Metro industry news

The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

MTR Corp to assist MRT Jakarta

28 Apr 2017

INDONESIA: Project promoter MRT Jakarta signed a memorandum of understanding with the MTR Academy on April 27 to support the development of the city’s first metro line. The MTR Academy will share operational, maintenance and ... more

Panamá City takes delivery of more Metropolis metro cars

27 Apr 2017

PANAMA: The first three metro cars to augment the Panamá City metro Line 1 fleet arrived in the city on April 26 from Alstom’s Santa Perpetua plant in Spain. Alstom is supplying 70 Metropolis cars under a contract awarded in ... more

Plans for a two-line metro network in Konya have been finalised.

Konya metro route confirmed

27 Apr 2017

TURKEY: Konya Metropolitan Municipality has finalised plans for a two-line metro network in the city. To be built in three stages, the network would connect the city’s main universities and hospitals. Plans for a metro were ... more

Liebherr-Transportation Systems is to supply 400 hydraulic level control systems for use on the Series 7000 metro cars that CRRC is to build for Chicago.

Liebherr level control for Chicago metro cars

26 Apr 2017

USA: CRRC Sifang America has awarded Liebherr-Transportation Systems a contract to develop and supply 400 hydraulic level control systems for use on the Series 7000 metro cars that it is to build for Chicago Transit Authority. ... more

Buenos Aires metro Line B.

Buenos Aires Line B power supply renewal contract

21 Apr 2017

ARGENTINA: Following an international tender, Alstom announced on April 20 that it had been awarded a €17m contract to renew the power supplies on Buenos Aires metro Line B. The 15-month project includes the design, assembly and ... more

Alstom completes Los Teques metro train deliveries

20 Apr 2017

VENEZUELA: Alstom delivered the last of 22 Metropolis trainsets to Los Teques on April 19. In 2011 the Consorcio Linea 2 consortium of Odebrecht and Vinccler awarded the Grupo de Empresas consortium of Alstom (61%), Colas Rail ... more

EKE-Electronics is to replace the data transmission system on London Underground’s Central Line train fleet.

London Underground data transmission contract awarded

19 Apr 2017

UK: London Underground has awarded Finnish company EKE-Electronics a €20m contract to replace the data transmission system on the Central Line train fleet. Announcing the award on April 18, EKE-Electronics said that it had beaten ... more

CRRC signed a contract on April 12 to supply rolling stock for the Los Angeles metro.

CRRC signs Los Angeles metro train contract

18 Apr 2017

USA: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and CRRC signed a framework contract for the supply of up to 282 metro cars at Union Station on April 12. The base order is worth $178m and includes 30 cars to ... more

The first Type 81-765 trains have entered revenue service on the Moscow metro. Photo: Mikhail Dolgopolov

New Moscow metro train enters passenger service

18 Apr 2017

RUSSIA: The first Type 81-765 trainsets for the Moscow metro have entered revenue service on Line 7. Moscow Metro signed a contract with Metrowagonmash in December 2014 for the supply of 96 eight-car trainsets. A prototype was ... more