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The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

Transport for London is to begin collecting depersonalised wi-fi data from passengers’ mobile devices to obtain a better understanding of how people travel around the London Underground network.

Transport for London to use wi-fi data to understand passenger flows

23 May 2019

UK: Transport for London is to begin collecting depersonalised wi-fi data from passengers’ mobile devices to obtain a better understanding of how people travel around the London Underground network. A four-week pilot scheme in ... more

The project to build an international metro connecting Singapore with Johor Bahru across the Straits of Johor in Malaysia has been put on hold until September 30, the two countries announced on May 21.

Singapore – Malaysia metro project on hold

21 May 2019

ASIA: The project to build an international metro connecting Singapore with Johor Bahru across the Straits of Johor in Malaysia has been put on hold until September 30, the two countries announced on May 21. Singapore said ... more

The 40·7 km circular Zhengzhou metro Line 5 opened on May 20.

Zhengzhou metro’s circular Line 5 opens

21 May 2019

CHINA: The 40·7 km circular Zhengzhou metro Line 5 opened on May 20. Construction of the entirely underground line had been launched in December 2014. Testing began in September last year, with trials running on the complete ... more

FS owns a stake in Milano metro Line 5 concessionaire Metro 5 SpA.

Urban mobility a feature of FS Group’s investment plan

14 May 2019

ITALY: State railway holding FS Group Chief Executive Gianfranco Battisti unveiled an ‘unprecedented’ spending programme on May 10, with €58bn to be invested across various modes in 2019-23. A total of €28bn is to be spent on ... more

Scomi has supplied monorail vehicles to cities including Kuala Lumpur.

Scomi Rail ordered to wind up

10 May 2019

MALAYSIA: The High Court ordered the winding-up of monorail manufacturer Scomi Rail on May 6. The order follows Scomi Rail defaulting on debts to Maybank and Voyage Logistics International (Malaysia). The property of the Scomi ... more

Part of the Doha metro Red Line opened to passengers on May 8 (photos: MTI / EPA / Nusad Sekkajil).

Passenger service begins on Doha metro Red Line

08 May 2019

QATAR: A soft launch for the driverless Doha metro took place on May 8 with the start of passenger services on the Red Line. Services are operating between 08.00 and 23.00 on the section between Al Qassar in the north and Al ... more

Siemens is supplying 34 Type G1 trains to Nürnberg transport operator VAG.

First G1 metro train arrives in Nürnberg

07 May 2019

GERMANY: The first of 34 Type G1 metro trainsets that Siemens is supplying to Nürnberg transport operator VAG arrived at VAG’s Langwasser depot on May 3. The four-car trainset was delivered by rail from Siemens’ Wien factory. ... more

Main work begins on Manila metro extension

07 May 2019

PHILIPPINES: Main works on the southern extension of Manila metro Line 1 were launched at a ceremony on May 7. An event to mark the start of enabling works had taken place in May 2017. The 11·7 km extension to Bacoor in ... more

Stadler is supplying 17 four-car driverless trainsets to operate the Glasgow Subway.

First driverless Glasgow Subway train delivered

07 May 2019

UK: The first of 17 driverless metro trainsets that Stadler is supplying for the Glasgow Subway has arrived in the city ahead of the start of on-site testing. Two more are due to be delivered by the end of the summer. In March ... more