Metro industry news

The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

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

Italo-French consortium to operate most Riyadh metro lines

18 Sep 2018

SAUDI ARABIA: Arriyadh Development Authority has presented a letter of award to the FLOW consortium of FS Italiane, Alstom and Ansaldo STS covering the operation and maintenance of lines 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Riyadh metro. The ... more

Sydney metro station contract awarded

18 Sep 2018

AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has awarded Macquarie Group a A$378·6m contract to develop Martin Place station on the southern section of the future Sydney metro line. Macquarie Group submitted an unsolicited ... more

Alstom trainsets enter service on the Santiago metro

17 Sep 2018

CHILE: The first NS16 trainset entered revenue service on Santiago metro lines 2 and 5 on September 13. In March 2011 Metro de Santiago awarded Alstom a €220m contract to refurbish the 35 seven-car NS74 trainsets, but this ... more