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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.

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.