Keolis and its partners were selected as the successful bidders for a nine-year contract, with a possible six-year extension (2x three years), to operate and maintain the Dubai’s metro and tram networks from September 2021.
On 1 January 2021, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority started regular service on the Dubai Metro Route 2020.
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.