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First driverless car arrives for Shanghai Line 8 17/01/2017

Innovia APM 300 train for Shanghai Metro Line 8 (Bombardier Transportation)

Innovia APM 300 train for Shanghai Metro Line 8 (Bombardier Transportation)

On 12 January Bombardier Transportation delivered the first Innovia APM 300 train to the city of Shanghai, China. The vehicle is part of an order placed in June 2015 by Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co. Ltd. for a turnkey driverless system including 44 trains. Read more →

New driverless line opens in Hong Kong 05/01/2017

SIL train on viaduct (MTR)

SIL train on viaduct (MTR)

MTR Corporation opened the new South Island Line (SIL) for passenger service on 28 December , extending its railway service to the Southern District of Hong Kong.

SIL becomes MTR’s second and longest fully automatic operation railway line in Hong Kong after the Disneyland Resort Line. Read more →

Vancouver inaugurates Evergreen Extension of Millennium Line 04/01/2017

Coquitlam Central Station (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure/Flickr)

Coquitlam Central Station (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure/Flickr)

On 2 December a 11 kilometre extension was added to the SkyTrain automated metro system in Vancouver, Canada. The Evergreen Extension comprises six new stations and forms part of the Millenium Line, which has been restructured along with other parts of the network. Read more →