Archive for category: Subways and Metros

Thessaloniki Metro tunnelling completed

Photo: Konstantinos Stampoulis.The tunnel boring machine 'Frixos' arrived at 25is Martiou station on the second tunnel of the Kalamaria extension on July 31, marking the completion of tunnelling activities. 
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Bogotá Metro secures $70m from development bank

The skyline of Bogota. Photo: OSTILL.An international bidding process will now be launched by the Bogota Metro to find a company or group of companies to develop the project further.
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Spanish engineers join Jacobs on Dublin Metro development team

A stock photo of a closeup of a tunnel boring machine cutter head. Photo: VILevi.Should the project proceed as planned, six years of construction will begin in 2021 and in 2027 MetroLink will be operational.
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Sofia receives first new metro train

Photo: Siemens.Siemens and Newag signed a contract with MEAD for 20 three-car train in September 2015, with the option for an additional ten trains. 
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$3bn pot set aside for “game-changing” Sydney Metro West project

Photo: NSW Government.The first stage of Sydney Metro will be opening in the first half of next year with the Sydney Metro North West project from Rouse Hill to Chatswood.
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Automated people mover for Shenzhen Airport

CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Limited (PBTS) has won a contract to supply a new automated people mover system for China's Shenzhen Airport.
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Moscow’s majestic metro stations

Komsomolskaya station. Photo: Scallger.In six of the Russian cities hosting the 2018 World Cup, underground metros will transport football fans to and from games but there's one in particular that's been leaving tourists in awe: the Moscow Metro.
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First metro train for Bangkok’s Green line rolls off the factory line

Photo: Siemens.In total, Siemens and Bozankaya are manufacturing 22 new four-car trains for the Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company in Thailand.
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Panama Metro’s new Metropolis trainsets enter service

Photo: Alstom.This will see the line's capacity boosted by transforming three-car trains into five-car trains up until the end of 2019.
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New £100m train depot to open in Wales

Photo: Welsh Government.This depot will be used to house and service 36 new metro vehicles operating on the Taff Vale lines.
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Riyadh Metro enters dynamic testing phase

Photo: Alstom.Managed by the Arriyadh Development Authority, the project aims to construct and operate a system of driverless trains across 176km of track on six different lines in the country's capital city. 
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