Feature articles in the June 2013 issue of Metro Report International

24 May 2013

Articles in the June 2013 issue of Metro Report International.

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Welcoming delegates to the 60th UITP World Congress in Genève, TPG CEO Roland Bonzon outlines the challenge of serving a growing population

News Review

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

Chinese metros

The urban rail construction boom is rolling on, with 337 km of new metro lines opened in 2012

Melbourne

Public Transport Victoria envisages using metro principles to transform the suburban rail network

South Africa

Prasa’s fleet renewal contract is close to sign-off

Interview: Alain Flausch

UITP’s Secretary General discusses the need to harness new thinking when determining ‘the business model for tomorrow’

Chongqing

The world’s fastest-growing metro network is opening 40 km each year, with plans for a 17-line network totalling 800 km

Genève

The CEVA link now under construction will form the heart of a cross-border RER network

London

Resignalling of London Underground’s sub-surface lines plays a key role in upgrading the world’s oldest metro network

Los Angeles

A 30-year transport plan is driving rail’s renaissance in this car-centric conurbation

Stockholm

New trains and signalling will pave the way for driverless operation on the Red Line

Sydney

The state government’s Master Plan envisages some ambitious rail expansion projects, but residents are waiting to see if they will be translated into reality

Interchange design

A well-designed interchange station must not only be easy to use and efficient to operate, but must ensure that passengers feel comfortable

Social media

Transport operators are staking out their patch in the new Wild West, and rules are emerging in previously lawless territory. Andrew Grantham investigates

More networks, fewer drivers

Karol Zemek reflects on the growth of metros over the past 150 years and the spread of automation

Innovations

The latest products and services for the urban rail industry

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