Metro industry news

The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

Los Angeles confirms Chinese metro car order

24 Mar 2017

USA: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has issued CRRC MA Corp with a Notice to Proceed with the supply 64 HR4000 metro cars, the agency confirmed on March 23. The Chinese supplier had been selected in ... more

Boston Orange Line metro car mock-up receives official visit

22 Mar 2017

USA: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker visited a mock-up of the metro car design that CRRC is supplying for Boston’s Orange Line at MBTA’s Wellington Yard on March 21, accompanied by Secretary of Transportation Stephanie ... more

Bombardier has delivered the first trainset for Guadalajara metro Line 1.

Guadalajara takes delivery of first TEG-15 trainset

21 Mar 2017

MEXICO: The first of 12 trainsets that Bombardier is supplying for Guadalajara light metro Line 1 arrived in the city on March 18. It was shipped from Bombardier’s Sahagún factory on March 16, two months ahead of schedule. ... more

Pisa Mover inaugurated

21 Mar 2017

ITALY: An automated peoplemover linking Galileo Galilei Airport with Pisa Centro railway station was inaugurated on March 18. Travel is free until March 26. Pisa Mover services take 4 min to complete the 1·8 km route, ... more

First refurbished Budapest Line M3 trainset enters passenger service

21 Mar 2017

HUNGARY: The first modernised metro train entered service on Budapest metro Line M3 on March 20. The six-car set was modernised by Transmashholding subsidiary Metrowagonmash, the original supplier. Two more are due to enter ... more

Trump budget proposes cuts to urban transport grants

19 Mar 2017

USA: In a blueprint for its proposed Financial Year 2018 budget, the Trump administration is planning to cut funding for the Department of Transportation to $16bn, a 13% reduction on that available for FY2017. Under the ... more

CRRC begins construction of Chicago factory

17 Mar 2017

USA: CRRC Sifang America held a groundbreaking ceremony for its rolling stock assembly plant in Chicago on March 16. CRRC intends the 35 390 m2 factory in the Hegewisch district of southeast Chicago to become ... more

Taking a regional approach to journey planning

16 Mar 2017

FRANCE: The Syndicat Mixte Intermodal Régional de Transports grouping of transport authorities in northern France has become the first organisation to deploy Conduent’s Mobility Companion Platform. The journey planner aims to ... more

An extension of the western section of Moscow metro Line 8 opened on March 16.

Moscow metro Line 8 extension opens

16 Mar 2017

RUSSIA: Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin opened an extension of the western section of metro Line 8 on March 16. The 7·3 km southwestern extension from Park Pobedy to Ramenki adds three stations. Construction of the extension ... more