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METRO   [ 75 cities presented here ] (most recent entries: Feb, 19th, 2017)

In the common definition these systems have a completely segregated track, mostly underground.
The traditional metros can reach high capacities (> 10000 pphpd) thanks to the segregated tracks and to the signalling systems (with related high frequencies); the heavy impact of the construction works has been reduced by the adoption of bored tunnel machines (TBM), instead of the cut&cover method (which is mostly used for the stations).

The recent tendency in the metro systems development (expecially for middle-high rank towns) is going towards light metros, characterized by short rolling stock (and, conseguently, short stations), high frequencies (normally between 3' and 65'') and, often, by driverless operations. These aspects allow a remarkable reduction of the construction costs related to the infrastructures, with transport capacity values comparable to the heavy metro systems. Light metros also assure an easier insertion in the urban context (expecially in the old towns centers).

"Premetro" and "Stadtbahn" systems can also be classified in the metro category; they generally have ground level (but traffic segregated) tracks in the suburban areas and underground sections in the central areas; in many cases the underground central segments are utilized (at least in a first phase) by existing LRT/tram rolling stock (see Bruxelles, Stuttgard), while in further phases metro-like rolling stock can be adopted transforming the initial system in a properly-said full metro.

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News 2016
  • Dec 16
  • - Catania: metro extension Galatea-Stesicoro opened on 20-12-2016
  • - Bordeaux: tram Line C extension Cracovie-Gare de Blanquefort opened on 17-12-2016
  • - Mainz: tram extension Hauptbahnhof West-Lerchenberg/Hindemithstrasse opened on 11-12-2016
  • - Munich: tram Line 25 extension Max Weber Platz-Berg am Laim Bf. opened on 11-12-2016
  • - Nuremberg: tram Line 4 extension Thon-Am Wegfeld opened on 11-12-2016
  • Nov 16
  • - Lviv: tram extension Akademiya Mistetstv-Kinoteatr im. Dozhenkaopened opened on 17-11-2016
  • - Ghent: tram Line 21 extension Gestichtstraat-Zwijnaarde Bibliotheek opened on 06-11-2016
  • Oct 16
  • - Istanbul: metro M4 extension Kartal-Tavsantepe opened on 10-10-2016
  • Sept 16
  • - Moscow: metro Line 10 Marina Roshcha-Petrovsko Razumovskaya opened on 16-09-2016
  • - Linz: tram Line 3 extension Trauner Kreuzung-Schloss Traun opened on 10-09-2016
  • Aug 16
  • - Laon: Poma 2000 driverless people mover definitely closed on 27-08-2016
  • - Kharkiv: metro M3 extension Oleksiivska-Peremoha opened on 25-08-2016
  • - Bergen: LRT extension Lagunen-Birkelandsskiftet opened on 15-08-2016
  • Jul 16
  • - Sofia: metro M2 extension James Bourchier-Vitosha opened on 20-07-2016
  • - Bratislava: tram extension Safarikovo nam.-Jungmanova opened on 09-07-2016
  • - Montpellier: tram Line 4 Louis Blanc-Saint-Denis opened on 02-07-2016
  • Jun 16
  • - Mannheim: tram Line 4 extension Line 4 Lange Rotterstrasse- Waldfriedhof/Kafertaler Wald opened on 12-06-2016
  • May 16
  • - Birmingham: Midland Metro extension Bull Street-Grand Central opened on 30-05-2016
  • - Paris: tram T6 extension Robert Wagner-Viroflay Rive Droite opened on 28-05-2016
  • - Stuttgart: metro U12 Wallgraben-Durrlewang opened on 13-05-2016
  • Apr 16
  • - Strasbourg: tram Line A extension Lixenbuhl-Graffenstaden opened on 23-04-2016
  • - Lisbon: metro Blue Line Amadora Este-Reboleira opened on 13-04-2016
  • - Oslo: metro extension Sinsen-Okern opened on 03-04-2016
  • Feb 16
  • - Linz: tram Line 3 extension Doblerholz-Trauner Kreuzung opened on 26-02-2016
  • - Dusseldorf: tram tunnel extension Wehrhahn-Bilk opened on 20-02-2016
  • - Moscow: metro Line 1 extension Rumyantsevo-Salaryevo opened on 15-02-2016
  • - Barcelona: driverless metro L9 extension (Zona Universitaria-Aeroport T1) opened on 12-02-2016
  • Jan 16
  • - Moscow: metro Line 1 extension Troparyovo-Rumyantsevo opened on 18-01-2016
  • - Bydgoszcz: tram extension Fordonska/Wyscigowa-Loskon opened on 16-01-2016
  • - Budapest: tram T19/41 extension Margit hid-Batthyany ter opened on 16-01-2016
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