Metro industry news

The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

Ahmedabad metro fare collection contract awarded

24 May 2018

INDIA: Ahmedabad metro project promoter MEGA has awarded Nippon Signal a contract for the supply of an automatic fare collection system. Nippon Signal will supply ticket vending machines, ticket gates and back-office servers. ... more

Fast Forward plan seeks to renew the New York Subway

23 May 2018

USA: New York City Transit President Andy Byford has committed to significantly accelerate the renewal of the Subway and bus networks in the city under the Fast Forward programme unveiled on May ... more

Contactless ticketing tests begin on Milano metro

23 May 2018

ITALY: Milano transport operator ATM started testing account-based contactless bank card ticketing at a metro station on May 14, making it the first such application in Italy. SIA has supplied the technology, which has been ... more

Buenos Aires Line H extension opens

22 May 2018

ARGENTINA: A northern extension of Buenos Aires metro Line H was inaugurated on May 17. The line now reaches Julieta Lanteri-Facultad de Derecho. The 800 m extension from the previous terminus of Las Heras adds one ... more

It might be possible to use software to automatically detect features of metro maps which cause passengers to make mistakes in journey planning, researchers believe.

Identifying ‘navigational hazards’ on metro maps

18 May 2018

MAPS: It might be possible to use software to automatically detect features of metro maps which cause passengers to make mistakes in journey planning, researchers believe. PhD student Peter Lloyd and Dr Peter Rodgers of the ... more

Train loading indicators appear at Singapore metro stations

17 May 2018

SINGAPORE: Screens showing passenger loading on trains have entered service on the Downtown Line. Real-time passenger load information on LCD screens indicates how busy the next train will be. Green represents a ‘high ... more

Lisboa metro funding approved

15 May 2018

PORTUGAL: The government has approved a €210m investment with the aim of increasing frequencies on the Lisboa metro. Tenders are due to be launched in July for the supply of 14 three-car trainsets within a budget of €110m. The ... more

Roma metro Line C extended

14 May 2018

ITALY: Roma metro Line C was connected to the rest of the city’s metro network on May 12 with the opening of a one-station extension from Lodi to San Giovanni, where interchange is provided with Line A. The first phase of Line ... more

Singapore’s Jurong Region Line alignment finalised

11 May 2018

SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority published the alignment of the Jurong Region Line on May 9. Planned to open in phases between 2026 and 2028, the 24 km elevated line with 24 stations will become the seventh metro line ... more