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4 Nov - New map and photos for Helsinki

3 Nov - new photos for Prague and Vienna

1 Nov - New Hong Kong photos by Thomas Schunk

11 Sept - Mashhad page added

5 Sept - new map for Taipei

2 Sept - new map for Beijing

31 Aug - Bursa page added

METROS NOW OPERATING

30 Dec -- Yekaterinburg -- Ploshchad' 1905 goda - Geologicheskaya

29 Dec -- Guangzhou -- Line 2 Sanyuanli -- Xiaogang

27 Dec -- Samara -- Gagarinskaya - Moskovskaya

26 Dec -- Recife -- RodoviŠria - Camaragibe

26 Dec -- Moscow -- Annino - Bul'var Dmitriya Donskogo on Serpukhovo-Timiryazevskaya (Line 9)

25 Dec -- Delhi -- Line 1 Shahdara - Tis-Hazari

First 8.3km section of the world's youngest metro system

21 Dec -- Rio de Janeiro -- Line 1 Cardenal Arcoverde - Siqueira Campos

14 Dec -- Moscow -- Vorob'yovy Gory station reopened on Sokol'nicheskaya

13 Dec -- Istanbul -- Hafif Metro Yenibosna - International Ataturk Airport

10 Dec -- Baku -- Akhmedly - Hazi Aslanov

7 Dec -- Porto -- LRT Trindade - Senhor de Matosinhos

This is the first part of Porto's new light rail network, which in the future will include important underground sections

1 Dec -- Tokyo -- Tokyo Waterfront Line Tennozu Isle - Osaki

24 Nov -- Toronto -- Sheppard Subway

4 Nov -- Rotterdam -- Calandlijn Marconiplein - Hoogvliet

This 12 km extension of the Calandlijn includes 6 new stations and a tunnel under the Nieuwe Maas river

2 Nov -- Lisbon -- Green Line Campo Grande - Telheiras

2 Nov -- Tokyo -- Shiodome station on O-Edo Line and Yurikamome Waterfront Line

23 Oct -- Tehran -- Line 1 Ali abad - Shahr-e-Rey

22 Oct -- Madrid -- L-10 Batán - Casa de Campo (L-5) - Colonia Jardín

20 Oct -- São Paulo -- Line 5 Cap„o Redondo - Largo 13

First phase of what will become a 21km line operating limited service

19 Oct -- Copenhagen -- NÝrreport - Vestamager / Lergravsparken

First phase of the world's newest, automatic metro network in service | See photos here

30 Sept -- Belo Horizonte -- São Gabriel - Vilarinho

The first line has been gradually extended to Vilarinho during 2002, although service is still restricted on the new stretch

28 Sept -- Beijing -- Line 13 (City Rail) western section Xizhimen - Huoying

9 Sept -- Nizhniy Novgorod -- Sormovskaya: Burnakovskaya - Burevestnik

31 Aug -- Vancouver -- Millennium Line Braid - Commercial

29 Aug -- Busan -- Line 2 Gwangan - Jangsan

19 Aug -- Bursa -- Light Metro

18 Aug -- Hong Kong -- Tseung Kwan O Line

2 July -- Milan -- Passante Porta Venezia - Dateo and Villapizzone station

16 June -- Düsseldorf -- U74/U77 Hauptbahnhof - Oberbilk ( - ramp - Holthausen)

This 2.1km underground extension includes 3 underground stations

16 June -- Berlin -- S-Bahn Westhafen - Gesundbrunnen

This last section allows full operation along Berlin's S-Bahn circle line - 37 km, 27 stations

16 June -- Dortmund -- U42 Städtische Kliniken - Kreuzstraße (- ramp - Grotenbachstraße)

21 May -- Madrid -- Line 8 Mar de Cristal - Nuevos Ministerios

5.9 km with 2 new stations - in 12 minutes this express metro runs from the airport to the city centre. See photos here!

10 May -- Daegu -- Line 1 Jincheon-Daegok

13 April - Bilbao -- Line 2 San Inazio - Urbinaga

Bilbao's second line is a 5.8 km underground branch off Line 1, both lines sharing tracks between Bolueta and San Inazio.

31 March -- Newcastle -- "Sunderland Extension" Pelaw - South Hylton

Tyne-and-Wear Metro extended southwards 18.5 km, including 14 km of upgraded and 4.5 km of newly laid tracks.

27 March -- Naples -- Line 1 Museo - Dante

18 March - Tehran - Line 1 Darvaze dowlat - Mirdamad

16 March - Rennes - Line A J.F.Kennedy - La Poterie

9 km long VAL metro line for 200,000 city

8 Feb - Singapore - Changi Airport station open

The East-West-Line now has two eastern terminals, Pasir Ris (1) and Changi Airport (3), the latter being served on a through service from Boon Lay every 12 minutes.

6 Feb - Brasília - Samambaia Sul and Arniqueiras stations opened

16 Jan - Busan - Line 2 Geumnyeonsan - Gwangan

5 Jan 2002 - Belo Horizonte - Minas Shopping - São Gabriel

5 Jan 2002 - Vancouver - Millennium Line Columbia - Braid

The first stretch of the SkyTrain's second line includes 2 stations

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NEXT OPENINGS

Dec -- Singapore -- North East Line and Sengkang LRT

Jan 2003 -- San Francisco - BART to SF Airport and Millbrae

28 Jan 2003 -- Beijing -- Line 13 (City Rail) eastern section Huoying - Dongzhimen

Spring 2003 -- Athens -- Syntagma - Monastiraki

May 2003 -- Moscow -- Line 3 Kievskaya - Park Pobedy

Jun 28 2003 -- Guangzhou --Xiaogang--Pazhou

mid-2003 -- Kyiv -- Sviatoshyn - Prospekt Palladina

Sept 2003 -- Chennai -- Tirumailai - Velachery

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Subway / Metro / Underground / Mass Transit / U-Bahn openings -- 1998 -- 1999 -- 2000 -- 2001


 

SUBWAYS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

EUROPE

Amsterdam (north-south line - 2000?-2006)

Athens (Line 3 to Monastiraki -2003, to Stavros 2001-2004, Line 2 to Thivon and Ilioupoli)

Barcelona (Light metro Trinitat Nova - Can Cuiàs, 2001-; L9 Sagrera Meridiana - Can Zam/Gorg -2004; L5 Horta - Vall d'Hebron)

Bilbao (Line 2 Urbinaga - Sestao -2004)

Brussels (Line 1B extension from Bizet to Erasme Hospital; Line 2 Clemenceau - Beekkant)

Bucharest (1 Mai - Laromet; N.Grigorescu - L. Centura)

Budapest (Line M4 - Keleti pu - Kelenföldi pu) ???

Catania (Galatea - Giovanni XXIII)

Copenhagen (line 1 western section -2003, airport branch -2006)

Den Haag (The Hague) - a tram tunnel has been under construction for more than 8 years now in the city centre

Dnipropetrovsk (extension of first line into city centre, Central'na - Muzeyna, 4km)

Donetsk (first line)

Genoa (extension of first line through city centre)

Istanbul (Line 1 - phase 2 Taksim - Yenikapi 1998-)

Kazan' (first line)

Kharkiv (Alekseyevska - 2 stations -2004)

Kyiv (Green Line north to Syrets'ka)

Lisbon (Blue line to Sta. Apolónia -2004 and west to Falagueira; Yellow line Campo Grande - Odivelas 1999-2003)

London (East London Line 4km northern extension)

Madrid (L-10 Colonia Jardín - Alcorcón, MetroSur L-12 Ring Line 2000-2003)

Milan (Line 3 extension north - 2 stations; Line 2 south to Abbiategrasso)

Projects: new metro line from Linate airport to Lorenteggio (southwest). The new line 4 will intersect: P.le Dateo (Passante ferroviario), Crocetta (Line 3), Porta Genova (Line 2) to finish at Lorenteggio. A new line 5 will run from Garibaldi to Monza.
Moscow - extensions to lines 2, 3, 10, two light metro lines

Munich (U1 and U3 west to OEZ -2003; U6 north to Garching-Forschungsgelände)

Naples (line 1 Dante - Garibaldi, Piscinola - Aeroporto, conversion of suburban lines)

Nizhniy Novgorod (extensions west and east)

Nuremberg (U3 - Germany's first automatic metro line)

Oslo (Circle line: Ullevål stadion - Storo -2003, Storo - Carl Berners plass -2006)

Palermo project: Intercontinental Airport of Punta Raisi - city centre

Paris (line 14 to St. Lazare -2003; and to Olympiades)

Porto (metroTram network, eastern underground section of east-west route; north-south route)

Prague (Line C Nadrazi Holesovice - Ladvi, 2000-)

Rome (line B1 Bologna - Conca d'Oro -2005, conversion of line C)

Rotterdam (eastern extension of east-west line to Nesselande, -2005)

St. Petersburg (rebuilding of interrupted section on the red line, Line 4 St.Derevnya - Komendantsky Prospekt -2000; Line 5)

Sofia (extension of first line into city centre)

Stuttgart (U2 east Hauptfriedhof - Neugereut)

Thessaloniki (Line 1 VAL 1999-2004) ???

Turin (First VAL Line - 10km -15 stations Fermi - Porta Nuova, 2005)

Toulouse (planned VAL line B 2001-2007, extension Line A north to Gramont 2001-2004)

Ufa (Russia) (First line)

Valencia (Line 5 Alameda - Parque Ayora 2000-2003)

Vienna (Wien) (U1 Kagran - Leopoldau 2001-2006; U2 Schottenring - Stadion -2007, Stadion - Aspern -2008)

Warsaw (first line extension north - Ratusz - Plac Wilsona 2001-2004)

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AMERICA

Belo Horizonte (Line 1 São Gabriel - Vilarinho, Line 2)

Brasília (first line west to Ceilandia)

Buenos Aires (Line B, 2 stations; new Line H Inclán - Plaza Once)

Edmonton (southern extension University - Belgravia)

Fortaleza (Brasil) (first line)

Las Vegas (USA) - A 6.4 km monorail line (Grand Hotel - Sahara Hotel) (/2004)

Lima (First Line - suspended)

Maracaibo (Line 1 of light metro)

Medellín (?)

Montréal - Laval extension Orange Line from Henri-Bourassa to Montmorency (3 stations: Cartier, De La Concorde, and Montmorency) (/Jan. 2006)

Recife (Second line conversion)

Río de Janeiro (Line 1 south to Siquiera Campos)

Saint Louis (St.Claire extension, further 14 km extension from Belleville to Scott Air Force Base approved 12/99)

Salvador (Brazil) (Line 1 Lapa - Pirajá)

San Francisco (BART to Airport and Millbrae)

San Juan (Puerto Rico) (first line)

Santiago (Line 5 west to Matucana; Line 2 north and south)

São Paulo (conversion of suburban rail lines E and C into metro lines 6 and 7; Line 4)

Toronto (new Sheppard Subway line 1992-2002)

Vancouver (Millennium Line Broadway/Commerical to Vancouver Community College -VCC)

Valencia (Venezuela) (First Line)

Washington - Blue Line east to Largo Town Center; New York Ave station on Red Line between Rhode Island Ave and Union Station

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ASIA & AUSTRALIA & AFRICA

Adana (Turkey) - first light metro line (Info here)

Alger (Line 1) - construction progress unknown

Ankara - Line 1 from Batikent to Sinkan/Törekent (18 km); LRT from Asti to Köy Hizmerleri (5.7 km) and from Dikimevi to Önder Mahallesi via Sitaler (4 km)

Baku (Memar Adzhemi - Darnaynl)

Bangkok (Blue Line subway)

Beijing (Line 13 - 40.8km; Line 5 - 15km)

Busan (South Korea) (Line 2 north, Line 3)

Cairo (Line 2 south to Moneib)

Chelyabinsk (Russia) (First Line)

Chennai (India) (southern extension of Line 1 Luz - Vellacherr, 10km)

Chiba (Japan) (0.7km extension of existing monorail line)

Daegu (South Korea) (Line 1 east; Line 2)

Daejeon (South Korea) (First line -2006)

Delhi (Line 1 Shahdara - Barwala; Line 2 Central Secretariat - University, 11 km, 10 stations, 2000-2005)

Fukuoka (Line 3 Hashimoto Togine - Tenjin)

Guangzhou (Line 2 -2003; Line 3)

Gwangju (S.Korea) (First Line)

Kaohsiung (Taiwan) (Red and Orange Lines, 28.3km + 14.4km)

Kawasaki (Japan) (Moto-Sumiyoshi - Shin-Yurigaoka, 2002-2010)

Kolkata (Calcutta, India) (8.5km southern extension Tollyganj - Garia)

Krasnoyarsk (Russia) (First line)

Kuala Lumpur (Monorail Line)

Manila (Line 2, Line 1 southern extension, Line 3 northern extension)

Nagoya (No.4 line)

Naha (Okinawa, Japan) (13km monorail line Airport - Naha City - Nagira)

Nanjing (China) (First line: 16.8km Zhangfuyuan - Sahshanjie)

Novosibirsk (Line 2 east and west)

Omsk (first line)

Osaka (Line 8 Itakano - Imazato)

Putrajaya (Malaysia) (18km monorail network with 23 stations consisting of 2 lines, partly underground, -2004)

Seoul (Line 9)

Shanghai (Line 2 eastern extension; Pearl Line M4 eastern ring; Line 1 north)

Shenyang (China) (first line)

Singapore (Punggol LRT, Marina Line stage 1)

Shenzhen (China) (Line 1+4)

Taipei (Blue Line extension, Neihu Line, Hsinchuang Line & Luchou Branch Line)

Tbilisi (various extensions)

Tehran (Lines 1 south and 2 east)

Tianjin (China) (Line 1 southern extension)

Tokyo (Hanzoman Line east to Oshiage; Line 13 Ikebukuro - Shibuya)

Yerevan (northwestern extension)

Yokohama (Minato Mirai 21 Line -3/2004)

METRO/SUBWAY PROJECTS

Alexandria (Egypt) - 55 km regional metro planned similar to Cairo's Line 1 by connected suburban rail lines through a cross-city tunnel.

Bogotá (Colombia) has planned a metro network for years but currently all projects have been shelved.

Bologna (Italy) (?)

Bratislava (Slovakia) plans to build a two line metro based on the VAL 208 system (Lille, Toulouse) with a total length of 32 km. The first part of line "B" with 10.059 km and 12 stations is ready for construction. This part will begin in Pertzalka (southern part of Bratislava with 130.000 inhabs. situated on the right bank of the river Danube), then in a tunnel under the Danube to the city centre, where it will end temporarily. Beginning of construction is planned for the second half of 2001, but there are still funding problems (Peter Krajcovic).

Brighton (UK) - South-Coast-Metro - rapid transit system along the south coast of England, from Hastings to Worthing and Littlehampton (more)

Chengdu (China)

Chongqing (China)

Curitiba (Brazil) plans a first elevated metro line (13 km - 9 stations) to run from the Cidade Industrial in the south to the city centre. In a second phase the metro should be extended north to Ayuba (10 stations) and reach a total of 27 km.

Dalian (China)

Florence (Italy) - a new project to build a subway was studied by the local university and was finally approved. This subway will be composed of 4 circle lines. Each circle will intersect with the others. A round trip in one circle will take around 6 minutes.

Goi‚nia (Brazil) - 12.4km north-south line planned (partly elevated, partly underground)

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon - Vietnam)

Jakarta (Indonesia)

Jerusalem (Israel) - light rail with underground sections

Lagos (Nigeria) - metro plans revived, first line from Alagbado to Iddo, second to Lagos Island

Mumbai (Bombay) (India)

Perm (Russia)

Sevilla (Spain) - after metro construction came to a halt in 1984 a light rail network is in preparation

Shenyang (China)

Qingdao (China)

Tel Aviv (Israel) - Bids invited Nov. 2001 for Red Line (Petah Tikva - Bat Yam, -2009)

Venice (Italy) - The new "metropolitana lagunare" will connect the International Airport of Venice Marco Polo (a new terminal is almost finished and will have a people mover service between the terminal and the new Subway station) to Mestre and maybe Venice.

Wuhan (China) - bids have been invited for a first metro line of 27.4 km between Gutian Yilu and Fujiapo.

Xi'an (China) - 19.8 km (2002-2006)

 

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Years shown indicate beginning and end of construction (1999-2003)

(?) Information on construction of a metro in these cities is not confirmed!

 

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