Metro industry news

The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

Andy Lord is to become Managing Director of London Underground and TfL Engineering effective from November 4.

New London Underground Managing Director appointed

17 Jul 2019

UK: Andy Lord is to become Managing Director of London Underground and TfL Engineering effective from November 4, Transport for London announced on July 15. Lord was previously Executive Vice President for Menzies Aviation, and ... more

Roma Line C extension brought forward

16 Jul 2019

ITALY: Roma Mayor Virginia Raggi has confirmed that the phase of metro Line C currently under construction will reach Piazza Venezia, making it one station longer than previously envisaged. A tunnel boring machine has been ... more

Test running on Xiamen metro Line 2 started on July 12.

Tests begin on Xiamen metro Line 2

15 Jul 2019

CHINA: Test running on Xiamen metro Line 2 started on July 12 using 30 trainsets. The 41·6 km route serves 32 stations between Xiamen Island in the east and Tianzhushan in the west. Interchange with the north-south Line 1 ... more

Further Xi’an metro network development approved

12 Jul 2019

CHINA: The National Development & Reform Commission has approved the third phase of the Xi’an metro plan. The planned projects would add 150 km to the network, taking the total to 423 km and 12 lines. The third phase ... more

One of the two metro lines to be built in the first phase would serve Bahrain International Airport.

Bahrain metro consultancy shortlist

11 Jul 2019

BAHRAIN: The Ministry of Transportation & Telecommunication has shortlisted three bidders to provide consultancy services for the first phase of the country’s planned metro network. Al Zayani Engineering, KPMG and PwC have ... more

Catania metro operator Ferrovie Circumetnea has presented the design of its new metro trains at Giovanni XXIII station.

Catania metro train design unveiled

11 Jul 2019

ITALY: Catania metro operator Ferrovie Circumetnea has presented the design of its new metro trains at Giovanni XXIII station. In February Ferrovie Circumetnea signed a framework contract with Titagarh Firema, the Italian ... more

Eflare Corp is supplying the New York subway with 22 000 compact handheld LED hazard warning beacons for use by track workers.

LED beacons certified for the New York subway

09 Jul 2019

USA: Eflare Corp is supplying the New York subway with 22 000 compact handheld LED hazard warning beacons for use by track workers. New York City Transit Authority worked with Eflare for more than three years to ensure the ... more

Zonegreen has installed its Depot Personnel Protection System at three maintenance and stabling sites on the Doha Metro.

Doha Metro depot protection systems rolled-out

08 Jul 2019

QATAR: Zonegreen has installed its Depot Personnel Protection System at three maintenance and stabling sites on the Doha Metro. The first installation was completed at the main Al Wakra heavy maintenance depot ready for the ... more

Thales has selected Eurotech to supply embedded hardware and internet of things software for the automatic passenger counting systems to be installed on trains for the future Grand Paris Express metro lines 15, 16 and 17.

Grand Paris Express passenger counters ordered

05 Jul 2019

FRANCE: Thales has selected Eurotech to supply embedded hardware and internet of things software for the automatic passenger counting systems to be installed on trains for the future Grand Paris Express metro lines 15, 16 and ... more