June 7, 1986 In northern Virginia, the opening of a 9.1-mile (14.7-kilometer) extension of the Washington Metro rapid transit system’s Orange Line was celebrated with great fanfare. The public debut of this extension marked the official completion of the Orange Line a little over seven-and-a-half years after the inauguration of its first segment. This line’s... Continue Reading →

May 15, 2004 Amadora Este station on the Blue Line of the Lisbon Metro, the rapid transit station operating in the metropolitan area centered on Portugal’s capital city, first went into service. This underground station is located beneath a major bus terminal in the municipality and city of Amadora, which is 6.2 miles (10 kilometers)... Continue Reading →

April 5, 1997 Parque Bustamante (Bustamante Park) station, a facility of Line 5 of the Chilean rapid transit system known as the Santiago Metro, first went into service in the commune of Providencia in the vicinity of Chile’s capital city of Santiago. This underground station owes its name to the urban park that is located... Continue Reading →

March 27, 2004 Odivelas station on the Yellow Line of the Lisbon Metro, the rapid transit system operating in the metropolitan area centered on Portugal’s capital city, first went into service. This station, which is in the city and municipality of Odivelas (northwest of Lisbon), was one of five Yellow Line stations opened on the... Continue Reading →

March 7, 1969 The Victoria line of the London Underground, the wide-ranging rapid transit system of England’s capital city and the metropolitan area surrounding it, was officially opened. The Victoria line was the first entirely new line of the London Underground to be built in a half-century. The first portion of the Victoria line to... Continue Reading →

February 22, 2021 In eastern India’s state of West Bengal, a station serving Kolkata Metro Line 1 of the rapid transit system Kolkata Metro was officially opened in the locality of Dakshineswar in North 24 Parganas District. This district is under the jurisdiction of Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority, the statutory planning and development authority for... Continue Reading →

February 10, 1955 The day after the Rome Metro was formally opened in Italy’s capital city, Colosseo (Colosseum) station became one of the five stations on Line B of that rapid transit system to begin operations. Colosseo station is located in the Monti rione (administrative division) in the central part of Rome. As its name... Continue Reading →

January 30, 2009 The Santo Domingo Metro, a rapid transit system operating in the metropolitan area of the capital of the Dominican Republic, was officially opened for commercial service for the public. (Along being capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo is that country’s largest city; in addition, the metropolitan area bearing this city’s name... Continue Reading →

January 24, 2019 In the western section of London, a newly completed pedestrian bridge in the city’s district of Chiswick was officially opened. Chiswick Park Footbridge is located just north of Gunnersbury Triangle Nature Reserve. This 114.8 (35-meter)-long bridge serves as a connection between Chiswick Business Park, a development that encompasses the London-area offices of... Continue Reading →

January 13, 2001 The last remaining section of the Washington Metro rapid transit system as originally planned was opened to passengers. This 6.5-mile (10.5-kilometer) segment consisted of the final five Green Line stations -- Congress Heights, Southern Avenue, Naylor Road, Suitland, and Branch Avenue. (Congress Heights is in Washington, D.C., while the other stations are... Continue Reading →

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