Metro industry news

The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

Systra selected for Santiago Line 7

27 Jun 2019

CHILE: Metro de Santiago has selected Systra to provide consultancy services for construction of driverless metro Line 7, including the design of railway systems, workshops and rolling stock, the company announced on June ... more

First phase of Hangzhou metro Line 5 opens

27 Jun 2019

CHINA: The first phase of Hangzhou metro Line 5 was inaugurated on June 24. The 17·8 km underground route in the northwest of the city links Liangmu Lu with Shanxian, serving 12 stations, including an interchange with Line 2 ... more

Transmashholding presented a mock-up of its Metro 2020 car design at the SmartTransport trade in St Petersburg.

Transmashholding reveals new metro car design

26 Jun 2019

RUSSIA: Transmashholding presented a mock-up of its latest metro car design at the SmartTransport trade show that took place in St Petersburg on June 19-21. The ‘Metro 2020’ bodyshell features ‘innovative and ... more

Lanzhou metro inaugurated

24 Jun 2019

CHINA: The first metro line in Lanzhou opened on June 23. The 26 km Line 1 runs from Donggang in the east to Chenguanying in the west. Construction started in 2014 and test running began at the end of December 2018. ... more

Five-year Boston transport investment plan approved

21 Jun 2019

USA: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority voted on June 18 to approve the 2020-24 capital investment plan. This includes a contribution of $753·7m towards the Red and ... more

PATH Improvement Plan revealed

21 Jun 2019

USA: The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey unveiled the PATH Improvement Plan on June 20. The proposals envisage capacity increases as well as measures to improve reliability and passenger experience on the metro ... more

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated a southern extension of metro Line 1 on June 20.

Moscow metro Line 1 reaches Kommunarka

21 Jun 2019

RUSSIA: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated a southern extension of metro Line 1 on June 20. The 11·6 km extension from Salaryevo to Kommunarka brings Line 1 to 44·1 km. Construction started in February 2018 and ... more

The second phase of the Sydney metro is included in the budget.

Sydney and Parramatta projects in New South Wales budget

20 Jun 2019

AUSTRALIA: Rail projects in Sydney and Parramatta are included in the 2019-20 New South Wales budget, which was presented on June 18. The City & Southwest metro extension from Chatswood to Bankstown via central Sydney, ... more

Funds sought to build next stage of Lausanne metro

19 Jun 2019

SWITZERLAND: Plans to increase capacity on the Line m2 automated metro and to build the 4 km Line m3 took a step forward on June 13 when the government of Vaud canton sought approval from the cantonal parliament for credits ... more