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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 2014
  • Dec 14
  • - Warsaw: tram Line 2 extension Stare Swidry-Tarchomin Koscielny opened on 24-12-2014
  • - Paris: tram T8 Porte de Paris-Epinay Orgemont/Villetaneuse Universite opened on 16-12-2014
  • - Hannover: tram Line 7 Line 7 Schierholzstrasse-Misburg opened on 14-12-2014
  • - Basel: tram Line 8 extension Kleinhuningen-Weil am Rhein Bahnhof/Zentrum opened on 14-12-2014
  • - Frankfurt: tram Line 17 extension Stresemannallee/Gartenstrasse-Morfelder Landstrasse opened on 14-12-2014
  • - Berlin: metro M5 extension Naturkundemuseum-Hauptbahnhof-Luneburger Str. opened on 14-12-2014
  • - Paris: tram T6 Chatillon Montrouge-Robert Wagner opened on 13-12-2014
  • - Moscow: metro M1 Yugo Zapadnaya-Troparyovo extension opened on 08-12-2014
  • Nov 14
  • - Rome: driverless metro Line C Parco di Centocelle-Monte Compatri/Pantano opened on 09-11-2014
  • - Istanbul: metro M1 extension Aksaray - Yenikapi opened on 09-11-2014
  • - Manchester: Metrolink extension St Werburgh's Road-Manchester Airport opened on 03-11-2014
  • Oct 14
  • - Oslo: premetro Line 2 section Avlos-Kolsas opened on 12-10-2014
  • - Saarbrucken: Saarbahn line S1 section Heusweiler Markt-Lebach-Jabach opened on 05-10-2014
  • Sept 14
  • - Venice: tram T1 Sernaglia-Panorama opened on 12-09-2014
  • - Aubagne: tram T1 Gare-Le Charrel opened on 01-09-2014
  • - Aubagne: tram T1 Gare-Le Charrel opened on 01-09-2014
  • Aug 14
  • - Le Mans: tram T2 Prefecture-Bellevue Hauts de Coulaines opened on 30-08-2014
  • - Besancon: tram line Hauts du Chazal-Gare Viotte/Chalezeule opened on 30-08-2014
  • - Moscow: metro M7 Spartak stop added on 27-08-2014
  • - Stockholm: LRT line L22 (Tvarbanan) Solna centrum-Solna station opened on 18-08-2014
  • - Bremen: tram Line 4 extension Borgfeld-Falkenberg opened on 01-08-2014
  • Jul 14
  • - Malaga: metro lines L1 (Andalucía Tech-El Perchel) and L2 (Palacio de los Deportes-El Perchel) opened on 30-07-2014
  • - Izmir: metro extension Goztepe-Fahrettin Altay opened on 27-07-2014
  • Jun 14
  • - Grenoble: tram Line E Louise Michel-Saint Martin le Vinoux opened on 28-06-2014
  • - Bursa: Bursaray extension Gursu-Kestel opened on 05-06-2014
  • - Minsk: metro Line 1 extension Petrovshchina-Malinovka opened on 03-06-2014
  • May 14
  • - Edinburgh: tram line Edinburgh Airport-York Place opened on 31-05-2014
  • Mar 14
  • - Manchester: Metrolink extension Rochdale Railway Station-Rochdale Town Centre opened on 31-03-2014
  • - Budapest: metro M4 Kelenfold vasutallomss-Keleti palyaudvar opened on 28-03-2014
  • - Bursa: Bursaray extension Otosansit-Gursu opened on 27-03-2014
  • - Izmir: metro extension Hatay-Goztepe opened on 25-03-2014
  • - Bursa: Bursaray extension Arabayatagi-Otosansit opened on 19-03-2014
  • - Ankara: driverless metro M2 Kizilay-Koru opened on 13-03-2014
  • - Milan: driverless metro M5 extension Zara-Garibaldi opened on 01-03-2014
  • - Debrecen: tram Line 2 Kalvin ter-Doberdo utca opened on 01-03-2014
  • Feb 13
  • - Moscow: metro Line 12 extension Ul. Starokachalovskaya-Bitsevskiy Park opened on 27-02-2014
  • - Valenciennes: tram line T2 Pont Jacob-Vieux Condè Le Boulon opened on 24-02-2014
  • - Lyon: tram T1 extension Hôtel de Region-Montrochet-Debourg opened on 19-02-2014
  • - Istanbul: metro M2 extension Sishane-Yenikapi opened on 15-02-2014
  • - Ankara: driverless metro M3 Batikent-OSB Torekent opened on 12-02-2014
  • Jan 14
  • - Moscow: metro Line 8 Delovoy Tsentr-Park Pobedy opened on 31-01-2014
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