Feature articles in the March 2013 issue of Metro Report International

01 Mar 2013

Articles in the March 2013 issue of Metro Report International magazine.

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Marking 150 years of metro operation, London Underground Managing Director Mike Brown describes improvements being made to the city’s iconic network

News Review

Chinese metros

Wuhan, Hangzhou and Beijing have all opened metro lines in recent weeks

New York/New Jersey

The Tri-State region is recovering quickly from the destruction wrought by Superstorm Sandy

Security

A three-year study led by NewRail has looked at how to make metro vehicles more resistant to bomb attacks

Interview - Brieuc de Meeûs

STIB’s CEO discusses the need for new tram and metro lines in Brussels

Funding urban rail

Carlos de Faro Passos considers three different models to channel more investment into metros cities

Doha

An extensive rail network is being built to a tight schedule

Guangzhou

With its population expected to reach 20 million by 2030, the city plans to build as many as 15 metro lines. Andrew Benton reports

Hyderabad

The first phase of an ambitious metro project is due for completion in 2017

Mendoza

Old rail corridors have been reovated for light rail use under difficult economic conditions in the Argentinian city

Tucson

The Sun Link streetcar project, which is set to relieve major traffic congestion, is nearing completion technology

Train Control

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is looking to develop common CBTC specifications for use across the entire subway network market

Metro car orders

Murray Hughes analyses the buoyant global market for metro cars in 2012

US streetcars

Federal government funding is resulting in a revival for downtown and suburban streetcar lines

Innovations

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