Archive for category: Subways and Metros

Midland Metro extension receives £200m boost from UK government

West Midlands mayor Andy Street has confirmed that £200 million from the UK government's new 'Transporting Cities Fund' will be used to extend the Midland Metro to Brierley Hill.
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CAF confirms 60-vehicle contract for Naples metro

Naples city council has awarded a contract to Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF to supply 10 six-car trains for the city's metro system.
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Helsinki metro opens western extension

Helsinki City Transport has opened the capital's city's western metro extension to the neighbouring city of Espoo.
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Negotiations begin for new DLR fleet

Transport for London (TfL) has issued an Invitation to Negotiate to the shortlisted bidders for a contract to supply the next generation of Docklands Light Railway (DLR) trains.
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Dynamic testing underway for Panama metro’s new five-car train

The first new five-car train for the Panama metro has been delivered and is currently undergoing dynamic and static testing.
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TBM begins drilling for Dubai’s €2.6bn metro line extension

A 103m-long TBM has started drilling for the 15km new extension to Dubai's metro.
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Tunnelling complete on Northern line extension

Tunnel boring machine Amy broke through at Kennington to complete the tunnelling programme on London Underground's Northern line extension.
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Honolulu metro train reaches its maximum operational speed

Ansaldo STS has announced that the Honolulu rapid transit train has reached the top operational speed of 55mph during testing.
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Metrowagonmash to deliver 23 carriages for Nizhny Novgorod metro

Metrowagonmash, a subsidiary of Russian rolling stock manufacturer Transmashholding, has reached an agreedment with Sberbank Leasing to deliver 23 carriages to the Nizhny Novgorod metro.
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Moscow to launch rolling stock tender as part of €8bn transport upgrades

Moscow has announced a 550 billion roubles (€8 billion) programme to improve the city's public transport network. 
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Line 6 launches on the Santiago metro

Transport minister Paola Tapia said the capital city is facing “a process of growth” and that the project is an important part of transforming the quality of life.
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