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metro

An underground railway transit system typically serving metropolitan cities. A term more common in Europe, due to the prevalence of such railway systems there. The only place I could afford in Paris was nowhere near the metro, so it takes a long time to commute into work.

metros

(ˈmɛtroz)
n. the police; the metropolitan police. (Not used in all metropolitan areas.) The metros took ten minutes to get to the scene of the crime, and the entire city is enraged.
See also: metro
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29 July 2006: The casting of the first concrete pillar of the Dubai Metro viaduct between the sixth and seventh interchanges on the Sheikh Zayed Road.
To address the losses, the government has for years been consumed in deliberations over increasing the price of the metro fare.
He said that traffic system in twin cities will also improve due to Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project.
Arab News recently visited the Alstom metro car manufacturing facility in France, where the Riyadh metro will be built.
That said, industrial structure explains only a small fraction of the difference in employment growth between high- and low-growth metros. If one replaced the industrial structure of the low-growth regions with the industrial structure of the high-growth regions, but kept each group's original sectoral employment growth rates, the overall difference in employment growth between the two groups of metros would shrink by only 18 percent.
"More than 13,000 Metro customers have already joined the Transport Revolution by switching to Pop cards and that number will grow in the months ahead as we unveil more new products and flexible ways to pay for passengers."
Metro Studio 1 can be downloaded at http://www.syncfusion.com/metrostudio.
Under this agreement Shams power will operate approximately 5MW of solar power systems allowing METRO Pakistan to save 2,639 tons of CO2 every year.
The ceremony was attended by METRO Pakistan's top management, staff, and other dignitaries.
The world-class automated metro operator RATP Dev, whose parent company RATP Group runs the Paris Metro, has signed a memorandum of understanding with John Holland to enter the Australian market for the first time thanks to the significant metro program in place.
It is the sixth longest operational metro network in India.
When Doha Metro Red Line South resumes operation tomorrow (June 4, Tuesday) after a five-day break for network expansion testing, Qatar's newest mode of mass transport will be ready to face the Eid al-Fitr holiday rush.
Since the Doha Metro flagged off on its historic journey last week, social media accounts of the Indian community, like those of other expatriates, has been buzzing with excitement about Qatar's much awaited transportation network.