Metros

A major expansion programme has transformed Manchester Metrolink into Britain’s largest light rail network over the past decade. But what is the secret of this success? And what is next?…
THE government of Macau special administrative region announced on April 11 that MTR Corporation has been selected for a contract to operate and maintain the Macau LRT Taipa Line.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 12 to mark the start of construction on Montreal’s Metropolitan Electric Network (REM), the new 67km automated light metro for the Canadian city.
THE government of Ile-de-France has appointed a committee of experts to evaluate the feasibility of offering public transport services free-of-charge in the area around Paris.
ALGERIA’s president, Mr Abdelaziz Bouteflika, inaugurated two extensions of the Algiers metro on April 10, adding five more stations to the network.
CANADIAN prime minister, Mr Justin Trudeau, and the premier of Quebec, Mr Phillippe Couillard, announced on April 9 that federal and provincial funding will be made available for the extension…
SHENYANG opened the first addition to its metro network for more than four years on April 8 with the start of trial passenger operation on the 5.3km four-station northern extension…
PARIS Transport Authority (RATP) has awarded a €17.6m contract to Ansaldo STS to install communications-based train control (CBTC) on the 14km Line 6 of the Paris metro.
THE 11km North-South metro line in Amsterdam will finally open on July 22, 15 years after work began on the €3.2bn project and more than a decade after it was…
OPERATIONAL testing began on the Riyadh metro network on April 4, when a two-car Alstom Metropolis train for the Purple Line (Line 6) ran under its own power.
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