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The first two trainsets for Mass Rapid Transit Corp’s Klang Valley metro Line 2 have been delivered to the Sungai Buloh depot (Photo: MRT Corp).

First Klang Valley SSP Line metro trains delivered

04 Jul 2019

MALAYSIA: The first two completed trainsets for Mass Rapid Transit Corp’s Klang Valley metro Line 2 project, known as the SSP Line, have been delivered to the Sungai Buloh depot ready for dynamic testing. The 52·2 km ... more

An 11·9 km extension of Nanchang metro Line 2 from Metro Central to Xinjiaan has opened.

Nanchang metro Line 2 extension opens

03 Jul 2019

CHINA: An 11·9 km extension of Nanchang metro Line 2 from Metro Central to Xinjiaan via the city centre and main railway station opened on June 30, taking the line to 31·5 km with 28 stations. The initial 19·6 km southern ... more

A prototype ‘next-generation’ metro car developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang using materials including carbon fibre has been tested in Qingdao.

CRRC tests carbon fibre metro car

02 Jul 2019

CHINA: A prototype ‘next-generation’ metro car developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang using materials including carbon fibre has been tested in Qingdao, and plans are being developed for testing in other cities. CRRC unveiled a ... more

Bombardier Transportation is to operate and maintain the SFO AirTrain automated peoplemover at San Francisco International Airport.

SFO AirTrain operating contract awarded

02 Jul 2019

USA: The City & County of San Francisco has awarded Bombardier Transportation a new contract to operate and maintain the SFO AirTrain automated peoplemover at San Francisco International Airport. The contract is worth $220m ... more

The 10·7 km extension of the Urumqi metro line runs from Balou to Santunbei.

Urumqi metro line extended

02 Jul 2019

CHINA: A 10·7 km extension of the single metro line in Urumqi opened on June 28, running south from Balou to Santunbei and adding nine stations. Beijing Railway Construction & Management Company began construction of Line 1 ... more

The first phase of Ningbo Rail Transit metro Line 3 opened on June 30.

Ningbo metro Line 3 opens

01 Jul 2019

CHINA: The first phase of Ningbo Rail Transit metro Line 3 opened on June 30. The north – south line runs 16·7km from Datong Bridge to Gaotang Bridge, with 15 underground stations, serving business districts and science and ... more

Hamburger Hochbahn has exercised options to purchase a further 32 three-car DT5 metro trainsets from a consortium of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation.

Hamburger Hochbahn orders more DT5 metro trains

01 Jul 2019

GERMANY: Hamburger Hochbahn has exercised options to purchase a further 32 three-car DT5 metro trainsets from a consortium of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation. Alstom’s share of the €186m contract is €100m and includes ... more

Work is due to begin this year on a monorail connecting the three terminals of São Paulo’s Guarulhos Airport with the city’s commuter rail network.

São Paulo airport monorail work to start in September

28 Jun 2019

BRAZIL: Work is due to begin this year on a monorail connecting the three terminals of São Paulo’s Guarulhos Airport with the city’s commuter rail network. The R$175m project is to be funded by the airport concessionaire and ... more

The second phase of Shijiazhuang metro Line 1 opened on June 26.

Shijiazhuang metro opens Line 1 extension

28 Jun 2019

CHINA: The second phase of Shijiazhuang metro Line 1 opened to passengers at 06.30 on June 26. The 13·5 km extension runs northwards from the former eastern terminus at Xiaohedadao under the Hutuo River to serve the city’s ... more