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First train for Shanghai Metro line 14 completed

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New Wales and Borders franchise begins as KeolisAmey takes charge

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Madrid Metro to order new trains and employ additional drivers

Madrid Metro has announced plans to order 60 new trains at the start of 2019 to meet growing demand on the network.

New data reveals popularity of metro systems throughout the world

Every single day 168 million passengers use metros across the world. But where are all of these systems situated and which ones have the highest ridership?

Bidders for new Tyne and Wear Metro fleet revealed

The winning bidder for the £362 million contract will be announced in 2019, with the new fleet introduced in stages from the end of 2021 as the existing stock is phased out.

RZD International pens light metro agreement with Vietnamese investors

RZD International and Lung Lo Construction have signed a deal to construct a light metro in Vietnam.

Testing begins on Delhi Metro’s Violet Line

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has revealed that trial runs have begun on the Violet Line extension to the town of Ballabgarh.

The oldest line on the Los Angeles Metro is set for a $350m upgrade

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the works will improve reliability, safety and the customer experience.

Thessaloniki Metro tunnelling completed

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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