Metro industry news

The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

NPRT wins rolling stock orders for Shenzhen and Hangzhou

03 Jan 2018

CHINA: CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport Co announced on January 3 that it had been awarded three metro rolling stock contracts. MTR Technology Consultation (Shenzhen) Co awarded the joint venture a contract worth 1·15bn yuan ... more

Second metro line opens in Nanning

03 Jan 2018

CHINA: The second metro line in Nanning opened on December 28. Line 2 is 21 km long and serves 18 stations between Xijin in the north and Yudong in the south. Interchanges with Line 1 are provided at Nanning railway ... more

Moscow metro reaches Khovrino

03 Jan 2018

RUSSIA: Line 2 of the Moscow metro was extended by 2·9 km on December 31, with the opening of a northern extension from Rechnoy Vokzal to Khovrino. Construction started in 2014, with Stroygazconsulting acting as main ... more

Chongqing adds two metro lines

03 Jan 2018

CHINA: Two new metro lines were opened in Chongqing on December 28, bringing the city’s network to 164 route-km. The first phase of Line 5 links Expo Garden Centre and Dalongshan on a 13·6 km alignment with nine stations ... more

Barcelona tests vertical platform screen doors

02 Jan 2018

SPAIN: Barcelona public transport operator TMB is to undertake what it says will be the first test of vertical platform screen doors on a metro network, with doors supplied by STraffic of South Korea to be installed at Can ... more

Four lines open as Guangzhou metro expands

29 Dec 2017

CHINA: Three new metro lines and another extension were opened in Guangzhou on December 28, adding 83·8 km and taking the total network length to 390·6 km. Having opened its first line in 1997, the city now has the ... more

Keolis’ Lille operations contract renewed

29 Dec 2017

FRANCE: The Métropole Européenne de Lille municipal authority has renewed its contract with Keolis for the operation of the city’s Transpole public transport network, it announced on December 15. The seven-year contract runs ... more

Second metro line opens in Hefei

28 Dec 2017

CHINA: The second metro line in Hefei was opened for revenue service on December 26, exactly a year after the first route in the capital of Anhui Province was inaugurated. Running entirely underground, the 37·8 km east-west ... more

Hesop reversible substation introduced to Milano metro

28 Dec 2017

ITALY: Milano transport operator ATM has put into service a reversible substation at Rogoredo station on metro line M3. Alstom has supplied a 1·5 kV 4 MW Hesop substation. This becomes the second Hesop substation in ... more