Metro industry news

The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

Indra awarded Thessaloniki metro ticketing contract

19 Oct 2017

GREECE: Indra has won a contract to supply an automated fare collection system for the metro line under construction in Thessaloniki. Indra will supply equipment including ticket vending machines and gates for the 13 stations ... more

Nagpur metro test running starts with leased train

18 Oct 2017

INDIA: Project promoter Maharashtra Metro Rail Corp has begun test running on a 3·5 km at-grade section of the future Nagpur metro Line 1, using the first of two Hyundai Rotem trainsets which it has leased from Hyderabad ... more

Work begins on new Hamburg U-Bahn workshop

17 Oct 2017

GERMANY: Hamburg Transport Senator Frank Horch and Hamburger Hochbahn Technical Director Jens-Günter Lang laid the foundation stone for a new workshop on October 12. Due to open in early 2019, the €44m facility is being built ... more

CRRC’s Springfield factory opens as Boston Orange Line cars on test

13 Oct 2017

USA: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker officially opened the CRRC MA rolling stock assembly plant in Springfield on October 12. The $95m plant and test track has been built to fulfil a contractual requirement for 60% ... more

Ranken wins Chinese metro construction contracts

13 Oct 2017

CHINA: Sapphire Corp subsidiary Ranken Railway Construction Group Co has won construction contracts for two metro projects. A 561m yuan contract covers the Barracuda Bay – Shanhua Street section of the 24·5 km Dalian metro ... more

NPRT wins Chinese metro train contracts

12 Oct 2017

CHINA: CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport Co announced on October 11 that it had been awarded three metro rolling stock contracts. The joint venture of CRRC and Midas Holdings is to supply trains for the first phase of Wuxi ... more

The World Class Capacity programme of upgrades to London Underground’s Northern and Jubilee lines has been 'paused'.

London Underground capacity upgrade programme ‘paused’

10 Oct 2017

UK: Planned upgrades to increase service frequencies on London Underground’s Jubilee and Northern lines, including the procurement of additional trainsets, have been temporarily ‘paused’, Transport for London has confirmed. TfL ... more

Testing begins on Lahore Orange Line

09 Oct 2017

PAKISTAN: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif officially launched dynamic tests of the first metro train for the Lahore Orange Line on October 8. ‘The Orange Line is not just a public transport project, but a means of ... more

Loan signed for Bangalore metro Reach 6

06 Oct 2017

INDIA: The European Investment Bank has signed a €500m loan agreement for the Reach 6 metro project in Bangalore, in what it says is its largest ever loan to India. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is also expected to ... more