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The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

Wuhan extends driverless metro line

04 Jan 2019

CHINA: A southern extension of Wuhan’s driverless metro Line 7 opened to passengers on December 28. The 16·6 km underground extension from Yezhihu to Qinglongshan Ditiexiaozhen adds seven stations. CRRC Zhuzhou has ... more

Two more Moscow metro stations opened

04 Jan 2019

RUSSIA: A 1·8 km extension of Moscow metro Line 11 opened on December 30, running east from Petrovsky Park to Savyolovskaya. When completed in 2023, Line 11 would form a 69 km circular route incorporating the existing ... more

Chongqing metro adds two lines

04 Jan 2019

CHINA: Two metro lines opened in Chongqing on December 28. The northern part of the Loop Line is 33·7 km and connects Chongqing Library with Haixialu via Chongqingbei Railway Station. There are 24 stations, of which seven ... more

Guangzhou adds suburban metro lines

03 Jan 2019

CHINA: Two suburban metro lines opened in Guangzhou on December 28, and one metro line was extended. The main section of Line 14 runs for 54·4 km between Jiahewanggang and Dongfeng in the northeast of the city, serving 13 ... more

Hyundai Rotem wins further Cairo metro train contract

03 Jan 2019

EGYPT: National Authority for Tunnels has awarded Hyundai Rotem a 150·8bn won contract for the supply of 48 cars to operate on Cairo metro Line 2. Deliveries are due to be completed in 2021, and the manufacturer will provide ... more

First Ahmedabad metro train delivered

03 Jan 2019

INDIA: The first train for the Ahmedabad metro has arrived from Hyundai Rotem’s Changwon plant in South Korea via Mundra Port. Rotem is supplying 32 three-car trainsets under a contract signed in 2017. The trains have a maximum ... more

Beijing metro lines 6 and 8 extended

03 Jan 2019

CHINA: The Beijing metro network grew by more than 20 km on December 30 with the opening of extensions to lines 6 and 8. The southern section of Line 8 connects Zhushikou, where interchange is provided with Line 7, with ... more

First metro line opens in Jinan

03 Jan 2019

CHINA: The first metro line in Jinan was inaugurated on January 1. Line R1 connects Fangte and Gongyanyuan. Of the 26·3 km route, a 16·2 km section with seven stations is elevated and 10·1 km with four stations ... more

First CRRC metro cars assembled in Springfield delivered to Boston

02 Jan 2019

USA: The first two metro cars assembled at CRRC’s factory in Springfield, Massachusetts were delivered to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority on December 18. The cars for Boston’s Orange Line are part of an order for ... more