Metro Report International Issue 3 / 2016


Paul Lehmann, Operations Manager of Würzburger Staßenbahn, reflects on the technical and financial challenges facing today's tram operators

News Review

Round-up of world metro, light rail and tram news

City Digest

More openings in China, Buenos Aires electrification, New York Subway car plan, Indian market active, Tyne & Wear strategy, Caltrain contract


Rheinbahn CEO Michael Clausecker is prioritising ridership growth following the opening of a new tunnel line in Düsseldorf


HONOLULU: Progress clouded by budget overruns

IZMIR: Trams soon to join metro and suburban rail

LONDON: Commuter operator c2c is taking bold steps to cope with growth

MARSEILLE: New administrative structures underpin regional and urban transport strategies

MELBOURNE: An extensive remodelling brings a new role for an historic workshop

MINNEAPOLIS: Work to start soon on Southwest LRT

MOSCOW: Central Ring suburban line about to open for passenger

TORUN: Small city has big ambitions for its trams

Market & Technology

LOW-FLOOR CARS: Dr Harry Hondius reviews developments in the tram and LRV market

RUSSIAN TRAMS: Suppliers are jockeying for position as Russian cities seek to renew their fleets

MANUFACTURING: Two central European tram repair operations are gaining success in building new vehicles

TRACK: London Underground receives its first synthetic sleepers

INNOVATIONS: The latest technologies and products for the urban rail industry


INNOTRANS PREVIEW: Urban rail suppliers gear up for InnoTrans