Subways and Metros

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

The deal covers Line 6, which is set to be the first mass rapid transit (MRT) system in Bangladesh.

Workhorse Montreal metro cars set for farewell tour

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...

Welsh Government awards Wales and Borders rail franchise

Further details for the next franchise and the South West Metro will be shared "at the earliest possible opportunity" following the standstill period.

How ADB is helping to persuade citizens to ride Hanoi’s metro

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...

There are now more than 1,000km of fully automated metros in the world

In total, there are 63 fully automated operations (FAO) in 42 cities across 19 different countries.

EIB invests more than €1.7bn in Stockholm metro and new trains for Lombardy and Tunisia

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

MTR to support operation and maintenance of Macau LRT

The Macau SAR Government has awarded MTR a MOP 5.88 billion (€588.8 million) operations and maintenance assistance services (O&M) contract for the Macau Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Taipa Line.

Trial operations begin on Shanghai metro’s first automated line

It serves the Pujiang area to the south of Shanghai and will connect to the Line 8 interchange at Shendu Highway station.

CRRC concern over additional US trade tariffs

The Office of the United States Trade Representative, which is responsible for developing US trade policy, said that the proposed tariffs are part of a response to "China's unfair trade practices".

First dynamic tests on Riyadh metro

The Riyadh metro, a rapid transit system under construction in Saudi Arabia's capital city, has conducted the first dynamic tests on its Metropolis trainsets.
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Interim report on Port Talbot track worker fatalities reveals “there was no safe system of work in place”

Network Rail has released an interim report into the fatalities that occurred at Margam, near Port Talbot in...
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Gian Paolo Gotelli to head up TX Logistik

Rail logistics group TX Logistik has appointed Gian Paolo Gotelli as its new CEO. TX Logistik, which was founded in...

First train for Shanghai Metro line 14 completed

The first driverless metro train for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 has rolled off the assembly line in CRRC Nanjing Puzhen.

The role of apprenticeships in filling the skills gap

Rail Forum Midlands talks about the skills gap and what its doing to bridge it

New train protection system for Irish Rail

Above - CPC commercial manager John Mogridge and Egis systems integration lead François Pignard looking at the in-cab display for the...