Metro Report International Issue 1 / 2018


Recently appointed UITP Secretary-General Mohamed Mezghani explains the priorities for his tenure

City Digest

Antwerpen expansion continues, crossborder metro, Moscow RER plans advance, Italian railways moves into mobility, Indian metros open


CHINA: Various cities opened new metro lines and extensions in December and January

KOLKATA: Due to open in mid-2018, the second metro line may eventually become driverless

INNSBRUCK: Regional tram lines are being developed to augment an extensive S-Bahn network

MINSK: The city is building a third metro line, and making changes to surface transport and suburban rail services

NAPOLI: A master plan envisages a 10-line metro network

OSAKA: The Osaka metro could soon see the biggest organisational change in its 85-year history as it prepares to become a private company

PANAMÁ CITY: The second metro line is due to open in 2019, as the first line exceeds ridership forecasts

PARIS: The Grand Paris Express metro project will take longer to build than previously envisaged

VIETNAM: The country’s two largest cities prepare to open their first metro lines

Market & Technology

METRO CAR ORDERS: Orders fall in some regions and grow in others

AUTMATION: The benefits of automated metros are well-known, apart perhaps from the higher speeds that automation brings

ELECTRIC BUSES: The market for battery buses is growing quickly, but there are still options to consider and obstacles to overcome

TICKETING: A round-up of developments in the fare collection market

INNOVATIONS: High speed grinding, obstacle detection, vertical platform doors


RATP Dev is making headway as a contract operator in both the USA and Canada