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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 2017
  • Dec 17
  • - Moscow: metro Line 2 extension Rechnoy Vokzal-Khovrino opened on 31-12-2017
  • - Aarhus: new tram line L2 Aarhus H-Aarhus Universitetshospitalet opened on 21-12-2017
  • - Istanbul: new metro M5 Uskudar-Yamanevler opened on 15-12-2017
  • - Luxembourg: new tram line T1 Luxexpo-Pafendall Rout Breck opened on 10-12-2017
  • - Basel: tram Line 3 extension Burgfelderhof-Gare de St. Louis opened on 10-12-2017
  • - Zurich: tram Line 8 extension Hardplatz-Schiffbau opened on 10-12-2017
  • - Stuttgart: U12 premetro/stadtbahn extension Hallschlag-Wagrainacker opened on 10-12-2017
  • - Innsbruck: tram Line 3 extension Hottinger Au/West-Technik West/Peerhofsiedlung opened on 10-12-2017
  • - Chemnitz; tram Line 3 extension Stadlerplatz-Technopark opened on 10-12-2017
  • - Potsdam: tram Line 96 extension Viereckremise-Campus Jungfernsee opened on 10-12-2017
  • - Dublin: Green Line extension St. Stephen's Green-Broombridge opened on 09-12-2017
  • Nov 17
  • - Helsinki: metro extension Ruoholahti-Matinkyla opened on 18-11-2017
  • Oct 17
  • - Bochum: tram extension Unterstraße - S Langendreer opened on 07-10-2017
  • - Stockholm: tram line L22 extension Tvarbana Sickla udde-Sickla opened on 02-10-2017
  • Sept 17
  • - Antwerp: tram Line 10 extension Zegel-Hof ter Lo opened on 16-09-2017
  • - Vienna: metro U1 extension Reumannplatz-Oberlaa opened on 02-09-2017
  • - Tallin: tram Line 4 Ulemiste-Lennujaam (Airport) opened on 01-09-2017
  • Aug 17
  • - Antwerp: tram Line extension 7 Klapdorp-Eilandje MAS opened on 05-08-2017
  • Jul 17
  • - Paris: new tram line T11 Epinay sur Seine-Le Bourget opened on 01-07-2017
  • Jun 17
  • - Izmit: new tram line Akcaray SekaPark-Otogar opened on 17-06-2017
  • - Antwerp: tram Line 6 extension Kinepolis-P+R Luchtbal and tram Line 8/10 Astrid-Stadspark opened on 03-06-2017
  • May 17
  • - Nuremberg: metro U3 extension Friedrich Ebert Platz-Nordwestring opened on 22-05-2017
  • Apr 17
  • - Strasbourg: tram Line D extension Aristide Briand-Kehl Bahnhof opened on 29-04-2017
  • - Bergen: tram extension Birkelandsskiftet-Bergen lufthavn Flesland opened on 22-04-2017
  • - Lviv: tram extension Kinoteatr im. Dovzhenka - Vernads'kogo opened on 15-04-2017
  • - Izmir: new tram line Karsiyaka Tram Mavisehir-Alaybey opened on 11-04-2017
  • - Bilbao: metro new Line 3 Matiko-Kukullaga opened on 08-04-2017
  • Mar 17
  • - Bucharest: metro M4 Parc Bazilescu-Straulesti opened on 31-03-2017
  • - Catania: metro extension Borgo-Nesima opened on 31-03-2017
  • - Moscow: metro Line 8A Park Pobedy-Ramenki extension opened on 16-03-2017
  • Feb 17
  • - Warsaw: tram T2 extension Mehoffera-Nowodwory opened on 27-02-2017
  • - Manchester: Metrolink extension Exchange Square-St Peter's Square opened on 26-02-2017
  • Jan 17
  • - Ankara: metro Line M4 Ataturk Kultur Merkezi-Sehitler Gazino opened on 05-01-2017
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