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The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

Erdoğan opens first driverless metro line in Istanbul

15 Dec 2017

TURKEY: A ceremony to inaugurate Istanbul’s first driverless metro line was held at Üsküdar on December 15, attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Mayor Mevlüt Uysal. The first ... more

Macron joins Abidjan metro groundbreaking

13 Dec 2017

CÔTE D’IVOIRE: Construction work on the Abidjan metro project was formally inaugurated on November 30 by President Alassane Ouattara and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron with a ceremony at the site of the future Treichville ... more

Hyundai Rotem wins train orders for two Istanbul metro projects

13 Dec 2017

TURKEY: Hyundai Rotem announced on December 5 that it had signed a 156·5bn won contract to supply rolling stock for two Istanbul metro lines. Hyundai Rotem is to supply 10 four-car driverless trainsets for Line M8, which is ... more

The first phase of Qingdao metro Line 2 opened on December 10.

Qingdao metro Line 2 opens

11 Dec 2017

CHINA: The first phase of Qingdao metro Line 2 opened on December 10. The initial 20·4 km section runs underground from Zhiquan Lu to Licun Gongyuan, with 18 stations including two interchanges. The end-to-end journey time ... more


Nanjing opens suburban metro Line S3

11 Dec 2017

CHINA: Nanjing’s 36·3 km suburban metro Line S3 opened on December 6. Previously known as metro Line 12 or the Ninghe Intercity line, S3 is designed for a maximum operating speed of 100 km/h. Construction of the 16·3bn yuan ... more

Chengdu metro Line 7 has opened.

Circle line opens in Chengdu

08 Dec 2017

CHINA: The 38·6 km circular metro Line 7 in Chengdu opened on December 6. The line has 31 stations, including eight providing interchanges with the city’s five radial metro lines, and serves the three main railway ... more

Doha metro.

Qatar metro and light rail operating contract awarded

07 Dec 2017

QATAR: Public transport authority Qatar Rail has awarded the RKH Qitarat joint venture between a consortium of RATP Dev and Keolis (49%) and local construction, property and trading business Hamad Group (51%) a contract to ... more

A memorandum of understanding for the development of urban rail projects in Baghdad and Basra has been signed by the Iraqi government and Alstom.

Baghdad and Basra urban rail memorandum signed by Alstom

06 Dec 2017

IRAQ: A memorandum of understanding for the development of urban rail projects in Baghdad and Basra has been signed by the Iraqi government and Alstom as part of a Franco-Iraqi inter-governmental meeting. A 20 km elevated ... more

Impression of London Underground’s Train Modification Unit workshop.

London Underground depot construction contract awarded

06 Dec 2017

UK: A joint venture of Morgan Sindall and BeMo Tunnelling has been awarded a £20m contract to design and build a workshop for London Underground’s Train Modification Unit. The facility at the Acton Works site in west London will ... more