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 →
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
Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), the operator of the fully automated Line 9/10 and the main public transport operator in Barcelona, has become the first metro in the world to put into operation, on an experimental basis, a set of vertical platform screen doors. This innovative solution aims to improve passenger safety and comfort and, at the same time, enhance the safety and regularity of train traffic. Read more →
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 →