Four lines open as Guangzhou metro expands

29 Dec 2017

CHINA: Three new metro lines and another extension were opened in Guangzhou on December 28, adding 83·8 km and taking the total network length to 390·6 km. Having opened its first line in 1997, the city now has the ... more

Keolis’ Lille operations contract renewed

29 Dec 2017

FRANCE: The Métropole Européenne de Lille municipal authority has renewed its contract with Keolis for the operation of the city’s Transpole public transport network, it announced on December 15. The seven-year contract runs ... more

Second metro line opens in Hefei

28 Dec 2017

CHINA: The second metro line in Hefei was opened for revenue service on December 26, exactly a year after the first route in the capital of Anhui Province was inaugurated. Running entirely underground, the 37·8 km east-west ... more

Hesop reversible substation introduced to Milano metro

28 Dec 2017

ITALY: Milano transport operator ATM has put into service a reversible substation at Rogoredo station on metro line M3. Alstom has supplied a 1·5 kV 4 MW Hesop substation. This becomes the second Hesop substation in ... more

Guiyang metro maintenance locos delivered

27 Dec 2017

CHINA: CRRC Times Electric has delivered two electric maintenance vehicles to Guiyang. These will operate on the city’s future metro Line 1, where they will provide emergency traction to rescue failed trains, as well as track ... more

Mauritius orders Urbos LRVs

27 Dec 2017

MAURITIUS: CAF is to supply a fleet of 18 Urbos light rail vehicles to operate the Metro Express light rail line, following the signing of a €100m contract with Larsen & Toubro Ltd on December 26. The Indian firm is responsible ... more

Modi inaugurates Delhi orbital metro line

26 Dec 2017

INDIA: The first section of Delhi Metro Line 8 was officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25, being joined for the ceremony in Noida by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Ram ... more

Wuhan opens three metro lines in one day

26 Dec 2017

CHINA: The first phase of Wuhan metro Line 8 was opened for revenue service on December 26, along with a short extension of Line 1 and the east-west Yangluo Line suburban metro. Line 8 runs fully underground from Jintanlu in the ... more

Test running begins on Delhi metro’s Bahadurgarh extension

22 Dec 2017

INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp Managing Director Mangu Singh rode on a test train between Tikri Kalan and Bahadurgarh City Park on the western extension of Line 5 on December 13. Test running on the extension began on December 9. ... more

The first phase of the Aarhus Letbane network has opened (Photo: @VisitAarhus).

Aarhus opens Denmark’s first modern light rail line

21 Dec 2017

DENMARK: The first modern light rail line in Denmark opened on December 21, with the start of services on the initial section of the Aarhus Letbane network. Final approval for the opening had been received the previous evening, ... more

Denver airport peoplemover contract renewed

21 Dec 2017

USA: The City & County of Denver has renewed its contract for Bombardier Transportation to provide operations and maintenance for the peoplemover at Denver International Airport. The $150m seven-year contract takes effect ... more

Siemens to supply Bangkok airport peoplemover fleet

20 Dec 2017

THAILAND: Interlink Communication has awarded Siemens a contract to supply rolling stock and signalling for a peoplemover to be built at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. Due to open in 2020, the 1 km driverless peoplemover ... more