Metro industry news

The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

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

Five on Tyne & Wear Metro fleet replacement shortlist

17 Sep 2018

UK: Tyne & Wear Metro owner and operator Nexus has issued an Invitation to Negotiate with five bidders that it has shortlisted for a contract to build and maintain a new train fleet. The shortlist announced on September 17 ... more

Harsco wins Singapore metro grinder contract

14 Sep 2018

SINGAPORE: Land Transit Authority has awarded Harsco Rail a contract to supply a 16 stone grinder custom designed for Singapore’s metro network. Modifications include electric motors and a small profile to operate in metro ... more

Busan metro train contract awarded

12 Sep 2018

SOUTH KOREA: Busan Transportation Corp has awarded Hyundai Rotem a 55·6bn won contract for the supply of 48 trainsets for Busan metro Line 1, the manufacturer announced on September 11. Deliveries from Rotem’s Changwon plant ... more

Alstom wins further Shanghai metro contract

12 Sep 2018

CHINA: Shanghai Shentong Metro Group has awarded Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment Co and its Xi’an Alstom Yongji Electric Equipment Co a €58m contract to supply electrical and traction equipment for the Shanghai ... more

Line 10 South opens in Barcelona

12 Sep 2018

SPAIN: Barcelona metro operator TMB inaugurated the driverless metro Line 10 South on September 8, with a day of free travel. The 2·4 km branch off Line 9 South runs from Can Tries Gornal to Foc, with services continuing ... more

Metro line linking Suzhou with Shanghai approved

10 Sep 2018

CHINA: The National Development & Reform Commission approved a metro line linking the Suzhou and Shanghai networks on September 6. The city approved the Line S1 project on August 28 as part of the Suzhou Urban Rail Transit ... more

First CAF trainset arrives in Quito

07 Sep 2018

ECUADOR: On September 6 the first of 18 metro trainsets being produced by CAF arrived to Quito.  The six-car trains are being supplied to operate the city’s first metro line. CAF was awarded a ... more