Metro - Articles and news items

Metro Trains Melbourne awarded seven-year franchise

Industry news  •  18 September 2017  •  Eurotransport

Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) has been awarded a new seven-year franchise contract to operate the Melbourne train system.

Alstom inaugurates Lucknow Metro in India

Industry news  •  6 September 2017  •  Eurotransport

Alstom has inaugurated Lucknow Metro – the first project for the company in Uttar Pradesh.

Midland Metro receives final funding to realise extension

Industry news  •  1 September 2017  •  Mandy Parrett, Editorial Assistant

Plans for the tram route extension between Birmingham’s city centre and Edgbaston have been confirmed thanks to final funding boost from the government.

Multimodal Ventra app in Chicago exceeds two million downloads

Industry news  •  14 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

The Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace have announced that the Ventra transit app has been downloaded more than two million times.

MTA approves purchase of Metro SubwayLink railcars and Train Control System

Industry news  •  1 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

The Maryland Board of Public Works (BPW) has approved a $400.5 million contract to replace railcars and enhance safety components on Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration Metro SubwayLink system.

CAF to supply 12 units for the Algiers Metro

Industry news  •  1 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

CAF are to supply twelve 6-car units for the Algiers city metro.

Consortium selected to build the Melbourne Metro Tunnel

Industry news  •  24 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

The Cross Yarra Partnership has been selected to build the Metro Tunnel and five new underground stations in Melbourne, Australia.

RTA inspects progress and mock-up Route 2020 train for Dubai Metro

Industry news  •  21 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

A delegation from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has visited France to check on progress in the manufacturing of 50 new trains for Dubai Metro.

Kochi metro inaugurated in India

Industry news  •  19 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

The metro of Kochi in India has been inaugurated in the presence of the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi.

Chengdu metro line 4 enters complete commercial service

Industry news  •  12 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

Chengdu metro line 4, which forms part of the city’s core metro line network, has entered complete commercial service.

Maintaining Prague Metro’s tracks

Issue 3 2017  •  11 June 2017  •  Ondřej Krulikovský, Head of Service of Buildings and Tracks at Prague Public Transit Company (DPP)

In this article for Eurotransport, Ondřej Krulikovský, Head of Service of Buildings and Tracks at Prague Public Transit Company (DPP), describes the standard maintenance work that takes place on Prague Metro’s rail superstructure, which encompasses ongoing renewal and improvement to the track system. He explains the key activities that take place during the downtime period – between 1:10 and 3:50 a.m. – which include the re placement of wooden sleepers with those of concrete, restoration of freestanding fastenings and systemic rail grinding.

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.