Metro industry news

The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

Lucknow Metro begins using automatic train operation

22 Jan 2019

INDIA: Lucknow Metro trains began running in attended automatic train operation mode on January 21. Trains have been running under manual driving with automatic train protection since the initial 8·5 km Transport Nagar – ... more

Maharashtra approves Nagpur metro Phase 2

15 Jan 2019

INDIA: Plans for the second phase of the Nagpur metro network were formally adopted by the Maharashtra state government on January 8, and the Detailed Project Report submitted to the national government for endorsement. Expected ... more

Testing commences on full length of Sydney Metro Northwest

15 Jan 2019

AUSTRALIA: The first test along the full length of the Metro Northwest route in Sydney took place on January 14, when a train travelled the 36 km from Tallawong in the northwest to Chatswood. The initial phase of the ... more

BART Silicon Valley Phase II extension contract awarded

14 Jan 2019

USA: Project promoter Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has awarded an engineering services contract covering Phase II of the BART Silicon Valley extension project. The contract with a joint venture of Mott McDonald and ... more

Result of Grand Paris front-end design vote announced

14 Jan 2019

FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités and Société du Grand Paris announced on January 14 the winning design for the metro trainsets that will be used on lines 15, 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express project. In December future users ... more

Manila Line 3 upgrade contract awarded

10 Jan 2019

PHILIPPNIES: The Department of Transportation has awarded a ¥35·5bn contract for the rehabilitation and maintenance of Manila metro Line 3 to a consortium of Sumitomo Corp and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering. Sumitomo ... more

The first section of elevated metro line in Toshkent is under construction.

Toshkent elevated metro line under construction

07 Jan 2019

UZBEKISTAN: The first section of an elevated metro line in Toshkent is being built by national railway company UTY to designs by the Boshtransloyiha engineering institute. Starting at the Olmazor terminus of the Toshkent metro’s ... more

MTA accepts revised approach to Subway tunnel blockade

04 Jan 2019

USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced on January 3 that it had accepted a series of recommendations put forward by academics and engineering specialists to limit the disruption of a planned rebuilding ... more

Milano metro extension to Monza approved

04 Jan 2019

ITALY: The government has approved an extension of Milano metro Line M5 northeast from Bignami to Monza, and is to provide €900m towards the project. A feasibility study for the 12 km extension with 11 stations was ... more