Metro industry news

The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

Jakarta light metro systems contract signed

16 Aug 2017

INDONESIA: The railway systems contract has been signed for the first phase of the Jakarta light metro. The 100bn won contract was won by a consortium of Korea Rail Network Authority (business management), Daea TI (signals), ... more

Bombardier Transportation is to supply a total of 72 four-car trainsets to be used on two monorail lines being built in Bangkok.

Bombardier to supply Bangkok monorail vehicles

14 Aug 2017

THAILAND: Bombardier Transportation announced on August 14 that it is to supply driverless rolling stock and signalling for two monorail lines being developed in Bangkok. Northern Bangkok Monorail Co has signed a contract for ... more

Guangzhou metro maintenance vehicle rolled out

14 Aug 2017

CHINA: Baoji CRRC Times Engineering Machinery Co has rolled out a track maintenance vehicle for use on the Guangzhou metro. The vehicle uses ultrasonic technology to detect rail flaws, and features an air-conditioned interior. ... more

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha attended the opening of a 1·2 km extension of Bangkok’s MRT Blue Line from Bang Sue to Tao Poon.

Bangkok Blue Line extension opens

11 Aug 2017

THAILAND: On August 11 Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha attended the opening of a 1·2 km extension of Bangkok’s MRT Blue Line from Bang Sue to Tao Poon. Revenue services were expected to start the following day. The extension ... more

Tehran Metro trains.

Tehran metro extended to Imam Khomeini International Airport

11 Aug 2017

IRAN: The southwestern branch of Tehran Metro Line 1 from Shahed to Namayeshgah-e Shahr-e Aftab was rebranded as Line 8 when an extension to Imam Khomeini International Airport opened on August 7. This is the second metro link ... more

The first of 27 Yubileyny trainsets ordered last year for St Petersburg metro Line 3 was delivered on August 7.

Yubileyny metro trainset delivered to St Petersburg

09 Aug 2017

RUSSIA: The first of 27 Yubileyny trainsets ordered last year for St Petersburg metro Line 3 was delivered to the Nevskoye depot on August 7. On September 8 2016 Transmashholding subsidiary Oktyabrsky Electric Railway Car ... more

The metro Line 6 rolling stock was signed by  Dhaka Mass Transit Co, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi.

Dhaka metro ‘no more a dream’ as rolling stock contract signed

09 Aug 2017

BANGLADESH: The metro Line 6 rolling stock and depot contract was signed by project promoter Dhaka Mass Transit Co and a consortium of Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Corp on August 6. ‘Metro rail is no more a dream, it ... more

Passenger-carrying tests on maglev line S1 in Beijing began on August 5.

Beijing maglev carries passengers

09 Aug 2017

CHINA: Passenger-carrying tests on maglev line S1 in Beijing began on August 5. The first stage of Line S1, also known as the Mentougou Line, will offer a 20 min journey between Mentougou and Pingguoyuan, where interchange ... more

CRRC and Siemens consortium to supply Kuala Lumpur light metro trains

03 Aug 2017

MALAYSIA: Project promoter Prasarana announced on August 2 that it had awarded a consortium of CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co, Siemens China and Tegap Dinamik a 1·56bn ringgit contract for the supply of 42 six-car driverless light ... more