Metro industry news

The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

Moscow metro reaches Seligerskaya

22 Mar 2018

RUSSIA: A northern extension of Moscow metro Line 10 was opened on March 16, adding 4·3 km. The extension from Petrovsko-Razumovskaya to Seligerskaya includes two stations at a depth of 65 m and a terminus 20 m ... more

Chengdu metro Line 1 extended at both ends

19 Mar 2018

CHINA: The north-south metro Line 1 in Chengdu was extended at both ends on March 18. A southern extension from Sihe to Science City adds 14·1 km and 11 stations, while a one-station northern extension from Shengxian Lake ... more

Second driverless line takes Delhi metro over 250 km

15 Mar 2018

INDIA: Passenger services on the first phase of Delhi metro Line 7 began on March 14, taking the city’s network to 252 route-km with 185 stations. The route between Majlis Park and Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus is 21·6 km ... more

SMRT and McLaren Applied Technologies are to explore the potential for rolling stock to be equipped with technology developed for Formula 1 cars.

Formula 1 technology to be trialled on metro train

15 Mar 2018

SINGAPORE: Transport operator SMRT and McLaren Applied Technologies are to work together to explore the potential for rolling stock to be equipped with data collection, logging and analysis technology originally developed for ... more

Seoul and Barcelona metro operators sign co-operation agreement

14 Mar 2018

INTERNATIONAL: Barcelona metro operator TMB and Seoul Metro signed a two-year technical co-operation agreement on March 6. The two operators plan to assist each other in technical and management innovation through sharing ... more

More driverless metro trains ordered for København

13 Mar 2018

DENMARK: København metro authority Metroselskabet signed a €50m contract with Hitachi Rail Italy on March 7 for the supply of eight driverless trainsets to operate on lines M1 and M2. To be delivered by 2020, the trains are to ... more

CAF and Alstom to supply more metro trains to Barcelona

13 Mar 2018

SPAIN: Barcelona metro operator TMB has selected CAF and Alstom to supply a total of 12 five-car metro trainsets to increase capacity on the network. CAF is to supply four Series 6000 trains for Line 1, two Series 5000 trains ... more

Italian transport funding approved

12 Mar 2018

ITALY: The Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport allocated €190·9m for urban rail projects in seven cities on March 7. €40m has been earmarked for the upgrade of the Milano – Limbiate interurban tram line. Milano ... more

Wiener Linien has unveiled the design of the Type X trainsets which Siemens is to supply for the Wien U-Bahn.

Wien U-Bahn Type X trainset design unveiled

08 Mar 2018

AUSTRIA: The design of the 34 six-car Type X metro trainsets which Siemens is to supply for the Wien U-Bahn was unveiled by operator Wiener Linien on March 8. The Type X trainsets will be used in fully automatic service from ... more