Metro industry news

The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

Santiago metro extension electrification contract awarded

14 Nov 2018

CHILE: Metro de Santiago has awarded Colas Rail a €20m contract for the electrification of a southern extension of Santiago metro Line 2. The scope of work covers the 5·1 km underground extension and enlarged depot. The ... more

Dubai takes delivery of first Route 2020 metro train

12 Nov 2018

UAE: Dubai Roads & Transport Authority has taken delivery of the first of 50 driverless Metropolis trainsets that Alstom is supplying for the Route 2020 extension. The five-car train was shipped from the German port of ... more

Additional Azur trains ordered for Montréal

12 Nov 2018

CANADA: Montréal metro operator STM has ordered a further 17 nine-car trainsets from a consortium of Bombardier Transportation and Alstom, the suppliers announced on November 12. Bombardier’s share of the €300m contract is €188m ... more

A contract for Siemens to supply a new fleet of trains for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line is expected to be formally signed shortly, Transport for London has confirmed.

London Underground train contract to be signed shortly

09 Nov 2018

UK: A contract for Siemens to supply a new fleet of trains for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line is expected to be formally signed shortly, Transport for London has confirmed. Metro Report International understands ... more

Manila metro Line 3 upgrade financing agreed

08 Nov 2018

PHILIPPINES: The government signed a loan agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency on November 8 for the metro Line 3 rehabilitation project. The 40-year, ¥38·1bn loan will fund the overhaul of infrastructure and ... more

Bhopal and Indore metros approved

01 Nov 2018

INDIA: The state government of Madhya Pradesh has reached agreement with the national government for the construction of metro networks in the cities of Bhopal and Indore, at an estimated total cost of Rs145bn. Approved by the ... more

Next phase of Delhi metro Line 7 inaugurated

01 Nov 2018

INDIA: The next phase of Delhi metro Line 7 was inaugurated on October 31. The elevated 17·9 km section between Shiv Vihar and Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake has 15 stations including three interchanges and a depot at Vinod ... more

Loan agreement signed for second phase of Jakarta metro

01 Nov 2018

INDONESIA: The government has signed an agreement for a 40-year, ¥70bn loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency for the second phase of the Jakarta metro. The agreement signed on October 24 specifies Japanese rolling ... more

Expanded PATH station opens at Harrison

31 Oct 2018

USA: An expanded metro station opened at Harrison, New Jersey, on October 30, serving the Newark branch of the PATH metro network which links Lower Manhattan with destinations across the Hudson ... more