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Gimpo Gold Line opens in Seoul 13/11/2019

The Gimpo Gold Line in northwestern Seoul opened on 28 September. It has 10 stations and is just under 24km long.

The new line connects Gimpo International Airport to Yangchon station further northwest and offers connections to Seoul Metro lines 5 and 9.

Stations, nine of which are underground, are equipped with platform screen doors.

The 2-car vehicles were supplied by Hyundai Rotem and the signalling is by Nippon Signal.

The new line is operated by Gimpo Goldline Operation, a subsidiary of Seoul Metro, the South Korean capital’s main metro operator.

After the Shinbundang line and Ui-Sinseol LRT, the Gimpo Gold Line is the third fully automated metro line in Seoul. There are also fully automated lines in three neighbouring cities: Incheon, Uijeongbu and Yongin. Other such lines in South Korea can be found in the southeastern cities of Deagu and Busan.

Source: Seoul Metro

M3 line opens in Copenhagen 11/10/2019

Queen Margrethe during opening ceremony (© Ditte Valente/Metroselskabet)

On 29 September, Queen Margrethe of Denmark officially opened Copenhagen Metro’s new line M3. The opening was also celebrated by the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella, who visited the M3 Control and Maintenance Centre on 8 October.

The M3 line is 15.5 km long with 17 underground stations. Each station is developed with unique architecture to reflect the local neighbourhood surrounding the station. Read more →

Trial run for Copenhagen M3 ahead of 29 September opening date 09/09/2019

Inside Frederiksberg Allé station on line M3 (© Ditte Valente)

Metroselskabet A/S, the operating authority of the Copenhagen metro, has announced that the city’s new Metro line M3 started its trial run on 24 June, under the responsibility of the operator, Metro Service. Read more →

Trial run for Taichung Green Line ahead of 2020 opening 26/08/2019

Taichung city (© Forgemind ArchiMedia/Flickr)

A seven-day trial run was successfully completed early July on the automated metro Green Line, in Taichung, Taiwan, the city’s Rapid Transit System Office announced.

Scheduled to open in 2020, the Green Line will be 16.7km long, will be mostly elevated (15.94km elevated, 0.77km at ground level) and will have 18 stations. Read more →

Call for tenders for Buenos Aires line F design phase 01/08/2019

Map of future Buenos Aires metro network (Line F in orange)

Sbase, the organising authority for the Buenos Aires metro, has launched a tender for a consultant to develop the technical specifications for the future metro Line F, which will be fully automated and will link the Palermo district in the north and Barracas district in the south of the city.

As a first step, the consultant will be required to analyse the original blueprint for the line and propose any alternatives. This step will include the layout, accessibility, passenger circulation and evacuation, etc. Then the consultant will need to prepare the tenders for the line including the technical specifications for construction. Power, signalling and communications, as well as rolling stock, will be included in the tender preparation.

Line F will be 12km long and will have 13 stations (11 underground and two elevated). Stations will be equipped with platform screen doors. The line is expected to carry approximately 600.000 passengers per day. The estimated cost for construction is 2m US dollars.

The new line will be the first to use a tunnel boring machine for construction.

Source: City of Buenos Aires