Archive for category: Subways and Metros

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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Major €428m contract awarded for Bangladesh’s first mass rapid transit system

A CGI of the system's rolling stock. Photo: DMTC.The deal covers Line 6, which is set to be the first mass rapid transit (MRT) system in Bangladesh.
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‘Workhorse’ Montreal metro cars set for farewell tour

Photo: Wikimedia.The Montreal Metro was inaugurated in 1966. Initially a network of three lines with some 26 stations, the rubber-tyred system has since grown and is now comprised of 68 stations and four lines. Much has changed over the years but one thing has remained a constant: the use of MR-63 metro cars. First introduced when […]
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Welsh Government awards Wales and Borders rail franchise

The Wales and Borders franchise has been operated by Arriva Trains Wales since 2003. Photo: W. C. Johnston.Further details for the next franchise and the South West Metro will be shared "at the earliest possible opportunity" following the standstill period.
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How the Asian Development Bank is helping to persuade citizens to ride the Hanoi Metro

Photo: ADB.Jason Rush, a communications specialist covering Southeast Asia at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), writes about the development of Vietnam’s first metro system, which is set to launch its first phase later this year.  In the popular 1980s movie Field of Dreams, a rural American corn farmer, played by the dashing Kevin Costner, hears a voice […]
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There are now more than 1,000km of fully automated metros in the world

Haw Par Villa MRT station in Singapore. Photo: Win Horse.In total, there are 63 fully automated operations (FAO) in 42 cities across 19 different countries.
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EIB invests more than €1.7bn in Stockholm metro and new trains for Lombardy and Tunisia

The Stockholm metro. Photo: Gella.The European Investment Bank has announced an investment of more than €1.7 billion on improved rail transport in Europe and North Africa. 
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