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


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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



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 →

Incheon Line 2 enters revenue service 30/07/2016


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The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Incheon Metropolitan City held an opening ceremony on 29 July, a day before Incheon Subway Line 2, the first fully automated metro line of the city launched operations.

Unlike Line 1, which was completed in 1999, Line 2 is a standard-gauge driverless light metro line and links the north of Incheon to the south and southeast of the city. It is 29.2 km and has 27 stations, 22 underground (23.1km), and 5 above ground (6.1km). Read more →

Automated metros: a rapidly growing global technology 19/07/2016

Automated metros are enjoying exponential global growth and infrastructure length has increased by 14,2% since 2014 according to a new Statistics Brief released today by the UITP Observatory of Automated Metros.

Automated metros are a proven solution for cities globally: there are now 55 fully automated lines around the world in 37 cities operating a total of 803 km, a 14,2% increase in km compared to 2014. Read more →

Kuala Lumpur Kelana Jaya Line extension 30/06/2016



Prime Minister Najib Razak officially opened the new Light Rail Transit (LRT) Kelana Jaya Line extension project (LEP), on 30 June 2016, bringing the LRT into the suburbs of Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya and Puchong and offering convenient access from these towns to Kuala Lumpur. This extension adds 17 km and 12 stations, all elevated, to the existing line.

RapidKL, a subsidiary of Prasarana, is the Operator of the extension being undertaken under the ‘Prasarana campaign of Bringing Transport Convenience Closer to the People’ programme.

With this extension, Kelana Jaya Line is already 46 km long. Read more →