Metro - Articles and news items

Two overhaul contracts for Shanghai Metro

Industry news  •  15 May 2017  •  Eurotransport

Shentong Bombardier (Shanghai) Rail Transit Vehicle Maintenance Co. Ltd. (SHBRT) will provide an overhaul service for metro cars in Shanghai.

Metro & Light-Rail In-Depth Focus 2017

Issue 2 2017, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  11 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

Metro Dublin: a major step for mobility; Securing the Tyne and Wear Metro system’s future; and Midland Metro Alliance: Transforming the West Midlands…

Nexus resumes operation of the Tyne and Wear Metro network

Industry news  •  3 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

After seven years, Nexus has taken back control from DB Regio (part of the Arriva Group) of running services on the Tyne and Wear Metro network. Managing Director of Nexus, Tobyn Hughes, said: “I am looking forward to the next few years as we seek to improve Metro for our customers. Nexus will be directly […]

Nexus appoints new Metro Services Director

Industry news  •  13 March 2017  •  Rachael Harper

Chris Carson, who has more than 20 years of experience in the UK railway industry, has been appointed Metro Services Director at Nexus.

SYTRAL awards automatic operation contract for Lyon metro

Industry news  •  31 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

French public transport authority SYTRAL has signed a contract with Alstom for the supply of new automatic operation systems to lines B and D of the Lyon metro.

Midland Metro tram heads to Spain for catenary-free conversion

Industry news  •  23 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

A Midland Metro tram has travelled to Spain to be fitted with hi-tech batteries allowing it to run catenary-free in the UK from autumn this year.

Consortium awarded metro system contract for Hanoi metro line 3

Industry news  •  17 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board has awarded an Alstom led consortium a metro system contract for Hanoi metro line 3 in Vietnam.

Bombardier delivers driverless automated people mover to Shanghai Shentong Metro

Industry news  •  12 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Shanghai Shentong Metro has taken delivery of the first driverless automated people mover for the Shanghai Shentong Metro.

St. Petersburg Metro signs contract for 40 metro cars

Industry news  •  9 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

St. Petersburg Metro has signed a supply contract with OEVRZ for 40 metro cars with asynchronous traction drives.

Driverless MTR South Island Line enters operation in Hong Kong

Industry news  •  4 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

On 28 December 2016, MTR South Island Line (SIL) opened for passenger service providing an extended metro line to Hong Kong’s Southern District.

Driverless INNOVIA Metro 300 fleet enters service in Kuala Lumpur

Industry news  •  3 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Bombardier Transportation in partnership with Hartasuma launched 14 INNOVIA Metro 300 trains for operation in Kuala Lumpur.

Nexus completes £3m track replacement scheme in Newcastle tunnels

Industry news  •  23 December 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Nexus has completed a £3 million programme to replace tracks used by the Tyne and Wear Metro in tunnels beneath Newcastle city centre.

TransLink orders 28 cars for Vancouver’s SkyTrain network

Industry news  •  20 December 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Translink, Vancouver’s regional transport authority, has ordered 28 next-generation Bombardier INNOVIA Metro 300 vehicles for operation on the city’s SkyTrain network.

Rotterdam underground network to receive €120 million funding for upgrade

Industry news  •  16 December 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to provide a €120 million loan for the acquisition of 22 new metro trains and a security upgrade of the Rotterdam underground network.

City public transportation developments in India

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  14 December 2016  •  Jaspal Singh, Head of the UITP India Office

Jaspal Singh, Head of the UITP India Office, discusses plans to revamp India’s bus systems and looks at future investment in its metro networks…