Metro industry news

The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

Hitachi signs new Leonardo train contract

16 Jul 2018

ITALY: Hitachi Rail Italy has signed an €87m contract with Milano transport operator ATM for the supply of 12 Leonardo trains for metro Line 2, the supplier announced on July 16. The through-gangwayed trains will be ... more

Esfahan metro reaches Soffeh

16 Jul 2018

IRAN: The sole line of the Esfahan metro was extended south from Azadi to Soffeh on July 10. The 4 km extension adds four stations, taking Line 1 to 20·2 km with 20 stations. On the same day two infill stations were opened ... more

Fortaleza metro construction contract awarded

13 Jul 2018

BRAZIL: The state of Ceará has awarded Spain’s Sacyr Engineering & Infrastructure and Brazilian company Ferreira Guedes a 48-month contract to build Phase 1 of the 12·4 km East Line of the Fortaleza metro within a budget ... more

Trial passenger operation has begun on the initial phase of the first metro line in Urumqi.

Trial operation begins on first Urumqi metro line

12 Jul 2018

CHINA: Trial passenger operation on the initial phase of the first metro line in the western city of Urumqi began on July 9. The 16·5 km Line 1 runs entirely underground from Balou in the city centre to the international ... more

Metro Trains Sydney has awarded Alstom a 15-year contract to maintain the 22 six-car Metropolis automated trainsets, Urbalis 400 CBTC and point machines which the company is supplying for the 36 km Sydney Metro Northwest project.

Alstom awarded Sydney metro maintenance contract

11 Jul 2018

AUSTRALIA: Metro Trains Sydney has awarded Alstom a 15-year contract to maintain the 22 six-car Metropolis automated trainsets, Urbalis 400 CBTC and point machines which the company is supplying for the 36 km Sydney Metro ... more

Île-de-France funds initial Grand Paris fleet

11 Jul 2018

FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités confirmed on July 11 that it had allocated €680m to fund 53 driverless metro trains for the initial phases of the Grand Paris Express project. Representing the first tranche of orders expected to ... more

Alstom is to supply of 19 four-car Metropolis trainsets for Taipei Metro Line 7 Phase 1

Taipei Metro Line 7 railway systems contract awarded

10 Jul 2018

TAIWAN: Taipei City Government’s Department of Rapid Transit Systems has awarded a consortium of Alstom and local engineering and contracting company CTCI the €378m rolling stock and railway systems contract for Taipei Metro Line ... more

Contactless ticketing rolled out across Milano metro

09 Jul 2018

ITALY: Milano transport operator ATM introduced account-based contactless bank card ticketing across the metro network on June 29. All 113 stations are now equipped with card readers at ticket gates that accept MasterCard and ... more

Alstom has signed a letter of intent to work with Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority on the Blue Line metro project.

Lagos Blue Line metro agreement

06 Jul 2018

NIGERIA: Alstom has signed a letter of intent to work with Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority on the Blue Line metro project. The ‘head of agreement’ was signed when France’s President Macron visited the France-Nigeria ... more