Metro industry news

The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

First driverless metro line in Santiago inaugurated

03 Nov 2017

CHILE: President Michelle Bachelet opened the first driverless metro line in Santiago on November 2. Line 6 links Cerrillos to Los Leones on a 15·3 km underground alignment, serving 10 stations. Interchanges are provided ... more

Free pre-peak travel in Singapore to end

01 Nov 2017

SINGAPORE: A trial offering free pre-peak metro travel will end on December 28, Land Transport Authority announced on October 30. Launched in June 2013, the scheme offers free travel to passengers who end their journey at 18 ... more

Refurbished metro trainsets enter service in Tbilisi

31 Oct 2017

GEORGIA: Two modernised four-car trainsets entered service on Tbilisi metro Line 1 on October 23. Originally built by Metrowagonmash, the sets were modernised by Electro-Rolling-Stock Repair Plant Tbilisi Branch (ZREPS), a ... more

Stadler to supply more metro trains to Berlin

31 Oct 2017

GERMANY: Berlin transport operator BVG has ordered a further 80 metro cars from Stadler Pankow, in response to an urgent need to increase capacity on its small-profile lines. The first must be delivered at the latest during the ... more

Holborn station is currently used by 63 million passengers a year.

Transport for London consults on Holborn capacity upgrade

26 Oct 2017

UK: Transport for London is undertaking public consultation until November 17 on proposals to increase capacity at Holborn station on London Underground’s Central and Piccadilly lines. Handling 63 million passengers a ... more

Stadler Minsk metro car order confirmed

26 Oct 2017

BELARUS: Stadler has confirmed details of the metro trains that it is supplying to Minsk. The first four-car trainset is due to arrive in the capital next year, with the rest following by 2020. Stadler Minsk CEO Philipp Brunner ... more

Tunnelling begins on Dubai metro extension

25 Oct 2017

UAE: Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum officially launched tunnelling on the Route 2020 metro extension on October 24. Twin tunnels 8·8 m in diameter are being bored by 103 m long tunnel boring ... more

Rennes Métropole renews operations contract with Keolis

23 Oct 2017

FRANCE: Rennes Métropole renewed its contract with Keolis for operation of the city’s public transport on October 19. The seven-year contract will start on January 1 2018 and is expected to generate total revenue of €960m. ... more

The third phase of Singapore's Downtown Line opened to passengers on October 21.

Third phase of Downtown Line opens in Singapore

23 Oct 2017

SINGAPORE: The third phase of the Downtown Line opened on October 21, linking Chinatown with Expo in the east, following a ceremony the previous day. The 21 km underground extension with 16 stations brings the Downtown ... more