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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 2015
  • Dec 15
  • - Palermo: tram Line 1, Line 2, Line 3, Line 4 opened on 30-12-2015
  • - Moscow: metro M2 Tekknopark stop added on 28-12-2015
  • - Cologne: Line 17 extension Severinstrasse-Schonhauser Strasse opened on 13-12-2015
  • - Freiburg: tram Line 4extension Robert Koch Strasse-Technische Fakultat opened on 11-12-2015
  • - Bielefeld: tram Line 2 extension Milse-Altenhagen opened on 06-12-2015
  • - Birmingham: Midland Metro Snow Hill-Bull Street extension opened on 06-12-2015
  • - Manchester: Metrolink extension Victoria-Ezchange Square opened on 06-12-2015
  • Nov 15
  • - Milan: driverless metro M5 Tre Torri stop added on 14-11-2015
  • Oct 15
  • - Lodtz: tram Lines 3/10 extension Augustow-Olechow opened on 31-10-2015
  • - Milan: driverless metro M5 Monumentale stop added on 11-10-2015
  • Sept 15
  • - Milan: driverless metro M5 Gerusalemme stop added on 26-09-2015
  • - Moscow: metro M7 Zhulebino-Kotelniki extension opened on 21-09-2015
  • - Venice: tram T1 extension Mestre Centro-Venezia Piazzale Roma opened on 16-09-2015
  • Aug 15
  • - Gdansk: tram Lines 10/12 extension Siedlce-Bretowo/Migowo opened on 31-08-2015
  • - Krakow: tram Lines 9/11/50 extension Dworcowa-Dw. Plaszow-Lipska opened on 31-08-2015
  • - Szczecin: tram Line 2/8 extension Basen Gorniczy-Turkusowa opened on 29-08-2015
  • - Nottingham: Nottingham Express Transit (NET) extension Nottingham Station-Clifton South/Toton Lane opened on 25-08-2015
  • - Gothenburg: LRT Lines 1/9 extension Jarntorget-Brunsparken (via Stenpiren) opened on 16-08-2015
  • Jul 15
  • - Grenoble: tram Line E extension Saint Martin le Vinoux Hotel de Ville- Fontanil Cornillon Palluel opened on 13-07-2015
  • Jun 15
  • - Rome: driverless metro Line C extension Parco di Centocelle-Lodi opened on 29-06-2015
  • - Bordeaux: tram Line B extension Bougnard-France Alouette opened on 22-06-2015
  • - Milan: driverless metro M5 Cenisio stop added on 20-06-2015
  • - Milan: driverless metro M5 Portello stop added on 06-06-2015
  • - Naples: metro Line 1 Municipio stop added on 02-06-2015
  • May 15
  • - Marseille: tram T3 Belsunce/Alcazar-Castellane opened on 30-05-2015
  • - Sofia: metro M1 extension Mladost 1-Business Park Sofia opened on 08-05-2015
  • Apr 15
  • - Milan: drivereless metro M5 Graribaldi-Stadio S. Siro opened on 29-04-2015
  • - Rome: metro Line B1 extension Conca d'Oro-Jonio opened on 21-04-2015
  • - Istanbul: metro M6 Levent-Bogazici ▄niversitesi opened on 19-04-2015
  • - Antwerpen: Line 8 premetro tunnel section Astrid-Muggenberglei and tram section Florent Pauwels-Rondpunt Wommelgem opened on 18-04-2015
  • - Toulouse: tram T2 extension Ancely-Aeroport opened on 11-04-2015
  • - Prague: metro Line A extension Dejvicka-Nemocnice Motol opened on 06-04-2015
  • -Sofia: metro M1 extension Tsarigradsko Shosse-Sofia Letishte/Airport opened on 02-04-2015
  • Mar 15
  • - Madrid: metro Line 9 extension Mirasierra-Paco de Lucía opened on 25-03-2015
  • - Budapest: tram Line 1 extension Kozvagohid-Etele ut/Fehervari ut opened on 20-03-2015
  • - Bordeaux: tram Line C extension Begles Terres Neuves-Lycee V. Havel opened on 16-03-2015
  • - Warsaw: metro M2 Rondo Daszynskiego-Dworzec Wilenski opened on 08-03-2015
  • - Valencia: metro Line L9 extension Rosas-Riba roja de Turia opened on 06-03-2015
  • Feb 15
  • - Cagliari: tram extension Monserrato Gottardo-Policlinico opened on 14-02-2015
  • - Warsaw: tram Line 11 extension Bemowo Ratusz - Radiowa opened on 14-02-2015
  • - Samara: metro M1 extension Rossiyskaya-Alabinskaya opened on 24-01-2015
  • Jan 15
  • - Bordeaux: tram Line A extension Merignac Centre-Le Hallain Rostand and tram Line C extension Berges du Lac-Parc des Expositions opened on 24-01-2015
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