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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 →

Alstom to supply a new generation of metros to Greater Lyon 26/10/2016

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© Nicolas Robin/ SYTRAL

Alstom is to design and supply the new generation of metros for the territory of Greater Lyon. The binding part of the order includes the delivery of 30 metros for an amount of 140 million euros. This first order may be extended through an exercise of options for up to 18 metros. The first four metros will enter service throughout 2019 on line B of the Lyon metro network.  Read more →

STIF launches Northern Grand Paris 05/10/2016

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© STIF

The STIF council has kicked off the creation of the first sections of Ile-de-France Metro Line 16 and 17 and the extension of line 14 in Saint-Denis Pleyel. After having created line 15 between Noisy-Champs and Issy RER (Southern Paris) which works have just started, the second stage of Grand Paris Express project is going to be implemented. Thanks to this project the entire North East quarter of the Region will benefit from new metro lines by 2023. Read more →