Topic: Metro line

Third line of Sofia Metro opened

The third metro line was put into operation in Sofia. It crosses the Bulgarian capital from northeast to southwest providing fast and reliable communication between the city centre and the remote neighbourhoods. Four more stations...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Uncertain future for Russia’s only monorail

The Moscow Monorail, Russia’s only public transport network of this kind, is threatened with closure. It is losing popularity among passengers for the past several years. The final decision will be approved after online voting...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

London Underground to be powered with green energy

The London Underground, the world’s first metro network, will become an innovator in the energy-consuming policy. Instead of using conventional electricity, it will be powered with solar and wind energy. The city authorities plan to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

New locations for Thales CBTC technology in Asia

French technology group Thales is continuing to improve metro networks in Asia. It will deploy its SelTrac communication-based train control system on the metro lines in South Korea, China and Turkey. The CBTC solution allows...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Trains in Hamburg Metro power local station

Trains running in Hamburg U-Bahn are able to power one of the metro stations. This was made possible by the Hesop energy converter that collects and redirects braking energy into the grid. The innovative solution...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SBB workers maintain tracks, source: SBB

Safety main preoccupation for railways

The RailTech Academy has started online courses dedicated to various topics of the railway industry. Its first lecture was delivered by Jean Rousseau, the railway engineer at IKOS Consulting. He made some introduction to the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Warsaw opens new metro extension

After 38 months of the construction works, the Wola section of the Warsaw Metro has been opened for the public service. The underground network of the Polish capital added the 3.4-kilometre extension with three new...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Coronavirus impact on railways: 19 March

RailTech continues to inform about the impact of coronavirus on the rail sector in Europe. Below you can find some highlights of Thursday, 19 March. Earlier, we have published similar updates on Wednesday, 18 March,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

West Midlands Metro may be extended twelvefold

The authorities of the West Midlands metropolitan county plan to invest around 18 billion euros in multiplying the local light rail system. According to the declared programme, the West Midlands Metro network will be extended...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko