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The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

Completion of the 23 km Phase 1-A of the Lucknow Metro was marked on March 8.

Lucknow Metro corridor completed

08 Mar 2019

INDIA: Completion of the 23 km Phase 1-A of the Lucknow Metro was marked on March 8, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi ceremonially flagged off an inaugural train using remote video-conferencing. Passenger services were scheduled ... more

The cabinet has approved the two-line Agra Metro project, which as well serving one of the largest cities in Uttar Pradesh will serve tourist destinations including the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

Agra metro to serve Taj Mahal and fort

06 Mar 2019

INDIA: The cabinet has approved the two-line Agra Metro project, which as well serving one of the largest cities in Uttar Pradesh will serve tourist destinations including the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Completion is planned in ... more

Ahmedabad Metro opens as work starts on Phase II

05 Mar 2019

INDIA: The first 6·5 km section of the Ahmedabad metro was inaugurated on March 4 with a ceremony at the eastern terminus at Vastral Gam attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chief Minister of Gujurat Vijay ... more

Sofia metro has ordered a further 10 Inspiro trainsets from a consortium of Newag and Siemens Mobility.

Sofia orders metro trains

05 Mar 2019

BULGARIA: Sofia metro operator Metropolitan EAD has ordered a further 10 three-car Inspiro trainsets from a consortium of Newag and Siemens Mobility. The latest order has been placed using an option on a September 2015 contract ... more

Cairo metro bogie drop to reduce downtime

05 Mar 2019

EGYPT: Representatives of the National Tunnels Authority and Cairo metro depot operator Colas Rail recently visited the UK to inspect a bogie drop which Sheffield-based depot equipment manufacturer Mechan is to supply for a depot ... more

Boston subway signalling contract awarded

04 Mar 2019

USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has awarded Alstom and construction contractor Barletta Heavy Division an €80m contract to modernise the signalling on Boston’s Red and Orange metro lines, covering a total of ... more

The second phase of the Mumbai monorail was opened by Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, on March 3.

Mumbai monorail Phase 2 opens

04 Mar 2019

INDIA: The second phase of the Mumbai monorail was opened by Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, on March 3. The 11·3 km Phase 2 runs from Wadala to Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk, and is an extension of the 8·3 km Phase ... more

Accessibility and sustainability at the heart of Berlin transport plan

01 Mar 2019

GERMANY: The Senate of the Land of Berlin on February 26 issued a 2019-23 transport plan, with accessibility and emissions reduction key components. As well as the bus, tram, U-Bahn and ferry networks operated by ... more

Work has started on the Metro Manila Subway.

Metro Manila Subway breaks ground

28 Feb 2019

PHILIPPINES: A groundbreaking ceremony for the first fully-underground metro line in the Manila region took place on February 27 at the site of the future depot at Barangay Ugong in Valenzuela City. The north-south Metro Manila ... more