On 26 May the Metro North West Line opened in Syndey. This fully automated line is the first metro line in Australia.
The Metro North West Line is Stage 1 of Sydney Metro and includes 36km of track, 13 stations and a depot. It runs from Tallawong Station at Rouse Hill to Chatswood.
The line incorporated an existing 13km railway between Epping to Chatswood, which was updgraded for the metro project. Read more →
The ‘World Report on Metro Automation 2018’ was published on 23 May. This new UITP Statistics Brief introduces the current standing of automated metros across the globe – and expectations for the years to come.
Last year witnessed the milestone achievement of 1000km of automated metros reached as the Pujiang Line opened for use in Shanghai.
As of December 2018, nearly a quarter of the world’s metro systems have at least one fully automated line in operation. Read more →
The first metro line in Doha, the fully automated Red Line, opened on 8 May, serving 13 out of the 18 stations that it will serve upon completion.
The originally planned opening date was in 2020, but Qatar Rail has decided to open a “preview” service ahead of schedule to allow testing the Doha Metro system with passengers and provide an opportunity to evaluate and review performance, in preparation for the full operation of the network. Read more →