hung Hom section of Hong Kong’s Tuen Ma Line through east Kowloon on June 27, completing the east-west corridor across the New Territories. The Tuen Ma Line is now the longest within Hong Kong, running ...

  • Xiamen_04
    Metro Report International

    Xiamen metro line opens with 4 km undersea tunnel

    2021-06-25T13:38:00Z

    CHINA: Xiamen metro Line 3 opened on June 25, running 26·5 km from the city’s main railway station to Caicuo and including a 4 km undersea section. The route is entirely in tunnel except for the elevated terminus at Caicuo, and ...

  • be-brussels-M7-launch-02DSC_0625
    Metro Report International

    Brussels M7 metro trains launched

    2021-06-08T15:57:00Z

    BELGIUM: Brussels metro operator STIB has officially launched its M7 series trainsets into operation, with CEO Brieuc Meeûs d’Argenteuil and the capital region’s Minister of Mobility Elke van den Brandt taking invited guests for a short ride on the first unit from Erasmus station on Line 1.