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Amsterdam North-South Line inaugurated MORE than 15 years after the start of construction, Amsterdam’s North-South Line metro line (Line 52) was finally inaugurated on July 21, when eight residents of the city officially opened the line in the presence of the city’s mayor, Mrs Femke Halsema.
china-approves-$us-137bn-suzhou-metro-phase-3
CHINA’s top economic planning authority, the National Development and Reform Commission approved the third phase of the Suzhou metro network on August 14, authorising the construction of four lines totalling 137km at a cost of...
high-speed-test-runs-for-sydney-metro-trains
HIGH-SPEED testing of Alstom Metropolis trains has begun on the first phase of the Sydney metro network, with trains regularly reaching speeds of 100km/h during daylight test runs. One test train recently reached 110km/h on the...
next-stage-of-são-paulo-cbtc-rollout-set-for-2019-completion
THE latest stage of the rollout of Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) on São Paulo’s metro should be installed in 2019, secretary of metropolitan transportation, Mr Clodoaldo Pelissioni, has said.In an interview with Brazilian rádio network...
mtr-ceo-to-stand-down-as-police-investigate-shatin-central-link-project
THE project director of Hong Kong’s Shatin to Central Link (SCL) has resigned and MTR CEO Mr Lincoln Leong Kwokkuen is to retire early in the wake of recent issues with the construction of the...
delhi-opens-metro-pink-line-extension
THE Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus - Lajpat Nagar section of Delhi Metro’s Pink Line was opened on August 6, expanding the Indian capital’s metro network to 296km with 214 stations.The extension was inaugurated by housing...
cairo-metro-nets-E605m-in-loans-for-line-1-rehabilitation
CAIRO Metro’s Line 1 is due to be rehabilitated with the aid of €605m in loans, including €205m from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a €350m loan provided by the European Investment...
helsinki-metro-to-roll-out-driver-advisory-system
FOLLOWING a successful pilot, City Transport (HKL) has awarded Transrail, Sweden, and Welado, Finland, a contract to implement a Connected Driver Advisory System (C-DAS) on the city’s metro network. HKL aims to reduce energy consumption by...
auckland’s-city-rail-link-to-be-expanded-to-increase-capacity
PASSENGER capacity on Auckland’s new City Rail Link, currently under construction, is set to be expanded as a result of patronage on the city's rail network rising faster than original projections.The project’s initial peak capacity...
manila-underground-metro-construction-to-begin-this-year
THE secretary of the Philippines Department of Transportation (DOTr), Mr Arthur Tugade, confirmed at a press briefing on August 1 that major construction will begin on the first underground metro line in Manila by the...
colombo-backs-rail-to-solve-congestion-problems
The region surrounding the Sri Lankan capital Colombo is home to nearly six million people, but lacks the high-capacity transit needed to move large numbers of people on key corridors. Keith Barrow looks at how...

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