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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 2013
  • Dec 13
  • - Naples: metro Line 1 extension Università-Garibaldi (without intermediate station) opened on 31-12-2013
  • - Cologne: stadtbahn Line 5 section Rathaus-Heumarkt opened on 15-12-2013
  • - Leipzig: S-Bahn City Tunnel Hauptbahnhof-Bayerischer Bahnhof opened on 15-12-2013
  • - Oslo: tram Line 2 section Gjonnes-Avlos opened on 15-12-2013
  • - Athens: metro Line 3 extension Egaleo-Aghia Marina opened on 14-12-2013
  • - Lyon: metro Line B Stade de Gerland-Gare d'Oullins opened on 11-12-2013
  • - Istanbul: Marmaray Sirkeci stop opened on 01-12-2013
  • Nov 13
  • - Paris: tram T7 Villejuif Louis Aragon-Athis Mons Porte de l'Essonne opened on 16-11-2013
  • - Moscow: metro Line 7 extension Vykhino-Zhulebino opened on 09-11-2013
  • - Istanbul: Marmaray phase 1 Kazlicesme-Ayrilikcesme opened on 29-10-2013
  • - Kiev: metro Line 2 extension Ipodrom-Teremky opened on 06-11-2013
  • Oct 13
  • - Istanbul: Marmaray phase 1 Kazlicesme-Ayrilikcesme opened on 29-10-2013
  • - Stockholm: Tvarbanan LRT line extension Alvik-Solna centrum opened on 28-10-2013
  • - Bursa: tram T1 circular line opened on 09-10-2016
  • - Manchester: Metrolink extension Droylsden-Ashton under Lyne opened on 05-10-2013
  • - Vienna: metro U2 extension Aspernstrasse-Seestadt opened on 05-10-2013
  • - Vienna: tram Line 26 extension Kagraner Platz-Hausfeldstrasse opened on 05-10-2013
  • Sept 13
  • - Stuttgart: metro U12 extension Lowentor-Hallschlag opened on 14-09-2013
  • - Alicante: tram L2 extension MARQ-Sant Vicent del Raspeig opened on 04-09-2013
  • - Lyon: tram T4 extension Jet d'eau-Thiers Lafayette opened on 02-09-2013
  • Aug 13
  • - Tours: tram Vaucanson-Lycee Jean Monnet opened on 31-08-2013
  • - Hamburg: metro U4 extension Uberseequartier-HafenCity Universitat opened on 10-08-2013
  • Jul 13
  • - Paris: tram T5 Marche de St Denis-Garges Sarcelles opened on 29-07-2013
  • - Athens: metro Line 2 extension Aghios Dimitrios-Elliniko opened on 26-07-2013
  • Jun 13
  • - Bergen: tram line Nesttun-Lagunen opened on 22-06-2013
  • - Charleroi: metro M3 extension Piges-Gosselies opened on 22-06-2013
  • - Istanbul: metro M1b Esenler-Kirazli opened on 14-06-2013
  • - Istanbul: metro M3 Kirazli-MetroKent/Olympiyat Parki opened on 14-06-2013
  • May 13
  • - Manchester: Metrolink extension St Werburgh's Road-East Didsbury opened on 23-05-2013
  • - Kazan: metro extension Kozya Sloboda-Aviastroitelnaya extension opened on 09-05-2013
  • Apr 13
  • - Athens: metro Line 2 extension Aghios Antonios-Anthoupoli opened on 06-04-2013
  • - Montpellier: tramway Line 3 (Juvignac-Lattes/Perols) opened on 07-04-2012
  • Mar 13
  • -Zaragoza: tram extension Plaza del Pilar/Murallas-Av. de la Academia opened on 26-03-2013
  • - Paris: metro Line 4 extension Porte d'Orleans-Mairie de Montrouge opened on 23-03-2013
  • - Brescia: driverless metro Prealpino-Sant'Eufemia Buffalora opened on 02-03-2013
  • Feb 13
  • - Manchester: Metrolink extension Shaw & Crompton-Rochdale Railway Station opened on 28-02-2013
  • - Manchester: Metrolink extension Piccadilly-Droylsden opened on 11-02-2013
  • - Milan: driverless metro M5 Zara-Bignami opened on 10-02-2013
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