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The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

Stadler has presented a four-car metro trainset that it is supplying to Minsk Metro.

Stadler presents Minsk metro train

21 Mar 2019

BELARUS: Stadler presented the first of 10 metro trains that it is supplying to Minsk Metro at its factory in the city on March 20. The four-car train is due to undertake testing at the factory before being transported by rail to ... more

Marcopolo and Aeromovel have developed a prototype driverless peoplemover.

Marcopolo moves into the urban rail market

21 Mar 2019

BRAZIL: Bus manufacturer Marcopolo announced that it is moving into the production of urban rail vehicles under the Marcopolo Rail brand at the NTExpo trade fair in São Paulo on March 19. The company is displaying a prototype ... more

The western section of Hyderabad metro Line 3 was inaugurated on March 20.

Hyderabad metro reaches Hitech City

20 Mar 2019

INDIA: Telangana & Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan, Telangana Chief Secretary S K Joshi and Hyderabad Metro Rail Managing Director N V S Reddy inaugurated the western section of Hyderabad metro Line 3 on March 20. ... more

The first section of the London Underground network has been switched over to a Thales signalling system which is being rolled out across the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.

First stage of ‘highly complex’ London Underground resignalling goes live

20 Mar 2019

UK: The first section of the London Underground network has been switched over to a Thales signalling system which is being rolled out across the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines under Transport for ... more

Istanbul Mayor Mevlüt Uysal inaugurated test runs on metro line M7 and tram route T5 on March 19.

Testing starts on M7 and T5 routes in Istanbul

19 Mar 2019

TURKEY: Istanbul Mayor Mevlüt Uysal inaugurated test runs on a driverless metro line and catenary-free tram route on the European side of the city on March 19. The driverless metro Line M7 has been under construction since ... more

The Ministry of Transport called tenders on March 15 for a contract to build the initial section of București metro Line M6.

Tenders called for București metro Line M6

19 Mar 2019

ROMANIA: The Ministry of Transport called tenders on March 15 for a contract to build the initial section of București metro Line M6. Bids are due by April 18 for the 48-month contract with an estimated value of 1·27bn lei. The ... more

Passenger-carrying tests on the Jakarta metro began on March 12, ahead of the official opening scheduled for March 26.

Jakarta metro trials carry passengers

14 Mar 2019

INDONESIA: Passenger-carrying tests on the Jakarta metro began on March 12, ahead of the official opening scheduled for March 26. MRT Jakarta expects to carry 28 000 passengers a day during the trial period. Running from ... more

The first phase of the north-south metro line in Nagpur was inaugurated on March 8.

First metro line in Nagpur inaugurated

11 Mar 2019

INDIA: Nagpur celebrated the opening of its first metro line with two days of free travel following the inauguration of the first phase of the north-south route on March 8. The 11·8 km route runs between Sitabuldi in the ... more

Two metro extensions were inaugurated in Delhi on March 8.

Modi inaugurates two more Delhi metro extensions

11 Mar 2019

INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially inaugurated two metro extensions in Delhi on March 8, ahead of their entry into passenger service the following day. Line 1, also known as the Red Line, has been extended by ... more