On 25 November 2020, Stadler has committed to collaborating with Newcastle University on a variety of projects, underscoring its commitment to the north east region. This follows the announcement in January that Nexus had awarded the Swiss train-builder the contract to build, deliver and maintain 42 new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro.
On 20 November 2020, a Model 81-775/776/777 train in the version for Moskovsky Metropoliten, produced at Metrovagonmash, won the „Formula of motion“ National Award for achievements in the transport field.
On 6 November 2020, Metrovagonmash and Sofia Metro signed an agreement, which follows that from 24 March 2020 for option to modernise an additional batch of 40 Model 81-717.4/714.4 metro cars
In early October, Škoda Vagonka of Ostrava finished a bodyshell for the first car of the new Warsaw metro train.
On 28 September 2020 Bombardier Transportation announced that it has signed a new contract with Singapore’s rail operator, SMRT Train Ltd, to provide 10-years of long-term service support for 636 MOVIA metro cars currently in delivery for the North-South and East-West Lines.
On 16 September 2020, Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has revealed colour scheme for its new 362 million GBP train fleet, as Nexus launches a major public consultation on its interior design.
On 7 September 2020 Bombardier Transportation announced that its Chinese joint venture, Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles Company Ltd. (CBRC), has signed a contract with CRRC Changchun to manufacture 390 metro cars for Harbin Metro Line 2 Phase 1 and Line 3 Phase 2.