Berlin - 15/Dec/98 - S-Bahn line S25 extended from Tegel to Henningsdorf
Madrid - 15/Dec/98 - Line 4 extended from Mar de Cristal to Parque Santa María (one intermediate station: San Lorenzo). So far 18 km (16 stations) of the 37km extension program 1995-1999 have been inaugurated.
Wien - 5/Dec/98 - Line U3 reached Ottakring (three new stations - Hütteldorferstraße, Kendlerstraße, Ottakring) 2km. 3,5km south to Simmering still under construction.
Nürnberg - 5/Dec/98 - Line U1 west extended into neighboring Fürth - two new stations: Fürth/Rathaus and Fürth/Stadthalle
Madrid - 1/Dec/98 - Line 9 extended from Pavones to Puerta de Arganda (Vicálvaro Renfe) with a new transfer station to RENFE Cercanías (Suburban Rail). This first phase of extension includes 4 new stations and is 4,6 km long. Another 18km long mainly above ground section to Arganda outside Madrid is still under construction.
Madrid - 16/Nov/98 - Line 11, a totally new line is added to Madrid's large underground network. For the moment it's a 3-stations-only line starting in southern Madrid at Plaza Elíptica on line 6 (ring line) to the neighborhood of Carabanchel (Abrantes - Pan Bendito).
Prague - 8/Nov/98 - Line B east extended from Ceskomoravská to Cerný most (5 new stations: Vysocanská - CKD* - Hloubetín* - Rajská zahrada - Cerný most)
* These two stations will be opened later.
Lisboa - 6/Nov/98 - The last station, Olivais, on the current line D (Linha Oriente) opened .
Madrid - 16/Oct/98 - Line 7 extended from Gregorio Marañón to Canal, a new transfer station also on line 2.
Paris - 15/Oct/98 - Finally after some years of delay Line 14 (Météor) was put into service between Madeleine and Massena-Tolbiac. This is the first fully automated metro line in Paris.
Berlin - 1/Oct/98 - a new station was added on line U2 between Potsdamer Platz and Gleisdreieck: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy-Park.
Valencia (Spain) - 16/9/98 - Line 3 (initially planned as line 5) extended from Alameda (- Colón - Xàtiva - Àngel Guimerà -) to Avenida del Cid with a branch from Colón to Jesús.
Helsinki - 1/9/98 - Eastern extension from Itäkeskus to Vousaari in operation (3 stations: Poutila, Rastila, Vousaari)
Rio de Janeiro - Sept. 98 - Line 2 now operating to Pavuna (Stations between Vicente de Carvalho and Pavuna opening one after the other in the next weeks)
Rio de Janeiro - Aug. 98 - Line 1 extended from Botafogo to Cardeal Arcoverde (Copacabana)
Brussels - 25/8/98 - Line 1A: Heysel/Heizel Station put underground and line extended to Roi Baudouin/Koning Boudewijn (1km)
Lisbon - 8/8/98 - Line A opened from Restauradores to Baixa-Chiado (transfer to line C)
Madrid - 24/6/98 - After half a year Line 8 reappears as a new line on the Madrid Metro map: Mar de Cristal (Line 4) - Campo de las Naciones (Recintos Feriales) (Exhibition Center). The line is under construction further to Barajas Airport.
Paris - May 1998 - Line 13 finally extended from St. Denis Basilique to St.Denis Université
Warsaw - 26/5/98: Centrum station opened as the largest station on Line 1.
Munich - 24/5/98: U1 extended from Rotkreuzplatz to Westfriedhof (2 stations - Gern & Westfriedhof)
Lisbon - 19/5/98 - Line D (Linha do Oriente) opened from Alameda to Oriente where EXPO98 is held from 22/5 until 30/9. The Oriente Station was designed by the Spanish renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. Olivais and Cabo Ruivo stations opening in 6 weeks.
São Paulo - 29/4/98 - Line 1 - Blue extended from Santana to Tucuruví (3 stations)
Madrid - 27/4/98 - Line 4 opened from Esperanza to Mar de Cristal
Lisbon - April 98 - Line C (Caravela line) extended to Cais de Sodré (Rossio - Baixa/Chaido - Cais de Sodré). Transfer to line A (Gaivota line) will be possible from Aug. 98 at Baixa/Chiado.
Sofia - 28/1/98 - After some 20 years of construction, the first metro line starts operating from north-western area Obelya towards the city centre at K. Velichkov Ave (5 stations - 2 more under construction).
Madrid - Jan.98 - Line 8 and 10 joined
to form new line 10 via Gregorio Marañón