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Storstockholms Lokaltrafik has terminated the contract for Ansaldo STS to resignal the Stockholm metro Red Line.

Stockholm metro resignalling contract terminated

08 Nov 2017

SWEDEN: A contract for Ansaldo STS to resignal the Stockholm metro’s Red Line was unilaterally terminated by transport authority Storstockholms Lokaltrafik on November 7. ‘There are fundamental shortcomings in Ansaldo STS's ... more

Class 345 testing starts in Crossrail core

27 Oct 2017

UK: The Crossrail commissioning programme has reached a further milestone, with the first gauging run of a Class 345 trainset through part of the cross-London tunnels scheduled to take place on the night of October ... more

Holborn station is currently used by 63 million passengers a year.

Transport for London consults on Holborn capacity upgrade

26 Oct 2017

UK: Transport for London is undertaking public consultation until November 17 on proposals to increase capacity at Holborn station on London Underground’s Central and Piccadilly lines. Handling 63 million passengers a ... more

Tunnelling begins on Dubai metro extension

25 Oct 2017

UAE: Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum officially launched tunnelling on the Route 2020 metro extension on October 24. Twin tunnels 8·8 m in diameter are being bored by 103 m long tunnel boring ... more

Abbey Wood Crossrail station opens

25 Oct 2017

UK: The rebuilt Abbey Wood station in southeast London opened on October 23, as management of the station was transferred to Transport for London. The station was previously operated by Southeastern and is now operated on behalf ... more