Metro industry news

The latest news from metros and subways around the world. 

Seventh Delhi metro extension of 2018 opens

02 Jan 2019

INDIA: The next phase of Delhi metro’s driverless Line 7, also known as the Pink Line, was opened for passenger service on December 31. The 9·7 km section between Lajpat Nagar and Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 with three ... more

Xi’an opens second north-south metro line

28 Dec 2018

CHINA: The new Line 4 of the Xi’an metro was formally opened at 10.00 on December 26. Running entirely underground for 35·2 km, the north-south line connects the city’s high speed rail hub at Xi’an Bei (North Square) with ... more

Visakhapatnam metro ready to start

28 Dec 2018

INDIA: Groundbreaking ceremonies for the planned 42·5 km Visakhapatnam Metro Rail network in Andhra Pradesh are expected to take place in February, following a decision to accelerate the project. Speaking at a meeting with ... more

Qingdao opens coastal metro Line 13

27 Dec 2018

CHINA: An isolated regional metro line was opened in the eastern port city of Qingdao on December 26. Designated Line 13, but originally known as R3, the Jiaonan line is currently not connected to the rest of the city’s metro ... more

Contractor selected to modernise Chicago Red and Purple lines

27 Dec 2018

USA: Chicago Transit Authority has selected a joint venture of Walsh Construction Co, Fluor and Stantec Consulting Services as preferred bidder for Phase One of a project to modernise the Red and Purple metro lines. The $2·1bn ... more

Chongqing opens Line 5 extension

24 Dec 2018

CHINA: A 2·5 km extension of Chongqing metro line 5 from Dalongshan to Dashiba was opened for revenue service on December 24, adding a single station to the route. The extension comes just under a year after the ... more