Metro industry news

The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

Grand Paris fit-out contract awarded

25 Sep 2018

FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has awarded a consortium of Colas Rail (70%) and Alstom (30%) a €155m contract to supply track and rigid catenary for the eastern part of Line 15 South of the Grand Paris Express. The 69-month ... more

Walk-through trains are coming to the New York Subway

24 Sep 2018

USA: Rolling stock component specialist Hübner used the InnoTrans trade show in Berlin on September 18-21 to introduce a model of the open gangway it is developing for the next generation of New York Subway ... more

Hanoi metro carries passengers

24 Sep 2018

VIETNAM: Passenger-carrying tests on Hanoi’s first metro line began on September 20. The fleet of 13 CRRC trains is running at speeds of up to 65 km/h along the elevated 13·1 km route between Cat Linh and Yen Nghia. ... more

Yekaterinburg metro car modernisation agreement

21 Sep 2018

RUSSIA: Yekaterinburg Metro signed an agreement with Transmashholding subsidiary OEVRZ on September 11 for the overhaul of four 81-717.5 and 81-714.5 metro cars. The work is due to be completed by the end of the year and is ... more

Rennes reinvigorates VAL concept

19 Sep 2018

FRANCE: A spacious interior tailored to short hops is at the heart of the Cityval metro car being supplied to operate Line B of the automated light metro network in Rennes. On display at the InnoTrans trade show in Berlin, the ... more

EBRD loan for Izmir metro extension

19 Sep 2018

TURKEY: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is to provide an €80m loan for an extension of Izmir’s metro line, it announced on September 13. The 7·2 km extension from Fahrettin Altay to Narlıdere was ... more

CRRC unveils Cetrovo carbon-bodied metro vehicle

18 Sep 2018

CHINA: Hailed as the world’s first carbon-bodied metro vehicle, CRRC’s Cetrovo metro car prototype was formally unveiled at InnoTrans on September 18. CRRC says the Sifang-built vehicle will pave the way for the third generation ... more

RATP Dev consortium to operate two Riyadh metro lines

18 Sep 2018

SAUDI ARABIA: Arriyadh Development Authority has awarded the Capital Metro Co joint venture of RATP Dev and Saudi Public Transport Co the operations and maintenance contract for Riyadh metro lines 1 and 2. The 12-year contract ... more

First driverless Glasgow Subway train on show

18 Sep 2018

UK: The first of 17 driverless metro trains that Stadler is supplying for the Glasgow Subway is being displayed at the InnoTrans 2018 trade fair in Berlin this week. In March 2016 Strathclyde Partnership for Transport approved ... more